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The photos were amazing. One friend, fresh off a PCS move to Germany, shared how she’s so quickly decorated and made their place a home. Another friend, her husband retired for many years, hugged tight to our mutual, still...
While military life definitely has its sacrifices and hardships, there are many things I am going to miss about being a military spouse. My husband is preparing to separate from the Army. While I'm used to closing chapters of...
“A feeling normally as individual as the ache of separation from those one loves, suddenly became a feeling in which all shared alike and, together with fear, the greatest affliction of the long period of exile that lay ahead.”...
There will be times when you are struggling to connect and find support in your community. It kind of comes with the territory, right? You may be in an area where family or friends are close by, but you are...
One of the best things about staying in a TLF (temporary living facility) when you're PCSing is that it "technically" has everything you need. It's a step up from a regular hotel room since it has a living area,...
Military spouses routinely hold volunteer roles in both the military community as well as their civilian community. In a 2018 Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey, “among the 71% of military and veteran family respondents who volunteered in...
It is always such a pleasure to speak to Melissa Green, founder and owner of Southern, Sweet & Sassy Coffee. She speaks my love language: coffee. She is such a fun, ambitious person! She is driven and focused; she is...
Military spouses are no strangers to being new and having frequent adventures. For me, this transition to a new life, community and much busier area has been harder than I anticipated. We moved from Alaska to the Northern Virginia/DC...
At the time of writing this, I am awaiting my COVID-19 test results. I started feeling congested and had a headache. I hoped for a cold. But when my headache and exhaustion continued and several coworkers were positive for COVID,...
Anyone suffering from a Holiday Hangover?  Because I am.  We hustled and bustled. We feasted and indulged. And now it’s January, and here I am, attempting to wrap my mind around the year 2022.  In this past season, our active-duty Army family returned...
Looking for a helping hand or mental pick-me-up in 2022? Me, me, me! Here are five favorite things that save my sanity daily as a stay-at-home mom of toddlers ages 4 and under and during a pandemic, two years and...
There was a small spare room upstairs in our house in Morocco. From the minute I walked into it, I knew what I wanted it to be. I knew what it needed to be.  “Can this be the office?” I...

Military Lifestyle

Trusting the Transition

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Our grey Toyota Corolla shuddered to a stop again, wrenching my body. I looked at my dad with tears in my eyes. “I’m never...
cartoon hands shaking with "What is a Navy Ombudsman?" in text and MMC logo

What is a Navy Ombudsman?

family unpacking a house with Dad hanging a clock. "Unpack Your Room First" in text and MMC logo

Unpack Your Room First