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.[…]

Why I Love Being Stationed in San Diego

By Audrey Smith, Navy Spouse It’s been exactly one year since our family of four made the cross-country move to San Diego from Georgia. In many ways, California has served as an ideal location for us. Because we fancy ourselves as an outdoorsy clan, the Golden State has yet to disappoint. Between the great trails Read more about Why I Love Being Stationed in San Diego[…]

5 Reminders When Getting Ready for Back to School in a New City

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse New backpacks, school supplies, and the sound of school buses in the morning. Back to school is an exciting time but what if you are new to the area? How can you get ready when everything is still so new? Here are 5 things to think about when getting ready Read more about 5 Reminders When Getting Ready for Back to School in a New City[…]

Tips for Interviewing a Realtor

By Julie Provost A few years ago we decided to buy our first home. We used my husband’s VA loan, and we were able to find a nice house near where we were stationed at Fort Campbell. Having never bought a home before, the process was very new but went well, and I think having Read more about Tips for Interviewing a Realtor[…]

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3 Words That Change Everything in a Military House

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse “We’ve got orders.” Three very powerful words that can be good news or dreaded news for a military family. My husband usually didn’t even have to say it. I just knew by the look on his face. It was time to move….again. I have to admit. Most of the time, Read more about 3 Words That Change Everything in a Military House[…]

Costly PCS Blunders! One Military Family’s Tale

By D’Antrese McNeil PCSing can be one of the most stressful, unnerving, and sometimes even fun experiences a military family can go through. But one thing’s for sure, they always cost you real money. For the most part, the expenses associated with moving are supposed to be “covered”, but we all know it doesn’t always Read more about Costly PCS Blunders! One Military Family’s Tale[…]

Moving OCONUS – A Guide For Military Families

By Stacey Faris Through a three-part series, Moving OCONUS: Before, During and After, PCSgrades is going to help you navigate the ins and outs of an OCONUS move from the minute your spouse walks in and yells “Kon’nichiwa!” or “Guten Tag!” to the time you land back stateside. We all know that no matter how Read more about Moving OCONUS – A Guide For Military Families[…]

Words of Advice from a Military Spouse – “Start a PCS Budget”

By D’Antrese McNeil Ok, let’s face it, PCSing can be the most stress-filled, anxious and exciting times of our military lives! But with it comes the aspect of money, and you can’t move or travel without it. To add to the stress, PCSing is different for everyone. I’ve learned that it’s not one size fits Read more about Words of Advice from a Military Spouse – “Start a PCS Budget”[…]

7 Ways to End Your Summer on a Positive Note After a PCS!

This article was provided by our friends at Spouselink, a free website for Military Spouses that was created to support, inform and inspire users with a variety of content–anything from pop culture to important Military information. The thing about summer is, as soon as the calendar reaches August it feels like the season’s already over… not just Read more about 7 Ways to End Your Summer on a Positive Note After a PCS![…]

How Playgrounds Can Make Your New Community Feel Like Home

Article by: Amy Rowland, Founder of Play Across America Lucky you! You’ve just been told you’re moving to sunny North Carolina. The only catch is that you currently live in Washington State and you just gave birth… to your 4th child… two weeks ago… and, it was a C-section. But, duty calls and you have Read more about How Playgrounds Can Make Your New Community Feel Like Home[…]