I am PROUD to Wear My Army Spouse Shirt
Rarely, however, do I see military spouses representing the branch they are affiliated with anymore… ever.
Want to Meet Your Neighbors?
Buy a Watermelon.
Dear Female Service Member: We are Better than THIS!
Now, I'm going to warn you, as I did earlier this week...this will get your juices going. I'd bet every person will read this and takeaway some version of being pissed off. And, that's ok. We expect it.
I'm Fat, and my Husband's Military Career is Just Fine
As I was passing a glass case near frozen foods, I caught my reflection and cringed. Ugh. I looked terrible. There I was, in public, with my tight yoga capris, my hair thrown into a sweaty ponytail,
Dreading the Friendship-Dating Scene, Again.
With every PCS, I’m forced to start dating again – friendship-dating, that is.
Top 5 Perks of the Military Spouse
We are all from different walks of life, have different beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of doing things. This is also true of each branch. They all have their individual perks and quirks. But there are some things that we all have in common.
10 Ways to STOP the Stereotyping
stereotypes… so don’t beat yourself up about it.
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6 Strategies for the Career-Driven Spouse
People love tuning into the Olympics because they get to experience the amazing rush of winning as their favorite athletes earn the right to the podium. Even more drawing, are the amazing stories ...
5 Toxic Friends Every Military Spouse Should Avoid
We are increasingly mobile individuals. Whether it's because of the American spirit, the advancement of technology, or expanding marketplaces, gone are the days when the average individual remains...
Are You Slowly Going Insane in Base Housing?
Dear Sally, 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 crazy! Their kids are running around s...
35 Things that Irritate the Military Spouse!
(Photo credit: www.photopin.com) Military life is filled with many, many blessings. We have so much to be thankful for. But this lifestyle sometimes comes with quirks that really get on our last...
The Hard Work of Falling in Love After Deployment... Again
About six months ago my husband returned from his third deployment overseas. True to military life: the deployment, homecoming and reintegration have been a roller coaster of a ride, and I don’t th...
What if Communication ISN'T the Key to a Happy Marriage?
Guest Author: E.J. Smith, M.S., NCC, LPC-Intern and Military SpousePhoto Credit: Tamptopia Photography www.tamtopia.com You’ve heard it on television from Oprah, and you’ve read it in every self-h...
Vulnerable Spouse Confessions
Editor's Note: All of the pieces in our "Confessions Series" are anonymous. Photo Credit: www.photopin.com OPSEC, sigh… it’s all we ever hear about these days and it’s all we have heard about for ...
Worried About OPSEC Violation Delaying Homecoming
Photo Credit: "A Beautiful Moment Photography" by Megan Sokolowski, San Diego Dear Sally, My husband is deployed and they are scheduled to be coming home soon. I keep seeing other spouses in the ...
Infertile Spouse Confessions
Editor's Note: All of the pieces in our 'confessions' series are anonymous. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for more than five years. When we were first married we wanted to wait...
Marrying Young: A Military Tradition
Leaving the party early, quitting at halftime, checking out, GAME OVER. I’ve heard it, you’ve heard it, and we’ve all heard it. The “it,” I’m referring to is the unavoidable train wreck that young...
35 Things Only a Military Spouse Would Find Romantic
Love is in the air. Jewelry commercials that make us want to hurl are playing every two minutes. The shelves are lined with red and pink boxes of chocolates (we hear some folks call them bon-bons)...
You Are Wrong... All Officer Wives Are Not Snobs
There has been a lot of discussion generated this week surrounding an article we featured on Monday, “Is It Time for Combined Spouses Clubs?” For the most part the conversation was thoughtful and ...
What Military Spouses Need to Know About Taxes
It's that time of year, again! Tax Season! Whether you’re a new military spouse or a hearty veteran spouse, it never hurts to brush up on update to tax tips and money saving advice. From bein...
"Someday," I shout to my husband from the basement, pushing past the mountain of pillows from our outdoor furniture, piled high for the winter, and blocking my path, "we'll have a house that actual...
How I Found Myself In The Wisdom Of The Quiet
I hate quiet moments. This isn’t a problem for me in my every day life— silence, that is--because it’s so rare that I am surrounded by the deafening quiet anyway. With a busy career, a husband th...
Command Spouse Confessions
Editor's Note: All of the articles in our "Confessions" series are anonymous. A command spouse is married to someone in a leadership role (commander) within a unit, squadron, battalion, regiment,...
When Daddies Dance
Last May my husband and I attended the annual Military Ball. My daughter, who is three years old, was beyond amazed with my simple yet elegant gown and her daddy who resembled a prince in his dress...
Is it time for Combined Spouse Clubs?
This article is, by far, the most difficult article I have ever written. This topic hits very close to home – literally. Despite my urge to run away and stick my head in the sand, I feel compelled ...
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... Read more.
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.