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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 after living overseas.  Experienced military spouses offer their insights into the readjustment process: Life...

New High School: 10 Tips for a Positive Transition

For a military kid, 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 Guard, offers these tips for...

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...
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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...