If you've seen some of my most recent posts, you may have seen that we've just PCS'd. We've been living the extended stay life while waiting for a house on base to become available. We were at a hotel on...
Well, it looks like we're moving again. Like I knew we would. It looks like we'll be starting over again, like we always do (for a little while, at least).  It's a move we knew would be happening after our...
I hold my coffee in one hand and my cell phone in the other, thumbing through Instagram. I am working on better social media practices, but I have yet to crack my five minute wake up scroll. My thumb pauses...
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. One of the most cherished gifts passed...
You hear its rumble before you see its nose taking the corner. The trembling truck awkwardly pulls to the curb, and your heart instantaneously drops to your coffee coated stomach. You look around, memorizing as much as you can...
A PCS usually brings its challenges. Scouting for neighborhoods and desired schools usually hover at the top of the list. But what about a nationwide housing shortage? Supply is short, but demand is high. And when the United States government says...
Where I’m from, winter is for oranges and grapefruits. But summertime boasts a myriad of fruits and vegetables. That’s why when I saw strawberries in December in Japan, I grabbed them, excited for one of my favorite fruits off-season....
It's that time of year again. I'm blowing up the marketplace with items I don't want to be shipped to the next house. My husband's garage has turned into a warehouse for outgrown toys, farmhouse pieces that don't match a...
What is a Third-Culture Kid? Are your kids a part of this? In 1950, American sociologist Ruth Useem coined the term third-culture kid. This described expatriate children who spent their most formative years living overseas and being shaped by multicultural...
I recently made and sent out a meme to some friends. Like me and my family, they stayed at our current location during this summer PCS season. I'll explain it. The installation where we live sees plenty of annual turnover since...
My husband is Army Reserves. For the last 18 months, we have been on active duty orders and stationed in Fort Rucker, Alabama. What came as a shock to me was how quickly we built a great community and...
You know it well, friends. Your orders are cut. Your new life is just around the corner. You have only a few short months until you, your spouse, and your family pack up your current life and unpack it somewhere...

Military Lifestyle

The Art of Reaching Out as a New Spouse

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Sometimes during life as a military spouse, one will hear statements like, “You knew what you signed up for when you marry a military service...