Allison Chance


Allison Chance is a military spouse and mom to Charlotte, 4, and Hux, 1. When she isn't writing the Military Mom column or a feature for the magazine, you can find her helping others purchase their dream home and leading fellow moms through Mothers of Preschoolers at Shoreline Community Church. She is passionate about giving back to the community and does so through the Homes for Heroes program. She documents her family's journey at

Activities and events throughout the month of April will acknowledge the smallest members of Monterey's military families! Read more


This month, I want to focus on the Monterey Bucket List. Most of us feel incredibly lucky to be stationed in this area and have access to such amazing adventures. Read more


If you are looking to buy a house, there are things you can do to prepare and help the process run smoother. Plus, there are local programs that make even first time home buying a real possibility instead of just a dream! Read more

, Parenting

We are so lucky to have multiple bases here in Monterey including Naval Support Activity Monterey, Presidio of Monterey/Defense Language Institute and U.S Coast Guard Station Monterey. The Army and Navy both operate preschool. Read more


The holidays and end of 2018 are upon us and many of us military families will be packing up our things and moving onto our next duty station. Moving is one of the hardest things about military life, especially when it falls during the holidays. Read more

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October is filled with Fall fun for the military families of Monterey. Read more


With our September issue featuring the Arts, I wanted to highlight some upcoming local events that are perfect for your military family. Read more


In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, we talked with Monterey-area experts who offered some advice on breastfeeding. Read more

Health & Wellness

If you are looking to escape the gloom and fog of the Peninsula, Paso Robles is the place to go. Located less than 2 hours from Monterey, Paso Robles offers warmer temps, sun, and fun for the whole family. Read more


Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17. Here are some great gift ideas to spoil the special Dad in your life that are perfect for Monterey Peninsula fathers! Read more


Mothers spend the entire year giving of themselves to everyone around them. Pamper your favorite mom with a day that is all about her! Read more


Are you looking for creative gift ideas for friends and family? Here are twelve suggestions to keep your money local in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Read more