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PCSing While Pregnant

  By Megan Harless, Army Spouse, Stars & Stripes Doulas Congratulations on your pregnancy! Typically, adding a new member to the family is an exciting time. You decorate the nursery, go over your birth plan with your provider, and schedule when family will arrive to visit you. And then military life gets in the way. Read more about PCSing While Pregnant[…]

Date Night Seattle

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse If you’re stationed at a military base in the Puget Sound region, you have the advantage of being a short drive from Seattle. While there are many terrific date spots right outside the gate in Tacoma, Bremerton, and Everett, sometimes you want to do it up a bit and enjoy Read more about Date Night Seattle[…]

Celebrating Military Spouses!

Editor’s Note: National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in May. But here at PCSgrades, where mil-spouses are the heroes of the PCS, we like to celebrate Military Spouses all month long! And May of 2018 was a great month for spotlighting the many contributions of mil-spouses and those issues Read more about Celebrating Military Spouses![…]

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No, I didn’t take a break from working while PCSing. And you don’t have to either.

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse The military spouse world is full of great ideas, advice, and support. We share intimate details of our professional and personal lives with each other after only a few days. We support each other when the going gets tough. No Break while PCSing But sometimes, we aren’t 100% truthful with Read more about No, I didn’t take a break from working while PCSing. And you don’t have to either.[…]

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Don’t Let a PCS Kill Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

By Jenny Hale, The Military Social Media Guru As a military spouse interested in entrepreneurship or building a business already, PCS orders can make your heart sink. Any move can. I moved six times to four states in less than two years to pursue a civilian career with the military, but I had one thing really Read more about Don’t Let a PCS Kill Your Entrepreneurial Spirit[…]

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Date Night Quantico

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse Everyone needs a Date Night every now and then. Some go out at least once a week, while others go once a month or once a quarter. However often you and your spouse get out of the house, check out these fun suggestions for a memorable Date Night Quantico. Date Read more about Date Night Quantico[…]

Four Ways to Celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2018

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse If you are like me, your husband probably has no clue that Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a thing. And that’s ok with me because my fellow mil-spouses know and that’s truly who I like to celebrate with anyway! Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2018 Thirty-four years ago, President Ronald Reagan Read more about Four Ways to Celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2018[…]

Date Night Fayetteville NC

By Wendi Iacobello, Army Spouse Despite what you may have heard, there are some amazing date night activities in the Fort Bragg area. Fayetteville is the closest city nearby with many fun filled activities to try for a night out on the town. Date Night Fayetteville Below are some great Date Night Fayetteville ideas to Read more about Date Night Fayetteville NC[…]

Staying Connected to your Duty Station when You Live Out in Town

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse When you live on post/base, you have easy access to so many different amenities to keep you connected to the military lifestyle. If you live off post/base, you are little further removed from the military experience. Some people love this, yet others, while enjoy living off, want to stay connected Read more about Staying Connected to your Duty Station when You Live Out in Town[…]

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Military Spouses Who Get It & Bring it to Others

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse One of the things I like the most about the military community is the way people just “get it.” It’s so comforting to be discussing the stressors of an upcoming move with another milspouse. There’s no reason to explain the nuances of it, or to preface anything. You can just Read more about Military Spouses Who Get It & Bring it to Others[…]