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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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    July 26, 2021

    PCS to Fort Campbell, Kentucky

    Army Posts

    Making a PCS move to Fort Campbell, Kentucky? Let’s take a quick tour of your new duty station!

    July 23, 2021

    11 Things to Know Before Your First Overseas PCS Move

    PCS Moves

    Moving overseas with the military? Once the excitement of the news wears off and before you pack your bags, find out a few things to know before you go.

    July 19, 2021

    8 Nature Trails Near Joint Base Langley-Eustis

    Army Posts

    If you’re stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, finding outdoor activities is easy! Here are a few area nature trails to add to your list! You'll find th...

    June 25, 2021

    Military Spouse Employment and Connections at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-...

    Air Force Bases

    Are you a military spouse at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam? Find ideas to connect with other spouses, discover volunteer opportunities, or further your employment!

    June 14, 2021

    8 Amazing Hikes near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Air Force Bases

    As you settle into your Hawaii assignment, it’s time to start exploring! The island offers an abundance of hikes which feature mountain and ocean views, waterfalls, and the chance to challenge any ski...

    May 28, 2021

    Do You Need an Attorney for Your FSBO?

    Selling a Home

    When you choose to sell your home yourself, you'll be responsible for a number of things, including closing. Will you need to hire an attorney for your For Sale By Owner (FSBO)?

    May 14, 2021

    Landlords, Should You Allow Pets in Your Rental Property?

    Property Management

    As a landlord, you've probably given some thought as to whether or not you should allow pets in your rental property. And if you’re catering to military renters, it’s especially important to consider.

    April 26, 2021

    Expert Tips for Your First PCS Move

    PCS Moves

    If this is your first military move, you probably have some concerns about what’s ahead. Wouldn't it be nice to hear from someone who’s been where you’re going, someone who will give it to you straigh...

    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...