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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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    February 02, 2023

    Expert Tips for Your First PCS Move

    PCS Moves

    If this is your first military move, you probably have some concerns and questions about what’s ahead. We're sharing some best tips and advice from experienced military families.

    January 04, 2023

    10 Easy, Low-Cost Ideas to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

    Home Maintenance

    While you may not want to tackle a big home maintenance project like replacing windows or adding insulation, you can utilize some easy, low-cost ways to keep your house warm this winter.

    December 28, 2022

    7 Common Mistakes that First-Time Home Buyers Make

    Home Buying

    Congratulations! You've decided it's time to make the leap and buy your first home. But as you start househunting, you're beginning to realize that buying a house can be as scary as it is exciting. Le...

    December 21, 2022

    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...

    November 21, 2022

    12 Holiday Events in the San Antonio Area

    Military Life

    If you’re stationed in or traveling to San Antonio over the holidays, start planning your calendar now. With all the events and attractions, the Alamo City may just overwhelm you with all the things t...

    October 07, 2022

    Helping Military Kids Get Through Multiple Deployments of a Parent

    Military Life

    Studies show that over 2 million children have experienced the wartime deployment of a parent in the past decade, many of them going through repeated deployments of their parent. Learn about the help ...

    September 28, 2022

    Celebrate Oktoberfest Near These Military Bases

    Military Life

    Pretzels? Beer? Bratwurst? That's Oktoberfest! Check out these Oktoberfest events at a military base near you.

    July 25, 2022

    6 Outings for the Whole Family Near Robins AFB, Georgia

    Air Force Bases

    There will be plenty to fill your time while you're stationed in the Peach State! We're sharing fun things for the whole family to do during your time at Robins AFB.

    June 06, 2022

    Get Outdoors Near Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Military Life

    Whether you're setting out to a nearby destination or taking a trip to explore the Pacific Northwest, take a look at a few ideas for your next outdoor adventure near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

    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.

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