Planning activities at your new base can come with a mixed bag of feelings. While it’s difficult to be far away from home and family members, it’s also a chance to introduce new traditions and to have fun with good friends. (Perhaps to even make some new friends.) Whenever possible, focus on these fun and […]
Articles by Bethaney Phillips
How to Take in Your Base’s History
Living on or near a military base is a cool experience. No, seriously! It’s not something that everyone gets to do. And as military spouses, it’s also something we can easily take for granted. Statues, historic markers — they’re there, they’re always there, and they’re always something different, blah blah. Some of the richest, most […]
Everything Still Closed? Here’s How to Keep Your Kids Busy This Fall
Here we are, our third season into COVID, and yes, you guessed it: everything is still closed. Depending on where you live, EVERYTHING might not be closed, but compared to our normal, go-where-we-want-to-when-we-want-to lives, it sure feels that way. Streaming movies at home just aren’t the same. Sigh. Kids are impossible to keep in masks, […]
Pumpkin-Spice Overload? Try These Fall Scent Alternatives
For the last five years plus, it seems that every fall has been pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Since the PSL — that’s pumpkin spice latte — went completely viral, it’s become a new trend to slap the flavor (or scent) on as many things as possible. Cereals, candies, generic coffee creamers, and more all get the […]
Where Do You Go for MilSpo Advice?
Whether you’re new to the military life or are a seasoned spouse, you’re bound to need advice during your life as a military spouse. I mean, let’s face it – there’s not exactly clear guidelines when it comes to military living. And even if there WERE, they would change on a dime, reverse, flip, and […]
Tips for Traveling During Approved Leave … Even When it Doesn’t Work for Your Schedule
Note: none of us are traveling right now, due to a DOD-wide travel ban for military families and service members, but the day will come, once again, where travel is allowed. Book this away for your cabin fever relief in months in advance! Do you travel around your military member’s work schedule? OF COURSE you […]
Masks and Air-Fives: Have We Hit a New Normal Yet?
Months ago it would have been strange, if not alarming to see folks everywhere in masks. Ordinarily, you’d think they were sick, not trying to keep themselves safe. Handshaking, high fives, hugs — all of these and more were practiced on the daily. Only now, we’re giving air fives at six feet apart or greetings […]
5 Times it Feels Like Summer With Your Military Family
What makes it feel like summer to you? Is it a feeling? A smell? A time of year that’s warm and freeing — perfect for spending time with loved ones? Summer may feel different for everyone, but as we’re working our way into the dog days, it’s time to make the most out of what […]