Out & About San Diego – Holiday Edition

By Audrey Smith, Navy wife Season’s greetings from the Golden State, specifically Sunny San Diego! As a newbie, you may find yourself asking how we celebrate Christmas off of the Pacific Coast, because this isn’t Connecticut or Vermont. Though you won’t find Jack Frost nipping at your nose, the entire area has a way of Read more about Out & About San Diego – Holiday Edition[…]

5 Hacks to Reduce Holiday Stress

By Julie Dymon, Military Spouse Lights flashing, strangers rushing, parents cooking and cleaning, kids screaming…the real-life holiday scene is enough to stress anyone out just thinking about it. But the holidays don’t have to be like that. Whether you are CONUS or OCONUS, PCSing or unpacked, here are five hacks to help you minimize stress Read more about 5 Hacks to Reduce Holiday Stress[…]

Out & About Hawaii – Holiday Edition

By Alex Fernandez-Rubio , Military Spouse While you probably won’t get a “white” Christmas in Hawaii (unless you’re exploring Mauna Kea), the islands have a ton to offer this time of year. It is a great time for our Out & About Hawaii Holiday Edition! Parades Grab your lawn chairs and get ready for one of Read more about Out & About Hawaii – Holiday Edition[…]

8 Ways to Support the Troops this Holiday Season

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Did you know there are over 45,000 nonprofits that support the military community? What do they all have in common? A love for the military community. This holiday season we’ve put together our top eight ways that you can support military service members and their families. Many of these are Read more about 8 Ways to Support the Troops this Holiday Season[…]

Out & About Fort Leavenworth – Holiday Edition

By Jenah Wieczorek, Army Spouse It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There are so many fun things to do at Ft. Leavenworth and in the greater Kansas City area. We highlighted a few of our favorite Fort Leavenworth activities below. AROUND TOWN • Ft. Leavenworth Tree Lighting Ceremony December 1st from 4-6pm at Read more about Out & About Fort Leavenworth – Holiday Edition[…]

Out & About Washington D.C. – Holiday Edition

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse The holiday season in the National Capital Region is really special with something to do or see almost every day. From the National Christmas Tree, to the Willard Hotel, to Old Ebbit Grill, there are plenty of places in and around D.C. to get into the holiday spirit. We’ve compiled Read more about Out & About Washington D.C. – Holiday Edition[…]

Out & About Pensacola – Holiday Edition

By Rebecaa Alwine, Army Spouse The weather in Pensacola hardly gets frightful this time of year. In fact, it’s really more delightful. But for those living in the panhandle who want a little bit of that holiday feeling, there are lots of events to choose from. Kicking off right after Thanksgiving, there are events through Read more about Out & About Pensacola – Holiday Edition[…]

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[…]

4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Space-A Travel Over the Holidays

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse With the holidays approaching, many members of the military community must travel long distances to spend time with loved ones. These trips can get expensive if you have to buy plane tickets for the whole family. Seems like a great time to save money by flying Space-A, right? Well, maybe not. Read more about 4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Space-A Travel Over the Holidays[…]

Tips for Getting Your House Ready for Holiday Guests

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Sometimes when the military sends you far from “home,” it is not possible to get back home for the holidays. So a lot of times, family comes to you. Which is great if you have the room and the time to get ready. Here are a few tips for Holiday Read more about Tips for Getting Your House Ready for Holiday Guests[…]