When we received our orders for The Pentagon I began to search for a place to live . Needless to say the house search was overwhelming! Washington DC and its surrounding suburbs are huge! How was one Navy wife supposed to figure this out? Luckily I had a dear friend who was able to help me out. You need a friend too and today is your lucky day because I'm introducing you to Catherine Jouet . Meet Catherine: A True Military Friendly Realtor in DC Catherine is a local realtor who used to live in Washington DC and she and her family now reside in Alexandria. Catherine is also my own real estate ... read more

The answer is yes! And the DoD agrees! New orders , new duty station , no family members nearby , it's all too familiar for military families. Every time we move to a new military town, we have to start our babysitter search all over. It's frustrating and scary to let a new person into our home and let them care for our children. About Sittercity Military Program The DoD has realized this is a huge challenge for military families and has made an official partnership with Sittercity. The DoD provides fully paid memberships, that means FREE , to military families for Army, Marine, Navy, and Air... read more

One of my favorite things to do when we were stationed at Naval Station Mayport was to enjoy a family pizza night at Al's Pizza and then some fun beach time afterwards! Al's Pizza Locations Al's Pizza has several locations in Jacksonville area, but none of them are as iconic and amazing as 303 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, FL! Why? Where else can you eat the most delicious pizza in beachy diner style atmosphere just yards from the beach and the Atlantic Ocean?! If you like New York style pizza you will love Al's Pizza. Every pizza is delicious; however, if you really want to indulge in ... read more

If you are ready to be immersed in local culture, nothing beats the experience you will have at Angie's Subs in Jacksonville Beach , Florida. My first experience with Angie's Subs was a takeout lunch at a fellow Navy spouse's house. Several of us had deployed husbands and only one of these spouses had children so her house was a natural gathering spot for us. One day we were at her house and it was lunch time. She suggested that we order take out from Angie's Subs. My friend was known for having the gouge on the most delicious foods in the area so I told her to order me the same thing that sh... read more

Need An Easy Date Night? Try St. Johns Town Center If you need an easy date night, look no farther than the St. Johns Town Center located off of 9A at 4663 River City Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32246. The St. Johns Town Center offers an easy date night with places for tapas and wine to begin the evening, big name restaurant chains that make you feel comfortable and at home, and delicious treats for after dinner. Begin the evening at Ovinte , a wine lounge with a wide selection of tapas and wine. Then dine at P.F. Changs China Bistro , The Cheesecake Factory , Maggiano's Little Italy , Cantina Lo... read more