We just graduated our third child from homeschooling, with our last one going into her junior year. Looking back, I recall the feelings of mild panic as our first child headed into his high school years and wondering if we could do it justice.Read More
Many military spouses are faced with the grim reality of the effects of PTSD on their partner and family. Making sure to take care of yourself is important. Get expert tips and further resources.Read More
Military life has a way of throwing curveballs. In the midst of deployments, moves, and everything else, how can you keep moving forward with your own goals as a military spouse?Read More
When did we decide we needed to reinvent the wheel and toss aside advice from older military spouses?Read More
Male military spouses are often overlooked when it comes to milspouse groups. Let's talk about how to include ALL 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
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
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
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