Tag: PCS

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PCS Season Is The Worst For Everyone This Year

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I recently made and sent out a meme to some friends. Like me and my family, they stayed at our current location during this...

When It’s (Not) PCS Time

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It's PCS season!! I am SO excited! I've looked at different school districts and eyed rentals that are just hitting the market. I checked out...

It’s Texas, Ya’ll: A Guide to Texas for Non-Texans

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Ya’ll. I have lived in Texas for 10 of the 15 years that my husband has been in the Air Force. Turns out there are...

Raising an Orchid Child in the Military

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The symbol of the military child is the dandelion - a flower that can grow in almost any condition and is nearly impossible to...
military family in front of their home

Our Family PCS’ed During The Pandemic

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My husband is Army Reserves. For the last 18 months, we have been on active duty orders and stationed in Fort Rucker, Alabama. What...
boxes for moving or a PCS

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times – A Tale...

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You know it well, friends. Your orders are cut. Your new life is just around the corner. You have only a few short months...
pineapple on beach

Waiting for a Pineapple Assignment

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Everyone has a "dream base". That one base that seems so unrealistic actually to get, but it is everything you want. For us it was...

My Decorating Style? Call it Military Chic

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My daughter recently asked me what my decorating style is; an odd question since my house had also been her house for eighteen years....

Moving Out of Our Old House and into Our New Lives

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Moving is never easy. Since I’ve done it six times in ten years, I sort of go on auto-pilot: arrange for movers, declutter closets,...

The World is Judging Me: The Lie We Tell Ourselves

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I pressed the fingertips of both hands between my eyes, rubbing intently, occasionally flaring out to massage my temples, as well. The bright lights...

The Military Spouse’s Guide to Making Mom Friends

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I glanced around the park, looking for the group I was supposed to meet. Was the woman with the jogging stroller from Hike it...

Goodbye Mayberry: A Farewell to Fort Leavenworth

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Military life can sometimes feel like a never-ending series of puddle jumps. Two years here, one year there—even less, sometimes. Making the effort to...