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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...
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...

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My Military Spouse Friendships Fill a Void like No Other

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Chances are if you are reading this, you have at least one friend who is a military spouse, or on the flip side of...
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The Dreaded Travel Dilemma