Three Little Digits

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In my four years married to a soldier, I’ve come to peace with my lack of influence on many of the decisions that are made for our family, while I’ve also learned to appreciate the many other — though sometimes less consequential — areas of our lives where I do … Continue reading

Going with the Flow Through Life Changes

Going with the Flow through Life Changes

A Guest Post By SpouseLink.org Editor Cathleen Karlsson Going with the Flow through Life Changes Life is all about change — including learning how to cope with it in a healthy way — from to entering a life in the military to making your way through college, to becoming a new … Continue reading

Budgeting for Hotel Stays & Meals When You PCS to Germany

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I recently had the opportunity to guest post on the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN)’s blog. The series is seven posts long, and covers a variety of aspects of budgeting for your family’s PCS to Germany. I hope you’ll check out the entire series, but that you’ll also read, share, … Continue reading

Budgeting for Passports and Licenses When You PCS to Germany

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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

My Hope for Military Spouses of the Future

Last night, a fascinating job offer arrived in my inbox, uninvited. A startup founder in Berlin offered me a position doing something I’d be good at, at the intersection of technology, writing, and international business — three areas of distinct professional interest. The potential was inspiring, but when they found out … Continue reading

Where Does Easy Get You?

Having Fun in Passau

For the most part, overseas duty stations are awesome. You get to meet people from all over the world, learn about local culture and traditions, and travel in places you’d only dream about otherwise. On the flip side, family and old friends are thousands of miles away, forcing you to … Continue reading

The Nachtmann Crystal Warehouse

The Nachtmann Crystal Warehouse

I heard about the Nachtmann Crystal Warehouse before we even arrived in Germany. Shopping for crystal at Nachtmann is right up there with going shopping for Polish pottery on the “must-do” list of most military spouses stationed in Germany. My husband and I aren’t much for crystal. In general, our … Continue reading

Day Trip Week is Done!

Day Trip Week was a success! Inspired by our husbands being out of town this week, another new mom and I took our little ones on five day trips in six days. We had such much fun that it’s hard to believe that our husbands are already back from their time … Continue reading

Freelancing & Volunteerism

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Freelancing is a tough gig, but most freelancers won’t tell you that. It’s easy to talk about the big client they’ve just won, but it’s a bruise to the ego to admit to friends or family when things are slow. Or worse: when they’re totally dry. I read quite a … Continue reading

DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt

DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt Ruffles

The Project: A DIY ruffled crib skirt Total Time: Several Hours Pattern: None Used Costs: Sewing Machine, Material & Thread Difficulty: Moderate (and Requires Patience) My Daughter’s DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt Our crib skirt is by far my favorite DIY project from Small Shaw’s nursery, so I’m excited to share it with you today on … Continue reading

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