Blog Posts in "Guest Bloggers"

Why Every Military Family Should Have a School PCS Binder You probably already have one or two or a billion PCS binders kicking around your house. Somewhere. But did you know you should have a school PCS binder too? Instead of throwing even more papers into your already overcrowded PCS binder, make mini-binders to handle only the school stuff. Why Every Military Family Should Have a School PCS Binder First things first, you need a few things to make a school PCS binder: 1″ three ring binders with hard plastic covers and pockets (get a bigger binder if your child has extra education plans or m... read more

Flying Space-A Without Your Sponsor: How Military Spouses Can Travel Solo Did you know that as a dependent (18 years or older), you can take a military Space-A flight without your sponsor? However, there are restrictions to where and how often you can travel, depending on your category . Here’s how you figure out what category you’re in, where you can fly, what paperwork you need, and how to sign up. Information for All Unaccompanied Dependents For all categories, you obtain the required paperwork from your sponsor’s commander. You must keep the paperwork with you at all times while traveling... read more

Got Orders? PCS Proof Your Military Child’s School Transition Those PCS order just hit…cue the insanity. If you’re moving with school-aged children, the process just got a whole lot harder. School transitions are super hard! Not only are you moving all of your things and your family, you’re also going to be searching for schools. With so many options out there, it’s a lot to take in. Instead of freaking out, make your child’s school move as seamless as possible! PCS Proof Your Military Child’s School Transitions Now, just like regular PCSing, moving your child’s move easier is never a 100% gu... read more

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. Dory’s sing-songy voice plays in my head daily at the moment. It doesn’t help that Vivienne is going through a fish phase and screams “Dory, DORY!” constantly, while wielding her mini mop like a samurai sword around the living room. That little fish is on to something; it’s something that so many of us need: to stay busy. At the moment, all I need to do is move, move, move. She’s not messing around with that mop! It was a whirlwind departure this time around. We knew it was coming, but we expected more notice. Things are not exactly fair in this lifesty... read more

We were racing around the house, tearing through drawers and ripping clothes off hangers. This deployment provided the least amount of heads up we had received yet; less than twenty-four hours and he was leaving. There was a lot of stress and a lot of holding back tears, but it was a huge relief to know that since this wasn’t our first rodeo, we were at least prepared. The Real Problem… Once he leaves, communication is not guaranteed. Even though wifi has become more and more common wherever someone goes, there is still no telling when I might actually hear from him. Therefore, I want passwor... read more