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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When They Are Gone On a Deployment For Your Baby’s 1st Year

When They Are Gone On a Deployment For Your Baby’s 1st Year I never thought much about being a solo parent before my husband joined the military. I always assumed that when we would have kids, he would be there. He would be there for the pregnancy, the first year, the terrible twos and everything… Read More »

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Thriving vs Surviving During A Deployment

Thriving vs Surviving During A Deployment Thriving during a deployment is the ideal. Being in survival mode, especially for months at a time is not. The truth is, for my deployments, survival mode has been the norm. Just being able to get through the day, doing what I needed to do for the kids and… 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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You Sent Them To War, Don’t Cut Our Benefits

Military cuts are in the news these days and they sting when they hit close to home. Sometimes I get really angry about it. From my limited understanding and after being a military spouse for the last ten years it seems like there are other places they could cut. I wonder why they even go… Read More »

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