Out & About Destin – Holiday Edition

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse It’s starting to cool off just a little in the Florida panhandle, which makes the upcoming holidays even more exciting. When you need a sweater in the mornings, it’s easier to get excited. There are several awesome events coming up in the next few months in the Eglin/Hulburt area. Cities Read more about Out & About Destin – Holiday Edition[…]

Great Ideas for End of the Year Teacher Gifts

Great Ideas for End of the Year Teacher Gifts

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse It’s the end of another long school year, and whether you are PCSing or sticking around for another year, you want to show your appreciation to your child’s teacher. I think most teachers would tell you that it doesn’t need to be extravagant, that it truly is the ‘thought that Read more about Great Ideas for End of the Year Teacher Gifts[…]

T’was the Night before Christmas (and a PCS)

  By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse T’was the night before Christmas (and a PCS), When all through the base house, Not a soldier or Marine was stirring, not even a mil-spouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that the packers would not soon be there. The children were nestled all Read more about T’was the Night before Christmas (and a PCS)[…]

Making it through the Holidays despite a Deployment or a looming PCS

By D’Antrese McNeil Let’s be honest, deployments and PCS’s can suck especially during the holiday season when family time is the most wanted and needed. I have lived through two deployments without my service member and next year we will PCS smack in the middle of the holiday season. Oh, joy! I had to find Read more about Making it through the Holidays despite a Deployment or a looming PCS[…]

When You Can’t Go “Home” For the Holidays

By Rheanna Christine During my life as a military wife, there has been many a holiday that I wasn’t able to go “home.” And I’m confident in saying that is true for a lot of military families. It’s a struggle for me especially since everything I feel about the holidays is steeped in tradition, and Read more about When You Can’t Go “Home” For the Holidays[…]

Ugh! The Dreaded Holiday PCS

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Moving is hard. Moving over the holidays is even harder. There are so many questions and things to consider. Do you decorate? Where do you ship presents? Will you be in a hotel or visiting family? Sometimes it feels easier just to skip the holiday season when it comes in Read more about Ugh! The Dreaded Holiday PCS[…]

Give Yourself the Gift of Healthy Choices

By Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney, Veteran Spouse Tis the season! The holidays are officially in full swing. This busy time of year is full of parties of all varieties.  Office parties, neighborhood parties, friend get-togethers, family gatherings and then Christmas itself! It’s a blast but it can also be stressful, especially when you know that tasty treats Read more about Give Yourself the Gift of Healthy Choices[…]

Give Yourself the Gift of a Smooth PCS

By Julie Provost If you are looking ahead to a PCS in the next few months, you might be getting a bit nervous. There is always so much to do to prepare for a move, even when it’s the military moving you. The good news is there are things you can do ahead of time, Read more about Give Yourself the Gift of a Smooth PCS[…]

Make the Holidays Wonderful, not Overwhelming for Your Little Ones

by: Rebecca Alwine By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse The holidays are such a fun and colorful time. They bring out the kid in all of us, but as we start decorating, buying, and visiting, we often forget how draining it can be for the little ones. I remember the early Christmases with my family. I Read more about Make the Holidays Wonderful, not Overwhelming for Your Little Ones[…]

Home for the Holidays – Give your Rental a Dose of Holiday Spirit

  It’s no secret that not all rentals are equal. Your last PCS may have been a smooth ride, or you could have hit a snag or two. And now it’s your first holiday season in your new rental except, it doesn’t feel like home yet. Jennifer Farlin, military spouse,mother of two boys and owner Read more about Home for the Holidays – Give your Rental a Dose of Holiday Spirit[…]