family life, milspouse

Pregnant 8 times with 2 Live Births

Earlier this week I wrote a quick post to share my gratitude for TriCare.  In that article I briefly mentioned the trials that I’ve gone through while pregnant.  It’s so important for those who’re ready to speak about their difficulties in pregnancy to do so.  When I started down this path not many people spoke about their losses and it’s…

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family life, military benefits

An Ode to Tricare

As a military family member, I’d have to say that the absolute best benefit that the government provides us with is TriCare health insurance. I’ve had a scary week.  A few days ago I developed a severe pain to the left of my belly button.  Then my Braxton Hicks contractions kicked into overdrive and went from being uncomfortable to feeling…

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family life, FRG, milspouse

What I Learned as an FRG Leader

The position of FRG Leader doesn’t come naturally to everyone.  It’s a tough job that takes thick skin and a genuine drive to do good for other military families.  When I first became the FRG Leader I did a ton of research on things I could do to benefit the unit.  I learned so much more about myself along the…

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family life, milspouse

The Gilbert Family: Fourth of July 2018 Edition

We had an absolute blast on the Fourth of July this year.  We decided not to over plan this year and I’m so happy that we did.  There was no way in 100+ degree heat, 6 months pregnant, with a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old was down for an adventure. Red, White, and Boom McKinney Fourth of July Parade We started the…

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Bloglovin’: I’m Taking the Next Step

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For those of you that don’t know, Bloglovin’ is an affiliate network for bloggers and brands to come together and share resources for a mutual goal. I’ve been operating this blog at a loss for some time now, and while I love what I’m doing, it’s about time to start trying to earn something for…

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milspouse

A Salute to the Stars and Bars this Independence Day

Independence Day means so many different things to different people.  For some it’s another 4 day weekend, for others it’s BBQ time and for a few it stands for freedom, life and liberty. My view of Independence Day has evolved as I’ve gotten older.  The 4th of July has always been a time for tanning, eating hot dogs, listening to…

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milspouse, PCS

Interested in a Personally Procured Move?

Now that you know the basics of how a standard move works, it’s time to learn about performing a personally procured move. What is a Personally Procured Move? These used to be called DITY moves, short for Do IT Yourself.  In a personally procured move, it’s your job to pack, load, transport and unload all of your belongings. Why Choose…

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milspouse, PCS

How Does a Military Standard Move Work?

Once you (or your spouse) have received PCS orders you must decide between a personally procured move or a standard move. What is a Standard Move? During a standard move, the government sends a moving company to your home to pack up all of your belongings.  They will be responsible for loading all of your boxes onto a truck and…

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milspouse, PCS

Personally Procured Move, Partially Personally Procured Move, or Standard Move

So you’ve finally received orders.  After the jumps for joy (or tears of denial) you have a big decision to make.  Will you do a personally procured move, a partially personally procured move, or a standard move? What is a Standard Move? A standard move is the easiest way to move.  The government does everything.  Through the Defense Personal Property…

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New Blog Series: Everything You Need to Know About Moving with the Military

It’s that time of year again.  PCS (Permanent Change of Station) Season.  That means it’s time to learn all about moving with the military.  It can be a confusing, convoluted process.  By the end of this blog series you’re going to know everything you need to know about moving with the military! What Are The Different Ways To Go About…

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