Deployment/PCS Homefront National Guard/Reserve

Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away

243 days 5,832 hours 350,633 minutes Any way you look at the above numbers, it can be a pretty frightening thought of having to solo parent for 8 months. Parenting with your spouse is daunting enough, but when doing it alone – the stakes are higher. A recent military separation from my Army National GuardContinue Reading “Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away”

Deployment/PCS Homefront

What Does Deployment Teach Us About Being Self-Reliant?

Maybe it’s the constant separation, the days on end alone, experiencing different parts of the country or even the world, or maybe it’s just a quality we develop after years of being with our service member. We, military spouses, are often viewed by society as non-uniformed heroes. While we may not be rocking the spandex orContinue Reading “What Does Deployment Teach Us About Being Self-Reliant?”

Deployment/PCS Homefront Military Kids/Special Needs

Back to School in a New Town

Content Courtesy of USAA Member Community By Briana Hartzell Transitioning from summer’s long days and endless playing is hard enough — add in a new town and a new school, and it can be nerve-wracking! The first and most important step in preparing for a new school year in a new town is to communicateContinue Reading “Back to School in a New Town”

Deployment/PCS

PCS Season is Still Here! 3 Essential Tips for Moving

Moving into a new home is believed to be one of the most stressful parts of modern life – with the very core of our existence moving along with our family. When we decide to invest in a new home, we need to ensure that all of our mail is redirected, energy suppliers changed, andContinue Reading “PCS Season is Still Here! 3 Essential Tips for Moving”