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    Jen McDonald

    Jen McDonald is the Content Editor for MilitaryByOwner Advertising. She's a longtime writer, the author of the books You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse and Milspouse Matters: Sharing Strength Through Our Stories. Jen is also the host of the Milspouse Matters podcast, and has written hundreds of articles and essays which have been published in other books and numerous publications. She was a military spouse for 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 veteran 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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    June 07, 2024

    Pro PCS Tips From Seasoned Milspouses

    PCS Moves

    Military spouses are pros at moving. Here, they're sharing their tried-and-true PCS tips and the essentials to make it through your next move.

    June 05, 2024

    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.

    June 03, 2024

    10 Tips for Selling Your Home When You Have Little Kids

    Selling a Home

    Can you sell your home while living in it with small children? Yes, it's possible! Keep your sanity and your home show-ready with these expert tips.

    May 24, 2024

    16 Ways to Prepare for Your Overseas Military Move

    PCS Moves

    If you're one of the lucky military families with orders to move overseas, this is an exciting time! You may already be dreaming of the travels you'll take, the ways you'll immerse your military kids ...

    May 15, 2024

    Things to Do Near Lackland AFB

    Air Force Bases

    We're covering the top things to do near Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, from historic sites to outdoor adventures and annual events. Plan your itinerary for an unforgettable stay!

    April 05, 2024

    Do You Know About These Resources for Military Kids?

    Military Life

    Military kids show us every day how adaptive and resilient they are. Since they can use all the support they can get, we're sharing a few of our favorite resources.

    March 29, 2024

    Discover San Antonio: What to Know Before Your PCS

    PCS Moves

    Discover all you need to know before your PCS to San Antonio, the vibrant "Military City, USA." Get practical info and explore the rich culture and endless activities in South Texas.

    March 01, 2024

    What Military Homeowners and Renters Should Know About Flood Insurance

    Renting a Home

    Learn what military homeowners and renters need to know about flood insurance. Understand coverage, high-risk areas, and important FAQs for protecting your property.

    January 03, 2024

    Home Organization Ideas: Declutter Your Space with These Simple Tips

    Home Maintenance

    Get organized and declutter your home with these simple and effective home organization ideas. Practical tips will help you establish a more orderly and clutter-free environment in your living space.

    December 21, 2023

    NORAD Tracks Santa in Timeless Holiday Tradition

    Military Life

    What started as a typo turned into one of the Department of Defense's largest community outreach programs! Learn more about the history behind NORAD's Santa tracker and then gather up the kids for thi...

    December 08, 2023

    Surviving a Military Move During the Holidays

    PCS Moves

    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 one military family!

    December 02, 2023

    12 Holiday Events in the San Antonio Area

    Military Life

    Discover 12 holiday events in the San Antonio area that will get you in the festive spirit! From dazzling light displays to festive markets and live entertainment, there's something for everyone to en...