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

The PCS to Bavaria: Things Are Looking Up

By the time this post publishes, we’ll be in our new home in our new duty station in Bavarian Germany. I’ve written before that our PCS orders were kicked back 10 times, and that the 10th rejection occurred on the same day that I went into labor with our daughter. … Continue reading

Adorably gDiapered Baby Bottoms

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  I never made a big decision about cloth diapering. I did do a lot of research, but I think that I knew before I started researching that I wanted to cloth diaper. The thought of using disposables just kind of icked me out. Maybe it’s my compulsive need to … Continue reading

Is It Good to Get Paid?

I’ve been working as a marketing and brand strategist my entire career, but I’m new to the world of paid and sponsored blogging. I’ve managed marketing budgets and built (and implemented) marketing plans for large nonprofits. I’ve managed media buys and developed ad campaigns for my own employers or (when … Continue reading

The Soldier and the Bibliophile

Thank you to novelist Mel Massey for contributing this guest post.  My husband is a sergeant with 4th MEB, 988th MP Battalion. His day varies from the mundane to the extreme. I’m a bibliophile and a novelist. My day is whatever I plan on it to be. We’ve been married … Continue reading

Every 12 Months

Understanding the PCS Military families PCS (“Permanent Change of Station” or, in civilian terms, “move”) approximately every three years. Air Force families tend to PCS a little less frequently, while Army families tend to PCS a little more frequently. The stage of a service member’s career can influence PCS frequency, … Continue reading

Free Ads on 8 Blogs!

Vanessa, from Hearts on Guard just reached 800 followers on Twitter, and to celebrate, she’s doing a whole week of giveaways. Today I’m joining her and seven other bloggers to bring you an Ad-Space Blog Bundle giveaway! A whole month of ad-space on 8 different blogs!!! Chantal from Scattered Seashells … Continue reading

Viet Nam 48 Years Later: A Guest Post by Sue

Thank you to Sue for this guest post and for her encouragement when my own husband was deployed in 2012. It’s reassuring to know that high school sweethearts who were separated for more than a year during Viet Nam are still happily married 48+ years later.  On his 18th birthday, … Continue reading

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