The 2014 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) rates were released today. On average rates went up about 5%.
My family gets San Diego BAH and it’s going up about $10.00. However, it looks like those of you stationed at Camp Pendleton are going to get a bigger increase. Continue reading 2014 BAH Rates
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My kids love everything LEGO! LEGO bricks, LEGOLAND, LEGO men or LEGO TV shows…. it doesn’t matter. They love them all! That’s why I was so excited to see that I could make a LEGO Minifigure Family Christmas card and personalize each family member. We don’t have the time to do a family picture this year, so this is the next best thing. AND, i don’t have to worry about dieting before pictures or making sure the kids sit still and smile. Continue reading LEGO Minifigure Holiday Cards
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Decorating our house for the holidays has always been a big deal for our family. Right before Thanksgiving last year, while my husband was deployed, I came down with life threatening case of Meningitis and was hospitalized for a week. When I was sent home I was still very weak and I had to have a PICC line for 6 weeks for IV antibiotics. Continue reading Walmart: Giving Tuesday
The Headquarters at Seaport District, the newly revitalized Old Police Headquarters, is hosting a three-week fundraising and donation program for USO San Diego to benefit active-duty military families this holiday season. My family had a great time at the tree lighting ceremony on Friday. The Giving Tree is beautifully decorated with red, white and blue Continue reading USO San Diego Giving Tree Gift Drive to Support Military Families
We have all see posts about things not to say to a military spouse. I just couldn’t help myself; I had to add my 2 cents on things not to say to a military spouse. So, here we go.
1) “Wow, he’s been gone 2 months already? It’s went by so fast” Um, NO! You have no idea how long the months seem when your loved one is deployed and you are the one responsible Continue reading Another List of Things Not to Say to A Military Spouse
Operation Homefront will be holding a Holiday Toy Drive in both Oceanside and San Diego this year. You must register your children in order to receive toys. Register early before spots Continue reading Operation Homefront Holiday Toy Drive
The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx will deliver 800 fresh Christmas trees to Camp Pendleton. There will be a holiday expo filled with fun events, sponsor booths plus FREE food Continue reading Trees for Troops – Camp Pendleton
Although I love traveling, I’ve never been a fan of moving: It’s stressful and a lot of work. However, I was introduced to this great eBook that I wanted to share with my readers. The site gives a great explanation of the different types of military moves, from the Government managed move to the different types of DITY moves. It engages families with the realities of moving, helps guide newer families through the process, and gives ideas on how to help children cope with the changes. Continue reading UShip Relocation Resource
On Saturday December 7th at 12:00 the Mater Dei High School and Football team is sponsoring a holiday lunch with Santa at Camp Pendleton. Enjoy lunch, a visit with Santa and stocking stuffer for the first 200 kids ages 3-13. Continue reading Monarchs for Marines Holiday Lunch with Santa at Camp Pendleton