Even though we were stationed in a foreign country, adding another child to our family went more smoothly than expected. I am so thankful for the military families who helped make it possible!
Originally posted on October 30, 2020. Written by Lizann Lightfoot. Edited for updated content by Mary Lane Montoya on March 14, 2022. 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 […]
Violated. That’s the word that comes to mind when I think about my engagement ring in the hands of a criminal on our moving crew. Or on display at a slimy pawn shop somewhere. The ring was a symbol of love and loyalty. There was a time I could gaze into the shiny little diamonds […]
Many military families these days have at least one pet in the household, and it can make for a complicated move when the time comes. One Marine Corps spouse experienced this hardship first hand. After receiving orders to Japan earlier in 2018, Liz Hensel researched everything she needed to do to bring Prince, her German […]
Fall is underway and before we know it, Halloween will be peeking around the corner. From choosing costumes to stocking up on candy and pumpkin spice, it’s a holiday that’s only a few weeks away. However, if you’ve recently PCS’d – or are about to PCS – celebrating the end of October may not be […]
“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 […]