Laura Schofield

Why I Love Being Stationed at Camp Lejeune

By Laura Schofield, USMC Spouse The last time our family was waiting for orders, we had three possibilities: Camp Lejeune, Miramar, or Kaneohe Bay. I’m originally from the West Coast, and I was so ready to be stationed back on the Pacific Ocean after two years in Florida. And then, we got orders up to Read more about Why I Love Being Stationed at Camp Lejeune[…]

Military brats

Military Kid Spotlight: Big Brother Kaden & Resiliency

By Lauren Lomsdale, USMC Spouse Big Brother Kaden & Resiliency There is no doubt that military kids are resilient. They experience the same emotional rollercoasters of military life as their adult counterparts, but unlike us, they have less of an ability to deal with it all. Military kids were given this life; they don’t choose Read more about Military Kid Spotlight: Big Brother Kaden & Resiliency[…]

Amazing Military Kids in a Nutshell

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse Amazing Military Kids Adaptable. Flexible. Resilient. We refer to them as “our littlest heroes” or “unsung heroes.” They are the part of the military family that did not get to “choose” this life and every April we celebrate them! Here’s why. The Smallest of Patriots Mil-kids can recite the Pledge Read more about Amazing Military Kids in a Nutshell[…]

Camp Lejeune spring edition

Out & About Camp Lejeune – Spring Edition

By Sarah Hogan, Navy Spouse With Camp Lejeune’s proximity to the intercoastal waterway and Atlantic ocean, you don’t need a house on the dune to feel like you live at the beach.  We are ready to head outdoors for sun and sand after the unseasonably cold and snowy winter here in eastern North Carolina. Our Read more about Out & About Camp Lejeune – Spring Edition[…]

PCSing with Fido & Fluffy

Tips for PCSing with Fido​ & Fluffy

By Natasha Harth, Military Spouse PCSing Moving can bring a whirlwind of emotions for the entire family, and it can be especially difficult for those that don’t have a voice. I don’t just mean our children. Well, in a way they are our children. I’m talking about our pets! Integral members of the family, yet Read more about Tips for PCSing with Fido​ & Fluffy[…]

Love Hampton Roads

Why I Love Being Stationed in Hampton Roads

By Elizabeth Hedger, Air Force Spouse When my husband and I got word that we were PCSing to Langley we were shocked. It wasn’t a base that Tanker pilots normally move to so we had very little knowledge about it. With seven moves behind us our family of five was seasoned at moving and we Read more about Why I Love Being Stationed in Hampton Roads[…]

11 Space-A Do’s and Don’ts

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse     If you’ve been following the PCSgrades blog series on Space-A travel, you’ve learned a lot over the past 9 months. You know the Space-A basics, what to pack, how to travel with kids, and what resources to access for more information. Space A Travel Before you claim expert status, Read more about 11 Space-A Do’s and Don’ts[…]

Out & About Destin – Spring Edition

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse It was a colder winter than usual in the Florida panhandle, but as the sun slowly gets warmer, the beaches are starting to fill up. There are some great opportunities this spring to explore your new duty station or hit up some old favorites before you PCS this summer. Here are Read more about Out & About Destin – Spring Edition[…]

Moving to Joint Base Langley-Eustis? What Military & Veteran Families Need to Know!

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse So you are headed to Joint Base Langley-Eustis! The Hampton Roads area, often called “military-centric” is the birthplace of Colonial America and has the largest concentration of military installations of any metro area in the world. Nearly a fourth of the nation’s active-duty military personnel are stationed here. All five Read more about Moving to Joint Base Langley-Eustis? What Military & Veteran Families Need to Know![…]

What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in Hawaii

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse Moving every couple of years per the military lifestyle can intimidate anyone out of buying a house. Yes, it can be a gamble, but thousands of mil-families roll the dice so to speak and come out with a really good investment. We bought three homes during my husband’s military career, Read more about What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in Hawaii[…]