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Author: Alex Brown, 2015 JB San Antonio Spouse of the Year The story is one we all know well: orders drop and the frantic search for information on your new duty station begins. Whether it’s your …

We currently live in Washington state and my oldest child will be starting kindergarten this upcoming September. We have her enrolled at the same private school she attended preschool for. We will be PCSing to …

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Money arguments are the number one cause of marriage fights and divorce. Why is it then that there aren’t more obvious pieces of advice for newlyweds? Maybe it’s because newlyweds don’t want to hear it. …

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A wedding is one of the biggest days in your life, but it can also be the biggest expense of your life as well. With all the stress that sometimes comes along with planning a …

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It’s 10:37 p.m. on a Thursday night. I’m sitting here unshowered with one hand stuck in a large bag of chocolate chips, writing, erasing, writing, erasing some more, desperate to pull some magic from thin air …

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Are you currently homeschooling? Interested in homeschooling? Do you have a crazy situation you are trying to find a solution to? Advice for someone else? Or ANY question in general? Time4Learning and Military Spouse want …

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How many of you have gotten this question: “How on EARTH do you do it? How does your marriage/family survive with all of that (moving, separation, etc.)”? Now, how many of you reply to this query …

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Military spouse, I think you need some time out. “Time out.” Sounds like something you’d say to a stubborn three-year-old, right? “You need a time out,” you say, as the little one collapses into a heap …

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The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program has implemented the Department of Defense Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon, for accessing all My Career Advancement Account Scholarship accounts. Current My Career Advancement Account Scholarship username and passwords no …

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  We commonly use the term “Keeping it Real” when we are being honest about a situation or person, even if that truth offends some people. As we go through life, learning, and growing from your …

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What Semper Fidelis Means to Me

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PCS…Pain Free!?!

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Author: Alex Brown, 2015 JB San Antonio Spouse of the Year The story is one we all know well: orders drop and the frantic search for information on your new duty station begins. Whether it’s your first PCS or your fourteenth, the process doesn’t change. I’ll never forget my first. “We’re moving where?!” When I went online and found out where the duty station was, I was … [Read more...]

PCS…Pain Free!?!

Temporary Homeschooling in RI?

We currently live in Washington state and my oldest child will be starting kindergarten this upcoming September. We have her enrolled at the same private school she attended preschool for. We will be PCSing to Newport, RI in march 2016 and then PCSing to Pearl Harbor, HI some time in late 2016 after the 2016/17 school year starts. My husband will have a TDY either before or … [Read more...]

Temporary Homeschooling in RI?

What I Learned About Money In My First Year of Marriage

financial lessons I learned in my first year of marriage

Money arguments are the number one cause of marriage fights and divorce. Why is it then that there aren’t more obvious pieces of advice for newlyweds? Maybe it’s because newlyweds don’t want to hear it. Maybe they think that they are too in love – money arguments would never get the best of them. Maybe outsiders don’t want to ruin this blissfully innocent stage for the couple … [Read more...]

What I Learned About Money In My First Year of Marriage

10 Ways to Cut Wedding Costs (The 1st OR 2nd Time!)

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A wedding is one of the biggest days in your life, but it can also be the biggest expense of your life as well. With all the stress that sometimes comes along with planning a military wedding (the first OR the second time!) the last thing you need to be worrying about is budget as well... Here’s 10 ways to enjoy your wedding day without breaking the bank: Sit down with … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Cut Wedding Costs (The 1st OR 2nd Time!)

5 Ways to Readjust Expectations During Deployment

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It’s 10:37 p.m. on a Thursday night. I’m sitting here unshowered with one hand stuck in a large bag of chocolate chips, writing, erasing, writing, erasing some more, desperate to pull some magic from thin air for an overdue article. Two of my three girls are locked in their room finally tucked into their beds after countless glasses of water and several empty threats about … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Readjust Expectations During Deployment

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Are you currently homeschooling? Interested in homeschooling? Do you have a crazy situation you are trying to find a solution to? Advice for someone else? Or ANY question in general? Time4Learning and Military Spouse want to help! Submit your questions here and we will personally answer them!   … [Read more...]

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5 Ways the Military Family Evolves

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How many of you have gotten this question: “How on EARTH do you do it? How does your marriage/family survive with all of that (moving, separation, etc.)”? Now, how many of you reply to this query with the answer, “I don’t know….we just DO”? That is exactly how I have answered that question for the last 16 years. Recently though, I have come to realize that this answer … [Read more...]

5 Ways the Military Family Evolves

How to Make Sure YOU Are On Your Own Team

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Military spouse, I think you need some time out. “Time out.” Sounds like something you’d say to a stubborn three-year-old, right? “You need a time out,” you say, as the little one collapses into a heap and wails on the floor. We’ll all experience this as parents -- and heck, years ago, we’ve all been that kid. The thing is, I think there’s a part of that child in each and … [Read more...]

How to Make Sure YOU Are On Your Own Team

Military Spouse Career Advancement

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The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program has implemented the Department of Defense Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon, for accessing all My Career Advancement Account Scholarship accounts. Current My Career Advancement Account Scholarship username and passwords no longer work.  All My Career Advancement Account Scholarship participants are required to utilize a DS … [Read more...]

Military Spouse Career Advancement