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The Mil-Spouse Advantage in a Job Hunt

By Britni Miltner, Navy Spouse Is it possible to turn job hunting as a military spouse into a positive thing? Yes! I say embrace the military spouse status! In fact, I have it displayed proudly on my LinkedIn. Network Use our network to our advantage. We want to help each other! In my opinion, our Read more about The Mil-Spouse Advantage in a Job Hunt[…]

5 Easy Steps for Christmas in July Military Style!

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse By the middle of July, we are more than halfway to Christmas! In fact, by July 20, we have exactly 158 days left until the big day. I know, I know! Why rush it? But that is not what I am doing. It dawned on me four or five moves Read more about 5 Easy Steps for Christmas in July Military Style![…]

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PCSing While Pregnant

  By Megan Harless, Army Spouse, Stars & Stripes Doulas Congratulations on your pregnancy! Typically, adding a new member to the family is an exciting time. You decorate the nursery, go over your birth plan with your provider, and schedule when family will arrive to visit you. And then military life gets in the way. Read more about PCSing While Pregnant[…]

Date Night Seattle

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse If you’re stationed at a military base in the Puget Sound region, you have the advantage of being a short drive from Seattle. While there are many terrific date spots right outside the gate in Tacoma, Bremerton, and Everett, sometimes you want to do it up a bit and enjoy Read more about Date Night Seattle[…]

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PCS – Pieces of Me

By Britni Miltner, Navy Spouse Yes, I realize there is another “Pieces of Me” by another more famous Britney, but this is MY version – Britni’s version – of Pieces of Me. I leave a piece of my heart in each duty station. PCS (pieces) of Me No matter if it was a location I Read more about PCS – Pieces of Me[…]

Celebrating Military Spouses!

Editor’s Note: National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in May. But here at PCSgrades, where mil-spouses are the heroes of the PCS, we like to celebrate Military Spouses all month long! And May of 2018 was a great month for spotlighting the many contributions of mil-spouses and those issues Read more about Celebrating Military Spouses![…]

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No, I didn’t take a break from working while PCSing. And you don’t have to either.

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse The military spouse world is full of great ideas, advice, and support. We share intimate details of our professional and personal lives with each other after only a few days. We support each other when the going gets tough. No Break while PCSing But sometimes, we aren’t 100% truthful with Read more about No, I didn’t take a break from working while PCSing. And you don’t have to either.[…]

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Don’t Let a PCS Kill Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

By Jenny Hale, The Military Social Media Guru As a military spouse interested in entrepreneurship or building a business already, PCS orders can make your heart sink. Any move can. I moved six times to four states in less than two years to pursue a civilian career with the military, but I had one thing really Read more about Don’t Let a PCS Kill Your Entrepreneurial Spirit[…]

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Date Night Quantico

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse Everyone needs a Date Night every now and then. Some go out at least once a week, while others go once a month or once a quarter. However often you and your spouse get out of the house, check out these fun suggestions for a memorable Date Night Quantico. Date Read more about Date Night Quantico[…]

Four Ways to Celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2018

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse If you are like me, your husband probably has no clue that Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a thing. And that’s ok with me because my fellow mil-spouses know and that’s truly who I like to celebrate with anyway! Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2018 Thirty-four years ago, President Ronald Reagan Read more about Four Ways to Celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2018[…]