Sub Spouse Small Business: East Ave Art

Sub Spouse Small Business: East Ave Art

This week in our "Sub Spouse Small Business" series, meet Brittany Albrecht of East Ave Art! Based in Portsmouth, Brittany creates handmade, small batch, unique polymer clay earrings. What started as a pandemic hobby turned into a great, lucrative business. Read more of her story below! Name: Brittany Albrecht Hometown: Rochester, NY Current Duty Station: [...]

Four Things to Know About Christening Ceremonies

Four Things to Know About Christening Ceremonies
USS Hyman G. Rickover SSN 795 - Christened July 31, 2021 - Sponsor Darleen Greenert

If your spouse is attached to a PCU (Pre-Commissioning Unit), chances are you have either attended or heard of a christening ceremony. This ceremony celebrates a momentous milestone as a newly-built submarine gets ready to join the fleet. Steeped in pride and tradition, the christening ceremony is dedicated to both the sailors and shipbuilders who [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow as a Military Spouse

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow as a Military Spouse

As newly-christened Navy spouses, it didn’t take long to realize the resources we needed weren’t as readily available… and so The Submerged Life was born. We wanted to launch this blog to help connect submarine spouses around the world, as we help each other navigate this crazy life. Over the last two years we've also [...]