PCS Tax Deductibles

Tax season is upon us and while it often leads to cringing at the thought we‚Äôve pulled together information for you on deductibles that you should be mindful of following a PCS move. ¬†¬†First and foremost, save all moving expense receipts.¬† While these may not be required at the time of filing your taxes, you […]

How to Save on Your Next Move: A Military Perspective

My name is Jesse Vasquez and my time spent as an officer with the United States Army was littered with cross-country moves. The moves I made in my career, as with most military PCS moves (Permanent Change of Station), were eventful, exciting, stressful and painful. ¬†Anyone in the military can recall how frustrating it is […]

Navigating the Sitter

Our good friends at Sittercity realize that navigating the sitter/parent relationship can be tricky for both sides.¬† Below are a few common topics and what you can do to smooth things over. 1. Please come home (and leave) on time If you tell your sitter you‚Äôll be home around 10, do your best to be […]

The Birth of Daddy’s Deployed!

By: Bridget Platt I read somewhere that most people have their ‚Äúbig‚Äù ideas while they‚Äôre doing something else: working, washing dishes, etc. Mine came to me while I was driving. But let‚Äôs start at the beginning. ¬†We live 17 hours away from our families and the birth of my daughter was the first grandchild on […]

PCSing With Children

This article was contributed by guest poster Rebecca Hustad, licensed mental health professional. Read more about her at the end of this post. Change can be difficult for most people, we don‚Äôt like to get into the shower and we do not like getting out. Moving is a time of many change and often is¬† […]

Five Things To Do When Researching New Duty Stations

As PCS Season ramps up, many military families are researching new bases and communities as they compare order options. This can be a very exciting and also a very nerve-wracking time for many of us. While many of you have research for moving down to a science, we’ve identified five essential tasks you should tackle […]

5 DITY Tips to Make Moving Easier

Guest blogger, Jo, is the creator and owner of blog, Jo, My Gosh! Read more about her at the end of this post. Most people, when hearing that my husband and I had decided to try a DITY move for our first PCS, tried to persuade us to rethink our decision. After all, we had […]

PCS Guide Cover Shot Contest

Production for our 2014 PCS Guide is in high gear and we can’t wait to share what we have! However, we’re still on the hunt for a new cover photo and only the best will do! Last year’s PCS Guide was courtesy of Toby Keathley Photography and, although we’re not counting on it, we’re hoping […]

VA Loan Basics

As we gear up for PCS Season, many military families who are moving to new duty stations are considering buying homes with their VA Loans. Today’s guest blogger is an expert in these types of mortgages and can offer a few words of wisdom to first time – and repeat – home buyers. The VA […]

Preparing for a Homecoming and Reintegration?

Reintegration: Are your expectations realistic? Three Key Steps to Help You and Your Family We have all seen the heart tugging videos of veterans surprising family members with their return. Children’s faces revealing the love they have for their Mom or Dad in uniform, squealing with glee, and embracing them with what would appear as […]