Military life can be very lonely and this is never more true than when you're facing the holidays with your husband or wife deployed, away for training, or on a remote assignment.Read More
Too much good stuff to share! Grab a coffee or your favorite beverage and settle back to browse through the latest posts from the military spouse community that I thought you wouldn't want to miss.Read More
"10 Things You Should Stop Wearing NOW" the title screamed at me as I scrolled through Facebook. The photo featured middle-aged women in "mom jeans," sadly oblivious to the pain their poor fashion choices inflicted on their hapless families and the general public.
Yet on Pinterest, I viewed image after image of high-waisted, faded wash denim shorts...Read More
You know, you’d think after decades of military service, dreaming and wishing about where we’d finally settle down, we’d just breeze right into retired life and not look back. Ha!
Like most things military service related, this latest transition was a big unknown to us, exciting, and a bit scary.Read More
If you've been through a military move, or PCS (Permanent Change of Station), you've been there. If you've recently moved, you're right in the middle of it.
The flurry, stress, and excitement of sorting and getting ready for the move, the goodbyes, packing up your entire house, traveling to a new duty station, and helping kids cope through the changes is now mostly behind you.
This is usually the point that is the hardest for me after a move--that point when everything settles down. I don't belong anywhere, don't really know anyone yet beyond a casual hello to a neighbor as I walk to my car, just don't quite fit yet.Read More
When you've been around the military life for a while, you have a tendency to go into autopilot mode when faced with PCS (Permanent Change of Station) orders. Well, at least I do! It can all seem so natural that I take for granted that other military families know all about the great, free resources out there, too. Here's a quick list of a few of my favorites!Read More
I read recently that having a loved one deployed is akin to dealing with a severe long-term illness or family trauma. It’s an incredible, ongoing stress. While it's impossible in this short space to cover all you can do to care for your family while going through a deployment, here are a few thoughts.Read More
"They also serve who only stand and wait". ~John Milton
At this point, we've been through several deployments, but this one has been the longest for us (a year). I've noticed that some people seem to not know what to do/what is appropriate but truly do want to help in whatever way they can, so I thought I'd list out a few thoughts if you have a friend or family member whose spouse is deployed.Read More