Living in Rota, Spain

Happy to have this guest post by Lizann on Rota, Spain. Please visit my Duty station guest post page for posts on other locations or more information about how you can write a guest post about where you have been stationed. Naval Station Rota, Spain If you get orders to Rota, Spain, consider yourself a… Read More »

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What Military Spouses Want Their Civilian Friends To Know

What Military Spouses Want Their Civilian Friends To Know I saw them every day. I went to school with them. Military kids. I remember driving on base to pick up a friend my junior year of high school. I think the gate guards had to call her house to get their okay to let us in.… Read More »

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22 Fun Ideas For Staying Busy During a Deployment

The number one tip you are going to get to survive a deployment is to stay busy. That you need to stay busy during a deployment to make it through. To fill up your calendar. To have something going every day. This is true. The busier you are, the faster time will go and the… Read More »

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Living at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas

Happy to have this guest post by Jenah on being stationed at Ft. Leavenworth. Please visit my Duty station guest post page for posts on other locations or more information about how you can write a guest post about where you have been stationed. Stationed at Ft. Leavenworth My first trip to Ft. Leavenworth was… Read More »

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When Military Life Breaks You

  When Military Life Breaks You Military life is hard, we all know that. Military families have to deal with so many challenges.  Military children do too.  Military spouses have to take on a lot and sometimes the stress can feel like too much. Sometimes the deployments are just too close together or they are too… Read More »

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The Father Who Has Missed So Much

“Yes, when he was 2.5 he was doing that too,” my husband said to me one day when we were watching our children play. He was talking about our oldest when he was the same age as his little brother. “No, he didn’t. You were deployed remember?” This kind of conversation happens often at our… Read More »

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What To Expect At MCAS Iwakuni, Japan

Happy to have this guest post by Kelly on MCAS Iwakuni in Japan. Please visit my Duty station guest post page for posts on other locations or more information about how you can write a guest post about where you have been stationed. Finding out your family has orders overseas can be intimidating but if… Read More »

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Bloom Where You Are Stationed

“I hate it here.” “We just got orders there and I am scared. I have only heard bad things.” “I really don’t want to leave here and have to move there. It is the worst place we could go.” “I really just want the next three years to pass quickly so we can move somewhere… Read More »

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15 Years of War by Kristine Schellhaas

I just finished the book, 15 Years of War: How the Longest War in U.S. History Affected a Military Family in Love, Loss, and the Cost Of Service by Kristine Schellhaas. This book wasn’t just good, it was truly amazing! The story of a couple going through the last 15 years of war. I think each military spouse… Read More »

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Forget What You’ve Heard, Fort Bragg REALLY is a Great Place To Live!

Happy to have this guest post by Kia on Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Please visit my Duty station guest post page for posts on other locations or more information about how you can write a guest post about where you have been stationed. I see it every time I get on one of the… Read More »

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