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Show Me the Ugly

Transparency. What image does that word call to mind? While your answers may vary depending upon your own life experiences, there’s certainly one image it doesn’t conjure up: the icon representing your social media vice – network, that is – of choice. Social media has the very real potential to be the bane of humanity’s…

Downton Abbey in the Rain for $600, Please, Alex.

One of the best things about my husband’s overseas assignment has been the opportunity it presents to travel. I’m not only referring to travel to other countries (I’ll post soon about our visit to France and Disneyland Paris), but also travel to the quaint and historic villages that England is so well known for. While…

Combating the Hidden Costs of an Overseas PCS (OCONUS)

One of the more interesting things I’ve realized as a military spouse is that people automatically assume you and your service member have an inordinate surplus of money, when that couldn’t be further from the truth for many military families. In fact, it only takes the perfect storm of a few factors for a military couple to find themselves drowning in debt – like an unexpected overseas/OCONUS PCS, for example, and the (hopefully temporary) loss of one spouse’s income as a result of the move (where both spouses are employed).

Military Spouse PCSing with Pets – OCONUS (United Kingdom) Edition

A couple of months ago, and completely out of the “wild blue yonder”, my husband learned he’d be PCSing to the United Kingdon. After we got over the initial shock (and he realized it was an accompanied PCS and not a deployment), and our elation simmered to bubbling excitement, it was time for (one of)…

Milspouse on a Mission: Beauty versus the Beast

“It’s all connected. Your gifts. Your circumstances. Your purpose. Your journey. Your destiny. It’s molding you. Embrace it.” Author Unknown Krishanna R. Coleman-LeSane, also known as Mrs. Spotsylvania 2019, wears a lot of hats – or, to be more accurate, tiaras. Currently, she’s a manager, director, choreographer, sister, wife and daughter. She is a woman…