Building a PCS Binder

Anytime you move, it helps to be organized. When you move once a year, it is essential. Living the Army life,¬†I knew it would come with its fair share of moving. For us, though,¬†it has meant 4 moves in under 4 years and I think by now I‚Äôve gotten pretty good at it. The most […]

Moving Tips For Military Families (by Jennifer Riner of Zillow)

Moving Tips for Military Families By Jennifer Riner of Zillow As most enlisted soldiers have come to know, homes near military bases are notoriously expensive. Whether renting or owning, you‚Äôre likely to pay top dollar for a place near a military base. In fact, military base homes are 34.8 percent more expensive than the median […]

Are Military Homes Affordable? (By Jennifer Riner of Zillow)

One might assume that given veteran and active military benefits, housing would be less expensive for military members. According to a recent study from Zillow, homes near military bases are valued 34.8 percent higher, on average, that the median U.S. home. Even when accounting for the Basic Allowance for Housing ‚Äì an allowance for housing […]

Enjoy the Base You’re At

You know the saying ‚ÄúThe grass is always greener on the other side‚Äù.¬† Sure, maybe you are at a base that was so low on your list it didn‚Äôt even make the list.¬† There may be bugs, snakes, the weather is too hot/too cold, you are too far from your friends or what you consider […]

Military Spouse: What to Do When It’s Time to Get Back to Work

Knowing when to get back to work is a tricky decision in and of itself for any military spouse. So taking those initial steps into a job search can feel like a momentous task. However, understanding the transition back into the workforce can help with embracing the new journey you are about to embark upon. […]

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 […]

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 […]