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    Lizann Lightfoot

    Lizann Lightfoot is the Seasoned Spouse, a military wife who has been with her husband since before Boot Camp—15 years ago! Together they have been through 6 deployments and 4 different duty stations (including 1 overseas in Spain). Lizann spends her days at home wrangling their 4 young children, cooking somewhat healthy meals, writing about military life, and wondering where the family will end up next. She is the author of the book Welcome to Rota and of the Seasoned Spouse blog.
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    April 17, 2020

    How to Handle a Short-Notice PCS Move

    Military Life PCS Moves

    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 Property Management

    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 PCS Moves

    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 Property Management

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

    October 14, 2016

    Experiencing Reverse Culture Shock as a Military Family

    Military Life PCS Moves

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