10 Places You Must Find When You First Get To Your New Military Duty Station

10 Places You Must Find When You First Get To Your New Military Duty Station The day after we flew into Germany my husband had to go to work. He left about 5am in the morning. I was so tired that day and the world seemed like a dream. Jet lag is no joke and… Read More »

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Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles With a Book Giveaway

I love to hear when military families write books! I want to read them all! I am excited to tell you about the book, Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles. Here is a synopsis of the book... After her soldier brother is horribly wounded in Afghanistan, Gabriela must honor the vow she made: If anything… Read More »

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Questions to Ask Before They Re-Enlist in the Military

Questions to Ask Before They Re-Enlist in the Military Re-enlisting! For some, re-enlisting is a done deal. They don't have to question the decision. They are in military the for the long haul. 20+ years is the plan and that is what they intend to do. For others, re-enlisting is a challenging decision to make. There… Read More »

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How Deployments Taught Me About the Importance of Family Time with DAV

How Deployments Taught Me About the Importance of Family Time with DAV Deployments My husband has been home from his last deployment for almost three years now. He deployed 4 times to both Iraq and Afghanistan within 7 years. He left for the first time in 2006, returning at the end of 2007. He then… Read More »

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The Perfect Duty Station Wish List

The Perfect Duty Station Wish List We got lucky. Maybe because he was going back into the Army at a time when they really needed more people to join, maybe it was just luck, but when my husband re-joined the military in 2005, he was given his choice of where he wanted to be stationed.… Read More »

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8 Tips for Military Spouses That Struggle With Anxiety

8 Tips for Military Spouses That Struggle With Anxiety Anxiety is rough. Anxiety goes beyond worry and a lot of time anxiety doesn't make any sense. Anxiety can be brought on by stress and can be very difficult to deal with. As a military spouse, anxiety can bring up even more issues and knowing what to… Read More »

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15 Tips For Surviving Your First Deployment

15 Tips For Surviving Your First Deployment I can still remember driving up to where we would drop off my husband. Other wives and children were already there. There were so many people standing around, worried and sad.  Soon it was time to say goodbye. This was it. He was really leaving. After we said… Read More »

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Why I Love Having Friends Who Have a Spouse In the Military

Why I Love Having Friends Who Have a Spouse In the Military Friends!!! We all need them and making friends with other military spouses has been one of the highlights of my military life journey. They have helped me to see that I am not alone and that other spouses have gone through similar situations over… Read More »

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Marriage During a Deployment

Marriage During a Deployment We just celebrated our 14th anniversary this past week. In those 14 years we have gone through 4 deployments and have spent a lot of time apart. More time than I ever thought we would or would have wanted for us. Our deployments were all different. The first, in 2006-2007 was… Read More »

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Memes That Explain Exactly What Life As A Military Spouse Is Really Like

Memes That Explain Exactly What Life As A Military Spouse Is Really Like Military life is an adventure of its own. You really have to have lived this life to understand. Some of the things us military spouses go through are rather unique. It's nice to know we are not alone in our struggles and… Read More »

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