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Rainy Day Play: 4 Indoor Play Spaces Near Kitsap County

Whether your recently PCS’d to Washington state or you’ve been here for years, you’re likely dreading this dreary season. And by “season,” we mean months upon months (upon months). Due to the Pacific Ocean’s moist air, the west side of Washington state experiences ample cloud cover and rain, mostly during winter months (we promise, the […]

Sub Spouse Small Business: RKM Designs

In our latest installment of “Sub Spouse Small Business,” we want to introduce you to Rachel! Currently residing in Nebraska, Rachel is a submarine spouse and owner of RKM Designs, an online Etsy shop where she specializes in children’s clothing. Name: Rachel Current Duty Station: Nebraska Q: How did you get started? My sewing journey […]

Welcome to The Mess: Your Guide to Chief Season

Congratulations on this amazing moment and accomplishment for your spouse! Your spouse has distinguished themselves as not only a technical expert, but a leader. Chiefs are important cause to bridge the gap between enlisted and officers acting not only as supervisors but advocates for their sailors. The next few weeks will not only be exciting […]

Mental Health Resources for Military Spouses & Families

The first week of October is a national mental health awareness week, with October being a National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. October 10th is commonly celebrated as World Mental Health Day. Because checking in on our mental health is important, here are some mental health resources available for military spouses and families: FOCUS […]

Halloween in Hampton Roads

With Halloween just around the corner (18 days), make sure you embrace the spooky season and explore local events at your duty station! If you’re stationed in Norfolk, there’s plenty of scary fun happening throughout Hampton Roads. Here’s four events we have our eyes on: Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Sept. 10th-Oct. 31st This fan favorite […]

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Your Healthy Eating Guide During a PCS or Deployment

Healthy eating should be a lifestyle, but with “boat life” it can be easier to reach for cereal or frozen nuggets for dinner then thinking about meal prep. We recently have PC’S’d, lived with family members and currently reside in a hotel while we wait for house. All my hopes for total clean eating have […]