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
Child Free Spouse
Photo Credit: Christian Fu Mueller I’m a military spouse, and I don’t have children. You wouldn't believe the reactions I get informing other spouses of my… lifestyle. My husband and I recently P...
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...
The Only Thing Harder Than Being a Military Spouse…Is Not Being One Anymore
Photo Credit: Mizrak, Flickr.com So much of what we, as spouses, encounter daily is subject to any number of gag rules. Your spouse’s deployment – subject to OPSEC. You can know the movements your...
Marine Spouse Leads Healing Retreat For Grieving Mothers
Last June, my boys and I were on a plane from North Carolina to California when the flight attendant got on the loud speaker and announced that a fallen Marine was being escorted back to his home s...
Have As Much Screen Time As You Want, Kids!
After a birthday or holiday, my children migrate between new toys. From the basketball hoop in the basement to new dolls and games, they are never still for any length of...
How to Avoid Distance AFTER Distance
Photo Credit: Robin Shotola, Flickr.com The military way of life throws many curveballs into families. Even on trips as short as two months, it’s easy for the romance to change between partner...
10 BEST Care Package Ideas!
Putting together care packages isn’t as easy as grabbing a few magazines, some nonperishable food items and slapping a stamp on a box. Deployed spouses can have some pretty tall orders. Here are 10...
Yes, You DO Need A Back Up Plan
I have always believed in the importance of having a back up plan, or if that phrase doesn't sit well with you, then a need to maintain a level of self-sufficiency. After all, life is known to thr...
Time Together When You're Apart
If you’ve gone through a deployment, you know that it’s easy to feel very disconnected. You’re living separate lives: your spouse is overseas going through things you can’t understand (and probably...
Is Bringing a "Welcome Home" Sign OK?
Photo Credit: Rachel Spinuzzi Photography We're starting a new series where experts answer your most pressing questions: everything from legal to education, protocol to emotional. 2014 Armed Forc...
It Is Never Too Late To Achieve Success
My best friend recently suggested we should pretend we’ll live to 150. That way, regardless of our age, no one will raise an eyebrow when we talk about starting a new endeavor. I’ve been thinking t...
Spouse Power! Ramstein Welfare Bazaar
Ramstein Welfare Bazaar September 18-21, 2014 Ramstein AB, Germany There are many long-standing traditions in military spouse clubs and organizations. For years, we’ve always hosted coffees ...
MilSpouse Aims to Redefine Military Family Intelligence
My name is Lauren, I’m a mother of two and an Air Force wife. Thus far we’ve been stationed at three bases, two of which I’ve never heard anyone describe as ideal or even acceptable by modern stan...
Fall Wardrobe Revamp
If you’re anything like me, you have a good amount of clothes that you’ve never worn, clothes you’ve worn once then realized you hated, and clothes you have worn so much that they are literally fal...
Best Pre and Post Deployment Gift Ideas
While the best gifts in life aren’t tangible – the smiles, the butterflies in our stomachs, the way our heart races when we see our deployed spouse for the first time – the next best things in life...
Homecoming Basics: What To Wear?
Article by Rachel Graven, Active Duty Navy. Marine Corps Spouse Your heart is pounding. Months have become weeks. Weeks have become days. You’ve cleaned house. You’ve shaved your legs, finally...
Look Your Best At The Next Military Ball
The military ball is designed to honor your service member and celebrate tradition. Rather than stressing over what to wear, take the next couple of months to make a plan and prepare when you walk ...
23 (Sometimes Frustrating) Questions We Hear As Mil Spouses
Article by Reda Hicks, 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year A few years ago, Bill Cosby hosted a show on CBS called Kids Say the Darndest Things. The whole premise of the show wa...
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.