I Am Not A Perfect Military Spouse

There she is. She is always dressed so nicely. No yoga pants for this lady. She always brings the best food to every potluck. She is always there to help and always there with a smile. She never looks stressed and she never has to worry about her kids acting up. She is her husband’s… Read More »

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When Your Spouse Has A Dangerous Job

Sitting in the pre-deployment briefing before a deployment is surreal. You think you are ready for the deployment but the reality is there are different emotions and feelings that come up. When they start to talk about what could happen and what the military will do if the worst does in fact happen can cause… Read More »

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4 Great Ideas To Rock Your Next Deployment

It was Thanksgiving day. Almost exactly 365 days after my husband had returned from his first deployment. We were not sitting down for a turkey dinner. We were dropping him off for his 2nd deployment. We had celebrated Thanksgiving the week before. In my head, it was no longer Thanksgiving but D-day, Day 1, the… Read More »

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Flexibility: The Military Spouse Super Power

My husband was going to be home in June. He had left the August before. It was April and the weather in Germany was slowly warming up. If you have even been through a longer deployment you know how important the change of seasons can be. My husband left the end of summer which quickly… Read More »

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Living Without Your Furniture During A Military Move

This post brought to you by CORT. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life. Moving is a part of life when you are a military family. We have moved four times since my husband joined the Army in 2005. Other people have moved even more times than that in… Read More »

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What To Think About Before You Marry Someone In The Military

My husband first joined the Army when he was 19 years old. I didn’t know him then. He got out after 2 years and was living the civilian life when I met him. Although he was in the IRR, the Army was in his past. When I met him and started dating him I did… Read More »

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Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Toolkit Giveaway

Did you get a chance to read my post from last weekend about Old Spice’s Hardest Working Collection? Would you like a chance to win your own toolkit? You can win it for you or someone else in your family! This toolkit is great and comes with a lot of cool goodies. Here is what… Read More »

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Feeling Homesick As A Military Spouse

When you become a military spouse you know you will have to move. Many times. You know that you won’t stay in the same place and you will probably be far from home. However, nothing can ever really prepare you for living far away from your family, raising your children so they only see their… Read More »

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10 Ways To Save Money When You Need To Be On A Tight Budget

ETSing out of the Army brings a lot of changes. One of those will be the paycheck. I remember the first 1st of the month we did not get a paycheck from the Army. That was a sad day. It’s an adjustment when you are so used to receiving that paycheck every 1st and 15th… Read More »

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What You Should Know About The Reintegration Period After Deployment

Homecoming is amazing! That day is one of the best. You get to pick up your spouse. The deployment is over. There are hugs and kisses and tears of happiness. You wait and wait and you can finally bring them home. You are on a high from the excitement. But what happens the next morning?… Read More »

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