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Military Spouses Who Get It & Bring it to Others

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse One of the things I like the most about the military community is the way people just “get it.” It’s so comforting to be discussing the stressors of an upcoming move with another milspouse. There’s no reason to explain the nuances of it, or to preface anything. You can just Read more about Military Spouses Who Get It & Bring it to Others[…]

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Bite Size Resolutions for the Military Spouse

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse I’ve never been a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions. Most of the things in my life that I’ve needed to work on are not quick fixes. But at this time of year, I definitely prioritize those things that I want to work on. I try to break down the Read more about Bite Size Resolutions for the Military Spouse[…]

5 Hacks to Reduce Holiday Stress

By Julie Dymon, Military Spouse Lights flashing, strangers rushing, parents cooking and cleaning, kids screaming…the real-life holiday scene is enough to stress anyone out just thinking about it. But the holidays don’t have to be like that. Whether you are CONUS or OCONUS, PCSing or unpacked, here are five hacks to help you minimize stress Read more about 5 Hacks to Reduce Holiday Stress[…]

Military Life Challenges – Where to Turn for Help

Military life can be very challenging at times. Whether you’re dealing with a deployment, a bad PCS, PTSD, or a not-so-great neighborhood. The stresses can add up and take their toll. Our friends at the DoD BeThere Peer Support Call and Outreach Center have options for military and veteran families facing challenges. Military Life Challenges Read more about Military Life Challenges – Where to Turn for Help[…]

Help! My Bikini Body is Still Hibernating!

By Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney, Veteran Spouse The sun’s out. You’re catching fireflies. Your schedule is full of pool days and barbecues. But your bikini body is still hibernating! Instead of feeling like you need to keep things under wraps and can’t enjoy summer activities while feeling your best, follow my quick tips to get your bikini Read more about Help! My Bikini Body is Still Hibernating![…]

8 Tips For Surviving a Summertime Deployment

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy all the season has to offer. Unfortunately, you may be doing so as the solo parent in your home. Your spouse is deployed, and it is just you and the kids. As a military spouse myself, I have been in this Read more about 8 Tips For Surviving a Summertime Deployment[…]

PCS Ruin Your Diet?

By Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney, Veteran Spouse When the PCS orders finally come in, and you get the official word about where you’ll be moving to, things move quickly!  PCS season typically involves the chaos of packing up, erratic schedules, broken routines, fast food stops and long stretches of driving (or flying). Getting settled can take a Read more about PCS Ruin Your Diet?[…]

5 Summer Reads for Military Spouses

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse I don’t know about you, but I’ve finally reached that point in my mom life where I finally have more time to read. When you’re younger you spend a lot of time reading for school; you long for the time where you can simply read for fun. For those Read more about 5 Summer Reads for Military Spouses[…]

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Mil-Spouses Starting Over: Take Time to Create the Best You

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse You may have guessed it, but I have moving on the brain. It’s probably because I’m thinking ahead. Two weeks from today, we’ll be leaving our duty station on to our next adventure. Am I excited? Sure. Am I nervous about what’s in store? A little. Am I ready? Yes! Read more about Mil-Spouses Starting Over: Take Time to Create the Best You[…]

Going Out with a Bang at Your Current Duty Station

By D’Antrese McNeil, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate No matter if you love or hate your current duty station, it will always be an important era etched into your life. So, why not make your last memories of it the best you’ve ever had? I’ll be honest, NAS Patuxent River had very little to offer this big Read more about Going Out with a Bang at Your Current Duty Station[…]