5 Ways to Truly Bloom Where You Are Planted

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate By the time you get settled in your new home this summer following your PCS, it’s going to feel like you missed a whole season! Summer is busy with traveling, moving, vacations, and unpacking. By the time the last box is put away, and the kids are gearing up Read more about 5 Ways to Truly Bloom Where You Are Planted[…]

What I Would Tell My Younger Military Spouse Self

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications I don’t often have regrets. Life is too short for that. But sometimes, I would have liked a ‘Do Over.’ You know, one of those times where something just slipped out, and you wish you hadn’t said it or a time where one of your kids displays Read more about What I Would Tell My Younger Military Spouse Self[…]

Six Top Military Spouses Ready to Serve

  By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate There are over 600,000 active duty military spouses in the United States. Each January, nominations open for the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®. Spouses from each and every military installation, district, region, and state are nominated by someone who truly admires them. A few months later, Read more about Six Top Military Spouses Ready to Serve[…]

Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Celebrates 10 Years

  By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate A ten-year anniversary is an achievement. Whether it is ten years on the job or ten years of being married—the milestone insists upon a celebration. And this month, the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®  joins the ten year club. In 2008, Military Spouse Magazine empowered Read more about Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Celebrates 10 Years[…]

Life Lessons of a Military Brat

By Jacqueline Olivo My name is Jacqueline, I’m twenty years old, and I was raised as a military child. My Dad served 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. I’m currently studying film at an arts conservatory in North Carolina. From K-12, I attended six schools in three states – but when people ask me Read more about Life Lessons of a Military Brat[…]

5 Items Military Families Should Pack Themselves

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Military families all have that closet or bathroom where come “Moving Day,” we stash those items we will be transporting ourselves.  We make sure the Packers know not to pack anything from our special holding place. It could be a bathroom, closet, spare bedroom or your porch. Read more about 5 Items Military Families Should Pack Themselves[…]

Finding a Trusted Babysitter after a PCS

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Like anything else you want to know when moving to a new place, word of mouth and personal recommendations are key. Social media groups, community groups, and new neighbors are full of information that may help you feel settled. But when it comes to someone caring for your children Read more about Finding a Trusted Babysitter after a PCS[…]

Buying Lunch for Movers – Yea or Nay?

By D’Antrese McNeil, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate It’s the infamous PCS, and that means preparing your home for the movers to come and invade. I’m kidding! Come and pack up your home and carry them to your next adventure. If you’re not brave enough to tackle and conquer (I am NOT btw) doing a DITY (Do Read more about Buying Lunch for Movers – Yea or Nay?[…]

Three Reasons I Love to Move….No, Seriously!

  By Rheanna Christine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Every couple of years I feel the itch. It’s something I think a lot of military families feel even if the PCS is a dreaded thing. It’s a feeling you can’t describe. Across the country, families are feeling that very feeling.  For those of us that don’t feel Read more about Three Reasons I Love to Move….No, Seriously![…]

Out of the Mouths of Military Babes….

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications My husband and I have often had a good laugh at the antics of one of our kids, our military babes. Usually, it is something they say, but sometimes it’s their wacky assumptions about military life. One time, my six-year-old son and I were dropping my daughter Read more about Out of the Mouths of Military Babes….[…]