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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...

Returning Stateside: Feeling at Home Takes Time

Families who have been there (and back) agree that the culture shock of returning to the United States is very much like the culture shock of moving overseas. Any adjustment takes time, and returning...

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...
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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...