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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9 Military Spouse Memes for Your Military Spouse Life

Whether you are a brand new military spouse, or have been one for a long time, military life can be quite the unique experience. From deployments, to pcsing across the country, you might never know what is just around the corner. Sometimes you have to have a sense of humor about everything military life brings. Here are 9 military spouse memes for your military spouse life: I know for myself, when I was feeling sad during a deployment, I would try to picture homecoming and remind myself that the end of the deployment would come and he would be in …

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Life at Edwards AFB in California

Life at Edwards AFB in California Hey there, my name is Catherine. I’m an Air Force wife, mother to 2 beautiful daughters and content creator for my blog Love always, Catherine. We’ve been stationed at Edwards AFB in California for about 3 years now and have come to know life on and off base quite well. Tell me about the area When I mention California, you may be thinking sunny beaches and tons of ocean right? Well, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Edwards AFB is located in the desert. Yes, the beautiful desert where the …

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The First Night After the Deployment is Over

You have waited for months and months, and the day is finally here. Homecoming… The deployment is over, and you will get your spouse back, after so much time apart. If you have never been through a deployment or homecoming before, you might be asking yourself how that first night will go, after the deployment is over. For months now, you have joked with your friends about how that will be, and how exciting having your spouse back in your arms again will feel. You have some idea of how things will go, but you still might not really be …

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5 Tips For Using Your TRICARE Benefit Breast Pump

5 Tips For Using Your TRICARE Benefit Breast Pump This post is sponsored by the Breastfeeding Shop! If you are pregnant or have a new baby, you could be getting ready to purchase or find your breast pump. Having a breast pump can be a good idea for a variety of reasons. Breast pumps are useful for encouraging your milk supply, to allow you to continue to breastfeed when you go back to work, and to help you store milk if you do need to be away from your baby for any reason. Here are five tips for using your …

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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. We took some photos and said goodbye. Knowing that when he returned they would all be a little bigger. They would be doing new things and we would have made a lot of memories together without him. I knew this deployment wasn’t going to be …

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Can you believe this is the last day of the year? 2019…here we come. It’s been an interesting year for me. I started school, have taken on a lot more freelance writing work, and of course, seen my boys grow a little older. We had a big trip to California and have enjoyed another year here in the Fort Campbell area. And as always, I have continued to blog. As I look at my stats for 2018, here are the top 10 blog posts of 2018, from Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life… 10. 10 Memes for the Military Spouse With Children- …

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Twas the Night Before Christmas…Milspouse Style

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, no one was stirring, except one military spouse. She knew what tonight was, but wasn’t feeling the cheer, her husband of 12 years was simply not here. He was serving his country, on deployment #4, she simply couldn’t wait until April, when he would walk through the door. Her kids were in bed, excited for morning, they didn’t want to go, despite her stern warning. She looked at a picture, taken last year, when he was home beside her and she didn’t have much to fear. But this year was …

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How to Plan a PCS Road Trip

This post is sponsored by Pcsing.com!  You are stationed in New York, and your spouse gets orders to Arizona. Report date? June 15th! With your three kids, two dogs, and big old van, why not turn your PCS into a PCS road trip? Sometimes when you PCS you will get on an airplane, and land in your new location hours later. You are excited about your new duty station, but the plane trip? Not so much. If you go on a PCS road trip, the actual time it takes to get there can be just as exciting. When planning such a …

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