To the Burned Out Solo Parent

To the Burned Out Solo Parent

It’s almost bedtime, almost. You start your bedtime routine at 6:30 on the dot and if all goes well, the kids will be alseep by 7:30, or 8:30, usually by 9, but sometimes even as late as 10:00. It just depends. As your spouse is deployed at the moment, it really doesn’t matter how long bedtime takes, it will still be 100% on you to get those kids to bed. There will be no trading off nights, no asking for help, no relief if you had a burned out day and need to just chill by yourself for a bit. …

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When Your Spouse is Deployed and You Only Have Two Hands

This post is sponsored by Baby Tula! I was also provided free product for review. Whenever my husband was deployed, I hated going to the grocery store. I know there are more options these days such as grocery store pick-up or affordable delivery services, but back during our previous deployments, we didn’t have any of that. So, once I had three kids, it became a big issue. I could sometimes get around this by going to the grocery store when my older two were in school, or trade with a friend. However, there were sometimes when I still had to take all three and head to the …

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day if Your Spouse is Deployed

How do you like to celebrate Valentine's Day when your spouse is deployed?

It’s time for Valentine’s Day! The holiday all about love. The one where you feel the pressure to buy your spouse candy chocolates, or flowers, or teddy bears, and make plans to go out to eat on the most crowded night of the year. Super fun right? Or not… Maybe you think the whole thing is silly. A holiday made up by Hallmark to get spouses to buy cards for each other, and make more money. And with the lack of candy hearts this year, is Valentine’s Day even worth worrying about? (PS I did find some at Target a …

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18 Signs That You Have Been Stationed at Fort Campbell During Your Spouse’s Military Career

18 Signs That You Have Been Stationed at Fort Campbell During Your Spouse’s Military Career

Fort Campbell is located on the Tennessee and Kentucky border, literally. Some people love being stationed at Fort Campbell, some people hate being stationed at Fort Campbell, and some have such mixed feelings it really depends on the day. We have lived in the Fort Campbell area for almost nine years now. We have seen some changes, some good and some bad. We have gotten to know the area quite a bit, and will probably be here for a while longer. Because my husband is now in the National Guard, he has not been stationed at Fort Campbell for nine …

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What You Need to Know About Being Stationed in Germany

Stationed in Germany

So happy to have Malori from Warrior Life Wellness to tell us all about what it is like to be stationed in Germany! She has some great advice for anyone who will be pcsing to Germany anytime soon. Please let me know if you would like to guest post about where you are stationed! Our OCONUS PCS Moving to Germany is something that happens to “other military families.”  Just like I never thought I would marry a soldier, I never thought we’d get stationed overseas – even though it was a dream of mine to live in Europe.  Well, as …

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To the Seasoned Military Spouse

To the seasoned military spouse

You have done this before, deployments aren’t a new thing, and you feel like you have to be strong, for all the new military spouses around you. But the reality is, after the FRG meeting is over, after you get home and crawl into bed, your heart still worries over this upcoming deployment. You wonder how you will get through another nine months apart. You wonder if this will be the deployment something bad happens, how many times can someone go over there and come back the same? The truth is, you might be a seasoned spouse, you might have …

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The 10 Worst Duty Stations

The 10 Worst Duty Stations

Duty stations are such a popular topic. People always want to know everything about where they are going to PCS or the differences in duty stations. They want to know all about the best duty stations and the worst duty stations. I have thought about making a list of the 10 worst duty stations for a while. I know there are certain places where people just dread going, and maybe for good reason. These places aren’t the ideal, especially when you could get stationed at some amazing places. However, I also strongly believe that you can “bloom where you are …

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To the Gold Star Spouse…

Gold Star Spouse

I see you. I see you sitting there, trying to hold it all together. I see you, wondering how you are sitting where you are. Wondering how this could be your new normal. Your pain is probably indecribable right now. You lost him, and one of your worst fears came true. And now you are here, ready for the ceremony to begin. Your children are by your side, they are too young to understand, or maybe they are not too you? Maybe they will remember this day, the day to honor their daddy. You start to think about what you …

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What To Do When You Are Feeling Homesick At Your Duty Station

At Your Duty Station

As a military spouse, you might be far from home and that isn’t always easy. Being the family member that misses everything is hard. Being the one that can’t go to the baby shower or misses birthdays on a regular basis is difficult to deal with. Being the one without having family nearby can be frustrating. As a military family you could end up in so many amazing places, Hawaii, Germany, Japan…✈️ You might end up on the East Coast when you have never been east of Utah before. You might end up in South Korea when you never even …

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Living in the PNW: A Post About Being Stationed at JBLM

So happy to have this guest post on being stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) by Selene! Please let me know if you would like to write your own guest post about where you have been stationed during military life! Fort Lewis is one of the largest military installations in the U.S. With two posts for Army servicemembers you get Main Post and North Fort, and for the Airmen, they have McChord Air Force Base. Main Post has your commissary, PX, Burger King, and few other eateries, along with the MWR, the bowling alley, theater, and a splash pad for the kiddos. Rumor has it the Wahlbergs are opening their famous Wahlburgers restaurant on Fort Lewis come 2020! North Fort is woodsy, quieter …

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