I dumped the contents of my purse onto the bed. Although I should have been, I wasn’t surprised to see what tumbled out: two Skittles; an empty package of baby wipes; a deflated balloon; a set of matchbox cars; a solitary plastic dinosaur; a package of crumbled peanut butter crackers with a smeared...
Moving to Germany is a big change for the entire family. Children certainly feel this impact as they leave behind familiar schedules, classrooms, friends and neighborhoods. Here are ways to make the transition as smooth as possible for your kiddos.
You’ve probably heard of this Football …
Since 1962, an innocuous-looking briefcase known as the “Football” has followed the President of the United States. Carried by a military aide, wherever the president goes, so does the Football.
For children and adults alike, the prospect of entering a new school can be daunting, let alone when that new school will be based in a foreign country. For some it may be their first experience within a Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) school.
Whether it be running around with the kids, staying up late studying for a test or coming back from a deployment, you've had your share of life stressors. After burning the candles from both ends, the last thing that you want is to book a mediocre vacation.
I can remember my first permanent change of station (PCS) vividly. My husband and I had been married six months and were about to uproot from northern California to the bustling metropolis of San Antonio. I had no clue where to start or what pieces of the puzzle I was responsible for.
Spring symbolizes new growth, renewal, and optimism. We see the signs of change around us as the days grow longer, the temperature gets warmer, and the flowers begin to bloom. For military families, spring signifies change as PCS season is among us.
Moving to Italy is a big change for the entire family. Children certainly feel this impact as they leave behind familiar schedules, classrooms, friends and neighborhoods. Here are ways to make the transition as smooth as possible for your kiddos.
Moving is second-nature for military families. Right when you get settled, BAM! Orders drop, the packers invade and suddenly your house looks more like a box warehouse. It can be hard for even the most seasoned veteran.