Tips for Your First Deployment Day

Tips for Your First Deployment Day We learned from the last time and decided to drop my husband off a few hours before he would have to leave. I didn’t want to stick around until the last moment. We hugged, we kissed and took some videos. Knowing full well that our boys would be that… Read More »

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Debunking Myths About Deployment

Debunking Myths About Deployment Waiting for a deployment to start can be a bit scary. There is a lot of advice, and you might be feeling a little unsure about what a deployment will be like. Will the deployment be too hard for you? Will you struggle every day or be able to find a… Read More »

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To the Military Spouse Who is Solo Parenting for the First Time

To the Military Spouse Who is Solo Parenting for the First Time My son was 13 months old when my husband left for Germany to start his Army career, leaving us behind in Kentucky to join him as soon as possible. Other than a trip to my parent’s house when my son was five months… Read More »

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How to Break Out of a Boring Military Spouse Routine

How to Break Out of a Boring Military Spouse Routine Sometimes military life is pretty exciting! You are days away from a PCS to a great location. Your husband just got home from his deployment. You have great friends and are able to keep busy and life is great. Other times, you are going to… Read More »

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To the Military Spouse That Didn’t Marry a Service Member

To the Military Spouse That Didn’t Marry a Service Member We were standing in a circle and he was talking about his time in Egypt. I thought that was pretty amazing. I had only ever been to Mexico before and this guy had been to Egypt. He also talked a bit about his time in… Read More »

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For the Military Spouse Who Can’t Go Home For Christmas

For the Military Spouse Who Can’t Go Home For Christmas When I was in college, I went home every Christmas break. I loved that. A break from the college routine, a time to see my family and friends from high school. A time to be a “kid” again, if only for a few weeks. I… Read More »

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What You Need To Let Go Of As A Military Spouse

What You Need To Let Go Of As A Military Spouse Do you ever feel like you are trying too hard to become that perfect military spouse? That you feel like you must do all the military spouse things? I have felt that pressure over the years. The pressure to be the best military spouse, to get… Read More »

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5 Reasons Why Military Spouses Need to Vote

5 Reasons Why Military Spouses Need to Vote It’s the day before election day, 2016. This will be my 5th Presidental election that I have been able to vote in. My 3rd as a military spouse. This post isn’t going to be about who to vote for, it is going to be about why military… Read More »

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22 Tips for a Better Military Spouse Life

22 Tips for a Better Military Spouse Life Are you a new military spouse? Maybe you have been living this life for a few years now? Maybe your husband is about to hit 20 years? No matter where you are in your military spouse journey, there are certain tips that can help you along the way.… Read More »

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The Weight of Multiple Deployments

The Weight of Multiple Deployments In 2013 my husband left for his 4th deployment. I didn’t want him to go. I really didn’t want him to go. He left for his 1st deployment in 2006 and the longest break he had had from deployments was just short of 2 years. I felt like he was always… Read More »

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