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    Dawn M. Smith

    Dawn is a real estate and military life writer who has a serious HGTV habit. When she is not writing, her teen daughter, Army husband, and golden retriever keep her busy through chauffeur duties, travel planning, and long dog walks. Dawn is pleased to share her experiences with MilitaryByOwner readers who are hoping to simplify military family journeys of all kinds. Follow Dawn on Pinterest for more ideas and resources and visit her site at Dawn M. Smith Custom Content Creation.
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    September 23, 2022

    Deployment Ahead: Should I Move Back Home or Stay Put?

    Military Life

    When faced with a deployment, what's the best option for the family members left behind?

    September 19, 2022

    How Military Families Can Cope with the Rental Housing Shortage

    PCS Moves

    BAH and a rental home shortage make it hard for military families to find a home. Learn about solutions and what to expect in the future.

    September 16, 2022

    Prep for the Holidays Now: A Month-by-Month Guide

    Military Life

    Don't let the holidays sneak up and cause stress. With this month-by-month guide, you'll prep for the holidays in no time!

    September 12, 2022

    Fall Fun Near Fort Campbell and Clarksville, Kentucky

    Army Posts

    Welcome to Fort Campbell, KY, where fall fun is easy to find. With this list of things to do, you'll spend autumn afternoons enjoying Clarksville and the surrounding area.

    September 09, 2022

    Fall Home Maintenance for Military Homeowners

    Home Maintenance

    Whether you've just moved or are due for a PCS, home maintenance is important. Don't miss this detailed list of fall home maintenance tips for both tenants and military homeowners!

    September 07, 2022

    Try These Easy and Affordable Fall Decorating Trends

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Follow these fall home decorating trends to bring your home into the new season with budget-friendly suggestions.

    August 31, 2022

    5 Positive Traits Military Renters Look for in a Landlord

    Property Management

    Whether you're a new or experienced landlord, learn how to find the best military tenants. These are the five qualities military renters look for in a potential landlord.

    August 29, 2022

    Must-Do Adventures on I-70 From Utah to Maryland

    Travel Tips

    Driving between Utah and Maryland on I-70 isn't quick, but with this list of things to do along the way, you can make your PCS trip fun and exciting.

    August 24, 2022

    Remote Work Options for Military Spouses

    Military Life

    Military spouses, this your time to find the remote work you need and want! Find out which companies are building their remote military spouse workforces.

    August 15, 2022

    9 Festive Fall Activities Near Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island

    Navy Bases

    If you’re ready to say goodbye to summer and plan festive fall activities in September and October, use this guide to popular events near Naval Station Newport to help narrow your choices. 

    August 12, 2022

    15 Easy Ways to Make Connections at Your Child's New School

    Military Life

    If you’re looking to make fast friends and connections in your community, look no further than your children’s schools. It’s the easiest place to meet friends and neighbors with like-minded goals: imp...

    July 27, 2022

    PCA Orders: Can I Get Out of My Lease?

    PCS Moves

    Do you know the difference between a PCS move and a PCA? We'll break it down, and give you some strategies for handling a PCA before you're faced with it, including whether or not you can break a leas...

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