Budgeting for Passports and Licenses When You PCS to Germany


Moving overseas with the military means that you have to consider things that aren’t part of a domestic PCS. Because OCONUS PCSs can get expensive, the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) invited me to do a series of guest posts for their blog on budgeting for a PCS to Germany. The series broken out … Continue reading

One of My Favorite Procrastinations

View image | gettyimages.com It’s going to be a long time before we own our home. We’ve lived in four homes in four years, and we haven’t owned any of them. While there are perks to living in someone else’s place (something’s broken? call the rental company!), it’s one of … Continue reading

Baby Shower


You guys, my friends and family are so thoughtful. Seriously, seriously wonderful people. I hope for every new mom out there that your friends and families are even halfway as supportive as mine have been through my pregnancy. I flew to the US in early November for a baby shower, … Continue reading

The Top 3 Things I Learned in My Pre-Command Spouse's Course

I just came home from an (awesome) week-long pre-command spouse’s training in Grafenwoehr, Germany. 30 Captains, Majors, and First Sergeants met in one classroom while six spouses met down the hall each day last week. We came from all over Europe (Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands) to take the course, and … Continue reading

Terminology Tuesdays: MWR

One of the acronyms that I heard used the most frequently in my first year or so as an Army wife was MWR. I heard my husband refer to the MWR when he was on a FOB in Afghanistan, I heard the MWR mentioned at battalion spouse meetings as a … Continue reading

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