The Submerged Life Holiday Gift Guide 2021

The Submerged Life Holiday Gift Guide 2021

The holidays are just around the corner! We have compiled a list of nearly 50 gift ideas for submariners, submarine spouses and extended family who would love some submarine swag to celebrate. This list could also help with a promotion ceremony, end of tour, hail and farewell, birthday, Mother's or Father's Day, and other special [...]

Your Guide to Sub Spouse Photographers

Your Guide to Sub Spouse Photographers

It’s that time again!  Looking for a photographer for your holiday card photos?  Look no further.  We have gathered a list of submarine spouses around the country who would love to photograph your family for any occasion.  From Groton to Hawaii, we have you covered. We asked fellow sub spouses to share their favorite photographers, [...]

How to Cope With Infertility Over The Holidays

How to Cope With Infertility Over The Holidays

Submitted by an anonymous reader As the seasons shift (unless you live in Hawaii or Guam) the pumpkin patch photos, cute kids trick or treating, and family merriment over Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, etcetera are coming! This always seems to be turbocharged amongst the submarine community where I feel there’s an unwritten rule of at least [...]

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) When You PCS to Washington State

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) When You PCS to Washington State

Every duty station has a reputation. And when it comes to Naval Base Kitsap/Bangor in Washington state, the biggest complaint is (you guessed it) the weather. Due to the Pacific Ocean’s moist air, the west side of Washington state experiences ample cloud cover and rain, mostly during winter months. So yes, it does rain. A [...]

Mental Health Resources for Military Spouses & Families

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 [...]

I Just PCS’d For the First Time in Years – Here’s 6 Lessons I Learned

I Just PCS’d For the First Time in Years – Here’s 6 Lessons I Learned

Do an inventory of your pantry... months in advance I was so focused on purging clothes and other household items, I completely overlooked our pantry. If I could go back in time, I would have done an inventory three, maybe even six months in advance. Also limit your Costco, Sam's Club or BJ runs. Do [...]

Hawaiian Cuisine: 8 Signature Dishes to Try

Hawaiian Cuisine: 8 Signature Dishes to Try

Hawaiian cuisine is a diverse and eclectic mix different cuisines and cultures with origins that date back to 300 AD with use of earth ovens to cook fish and taro. The cuisine of Hawaii has continued to expand as immigrate workers from China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Portugal arrived to Hawaii to [...]