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Ten Ways to Keep PCS Stress in Check

Checklists are the cornerstone of any well-planned PCS. While stress may not actually appear on anyone’s to do list, it shows up every day of every transition. Military spouses, even those with plenty of...

Maria Reed’s Top Tips for Making a House a Home

Creating a sense of home is important, especially to military families, says army wife Maria Reed, creator and host of Moving with the Military. Even with frequent moves, she says military families can make...

Keeping Traditions in Transition: Making Spirits Bright.

In military life, holiday traditions are like military families: portable and adaptable. Because they celebrate in many different circumstances and locations—sometimes even in mid-move—military families look for creative ways to make spirits bright and...

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...
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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...