Your Bookish Gift List For This Holiday Season

Your Bookish Gift List For This Holiday Season

Your Bookish Gift List For This Holiday Season Books have an amazing way of transporting us on journeys and adventures that we would never be able to experience if not for these amazing stories. No matter who we are or where we are located in the world, a good book, audiobook, or poem can transform and enhance our everyday experience. Hopefully, this bookish gift list sparks some ideas for that special book lover in your life. J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan is timeless tale for all ages. This tote bag comes in a yellow golden print with a forest green background. …

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8 Things that Make Life at Fort Bragg Phenomenal

8 Things that Make Life at Fort Bragg Phenomenal

8 Things that Make Life at Fort Bragg Phenomenal Happy to have this guest post by Wendi on Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. Please visit my Duty station guest post page for posts on other locations or more information about how you can write a guest post about where you have been stationed.  Fort Bragg is not at all what I expected.  I am a North Carolina native and have heard many things about the Fayetteville area on the news, some of which, not so great.  I moved to Fort Bragg with an open but cautious mind, due to the mixed things people say …

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Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Stepping outside of your comfort Zone

Stepping outside of your comfort Zone?!?! Yes!! By: Marla Bautista In the military world, opportunities come and go. Many Spouses’ have made their mark as entrepreneurs, military family advocates, Department of Defense contract workers, and other careers outside of the military community. Then there’s you… trying to find your place in this life, but you’re having a hard time jumping in. I am going to fill you in on a few tips on how to not only survive in this small military world, but how to rock it!   There’s so much going on around your post, get involved! Yes, …

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Networking as an Entrepreneur in the Military Community

Networking as an Entrepreneur in the Military Community By Jenny Hale, The Military Social Media Guru at jennyhale.com As a military spouse or veteran entrepreneur, owning a business can offer a sense of independence, freedom, and personal self-accomplishment. However, the key to success is making sales, providing value to the community you are serving, and marketing your business successfully. While some MilCommunity entrepreneurs have mastered this, others may not have (yet!). For example, have you ever done any of the following online? Built a Facebook page and invited all your personal family and friends to “like” it? Started a Twitter …

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8 Simple Things That Motivate Military Members To Serve

8 Simple Things That Motivate Military Members To Serve

I am happy to have a guest post from Heather from HappyFitNavyWife.com. Traffic on the freeway moved at a fair pace. As we headed north to Pennsylvania from Virginia (hoping to avoid the DC traffic snarl) I remembered a picture I’d seen on Facebook earlier in the day. The instant I saw it, I had immediately wondered if Adam had seen it and how he felt about it. Now that he was sitting next to me in the driver’s seat, I asked, “Did you see that pic of your dad and brother?” “Yeah” “Did it make you sad?” “Yeah.” His …

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Living in San Francisco, California

Living in San Francisco, California

Happy to have this guest post by The Coastie Couple on San Francisco, California. Please visit my Duty station guest post page for posts on other locations or more information about how you can write a guest post about where you have been stationed. When we initially moved to the west coast, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew things would be different but I didn’t realize how different they would be. There was a bit of sticker and culture shock in the beginning, but I’ve learned to accept the differences and to appreciate the area for what it …

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Living at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas

Stationed at Ft. Leavenworth

Happy to have this guest post by Jenah on being stationed at Ft. Leavenworth. Please visit my Duty station guest post page for posts on other locations or more information about how you can write a guest post about where you have been stationed. Stationed at Ft. Leavenworth My first trip to Ft. Leavenworth was an experience! I was engaged to a Soldier and this was my first duty station. We flew into the Kansas City airport and the images of fountains, shopping, and nightlife that google provided filled me with excitement. Then we got in a rental car and …

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Forget What You’ve Heard, Fort Bragg REALLY is a Great Place To Live!

stationed at ft. bragg

Happy to have this guest post by Kia on Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Please visit my Duty station guest post page for posts on other locations or more information about how you can write a guest post about where you have been stationed. I see it every time I get on one of the FB groups about Fort Bragg. A military spouse posts: “Hey, everyone! We’re getting stationed at Fort Bragg and will be there in a few months. What’s it like there? What suggestions do you have on where to live?” And then they come in droves. “Fort …

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So You Got Stationed Overseas: Why you NEED to make TRAVEL a part of your short PCS abroad

Thanks so much to LeAnna Brown for this guest post! Living in Europe for the past five years as a contractor with the US Army, I have had what most people would call a “Dream Life.”  I’ve learned to budget travel and travel hack, so we get to travel extensively and all over the world, not just Europe!  I’ve danced on the tables at Oktoberfest, I’ve climbed all 1710 step of the Eiffel Tower and I’ve cliff dived into the blue ocean in Croatia, to name a few adventures. I started shopping at the local grocery store the first week …

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Living in Monterey, California

Living in Monterey, California

When the orders for Monterey, Calif., arrive, you will rejoice because you get to live at one of the most picturesque places in the world. Then you will calculate the cost of living in Monterey and thank the military that you will only live there for a short period of time. Monterey’s cost of living is 68 percent higher than the U.S. average.     Monterey was our No. 1 choice for Navy orders. Actually it was our dream location. We have been in Monterey for 11 months and are scheduled to move before the end of the year. This …

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