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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).

All’s Quiet on the Western Front: 28 Things I’ve Learned About Living/Being Stationed in England

All’s been quiet on the Western front…but that’s because More Than a Mrs. has made it to England (and is getting ready to make some noise over here🤪). Here’s a quick, bulleted synopsis of what I’ve learned about being stationed in Europe thus far (some are things I already knew, but they might still be…

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…

The Introvert’s Guide to Finding Your Tribe

Making friends at each of your spouse’s new duty stations is already inherently difficult. How can you possibly hope to find your tribe of military spouse friends, when you’re an introvert? The answer, my friends, is quite simple. Just wait to be adopted by an extrovert! But seriously, for many introverts, the prospect of becoming…

Free Military Care Package Printables to Send To Your Loved One  

Military Care Package Printables to Send To Your Loved One Guest Submitted. There’s no way to sugar-coat it — distance is hard. Distance puts stress on any kind of relationship because it complicates communication, physical touch, and quality time. Adding in a deployment only further complicates things but luckily, there are many ways to feel…