Why Military Families Need a Dog

Why Military Families Need a Dog I knew we would probably always get a dog someday. I grew up with a cat, I didn’t know dogs very well but I knew our family would have one someday. My husband grew up with dogs and even worked with military working dogs in 2011. He knew dogs… Read More »

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Dear Army, Don’t Cut Family Programs, Love Military Spouses

Dear Army, Don’t Cut Family Programs, Love Military Spouses Last week I saw an article about how the Army will be looking at cutting family programs at Military.com. I understand the need for some budget cuts. I get that spending too much isn’t a good idea sometimes. But cutting family programs is not a good solution. There… Read More »

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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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5 Tips to Help Celebrate Your Marriage During a Deployment

5 Tips to Help Celebrate Your Marriage During a Deployment It was our 5th anniversary. I woke up that morning and something was different, something was off. We had spent our 1st anniversary on a weekend getaway, our 2nd, 3rd and 4th we had a nice dinner together. But this was number 5. That’s a… Read More »

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What You Should Never Say To A Military Spouse

What You Should Never Say To A Military Spouse I love the military spouse community. In my local area and online. I love all the supportive people I have met over the years. I love how we can help each other out. The truth is, a lot of us can feel lost in the sea… 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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WeVets: Give Veterans A Voice

  When you move to a new city, knowing where to go, where to shop or where to eat can be overwhelming. You might not have ever heard about that store down the road. You might be lost when it comes to the local military clinic and you might just need some help figuring out… Read More »

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Keeping You And Your Military Family Safe

Keeping You And Your Military Family Safe  As a part of a Military family I am aware of the chance of identity theft. It has happened to us in the past as well as finding out that one of our bank accounts was compromised. When someone steals from you it can feel surreal like it… Read More »

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Deployments and The Effect on Children

Deployments and The Effect on Children After four deployments, our family knows what it is like to go long periods of time without Dad in the home. It can be so challenging for the parent at home to have to be mom and dad. It can also be really hard on the children who might… Read More »

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