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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 03, 2020

    12 Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures Near Military Bases

    Military Life Travel Tips

    Whether it's an outdoor activity to searching for the paranormal, there's fun for the whole family near these military bases across the U.S.

    May 25, 2020

    Remembering Our Heroes on Memorial Day

    Military Life

    For most Americans, Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with the beginning of summer and brings to mind backyard barbecues or a lazy day at the beach. Take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of Me...

    April 24, 2020

    Don't Forget These 5 Expenses in Your PCS Budget

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Facing a PCS military move? Plan ahead for unexpected expenses!

    April 22, 2020

    Tips for Dealing with Your Homeowners Association

    Home Buying

    If you bought a home in a subdivision, planned community, or condominium complex, chances are good that you were also required to enroll in your neighborhood Homeowners Association (HOA). Let's break ...

    April 09, 2020

    Financial Help for Military Families Affected By the Coronavirus

    Military Life

    Each of the service branch military relief societies offers help and support for military families, ranging from no-interest loans, grants, and payment of temporary lodging and rent to many other reso...

    April 01, 2020

    8 Updates for Military Families As the Coronavirus Quarantine Continue...

    Military Life

    As the quarantines due to the Coronavirus pandemic continue, the extended time at home becomes more than an inconvenience for many military families. See these updates from official sources on support...

    March 24, 2020

    Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Military Community

    Military Life

    With the constantly evolving news on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it can be difficult to keep up with what’s real and what’s hearsay. Here's a list of official resources with the latest inform...

    March 16, 2020

    The Impact of COVID-19 on Military PCS Moves and Travel

    Military Life PCS Moves

    With the announcement this weekend that the Department of Defense is temporarily banning domestic Permanent Change of Station moves and temporary duty travel in an effort to help stop the spread of th...

    January 15, 2020

    5 Things to Do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

    Selling a Home

    From cleaning to decluttering to home staging, there are a few things to pay attention to before even putting your home on the market--tasks that can help set your home apart and get those offers roll...

    December 30, 2020

    4 Ways to Create Goals When You Don't Know What Military Life Will Bri...

    Military Life

    Military life can be uncertain. You may not know if you have a move, deployment, or family separation this year. How can you set goals?

    September 18, 2019

    Happy Birthday, U.S. Air Force!

    Military Life

    The U.S. Air Force, as we know it now, was established on September 18, 1947. Since that time, American Airmen continue to do amazing things all around the world and are the preeminent force in air, s...

    September 11, 2019

    Remembering September 11: Stories from Military Families

    Military Life

    Never forget. Never again. It’s something we said in the days following 9/11, and it’s important to continue sharing our stories. I asked some military families what they remember about that day. Here...