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

Reasons to Rethink Your Data Plan in Germany

Reasons to Rethink Your Data Plan in Germany

#170252424 / gettyimages.com   When my husband and I PCSed to Germany, it gave us the chance to rethink a few things, including how we spent both our money and our time. We had exciting new travel opportunities, a new baby, and we were living for the first time on … Continue reading

Healthy & Grateful: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

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This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. Here are Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of his story I looked through some of the old pictures of a smiling guy wearing stretched out 2XL shirts and realized that while I was happy — I … Continue reading

Five Free Ways to Learn German While Stationed in Germany

5 Ways to Learn German While Stationed Overseas MilliGFunk

Living overseas can be intimidating, but knowing basic words and phrases in your host nation’s language can help you feel more confident about exploring your new home. When we moved to Germany, I wasn’t sure where I could take German lessons, and I didn’t want to spend a fortune on … 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

We’re Doing Something Right

Friends back home might see our pictures and hear our stories of traveling abroad and feel little pangs of envy for our lifestyle. Overseas assignments work both ways though; we enjoy the opportunities we have while we navigate new parenthood without the help (directly, at least) of our own parents. … 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

Why I Write About Coming Home from War (A Guest Post)

I remember exactly where I was the day the towers fell. I was a staff sergeant in the middle of the Arizona desert and like everyone in the military, we knew something big was coming. I was in Korea when Iraq started. I remember standing in the ops office, watching … Continue reading

A Man To Hold On To (a Guest Post)

A guest post by Marilyn Pappano, author of the novel A Man to Hold On To. In one of the first issues of the Navy Times that I ever read, there was an article written by an experienced wife about a trip to the commissary. While she was making her … Continue reading

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