Posts in Military Family Life
When the PCS Dust Settles: How Do You Start Over Again?

If you've been through a military move, or PCS (Permanent Change of Station), you've been there. If you've recently moved, you're right in the middle of it. 

The flurry, stress, and excitement of sorting and getting ready for the move, the goodbyes, packing up your entire house, traveling to a new duty station,  and helping kids cope through the changes is now mostly behind you.

This is usually the point that is the hardest for me after a move--that point when everything settles down. I don't belong anywhere, don't really know anyone yet beyond a casual hello to a neighbor as I walk to my car, just don't quite fit yet. 

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FREE Resources for Your PCS

When you've been around the military life for a while, you have a tendency to go into autopilot mode when faced with PCS (Permanent Change of Station) orders. Well, at least I do! It can all seem so natural that I take for granted that other military families know all about the great, free resources out there, too. Here's a quick list of a few of my favorites!

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Goodbye, Again...Military Separations & Deployments

I read recently that having a loved one deployed is akin to dealing with a severe long-term illness or family trauma. It’s an incredible, ongoing stress. While it's impossible in this short space to cover all you can do to care for your family while going through a deployment, here are a few thoughts.

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Thoughts from a "Waiting Warrior"

"They also serve who only stand and wait". ~John Milton

At this point, we've been through several deployments, but this one has been the longest for us (a year). I've noticed that some people seem to not know what to do/what is appropriate but truly do want to help in whatever way they can, so I thought I'd list out a few thoughts if you have a friend or family member whose spouse is deployed. 

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