Spouses' Clubs: What Are They Good For?

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!

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A Letter to My Active Duty Son

I remember you…grabbing your Daddy’s BDU blouse he’d casually tossed on the couch after work. You wrapped it around your adorable toddler self and pattered around the living room, the hem of the shirt dragging on the ground behind you, the sleeves so long they tripped you

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5 Things I've Learned From Young Military Spouses

msmeditI've been a military spouse for a longish (ahem) time. Well, nearly 25 years, to be exact. While in some ways it's gone by in a flash, I will admit that there are moments when I feel like I've seen it all, heard it all, have all the t-shirts...and I can honestly become a bit jaded about this whole military spouse thing. But then I remember you. Yes, YOU, young military spouse! You, with your energy and your ideas. You, with your enthusiasm for the newness of military life and your positivity. You inspire me, make me laugh, and help me remember what this is all about.

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