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
World traveler. Business driven. Fashionable. Trend Setter. Entrepreneur. Military Spouse. These descriptors are all just a glimpse of what makes Kacie Jerry, owner of Prissy and Proper a successfu...
He Said/She Said: What Are Your Spouse’s Strengths and Weaknesses?
With Special Guest Author: Jared Moran The easiest part of any marriage is finding one another's weaknesses, until you're asked to write an article about it, in which case those shortcomings becom...
Not Your Mother’s Book Club!
By MJ Boice, Marine Spouse It all began when Mrs. Bonnie Amos compiled a number of books written by and for military spouses and children. This list is now known as the First Lady of the Marine C...
Thankful To Make It To The Next Day
The first few years of our marriage, I used to keep a big red permanent marker and "X" off the days Rob was gone on our wall calendar. It seemed like a good way to mark those days away and focus on...
Yankee in a Small Southern Town
I was born and raised below the Mason Dixon line, technically making me a Southerner. However, anyone who knows me would laugh in your face if you told him or her I was a Southerner. I have never ...
What Do Military Spouses REALLY Want?
There is no question that marrying a service member, while wonderful, comes with some sacrifices. Many military spouses modify, delay, or even give up plans and aspirations as varied as college deg...
Your Best Summer Skin EVER!
Article by Beth Kline, Marine Spouse Ahhh, summer, what a welcome arrival! After this particularly long and chilly winter, we’re ready to fling open the screen door and make a mad dash to the sunn...
Must Have PCS Essentials
Summer is finally in the air! Flowers blooming, birds gathering nest materials, and the sweet melodies of … moving trucks backing up. That’s right, PCS season is officially upon us—and you’ve got o...
Adopting a dog is a big decision, especially as a military family. Too often pets are dropped off at a shelter or abandoned when deployment or assignment orders arrive. “Relinquishment is a terrib...
Are You Forgettable at Work?
Do you remember Janet from your last job? Of course you don’t, because she flew under the radar. She did her job and went home. She didn’t do a horrible job but she never went above and beyond. She...
Resilient Spouse Academy
Jennifer Rickert has always found a way to bounce back. She knows the power of resiliency, and she’s passionate about spreading the word. An Army spouse for 11 years, she’s moved four times to thr...
Dear Sally - Marine Seeks Milspouse's Advice
Dear Sally - I need some help and I figured this magazine would be the best place to find advice... Some background: I'm a Marine. I'm not a spouse, nor am I married. However, I am in a relations...
What being married to the military has taught me about Independence Day
I grew up in a patriotic, service-oriented family. My parents were big on volunteering and giving back to the community. Each year my mother would take us shopping for a family who needed some help...
Stephen Peters, Marine Spouse and President, American Military Partner Association Moving every two to three years brings many new beginnings to the “average” military spouse. From new jobs, ...
I Married My Lance Corporal At 30
Cassandra Bratcher, Marine Spouse, Founder and CEO: United Support for Marine Corps Significant Others I jumped into my husband's F150 on a Tuesday afternoon, and while I was dancing in the driver...
10 Giveaways that You are a Milspouse Candidate
“I am qualified, I don’t know why I can’t get a job!” I hear this statement of frustration all too often from military spouses. The words spilled from my mouth so many times that I lowered my brow,...
How to Stop Controlling My Service Member
Article by: Kiera Durfee, Military Spouse I, um, have a problem. A product defect, if you will. You see, tucked deep inside my beautiful, humorous, intelligent self…is a flaw. Of course, I’m...
How I Stopped Faking My Perfect Life
Article by: El Brown, 2012 Army Spouse of the YearPhoto Credit: Takeisha Jefferson of JT Cheri Photography My adult life seemed pretty charmed, and If someone from the outside looked at my life: ...
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.