COVID Check-In: One Year Since a Pandemic Was Declared

COVID Check-In: One Year Since a Pandemic Was Declared

I’m sure that I am not the only one who never imagined living through a pandemic. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. On that day, many in the United States were still going about their daily lives, with few understanding the lifestyle changes that were [...]

6 Date Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day (COVID-Friendly)

6 Date Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day (COVID-Friendly)

Military life can make scheduling regular date-nights difficult. Schedule changes, last minute meetings, and boat emergencies can sometimes make it seem impossible to find some quality time with our sailors. Throw COVID restrictions on top of it, and many of us find ourselves stuck at home with few options for a date night. Below are [...]

2020 Has Been a Year. Here’s How to Find Gratitude In It

2020 Has Been a Year. Here’s How to Find Gratitude In It

Military life is hard enough as it is, let alone add a pandemic to it. Most of us have experienced a multitude of different and new inconveniences from quarantines to extended deployments to shift work to not seeing the inside of a restaurant since February. This year has been a trying time for all. Everyone [...]

6 Virtual and Socially-Distanced Fall Events on Oahu

6 Virtual and Socially-Distanced Fall Events on Oahu
Photo courtesy of Waimanalo Country Farm Facebook Page

Fall on Oahu feels a little different for those of us that are used to the traditional four seasons. However, the fall is a wonderful time on Oahu, with many different activities to participate in. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPPH) is currently at "HPCON-Charlie," and because of this, the activities listed below are fall activities [...]

Boat to Home: 8 Fun Fall Ideas To Do During Quarantine (Groton)

Boat to Home: 8 Fun Fall Ideas To Do During Quarantine (Groton)

As COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise in Connecticut, local Navy leadership has reinstituted "HPCON C" guidelines for COVID mitigation at Naval Submarine Base New London.  As our state continues its phased reopening, our military families must observe from afar to protect our submariners.  Fall in Connecticut means pumpkin patches, hay rides, cider donuts and [...]

4 Kid-Friendly Things to Do While Socially Distancing (Bangor)

4 Kid-Friendly Things to Do While Socially Distancing (Bangor)
Photo courtesy of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Facebook page

While Washington state continues to tighten up COVID-19 precautions, you may feel like you’re in a rut. And if you’re like me with young kids at home, you may be itching to switch up  your daily routine. Looking for inspiration for new activities to engage your children? Below are some recent outings I took with [...]

Two Ways to Keep an Active FRG During COVID-19

Two Ways to Keep an Active FRG During COVID-19

Keeping an active Family Readiness Group (FRG) right now can be quite difficult, but it's so important that we stay connected during this hard time. So we must provide comfort and friendship to our fellow spouses. As many of you know, a deployment can be extremely hard without a global pandemic, so this just makes [...]