Military Families and Moving

familyactivities.co Most of you know that military families move a lot, as well as you know that Hubs and I have lived in 4 states in 5 years.  We have been in Montana a whole 10 months now :)  I hope that it is at least 3 more years before we move again...awe wishful thinking.  That is a lot of moving, and boxes, and packing paper, and a lot of choices as to where we will live.  We have lived off post, sometimes by choice and sometimes because the wait list was extremely long for on-post Continue reading

Military Moves: 7 months and still waiting

     I hate moving!  This last move (packed up on Nov. 17, 2012) has been a nightmare.  It is what PCS Urban Legends are made of!  I have a big long rambling post waiting to be completed, once I finalize the claims process.  Its a long story!  But I did want to give you all an update.     Today I spent the better part of my day on the phone, being told to call someone else - or simply being hung up on.  We are still working on the claims process, but have been paid for part of our damaged items. Continue reading

United Mayflower Container Services: Moving Made Easy #Give2theTroops #Milfam #Travelin4Coffee #spon

United Mayflower Container Services: Moving Made Easy #Give2theTroops #Milfam #Travelin4Coffee #spon

United & Mayflower are names I am sure we have all associated with moving companies.  I know I have seen their names across big 18-wheelers headed across Nebraska (and now other states) my whole life.       Did you know that together they form United Mayflower Container (UMC) moving company? Moving containers are the perfect choice for local or long distance moves and Military moves (PCS). They are also working to honor our Heroes!  Read on for a special discount! Simple - You load...They move! Continue reading

Move Tip #5 Make it a Home

Move Tip #5 Make it a Home

     This could be the most, emotionally, useful tip.  Every time we move there is a moment, or several, where I think that there is NO WAY our new city/place/state/etc. will feel like home.  There is usually a meltdown involved, but eventually I get things settled like curtains on the windows and pictures on the walls, and I feel so much better about our new home.       Home, is exactly what I need and every new place we live feels like someone else's home....until we make it our own.  That is Continue reading

Feeling Isolated and Alone: a military spouse admission #MilSpouse

Feeling Isolated and Alone: a military spouse admission #MilSpouse

     I've been putting off this post since we left El Paso, hoping that I would not need to write it.  Hoping that this move would feel different than our other moves, but I was just fooling myself.  There are so many times in the lives of military families where they can easily become isolated and feel like they are alone.  I know this because I have been there, I am there now.  Deployments, moving, active guard families that are not in locations with others, recruiters who are sprinkled around Continue reading