5 Tips For Getting Into Shape During A Deployment
35 Ways to Make Homecoming Special
50 Tips for Surviving Deployment
Five Questions That Make The Military Spouse Cringe
I Think My "Survival Mode" is Broken
The Day Men in Uniform Came to Notify Me
A Year of 'Being'
While talking with a young friend recently, she lamented how little she’d accomplished during the year her husband was deployed.
The Stone Ages-Finding My Strengths through Multiple Deployments
As of this day, I have been through two complete deployments and am approaching a homecoming for the third. This may not seem like a lot, but the way these have happened and how close they are timing wise made them interesting, and enhanced the worry, anticipation and feelings of each.
Surviving a Deployment Away From a Base
The following list only comes after making it through and having a year to readjust and reflect. Here are my Top 5 Tips for Surviving a Deployment Away From a Base:
6 Reasons to Send Nude Pics to Your Deployed Spouse
Oh, I know what you are thinking. “Wait! You mean you WANT us to send a few naked pics to our spouse while they are deployed? "
7 Tips to Better Protect Yourself Against Sexual Violence
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States.
Dear Sally - Should I Tell Him Everything?
(Have a question for Sally? Email her at SallySpouse@milspouse.com) Dear Sally, My husband is about half way through his first deployment and things have been going pretty well for both of us. ...
Dear Frustrated - She is Still His Mother, You Need to Respect That
(You can email your questions to sally at firstname.lastname@example.org) Dear Sally, My husband will be getting home from deployment soon and his mother has been very adamant about wanting to be ther...
(Photo credits: PhotoPin) Dear Deployment, I want to apologize for a few things… you must be so disappointed. Where do I start? Let me start by saying I am sorry you didn’t win, not only did yo...
No Hubby? No Problem
It’s Friday night on the island of Oahu. Five Army wives gather around a table laughing, eating cake and drinking wine while their kids play in the adjoining room. They chat about the trials and ...
Cookbooks and Combat Boots - Cooking For One During Deployment
(Photo credits: Olivia Smith and Photo Pin) Cooking for one while your spouse is deployed is a challenging task. The first time my husband was away, I was blessed to be near family. I never had ...
Can We Do Better?
Update Feb. 19, 2014: When I first wrote this article, charges had been filed against Tiffany Klapheke for severe neglect of her three children and the starvation death of her toddler. Her defense...
Burden of Silence: When Crisis Strikes do you Tell Them?
Somewhere in your earliest days as a military spouse, you have a subtle—or not-so-subtle—orientation. I call it the Welcome to the Sisterhood of the Big Girl Panties. Someone gives you the code of ...
5 Ways to Protect Yourself During a Deployment
If you have been a military spouse with a Facebook account for more than two seconds, you've probably seen someone getting a lecture about OPSEC (Operational Security). This is for good reason; kee...
5 Things No One Ever Told Me About Homecoming
We all love seeing the videos of a surprise homecoming on You Tube. Our eyes fill with tears when we watch those shows featuring service members being welcomed home by their loved ones. And who cou...
5 Things Guaranteed to Happen During Deployment
The Deployment Curse. We’ve all heard about it. Many of us have experienced it. And most of us have even learned to laugh about it at some point during (or maybe months or years after) a deployment...
5 Rules for the Best Possible Reintegration
by Tim Blake, Army spouse I told my wife in the weeks before she came home from Afghanistan: Reintegration is a no-joke process. Learning how to live together again, how to begin sharing the ro...
10 Creative Ways to Say I Love You From the Homefront
One of the challenges of deployment as a spouse is finding a creative way to express how much you miss your servicemember. Of course you’re going to send a care package filled with a bunch of goodi...
25 Ways to Keep Kids Busy During Deployment
Our military kids are known for being super resilient, but even the most seasoned "brat" can have a tough time adjusting to a deployment. And as parents, we long to make the experience a little eas...
Staying Busy While You're Deployed
Do you ever wonder what happens at home the day your ship goes underway? How does your spouse handle it? What do they do to cope with the sadness of your absence? What do they do with their free...
Creating Awesome Care Packages
So the first time that I was with my husband when he deployed, I was dead set on sending the best care packages EVER so that not only would he not decide he didn’t want to be with me when he came h...
5 Tips For Getting Into Shape During A Deployment
Author: Christina Landry, Founder of DumBell Fitness We get it: Deployments are emotional and stressful for the entire family. Ever wonder what good can come from months of separation? How about ...
The Day My Husband Didn't Die
alive day n. the anniversary of a close escape from death, especially one involving permanent injury. - www.waywordradio.org It’s a concept that may not be familiar, even if you have been co...
7 Life Truths Found In A Rocky Marathon
You read that right, I am referring to the eternal underdog; the Italian Stallion, Rocky Balboa! Even if you never liked these now long-gone award-winning movies, I assure you there is something a...
A: My husband comes home from his first deployment soon. We have only been married a little over a year and he has been deployed most of that time.... Read more.
A: My husband is deployed and they are scheduled to be coming home soon. I keep seeing other spouses in the unit posting stuff like dates and locatio... Read more.
A: I know lots of people who hate base housing, but I really like living on base. Well, I did until my new neighbors moved in... they are driving me... Read more.
A: At what point should we let our kids have a say in whether or not we accompany their dad on his next PCS? Our children, ages 15 and 17, have really... Read more.
A: Dear Sally, My friend dumped me because my husband was promoted and hers was not, how do I deal with this? -- Rank Ruined Friendship Dear Rank Ru... Read more.