5 Go-To Lifesavers When Traveling with Kids

Whether you are PCSing, hitting the road to house hunt, or for a spring break getaway, traveling with kids can be a challenge. Proud Partner Amy Rowland of Play Across America offers us her expertise for riding long distances with the little ones. And, we might add, she is the quite the expert as she[…]

5 Tips for PCSing with Kids

By Rheanna Christine After months and months, you’ve finally gotten an almost definite date for your PCS. It might actually happen soon, and now you mentally begin to prepare for packing your three kids into a car and heading from one side of the country to another. PCSing with Kids A PCS can be a[…]

Dogs On Deployment Military Pet of the Year

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Stategic Communications Director Voting is underway for the 2017 Dogs On Deployment Military Pet of the Year contest! Each year this national non-profit seeks to put the spotlight on military pet owners and their commitment to a healthy, engaged lifestyle with their dogs. Dogs on Deployment (DoD) provides a valuable network for[…]

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         […]

3 Tips for a Mid-School Year PCS

By Rheanna Christine The dreaded PCS, that time in a military family’s life where their home is packed up in boxes, put in a moving truck and transported across land and sea. It might be exciting for some, fill others with dread and anxiety; but all of us are a little sad. We know that[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Make the Holidays Wonderful, not Overwhelming for Your Little Ones

by: Rebecca Alwine By: Rebecca Alwine 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 am the[…]

Here’s To a Productive Back to School Night!

There are certain rituals that come this time of year. Depending on where you live, the leaves might begin to change. Football is back on Sunday afternoons! And if you have school age children, you will be attending Back to School Night. As much of a yawn as this night can be, it doesn’t have[…]

Moving to College Station? What Military Families Need to Know.

Article by: Katie Foley So you’ve accepted orders and are PCS’ing to Texas A&M at College Station. Gig’Em! Here’s the information you need to make your A&M tour rock: Pertinent Info College Station is one half of a set of twin cities known as Bryan-College Station. The twin cities are the 11th largest metropolitan area[…]