... 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.
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
"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
A new family has moved onto the street followed closely by a huge moving truck. The family is a young one, the parents probably no more than 28, the kiddos no more than 7 or 6. The house they are moving into is a simple one, situated right in the middle of a six-or five-… Continue reading What About Your Friends?
So you got orders, again. It is time to pack up and move, again. It’ll be time to figure out what on Earth to do with those white (or beige) walls. I believe that regardless of where you are stationed, or what kind of house you are dealt, you can make any place your home.… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Make Your On-Base House a Home
“It’s a rare person who can take care of hearts as well as take care of business”- Unknown I spent a total of 2 years working for Child and Youth Services (CYS), an organization that caters to the needs of the families assigned to Army installations throughout the world. Part of the CYS structure includes… Continue reading What Your Early Childhood Teacher Wants You to Know
Wouldn’t you like to work a little closer to home? Actually I would! Well I propose the Potomic… (“The Room Where It Happens”, Miranda, 2015). If you are not familiar with military life, allow me to give you quick insight. One moment, you live here… the next you live there… and the next you live… Continue reading We Got Orders!