Whether it’s the first home or the dream home, we all have our must have lists when looking for a new home. Even when everyone seemingly says “there’s no such thing as the perfect home,” there are still things that are absolute deal breakers for most of us. And I could speculate that one of… Continue reading Handling the New Home Inspection and Walkthrough Like a Pro!
Closing Day! Or rather code, code, code- just cause, you know, we have a keyless entry door and all. Well, we made it. I was pretty positive we would but still in this market, you never quite know what can and/or will happen. When we found out we were coming to Florida for my husband’s… Continue reading We Got the Keys… Keys… Keys…
... during PCS season You have heard the story by now. The PCS from hell. The one where they didn’t send enough packers and then half our stuff ended up broken or unuseable. The one where we didn’t find out orders until 3 weeks before “Go-Time.” The one where my truck couldn’t finish the trip… Continue reading Making (Military) Money Moves
Aww Jessica Day, it's okay. Army moving isn't sad... it's an adventure! Change is the only constant thing in life. Well that and death and taxes. But that is not why we are here today is it? You came here because you are just so dang interested in military life. Admit it. This lifestyle intrigues… Continue reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting… Orders.
Post featured on Scary Mommy! Welcome to 2020. This year was full of so much promise as most new years are. A beginning of a new decade. The time for new promises to ourselves and our loved ones. We were all going to do better, be better this year. And as with most of… Continue reading Finding Peace in the Pandemic
October is here! And for many that means the taste of pumpkin spice, the excitement of football, and the beauty that are the fall leaves. October is one of the coziest months of the year, and most of us are ready for it by the time it gets here. However... For me, October this year… Continue reading After the Storm: Observations of the Military Spouse
Originally written March 2019 Growing up, it was simple enough. You studied hard, made good grades, and joined a few clubs or extracurricular activities all so you could apply to a number of good schools, get accepted to one or all of them, and finally be on your way to having the profession of your… Continue reading Was Getting My Master’s a Mistake?
Milspousing (military spouse-ing) ain't easy. And while we might have been excited about joining this lifestyle, it's unfair to say that we knew what was coming down the pike. We. Did. Not. Now, I wrote a blurb about the challenges military spouses face. But today, I want to specifically discuss how gosh dern difficult it… Continue reading We are the Hands and Feet: The MilSpouse and Job Hunting Blues
Why hello there, mil spouse! It's a new year, which can be a plethora of new things for you! Perhaps, this is a PCS or moving year, or it's the beginning, or continuation of, a deployment, or it's the year your spouse might be getting out of the service. Regardless, a new year always brings… Continue reading The Restless Spouse 2: Handling Rejection
"She stood in the storm; and when the storm did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails"- Elizabeth Edwards The life of a military spouse is adventurous, to say the least! You get to travel to, and live in, all kinds of new and different places, at the expense of the government, and you… Continue reading The Restless Military Spouse