At first, you might be thrilled that your family has agreed to make the trek across the ocean. You may have your heart set on going to certain locations and showing your family just how truly amazing Germany can be.
Living in Germany and looking to broaden your social connections? In addition to connecting with fellow U.S. citizens and English speakers from the host nation, it’s possible to cast one’s net a bit wider and tap into Germany’s thriving international community.
Congratulations! Your teenager has been accepted to his college of choice — that’s a weight off of everyone’s shoulders. But now, the hard part: helping him prep for living independently, and overcoming the emotional hurdle of letting him go.
No matter the length of your military career, you probably moved at least once. For most service members leaving the military, either at retirement or at their end of active service separation, a final move at government expense is authorized.
When we moved to Europe, my mom prepared her bucket list of places she wanted to visit, with Rome at the top. We had heard stories of pickpockets and petty crime, but we brushed it off. Surely, it wouldn’t happen to us.
Parenthood is full of surprises. Just when you expect a complete meltdown, your resilient military kids shock you by going with the flow. Moving can put the whole house on an emotional rollercoaster. So, here are a few tips that might make your next move a smooth one for your kids — and you:
Scrapbooks and Much More
It’s pretty easy to get photos printed — do it yourself with a flash stick at the kiosk at the local hypermarket, on-base craft store or MOMs photo center, or upload them to several online businesses and they’ll print and ship them to your APO box.
If you enjoy scrapbooking...