A Few of our Favorite Things – PCSgrades Holiday Gift Guide

By Jenah Wieczorek, Head Shopper for an Army Family of 4  Holiday Shopping Guide With small business Saturday and Christmas upon us, I got to thinking about my favorite Military Spouse and Veteran-owned businesses. These brands have something for everyone on your holiday list, military or not. Before you rush out for your holiday shopping, see Read more about A Few of our Favorite Things – PCSgrades Holiday Gift Guide[…]

Date Night Lackland AFB

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse One of the perks of military life is being stationed in parts of the country and around the world in places you would probably never get a chance to experience otherwise.  If you and your spouse have a habit of Date Nights, there are some unique and fun things to Read more about Date Night Lackland AFB[…]

Date Night in Hawaii

By Alex Fernandez-Rubio , Military Spouse The Romantic Easy Date Night What could be more romantic than watching the sunset over the ocean, alongside your sweetheart? Pack a picnic and head out to the North Shore to watch the sunset from the sand! Some great restaurant options include Haleiwa Beach House (Haleiwa), Haleiwa Joe’s (Haleiwa), the Read more about Date Night in Hawaii[…]

Can I follow my Service Member with Unaccompanied Orders?

By Lizann Lightfoot, Military Spouse For anyone dating or married to a military service member, “unaccompanied orders” can be a complicated and frustrating situation. I often see questions from people wanting to know whether or not their family should request unaccompanied orders, or whether they can follow their service member overseas with unaccompanied orders. As Read more about Can I follow my Service Member with Unaccompanied Orders?[…]

8 Tips For Surviving a Summertime Deployment

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy all the season has to offer. Unfortunately, you may be doing so as the solo parent in your home. Your spouse is deployed, and it is just you and the kids. As a military spouse myself, I have been in this Read more about 8 Tips For Surviving a Summertime Deployment[…]

Date Night in San Diego

By Lauren Dyer, Marine Spouse Date night can take many different forms depending on what you want. You might opt for a romantic dinner followed by a walk on the beach. Or, you might want to go on a mini adventure and explore downtown. Whatever kind of date night you’re looking for, San Diego is Read more about Date Night in San Diego[…]

Moving to Fort Riley? What Military Families Need to Know

By Riley Kennedy, US Army Captain Nestled in Kansas’ Flint Hills region, just east of center, Fort Riley is home to the 1st Infantry Division. Also known as the “Fighting First” and more notably the “Big Red One,” this well-known and prestigious unit has seen the earliest stages of battle in almost every major conflict since Read more about Moving to Fort Riley? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

5 Summer Reads for Military Spouses

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse I don’t know about you, but I’ve finally reached that point in my mom life where I finally have more time to read. When you’re younger you spend a lot of time reading for school; you long for the time where you can simply read for fun. For those Read more about 5 Summer Reads for Military Spouses[…]