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    Lizann Lightfoot

    Lizann Lightfoot has been with her Marine for two decades of military service. Together, they have survived 7 deployments, done 6 PCS moves, had 5 children, lived in 4 time zones, and spent 3 years overseas! As a professional writer, Lizann is the voice of the Seasoned Spouse blog, and has published hundreds of articles in military magazines and on websites supporting the military community. She is the author of the books Welcome to Rota, the Ultimate Deployment Guide, and Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses.
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    Posts By Lizann Lightfoot

    August 11, 2021

    Experiencing Reverse Culture Shock as a Military Family

    Military Life

    When returning from an overseas PCS, military families are usually excited to be coming back to their home country. But what if you don't quite fit in like you once did?

    April 17, 2020

    How to Handle a Short-Notice PCS Move

    Military Life

    Sometimes you have months to prepare for a PCS move. Other times, the military acts quickly, leaving you very little time to pack up and get to your new location.

    November 14, 2018

    12 Winter Home Maintenance Tips for Landlords

    Home Maintenance

    As a long-distance landlord, don’t get caught out in the cold with emergency repairs! Take the time now to do these preventative maintenance steps on your home.

    May 17, 2018

    How to Buy a Home from a Distance

    Home Buying

    While it's recommended that you shouldn't buy a home sight unseen, sometimes military life makes that difficult. Find out how to protect your investment when buying a home from a distance.

    March 15, 2018

    7 Ideas to Manage Spring Break When Your Spouse Is Deployed

    Military Life

    Solo parent facing spring break alone with the kids while your spouse is deloyed? Check out this list of great tips!

    January 11, 2018

    7 Ways to Live Like a Local at Your Duty Station

    Military Life

    Volunteer, explore, visit all the local haunts. Get tips to make this your best PCS move yet!

    November 07, 2017

    What Should a Property Manager Do for You?

    Property Management

    If you're a military homeowner, you may need to hire a property manager for your home. Find out what they should... and shouldn't do for you!

    August 11, 2017

    Tips for Military Families Selling a Rental Property

    Selling a Home

    Many military families find they need to sell a rental property while stationed elsewhere. Start the process with these tips.