When did we decide we needed to reinvent the wheel and toss aside advice from older military spouses?Read More
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
I know when I'm struggling or doubting, God knows. And I also know that I need to keep the truth in front of me.
Below are some thoughts and Scriptures to hold onto when your spouse deploys.Read More
Do you feel like no one understands how you feel right now? Do you feel raw, lost, or even just numb? Are you wondering how you’re going to get through the coming days of deployment?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
Now through Feb. 15, you can get my book FREE on Kindle! Please feel free to share with whoever you'd like. In fact, I'd love it if you did!Read More
One of the greatest things about being a military spouse writer is the people I've come to know, whether in real life or only online. Christina is one of those people, and she is a gem!
After she reviewed my book, we stayed in touch and I asked her to write a guest post for my blog when I found out she's not only a military spouse, but also a Veteran herself. I've had several milspouse friends who were also either active duty or veterans, and I think their perspective is absolutely invaluable. I think you'll enjoy her take on military life, and even learn something.
Thank you Christina, for sharing your heart with us!Read More
During my husband's most recent deployment, a year, one thing I noticed was that, over time, most other people became accustomed to the situation and quit asking me how I was doing.Read More
Some interesting links from around the milspouse world this week!Read More
Many of us have the view that spouses’ groups are relics of the past and all about gossip and garden parties—things we simply don’t have time for in our busy, modern-day lives. The thought of women sipping tea in long white gloves, discussing ranks (yawn), or what the Joneses are doing just doesn’t appeal. Thankfully, if that was ever an accurate picture of spouses’ club (and I highly doubt it), that is NOT what spouses’ groups are about now!Read More
Many military wives are inspired by the image of Rosie the Riveter. We identify with this icon of women on the home front during the World War II era. I love that picture of strength and the “can-do” attitude of American women.Read More