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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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    May 19, 2022

    Can a Military Family Move Overseas Without Command Sponsorship?

    PCS Moves

    Can a spouse or family member still move overseas with the active duty member without command sponsorship? Let’s break it down. 

    May 06, 2022

    22 Things Military Spouses Never Say During Deployment

    Military Life

    If you're a military spouse who's been through a couple of deployments, you know there are things you just won't say. What would you add to this list?

    April 20, 2022

    12 Lessons I Learned from Living Overseas

    PCS Moves

    An overseas PCS is an exciting time, but also an opportunity for learning! You might find you learn some unexpected lessons.

    April 08, 2022

    Celebrate Military Kids During April, Month of the Military Child!

    Military Life

    April is designated the Month of the Military Child. How will you celebrate your kids this month?

    April 06, 2022

    10 Tips for Selling Your Home When You Have Little Kids

    Selling a Home

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

    April 01, 2022

    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 02, 2022

    4 Reasons Military Families Love to Retire Near Maxwell AFB

    Military Life

    Alabama is known as one of the best states for military members to retire, with the Montgomery area a popular location. And while you may already be aware of this Southern city’s affordable home price...

    February 11, 2022

    6 Resources for a Military Move with Pets

    PCS Moves

    Whether you're making a move with your pets overseas or driving across the country, you may not know about all the helpful resources for military families, ranging from pet relocation grants to pet fo...

    January 31, 2022

    10 Fan-Favorite Restaurants and Cafes Near Camp Pendleton

    Marine Corps Bases

    You’ll find all sorts of food experiences in the San Diego area: food trucks, fine dining, and casual seaside fare. Start with this list of fan favorites, then let us know your favorite restaurant nea...

    January 24, 2022

    Your PCS Move to Camp Pendleton, California

    Marine Corps Bases

    If military life has you headed to Camp Pendleton, California, we're here to help! Come along for a quick overview of this bucket list duty station. 

    December 21, 2021

    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, 2021

    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!

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