Out and About Fort Hood – Fall Edition

By Jenah Wieczorek, Army Spouse The kids are back in school. The weather SHOULD cool down at some point, and the Great Place is buzzing with family-friendly activities. Here are some ideas to get out and about. Check out these Fort Hood fall events. AROUND(ish) TOWN SEPTEMBER Movies on the Lawn:Sing! – September 16th from 7:30pm-10:30pm Read more about Out and About Fort Hood – Fall Edition[…]

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[…]

Spring Getaways (on a budget) Galore!

  By D’Antrese McNeil, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Earlier this year my husband and I were discussing what to do for spring break. Our oldest walks by and says “Parentals, can we please NOT spend spring break spring cleaning again? Please?” Our two middle kids appropriately nicknamed Pebbles and Bam Bam both chime in with “Oh Read more about Spring Getaways (on a budget) Galore![…]

Out & About in Colorado Springs

There’s no better time to get out and enjoy Colorado Springs and Colorado than in the winter months.  The weather might be a bit chilly but there is plenty to do! Enjoy winter festivals, concerts, and family-friendly events all around town.  And find some great ideas for Valentine’s Day too! Cirque du Soleil OVO          Read more about Out & About in Colorado Springs[…]

New Year’s Resolutions for a Milspouse

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Looking to Lose 20 Lbs or Have the Smoothest PCS Ever? Over the years, I’ve made my share of New Year’s resolutions. Lose 20 pounds…Check! Have more patience…..Check! Some years I am very specific. My goal might be to get through an upcoming PCS without killing anyone. Read more about New Year’s Resolutions for a Milspouse[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Out & About / Washington D.C.

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Our Nation’s Capitol is beautiful to visit any time of the year but the holidays are particularly spectacular with special events, and displays scheduled throughout December and into January. One sure sign that the weather is a changin’ is the opening of the Washington Harbour Fountain and Read more about Out & About / Washington D.C.[…]

Out & About / Ft. Leavenworth

By Jenah Wieczorek, PCSgrades Director of Social Media It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ft. Leavenworth and Kansas City are beautiful year-round, but especially during the holiday season. Want to know about Christmas events, family fun, shopping, and more? Read on and Tis the Season! Staying Close The holidays can be stressful enough Read more about Out & About / Ft. Leavenworth[…]

A Note To Our Civilian Friends

“I don’t know how you do it.” Ask any military spouse, and they have heard a well-meaning civilian friend or family member say these words, usually during a deployment or on either end of a PCS move. And most mil spouses shrug off this compliment (is it a compliment?) just as their active duty spouse Read more about A Note To Our Civilian Friends[…]