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Posted: 2018-01-18 16:00:13
blog.militaryfamily.org
It’s happened. After 16 years of service, my husband received orders to a place we decidedly did NOT want to live. I’ve always been a person who believes that I can be happy anywhere, as long as I am with my family. I believe in blooming where I am planted. I believe in being positive. But I wasn’t...
Posted: 2018-01-16 16:00:57
blog.militaryfamily.org
Members of any military family know that moving every few years is just part of the job description. Though being reassigned or relocating has become commonplace for most of these families, the process of moving can still be difficult, especially as children begin to grow up and the families accumul...
Posted: 2018-01-11 16:00:23
blog.militaryfamily.org
We’ve all been there, or at least that’s what I tell myself when I’m frustrated. And frankly, I know it’s true. As military spouses, we all get frustrated when our careers seem to stall mid-climb, or never get off the ground in the first place. Just the other day, I was having a conversation...
Posted: 2018-01-04 16:00:30
blog.militaryfamily.org
Last spring, after finding out about our upcoming summer PCS, I began what has become an all-to0-familiar routine: jumping on the computer to research how to transfer my teaching license to a new state. I was already a teacher when I met and married my Air Force spouse, and was under the impression ...
Posted: 2018-01-02 16:00:10
blog.militaryfamily.org
When we first moved to the suburbs of Chicago we didn’t quite know what to expect. We had heard rumors from people we knew in “Chicagoland,” but we really had no context for what a military lifestyle would look like here. The only thing we knew is that we were a train ride away from downtown and t...