“Should we live on base or off base?” “Can anyone tell me about the on post housing options at Fort Campbell?” “Do you like living on base? We are thinking about doing so but not too sure about housing in San Diego.” These are all phrases you can read in any Facebook group about a […]
There are benefits to living off base and on base. And because we’re all human, we view those benefits differently. When Julie, our content manager, asked me to share a few benefits of living off base, I busted out laughing. Then I asked if she REALLY wanted to know my opinion on this. Since you’re […]
By Lizann Lightfoot Military spouses spend lots of time separated from each other because of deployments, training, and schools. Why would a military spouse ever volunteer to stay behind and remain separated from their service member when the military member moves to a new duty station? It turns out, there are many reasons this can […]
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 […]
By Team MSF Ah, Halloween… the season of frights and giggles, princesses and pirates, candy and costumes. The trees change (or they don’t, depending on where you’re stationed), you snuggle up to watch the Peanuts Gang look for the Great Pumpkin, and you grapple with a perennial problem: what the kids are going to wear […]
We’re busy. Life moves on. People fall in and out of your life. You fall in and out of people’s lives. But if it’s important to you to keep in touch, there are so many tools at your fingertips to make it happen.
“Don’t worry, you won’t have to wait too long to join your husband over in Germany.” That’s what the Army recruiter told me as my husband was signing up for the Army in 2005. I was 26 years old and we had been married for three years. A few weeks later I was dropping him […]