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10 Tips For Your First PCS Move (Military Spouse Edition) If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last few years is military life can be pretty stressful, even for a military spouse. One of the most stressful times you might experience as a milso (military spouse) is your first pcs. Don’t get me wrong anytime you move it’s exhausting. But moving to a completely new area with so many uncertainties is like the icing on the cake. I remember what it felt like to be so nervous and overwhelmed by this “new life” we were starting, with 2 kids at that! So now I’m here to give you a few tips on how to prepare for your first pcs move as a new military spouse. 1. PCS Folder Get a PCS folder just for your move and keep all of your important paperwork and documents. Make several copies of

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What’s the best age gap between siblings? Please note this post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of my links, at no extra cost to you. I think when most people start thinking about having kids the idea is to have them close together. It makes sense, you are still in baby mode you still have lots of good baby clothes, blankets, and bottles. Changing an extra diaper really isn’t a big deal right? They practically start school at the same time so they’ll always have each others back. My sister and I are 7 1/2 years apart and I always wished we were closer in age. She was already halfway through elementary school when I was born. She was driving before I hit 2 digits and married with 2 kids before I even finished high school. I thought it would’ve

7 Simple ways to get Motivated (1)
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Get Off Your Butt! 7 Simple Ways To Get Motivated! Sometimes it’s really hard to get up and get things done. Being a mom juggling the kids and a household can drain the life out of me sometimes. I have days where I have no motivation to do anything which is just not acceptable because if I don’t do my job it feels like everything just falls apart. So there are a few things I do to trigger that “get up and go” spirit in me to get back on track. We all have lazy uninspired days, and that’s totally fine. But if you’re like me and rarely have the time to sit around doing nothing this post is for you! Here are some ways to get motivated. This post may contain affiliate links. I may earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of my links, at

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One of the hardest parts of your husband joining the army is when he has to leave for basic training. When Jason walked out the door for the first time I became the biggest sobbing baby EVER. Being pregnant at the time only amplified my emotions, I was a crying hormonal mess! I’d like to say it was only for a short time, maybe an hour or two but nope I was that way for the entire first week. Having survived the dreadful first steps of the army aka basic training I feel like it’s my duty to try and help someone who might be going through it now. So I’ve compiled some useful tips that could help you until your husband comes back a soldier. Learn the lingo When he comes back he’ll have all kinds of stories using a plethora of words you won’t understand. If you study

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It’s been almost two years since my husband enlisted in the army. Within that time so much has changed for my family. Not only did we have to adjust to a whole new way of living, but we also went from one child to two (9 years apart by the way). From one state to the next. I’ll admit I was excited for a change. I always wanted to get away from Kansas and we were finally doing it! But it was also a little nerve-wracking having so much to do with a new baby and a 9-year-old who was still getting used to not being the only child anymore. I was moving my kids to a completely different area. I was also leaving behind my mom, sister and so many other close relatives and friends. Was I a little freaked out? Yes! Did I show it? Of course not,

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