Home Mobile Life

Mobile Life

Knocking on Doors: Jacey Eckhart on Career Transitions

The career landscape for military spouses changes at every stage of the game. Jacey Eckhart is an experienced navy wife and mom. She speaks around the world. She’s an author, a sociologist, a humorist....

Keeping Traditions in Transition: Making Spirits Bright.

In military life, holiday traditions are like military families: portable and adaptable. Because military families celebrate in many different circumstances and locations—sometimes even in mid-move—they look for creative ways to make spirits bright and maintain traditions in transition.  “We purposefully established traditions that travel well,” says Amy Bushatz, Army wife, author, and executive editor at Military.com. “On Christmas...

Six Ways a Portable Education Binder Eases School Changes

For the mobile military student, a portable Education Binder is an important tool for success. Amanda Trimillos and Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman, authors of Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers, say the...

Clutter Busters: Get Organized for the Next Move

If having guests is the best friend of cleanliness, then planning a move is the best friend of being organized, says Nonnahs Driskill, grown up military brat and professional organizer. By this standard, mobile...

Returning Stateside: Feeling at Home Takes Time

A move across the ocean can be difficult whether a military family is moving to another country or returning to the United States. Families who have been there (and back) agree that the culture shock...

New High School: 10 Tips for a Positive Transition

For a high school student in a military family, starting the school year in a new place can be one of the hardest parts about relocating. Mitchell Vandiver, whose dad served in the Coast...

Choosing Self-Employment: 6 Questions to Ask

A mobile lifestyle adds challenges to any career, but rising self-employment opportunities have given military spouses more career options than ever before.  Janet Farley, a career counselor and the spouse of a retired soldier, advises military spouses to explore six questions when considering...
French-Market_Photo-by-Terri-Barnes

Living Overseas: 7 Tips for Diving In and Loving It

Diving into an overseas assignment means a complete change of environment. Everyday activities feel upside down and backwards: shopping, driving, parking, eating, even speaking. It can be disorienting, but with the right gear and guidance...