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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Dear Sally, My Husband is Struggling and I Want to Help
Dear Sally, I am concerned about my husband. He has deployed several times, but has never seen combat. I thought things were fine after the last deployment, but over the last few months he seems t...
35 Reasons We Adore Military Kids!
We happen to think that military kids are some of the most amazing humans on the planet, don’t you? All month we have been featuring these awesome children because April is the Month of the Milita...
Remember Those Resolutions? How Are They Coming Along Now?
"A New Year, A New Me" "New Year’s Resolution" "My New Year’s Goals" No matter what you called it, most of us began the New Year over four months ago with specific goals in mind that we’d like t...
10 Ways the Military Family is Unique
Photo Credit: Heather Bird Photography In so many ways, military families are no different than our civilian counterparts. We all have to get up in the morning, get ready for our responsibilities,...
Our Two Amazing, Autistic Military Kids
Article by: Rebekah BavryPhoto Credit: kitthuongphotogrpahy.com I'm that mom. That mom you see in the store with her two kids acting crazy. The one you give the stink eye as my son runs into your ...
Where Should We Live AFTER the Military?
Where Do We Go Now, Sweet Spouse of Mine?Photo Credit: Morgan Slade PhotographyAs military spouses we’re accustomed to being told where we’ll live. From the desert to the mountains, Alaska to Arkan...
Parent's PCS Checklist for Changing Schools
Your orders are in hand (hopefully) and you’re slowly marking off the calendar until the movers arrive. Moving is never easy, but when you have school age children, moving schools is emotional and...
Military Kids Say the Darndest Things!
Photo Credit: Amy Davis for HeartsApart.org April is the Month of the Military Child, and we have enjoyed celebrating our nation's littlest heroes this month here at Military Spouse! We recently a...
Five Honest Conversations You Should Have With Your Doctor
This piece was originally published in the Military Spouse Magazine in January of 2014. For details on how you can subscribe to the magazine for more great content, please click here. Five Honest ...
10 Reasons to Hire a Military Spouse
Photo Credit: Katie Syring Military spouses are valued members of their community, both on and off the installation. Collectively, we are an extremely intelligent, well travelled, diversely educat...
I'm Just Here for the Sex and the Tennis
I’m Just Here For the Sex and the Tennis There are very few things we can control as military spouses. We have zero control over where we live, when or how we move. When it comes to deployments,...
Spouses' Clubs - What Are They Good For?
“It’s too political.” “Those women are catty.” “They’re so cliquish.” “They all wear their spouses’ rank.” You’ve heard it—I’ve heard it. Spouses’ groups…why would anyone ever want to join? ...
Confession: I Am THAT Military Spouse
Editor's Note: All of the pieces in our popular Confessions Series are anonymous. This has allowed writers to touch on some subjects they may have previously felt uncomfortable addressing. Some of ...
35 Ways You Know Your Kid is a Brat!
April is The Month of the Military Child, a time for us all to celebrate our wonderful military kids! And while being in a military family doesn’t mean that everything about their childhood will b...
What Can YOU Do To Make Sure TRICARE Works For Military Kids?
Guest article by: Susan Reynolds, Military SpousePhoto credit: Morgan Slade, Military Spouse I really don’t like moments of self-doubt. I don’t like wondering if the last couple of years of sacri...
The Time We Take For Granted
The Time We Take For Granted We are all forgetful creatures. Tender moments of love, small reminders of confirmation, and even momentous times of success can fade so quickly from our minds, that w...
Five Questions that Make the Military Spouse Cringe
We all know that there are some things about military life that can be really hard to understand. For folks who have never been married to a service member, there are aspects of our lives that are...
Volunteering - Why should YOU do it?
Volunteering and military spouses tend to go hand in hand. Most milspouses volunteer for multiple organizations, some at the same time, throughout their tenure. Volunteering gives us the opportunit...
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.