Life Lessons of a Military Brat

By Jacqueline Olivo My name is Jacqueline, I’m twenty years old, and I was raised as a military child. My Dad served 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. I’m currently studying film at an arts conservatory in North Carolina. From K-12, I attended six schools in three states – but when people ask me Read more about Life Lessons of a Military Brat[…]

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[…]

Out of the Mouths of Military Babes….

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications My husband and I have often had a good laugh at the antics of one of our kids, our military babes. Usually, it is something they say, but sometimes it’s their wacky assumptions about military life. One time, my six-year-old son and I were dropping my daughter Read more about Out of the Mouths of Military Babes….[…]

A Kid Friendly PCS

By Stacey Faris, PCSgrades Base Advocate Ever have the PCS itch? You know the one. That nagging sensation you get when you’ve been somewhere two plus years – the excitement of new adventures, new vacation spots, and restaurants. The never-ending game of finding moving stickers when you were sure you’d gotten them all! As it turns out, Read more about A Kid Friendly PCS[…]

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 Read more about 5 Go-To Lifesavers When Traveling with Kids[…]

5 Tips for PCSing with Kids

By Rheanna Christine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate 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 Read more about 5 Tips for PCSing with Kids[…]

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 Read more about Dogs On Deployment Military Pet of the Year[…]

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[…]

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 Read more about 3 Tips for a Mid-School Year 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[…]