10 Truths Military Spouses Learn About Military Life

10 Truths Military Spouses Learn About Military Life With the election going on last week I forgot all about November 8th. See, on November 8th, 2005, my husband re-enlisted in the US Army. This was a huge change for us and our family. My husband had been in the Army when he was a lot… Read More »

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How Do You Know You Are Ready For a Military Marriage?

  How Do You Know You Are Ready For a Military Marriage? This weekend I saw an article about a young military spouse titled, “I Gave Up College to Get Married — Now I’m 19 and Divorced” This article was a story about a girl who married her boyfriend instead of going ahead to college,… 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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Mistakes You Might Make As A New Military Spouse

Mistakes You Might Make As A New Military Spouse I was 26 years old when I became a military spouse. Other spouses were a lot younger and some were even older when they joined this life. No matter how old you were when you became a military family, there is going to be a learning… Read More »

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The Reality of Solo Parenting

You know that your spouse will have to be away from you when they join the Military. You know that you will have to be alone with the kids. However, nothing can ever prepare you for what solo parenting will be like, how you will be able to handle the time away from your spouse… Read More »

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A Letter To A New Military Spouse

To the brand new Military Spouse, I know things feels a bit scary right now. Your loving husband has just joined the Military. You might not even know how to feel right now. You are not sure what is going to happen or what the next few years will be like. You agreed that you… Read More »

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The Hard Truth About Being A Military Spouse

The Hard Truth About Being A Military Spouse My husband and I had talked about him re-joining the Military for months before he actually did. It was a hard decision to make and I can remember thinking about how if he did join he would be gone for long periods of time. This would mean… Read More »

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When Military Life Isn’t Fair

When Military Life Isn’t Fair Military life isn’t fair. It really isn’t. One of the mistakes I made going into this life was thinking military life might be fair. I know life isn’t fair but I guess I just assumed that the Military would be. The military is structured and organized, right? I thought that if… Read More »

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It’s Okay Military Spouse, It’s Really Okay, I Have Been There

It’s Okay Military Spouse, It’s Really Okay, I Have Been There There have been a few blog posts going around Military spouse circles about Military Spouses, entitlements, asking for discounts and what we should be allowed to complain about and what we shouldn’t. That we KNEW what we were getting ourselves into so we should only… Read More »

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