Far From Home? Keep Grandparents Connected With Your Kids
Far From Home? Keep Grandparents Connected With Your Kids
EFMP: One Military Family's Journey With Special Needs and EFMP
Not Your Mother’s Book Club!
Yankee In A Small Southern Town
He Said/She Said: What Are Your Spouse’s Strengths and Weaknesses?
I Married My Lance Corporal At 30
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.
Welcome to the Family!
New Spouse Resources
New Spouse Articles
What I Really Want For Christmas as a Military Spouse
Photo Credit: Flickr user Martina K Dear Santa, Just a warning St. Nick, this list might be long. I gave up waiting for my birthday or any other holiday to deliver, so the pressure is all on ...
Twelve Days of Christmas Gifts Giveaway!
The tree is lit and carols fill the air-- ‘tis the season of cookies and giving and care. To you and your family good tidings we share. But that’s not enough-- we want to do more! What if we coul...
Why We Eloped
For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with weddings. I was that little girl walking around with a table cloth on her head as a veil and making Barbie marry Ken every chance. As I...
In a world where our calendars become so overwhelmed with spouse events, kid events, and our own work schedules, sometimes it’s hard to remember that we need to slow down and take a moment to breat...
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...
10 Reasons I'm Grateful to be a Military Spouse
Photo Credit: Felicity Broderick I would be lying if I said I always felt grateful to be a military wife. Sometimes I feel bitter about all of the sacrifices I made, like leaving my family and fri...
3 Ways to Protect Your Family Online
Photo Credit: Flickr user photosteve101 For the last month or so, military spouses and families have been on edge about vocalized threats against military service members and their families. Le...
Confession: I'm Afraid Of My Family
Photo Credit: Aurimas, Flickr.com I am afraid to go home for the holidays. I am afraid of my family For the past two years, I have tried very hard to get excited around this time of year. My ...
7 Reasons to Plan a Winter Wedding
Photo Credit: Flickr user Ryan I envisioned my wedding day as being on a warm spring day, preferably outside by a lake, with sunshine and bright flowers. But, as we military spouses know, trying t...
Memories Without You IN Them
Photo Credit: Morgan Slade Photography I’ve received more than a few emails and requests that have continually lead me to remorse's doorstop. I have a skill, if you can call it that, that can s...
Make A Moment: Recreating Missed Moments with Military Families
There are few things we love more than sharing incredible organizations, individuals and companies that are working to support our military families and Veterans. The approaching holiday season al...
Reflect Your Branch in Style
Showing support for your loved one can be done in more ways than one. Think beyond the bumper stickers, sweatshirts, and necklaces. Draw on special characteristics of your loved one’s branch to tra...
Healthy State of Mind
Photo Credit: Flickr user Matt Madd Currently, I am trying and failing at a diet. Failing miserably, actually. I know I have no one to blame but myself, especially when I have a fitness nut for a ...
"I am your worst nightmare." On September 22, 2013, Theresa Jones opened her front door to find three military members in Service Dress uniforms, carrying with them the saddest and most impossible...
4 Reasons Why Off-Base Housing Worked For Us
When my husband and I were faced with a PCS from San Diego to Virginia, we were both excited and completely unprepared. As a native of Chicago, and he of Seattle, we had no idea what Virginia held...
5 Tips to Design Your Most Fabulous Home Office
Article by Chelsea Coulston, Navy Spouse Find more of Chelsea's wonderful design tips here: www.makinghomebase.com Many of us military spouses have chosen careers that give us the flexibility to ...
Weary Confessions of a Soft-Hearted Spouse
(Photo Credit: Flickr - John Potter) I have always had a soft heart. More sensitive than most. When others hurt, I feel it. I hurt with them. I cry with them. I chase stray animals to get them to ...
Luke's Wings Gives Back In A Big Way!
Looking for a concrete way to give back to our veterans? Luke’s Wings is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving wounded warriors during hospitalization and rehabilitation by uniting these ...
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.