USMC Life, Kristine Schellhaas

USMC Life

with Kristine Schellhaas

Kristine Schellhaas founded USMC Life in 2009 as a way to help inspire, connect and educate Marine Corps families. As a public speaker, she created the “Live, Laugh, Learn” military seminars and speaks regularly about her experiences as a Marine spouse for Operation Homefront, changes of perspective for families in military culture, and recovery from loss. Kristine has been recognized as a finalist for Marine Corps Spouse of the Year and has received two military base Spouse of the Year awards. She recently served on Military Officer Association of America's (MOAA) Spouse Advisory Panel, where she is a champion for our children who have been drafted into the military lifestyle and has dedicated more than 10,000 volunteer hours serving military families.

Looking back: The state of war and budget in 2014

It seems like there’s been a lot of repeat behavior in our military world these last few years, all of which has been filled with morale killers for our troops and military families. Our operat ...

9 trustworthy charities to help you give back to troops during the holidays

The winter holidays are quickly approaching and you may be asking yourself how you can give back to our troops. We’ve gathered a list of great organizations that can help you do just that. ...

How to have a successful military reunion

Maybe you’re one of “The Few, The Proud” or you’ve “Aimed High” with honor, but your time in service has now come to an end. Maybe you counted down the days or per ...

9 unexpected perks of military service

1. Dress Blues It’s pretty much a fact. Once service men and women step into their dress blues, they become the hottest, most attractive individuals on our planet. Plus they get to don sword ...

5 most common questions civilians ask service members

1. Have you killed anyone? Why this question comes as one of the first things people want to know is beyond me. Does it matter if they have or have not? If you want to know what a deployment is li ...

15 ways you know you live on a military base

We who have lived on base after base have many shared experiences. You know you live on a military base when... 1. Your kids are blessed with immediate friends because every other house on yo ...

10 fun fall activities for the family

1. Fun with apples Check and see if there is a local apple farm in your area. Don’t let the little ones stop you from going; most farms have pre-picked apples that you can purchase and you c ...

8 ways to dig into your new duty station

You’ve moved and there’s so much to do. Most likely at the top of your list is unpacking and organizing the house, stocking the pantry and refrigerator, filing moving claims, and if you h ...

7 tips for transitioning your kids back to school

It’s that time of year again – time to get the kids ready for school. Maybe you just PCS’d or you’ve been living at your duty station a while, but kids always start the year w ...

Top 20 military phrases used by military families

You just can’t help yourself. After several years of hanging out with service members, you begin taking on certain sayings and catchphrases that are used in the military and integrating them ...