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[…]

Graduation! A Wedding! A PCS! Oh My!

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications As if PCSing wasn’t stressful enough, what happens when life gets in the way of the pack out? The first time it happened to me, I was planning my wedding. The Movers came and packed the entire house. A week later my Marine and I walked down Read more about Graduation! A Wedding! A PCS! Oh My![…]

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[…]

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[…]

Avoiding The “Just Us” Disappointment During the Holidays

By: Judy Davis, Military Spouse While family and friends are getting excited about the upcoming holiday season, many of us in the military community are just thankful that we aren’t living out of a suitcase waiting for our household goods to arrive. The holidays can be stressful, and we all need tips to get thru Read more about Avoiding The “Just Us” Disappointment During the Holidays[…]