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While reading fellow blogger Lindsay Swoboda’s recent post, “Trusting the Transition”, I found myself transformed back to when I was learning to drive a manual transmission and had a remarkably similar—and equally memorable—experience of being stalled in an intersection...
I lived my entire childhood in one town. Then, I went to college less than 30 minutes away. To say that I feel ill-equipped to help my children transition from place to place during PCS season is an understatement. Staring...
I am no stranger to packing or unpacking a home. When my husband and I were both active-duty and dual military, we moved numerous times in the span of eight years, both separately and together. Career changes, new units, deployments,...
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 it twice and lived to...
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 preparing to say an emotional...
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 on to the next posting...
We left another house last month. It was a good one. One of those houses where we felt at home quickly. We left diapers in the rear view in that house. We hunkered down and survived a pandemic together there....
This post is sponsored by our partner, the Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs. AMSE is an exclusive community for military spouse entrepreneurs to learn how to launch, build, or scale their own business. Founded in 2019, AMSE is an...
If you’ve been living this military life long enough to have made your first move, you know all about this “space” that I am referring to in my title. I remember when we first got our orders to Ohio. We...
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 one thing I’ve learned as...
You might have noticed the annual signs. When moving trucks start appearing on military bases and neighborhoods around the world, those trucks signify one chapter closing and another about to begin: PCS season.  If your PCS is right around the...
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...

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An Army Kid Interview to Melt Your Heart

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I have 3 Army kids. 2 are walking and talking and school age. The 3rd is a roly-poly baby with no opinions except that...