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 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

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

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

The Infamous, Dumb Babble Story

Gah. I hate the drama. I’d planned to work on backend website stuff tonight but the Babble.com drama is too much. That’s what I get for checking Facebook before starting on my website dev. work. #IShouldKnowBetter To fill you in: A couple of days ago, Babble.com published a badly-written post … 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

Iseltwald, Switzerland

One of the most beautiful places we’ve traveled to since moving to Germany is the Interlaken region of Switzerland. Iseltwald is a small town (population of around 400 people) that sits immediately on Lake Brienz, a stunningly teal-colored mountain lake in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, roughly 5 hours … Continue reading

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