Jenny Byron

Jenny is originally from Scotland in the UK but has recently moved to the south coast of England. Her husband's last posting with the Royal Navy was to Pennsylvania, USA and Jenny and her family enjoyed a wonderful three years there before moving back to the UK in August 2021. Jenny has two young kids (a girl and a boy) and they keep her busy most of the time. Jenny used her time overseas to get back to a childhood love of writing and creating a world with words. Jenny had never really considered herself a "Military Spouse" before the move to the USA, but now she is fully embracing the title and all that goes with it! In her spare time Jenny has been blogging about the highs and lows of her adventures moving across the Atlantic (and back!) and how she made a home in the USA. The blogs can all be found at: www.militaryspousenewhouse.com.
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When Not Moving Isn’t The Same As Staying Still

My daughter will be turning eight next month. She recently asked me if we would be moving again since her birthday is coming up. We’re not moving but let me explain why she thought...
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Trying to Find a New Job as a Military Spouse

Why does it have to be so hard for a military spouse to find a new job?  That’s kind of a rhetorical question but if anyone has answers, I’m willing to listen! I am currently...
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Making Friends and Keeping Them

Military spouses are pretty experienced at the art of starting over in a new place and trying to make new friends but what do you do when you find yourself in ‘Friendship No Man’s...
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My Kids Didn’t Remember Mother’s Day…And That’s OK!

My kids didn’t remember Mother’s Day this year, and you know what? I had a lovely day!  I’m from the U.K., and we celebrate Mother’s Day in March. This year, my husband was on a...
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My 5 Top Tips to Survive an Overseas Move with Kids

You have the overseas assignment orders. Hurray!  But then you start to think about the logistics of moving overseas with young children...and panic sets in.  Please don’t worry; it can be done. I’ve done...
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Same Storm, Different Boats: Friendships in a Pandemic

When the Covid-19 pandemic first came on the scene, I underestimated the impact it was going to have on my life. I think if we’re being honest we all did, right? However, even when...
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The Weight of Responsibility: A Letter to my Little One

Dear Little One,  First of all, I want you to know how much I love you. Ever since you were born, you have expanded my heart every day to love you a little bit more.   But...
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Thankful for Thanksgiving: An Outsider’s View

This might sound strange but up until 3 years ago, I didn’t really know what Thanksgiving was all about. That might have already given you a hint that I’m not American. I’m British! My...
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Settling Into Life in the UK: Part II of our International Move

This is Part II of Jenny's international move. To read Part I, click here! Well, I was right. That goodbye did suck! If you read Part I of this series, you will know that I was...
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Saying Goodbye is Different This Time: Part I of our International Move

Some goodbyes just suck, don’t they? If you’re part of a military family, you're probably experienced at saying goodbye and know that some just feel different. Some we can take in our stride and move...
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Say YES to a YES DAY!

If you are a parent and have seen the Netflix movie Yes Day, you are probably thinking something along the lines of, That was a fun movie but there is no way I’m doing...
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Friday Favorites – Top 5 Places to Visit in Scotland

Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between.If there’s...