Over 25 Holiday Light Displays at Every Duty Station

Over 25 Holiday Light Displays at Every Duty Station

The holiday season is upon us! And as you finish your Thanksgiving leftovers and dig out your Christmas decorations, there's no better way to get in the spirit than visiting a holiday light show! From lobster trap trees to illuminated Navy ships, every duty station has something unique to offer. Below is a list of [...]

The Best Host & Hostess Gift Ideas From Duty Stations

The Best Host & Hostess Gift Ideas From Duty Stations

During my time as a Navy spouse so far I’ve had the opportunity to meet new friends in each duty station we’ve been in. These friends quickly became like family as important milestones in life presented themselves. Whether it be a baby shower, new dolphins, an FRG holiday party or a hail and farewell, there was always [...]

Portsmouth Bucket List: Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

Portsmouth Bucket List: Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

If you're stationed in Portsmouth, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens needs to be added to your bucket list! Located roughly two hours from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the gardens is located in charming community of Boothbay, Maine. The gardens is a people’s garden, a grassroots effort that began as a casual conversation between friends and evolved [...]

Portsmouth & Groton Staycation: Great Wolf Lodge New England

Portsmouth & Groton Staycation: Great Wolf Lodge New England

Great Wolf Lodge New England is a great place for a little family fun. Whether you are celebrating homecoming, a birthday, or just need a little family getaway, Great Wolf Lodge has something fun for everyone. Located in Fitchburg, MA, the hotel is about 90 minutes from Groton and Portsmouth. There is also a Great [...]

Military Spouse Small Business: Wild Monarch Baby

Military Spouse Small Business: Wild Monarch Baby

When Ashley Lindsey was pregnant, she visited Portsmouth, NH while her husband was doing training. She was surprised when she couldn't find a baby boutique in the area. Towards the end of her pregnancy, Ashley was inspired to leave her nursing career and go back to school for business. And so Wild Monarch Baby was [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Events at Every Duty Station

St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Events at Every Duty Station

Happy March! As we look ahead to St. Patrick’s Day, many duty station communities around the country are returning to their festivals and parades! From beer runs and races to parades and scavenger hunts, check out the local events near you: Bahrain: MWR 5K Run/Walk & After Party Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17th [...]

Let’s Skate – Outdoor Ice Skating in Portsmouth

Let’s Skate – Outdoor Ice Skating in Portsmouth
Photo courtesy of Strawbery Banke Museum

Outdoor ice skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke Museum has been our favorite outdoor activity recently. The cold weather has been a huge adjustment for our family but there is something so nostalgic about outdoor ice skating. The charming neighborhood and mid-rink fire pit make the experience even better. [...]