4 Ways to Make a New Location Feel Like Home

Four years ago, I was a brand new military wife and I had just traded the palm trees and tacos of a small California surf town for the cobblestone streets and clam chowder of an East Coast island town. I may still have been on US soil, but moving to our first duty station as a new Navy spouse, everything felt so strange and different that I might as well have been halfway across the world.

4 Ways To Make A New Place Feel Like Home | PCS | Guide for Military Wives | More at ofseasandsundry.com

Moving to a new duty station always takes some adjustment, but there are a few proactive steps any military wife can take in order to make it feel more familiar almost instantly. Ready to stop feeling like a stranger at your new duty station? Here are four fun and foolproof ways for military spouses to feel at home in an unfamiliar location!

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How To Sleep Better Alone | Deployment Diaries

HOW TO SLEEP BETTER (Even when you're alone) Great for tips for deployment! | More at ofseasandsundry.com

 It was 3 AM and LTJG Husband was at sea again. What was that noise? Was someone in the house? I lay awake for a few anxious minutes before deciding I hadn’t heard anything. My eyes drifted shut, only to bounce back open when another unfamiliar noise drifted in the window. It’s just someone walking by. Everything is okay.

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3 Things That Happen When You Live Away From Your Military Community

3 Things that Happen When You Live Outside Of Your Military Community | We've all been there! | More at ofseasandsundry.com

Most military wives will- at some point- spend time living outside their military community. Whether its crashing with family during a deployment, staying in your home state while hubby does an independent assignment, or simply choosing to live farther from base in order to buy a home, many of us have had a taste of what life is like as a military wife outside of our military support system.

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Why I Chose Tricare Standard For My Pregnancies

Are you a pregnant military wife? Wondering how to navigate the military health care system for your prenatal care? Find out why I chose Tricare Standard for my two pregnancies while 'married to the military' and why I think it's your best option for the delivery you want!

Congratulations! You just peed on a stick and that magical second pink line appeared. You’re pregnant! Unfortunately, when you’re a military wife, you know that the 1001 questions that the average woman has when she finds out she is pregnant are tripled when you are entrenched in military life. As military wives, we have to think about things that others don’t, like: Will the father be deployed before the birth? Will I have help when the baby comes with my family living on the other side of the country? How do I see a doctor and what kind of care is covered?

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