The Military Spouse Life

The Military Spouse Life I have been a member of the military community and been living the military spouse life for almost 11 years now. During that time I have met so many military spouses. Both in person and online. I can’t help but look back over the years and the people I have met. How… Read More »

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What To Do When Your Spouse Gets Last Minute Deployment Orders

What To Do When Your Spouse Gets Last Minute Deployment Orders Deployments are a part of life for the military spouse. Although you might go a few years in between, you are usually not surprised when you find out your spouse is going to have to go on one. Usually, you have some time to… Read More »

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I Could Never Do It

“I could never do it.” “I couldn’t be a military spouse…” “There is no way I could handle my husband being away from me” If you have been a military spouse for any length of time you have probably heard people say that to you before. It just seems to be the thing to say.… Read More »

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When Deployments Don’t Get Any Easier

When Deployments Don’t Get Any Easier I couldn’t believe he was leaving again. Just two weeks before we had thought that he wasn’t going to go. Now he was and it was time to say goodbye. This time, he was leaving very early in the morning. We were all there, my three boys and I.… Read More »

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For the Military Spouse

For the Military Spouse… For the spouse who is getting ready for her first deployment… For the spouse who is getting ready for his fifth deployment… For the spouse who has to tell his kids, that mommy misses them… For the spouse who can’t wait until bedtime to have a good cry and some me… 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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All The Time He Has Missed During Military Life

15 Months 11 Months 5.5 Months 6.5 Months = 38 months or 3 years, 2 months. This is how long my husband was gone on deployments. This does not count any of the other times he has been gone for non-deployment reasons. WOW! Almost 3.5 years? I can’t even wrap my mind around that. I… Read More »

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Guide to the First 30 Days of a Deployment

  Deployment! I know I talk about it a lot around this blog. It has been such a part of my life for so long, I have a lot to share. As time goes by, I get further away from my deployments but they still will always stick with me. I have been thinking about… Read More »

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What You Might Miss The Most During A Deployment

We all know that there are positives to every deployment. We also know how hard they can be and how badly you might miss your spouse when they are away. Sometimes it is just the little everyday things that you miss the most. This is my list of what I missed the most when he was… Read More »

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Five Tips for When You First Become A Military Spouse

If you are new to the Military life you might be worried or curious about all things military. Everything can be so overwhelming at first. I remember those days well. I wasn’t really sure what to think about this new life. I was in a whole new world and I wasn’t sure how the military worked.… Read More »

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