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    Jen McDonald

    Jen McDonald is the Content Editor for MilitaryByOwner Advertising. She's a longtime writer, the author of the book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, the host of the Milspouse Matters podcast, and has been published in several books and numerous national publications. She was a military spouse for nearly 30 years and is the mom of four (including one son in the military). One of her happiest roles now is being a grandmother. She and her newly retired Air Force husband have been stationed all around the world from Europe to the Pacific and won’t count how many houses they’ve lived in because that would be too depressing. Her passion is encouraging young military spouses and regularly sharing about topics like military life, parenting, homeschooling...and now grandparenting! See more from Jen at her site, Jen McDonald and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , and Pinterest.
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    March 26, 2021

    Insider Tips: Travel to Oahu

    Travel Tips

    Traveling or making a PCS move to Oahu? Here's a starting point of "don't miss" sights and experiences!

    March 08, 2021

    11 Ways to Get Outdoors in San Antonio

    Travel Tips

    Let's head outside in San Antonio! There’s so much to do here that we can barely scratch the surface with this list, but consider this a starting point for your outdoor adventures.

    February 08, 2021

    Get to Know Wright-Patterson AFB

    Military Life

    Heading to Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio? Get to know more about the area and then download your free guide to WPAFB.

    January 13, 2021

    13 Military Housing Do's and Don'ts

    Military Life

    Living in military housing can feel like a throwback to simpler times, but of course it's not quite the same as living off base. Being a good neighbor can make all the difference! What would you add t...

    January 06, 2021

    Top 10 Best U.S. Cities for Veterans

    Military Life

    If you're a veteran or a military member due to separate from the military in the coming year, Veterans United has curated a list of the 50 best places to live and buy a home across the country. Come ...

    January 04, 2021

    Things to Do Near Lackland AFB

    Military Life

    Whether Lackland is your new duty station or you're just visiting, if your military travels bring you here, you'll never be bored! From exploring cultural sites to the foodie scene or heading outdoors...

    December 16, 2020

    Should You Make a New Year's Resolution?

    Military Life

    Is it worth making a New Year's resolution? It can be if you start with realistic goals for the new year.

    December 07, 2020

    Surviving a Military Move During the Holidays

    Military Life

    How to cope with a military move right smack dab in the middle of the “most wonderful time of the year”? Here are a few ideas that worked for our family.

    November 30, 2020

    Holiday Fun for the Whole Family Near Scott AFB

    Military Life

    If you’re stationed at Scott AFB, Illinois, in the greater St. Louis area, you’ll find plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit and even make time for family fun in the coming weeks, whether soci...

    November 27, 2020

    7 Ways Military Spouses Can Face the Holidays Alone During Deployment

    Military Life

    Feeling more Grinch-like than festive? For many military spouses, the upcoming holiday season doesn’t bring thoughts of joy if they're separated from their deployed spouse. If you're not feeling parti...

    October 09, 2020

    6 Resources for a Military Move with Pets

    Military Life

    A family pet brings companionship and happiness, but can also add layers of complication to a military move. Check out this list of resources to make your PCS move with pets easier.

    August 28, 2020

    PCS Moves During COVID-19: Military Families Share Their Experiences

    Military Life

    With the constantly evolving reality of life during a pandemic, the typical PCS move season has also been greatly affected. Hear from military families who are moving right now, as they share their ti...