7 Phrases & Sayings to Sound Like a Local in Charleston

7 Phrases & Sayings to Sound Like a Local in Charleston
Photo courtesy of Charleston Regional Development Alliance

Charleston and the state of South Carolina, much like its southern neighbors, have many colloquial phrases. From the founding families to the Geechee and Gullah communities, Charleston has many unique sayings. But there is one constant: the twang of the famous South Carolina accent. My husband and I recently PCS'd to Charleston. If and when [...]

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

St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Festivals 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: Bangor: St. Patty’s Day Poulsbo Beer Run Photo courtesy of Poulsbo Beer Run The Poulsbo [...]

NMCRS Visiting Nurse Program & How You Can Take Advantage Of It

NMCRS Visiting Nurse Program & How You Can Take Advantage Of It

Did you know that the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) has a non-insurance-based Visiting Nurse Program that can assist you with health education, research, and referrals? Navigating the health care systems at each new duty station can be downright frustrating, and adding your children’s healthcare on top of that and you’ve got a full-time job [...]

5 Ways to Build & Sustain Healthy Habits in the New Year

5 Ways to Build & Sustain Healthy Habits in the New Year

Guest blog post by Sally DeBoer,  Submarine Birthday 5k Team  As the new year approaches, many of us are looking to add healthy habits to our routines. But let’s be real – the life of a submarine family is unique, and uniquely challenging – and the one-size-fits-all health and fitness tips floating around the internet [...]

Your Guide to Fall Activities Near Kings Bay

Your Guide to Fall Activities Near Kings Bay

While it doesn’t quite feel like fall yet here in the south, there are plenty of fall activities to do in and around Kings Bay! Incacheetoo Petting Zoo - Waverly, GA Image from Incacheetoo Petting Zoo Facebook page Open weekends from September 25-November 28th, this is more than just a petting zoo! It is full [...]

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking COMPASS

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking COMPASS

Whether you are a brand new Navy spouse or well-seasoned to the military lifestyle, the COMPASS program is strategically designed to help set you and your family up for success. Navigating the ins and outs of Navy life can be a daunting task...even for the most experienced! If there is one sure-fire bet, it’s that [...]