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.
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How To Wear White After Labor Day
Labor Day in America is dedicated to the celebration of the hard work of our nation's citizens, and honors the dedicated laborers who worked to build this country. It is a day of rest, reflection ...
Dear Sally - Help! I prepared for the WRONG reintegration
Dear Sally - I know a lot of spouses talk about how tough it is to readjust to your deployed loved one coming home. And they're right, we did go through a few bumps but ultimately, we figured it ...
Military Spouse Honored by White House as an Entrepreneur Champion of Change
Military spouse Adrianna Domingos-Lupher is a go-getter. Despite the professional challenges that can plague military spouses, Domingos-Lupher never accepted that she (and her fellow spouses) coul...
What You Need To Cast Your Vote This Election Season
As election season approaches, one of the biggest challenges military spouses face is deciding where to vote. After all, every state has different laws. If you are confused about where to vote, or...
How To Help Yourself And Others: Extreme Giving Fatigue
Author: Liz Snell, Founder of Military Spouses of Strength I have never been the energetic type. I have always enjoyed my “beauty sleep”; in fact I require a lot of it. So when I experienced “mili...
Making A Difference
We can all choose to make a difference. So many of you ask questions about forming a military related charity, but you DO NOT have to think that BIG! Making a difference can be local, immediate or...
Resume For Success
Author: Deb Kloeppel, Founder, President, CEO, CASY-MSCCN I hear your pain, truly. Resume development ranks right up there with root canals and tax day. And, just like root canals and tax day –...
College 101: Classroom Versus Computer
Article by John Aldrich, Navy Spouse (Ret.), Associate Vice President for Military and Community College Outreach at American Military University A popular debate in higher education today is onli...
Miserably Ever After...?
Article by Chris Field, Army Spouse A couple of days a week, my wife is able to drop our kids off at school and daycare, both of which are very close to her installation. But this week, she has ha...
The Best Post PCS Friendship Tips!
Article by Ashley Jacobs, Marine Spouse. It’s PCS season…and let’s face it: it’s hard. Saying goodbye to close friends is never easy. Navigating a new base is rough. And making friends? Well, it...
The Silent Unsung Heroes
Article by Korin Lopez, Army Spouse As we lined up in the Salt Lake terminal waiting to board our small airplane to Medford, I noticed a young soldier standing in line also waiting to board. I smi...
One Last Hurrah Before School Starts
Summer is slowly coming to an end and many families are shifting focus from summer camps and swimming to back to school shopping and reading lists. But before you buckle down and cram your calendar...
An Independent Dependent
About two months after Madelyn was born, I had some family visit. We were lucky and were able to spend a lot of time with them. It was great for them to meet my newest daughter, and wonderful for C...
Accepting the Sacrifices of a Military Spouse
(Photo credits: Shawna Robles and Ann Lee) My husband is a Sergeant in the Army. He misses out on a lot because of that, as do most in the military. This year he is missing out on taking our daugh...
A Note To My Younger Self
It’s probably a good thing I had no idea what I was getting into twenty-four years ago when I fell in love with the handsome airman who would become my husband. I’d spent my whole life in the same ...
5 Tips For Surviving Life With a Newborn
Photo Credit: Heather Bird Photography We recently welcomed our daughter, Emma, into this crazy world. We are absolutely head-over-heels in love with this little bundle of joy. We are also a tad b...
5 Friends Every Military Spouse Should Have
Most military families don't have the luxury of living in the same neighborhood, town, state, or sometimes country as their extended families or close friends. It can sometimes make for some lonely...
35 Things Military Spouses NEVER Say
Oh there are a ton of these lists circulating around the internet, we know. And we are pretty fond of a good Top Ten list here at Military Spouse. But get a few seasoned spouses who are able to l...
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.