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Meaningful Connections Create Strong Networks

For working military spouses to re-establish themselves regularly in new locations, new jobs, and even new career fields, making meaningful connections is important. Sue Hoppin, coauthor of Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and...

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...

Moving Kids: 5 Healthy Ways to Handle PCS

For military children, moving encompasses the best and worst of military life. Kids in military families say they enjoy seeing new places, experiencing new cultures, and meeting new people, but they don’t like saying...

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 they celebrate in many different circumstances and locations—sometimes even in mid-move—military families look for creative ways to make spirits bright and...

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...