Tag: military life

Changing My Perception (and Yours) of the Key Spouse Program

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The term “Key Spouse” (or even just "spouse") can sometimes bring up some unfavorable feelings. But how many of us really know what a Key...

The Space Between: Navigating the Months Between Getting Orders and Your...

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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...

Military Separations SHOULD Be Easier, But They Never Are

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I crushed a baseball cap over my bed head as I grabbed keys. The early morning air nipped at my fingers as I carried...

Don’t Miss This Year’s National Memorial Day Concert!

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For over 30 years music and reverence has been a monumental event on the lawn of the nation's capitol every Memorial Day weekend. This...

The Inside Scoop on Disability Compensation Benefits at the VA

Here’s an unfortunate fact: If you once served our country and are now dealing with physical or mental health issues, you might be leaving...

Accepting the “Lived-In” Look Over a Clean Home

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I've always walked into the house of a person that does not have kids and admired the ability to keep a clean home. Let me...

How We Made Our Extended Stay More Comfortable

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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...

Enjoy Japanese Culture: Try Celebrating Children’s Day

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It is sakura (cherry blossom) season, and that means a number of holidays are upon us here in Japan.  Japan has plenty of holidays that...

Friday Favorites- Jeannette’s Favorite Hotel Meals

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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...

My Favorite Place in the World – Where is Yours?

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My 9-year-old daughter just entered a drawing contest.  The theme is, “my favorite place in the world."   While she was thinking which place to...

Story Time with our Favorite Children’s Books + Authors

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IT'S STORY TIME!  To celebrate the resiliency of our military children, we joined with a few of our favorite children's book authors to read their...

Happy-Sad: How I Feel Every Time the Army Moves Us

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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...