When An Introverted Military Spouse Needs To Make Friends

“Why are you so quiet?” I was asked this SO many times as a kid and you know what, I hated it so much. I was so shy, I had social anxiety I am sure, and I was an introvert. And because of that, I struggled a bit. Sure, with my best friends and family I could be super loud. I remember my parents telling me they were going to tape record (yep, 80s kid here) me and give it to my teachers. My shyness was really a struggle. I can remember people asking me questions and being TERRIFIED to …

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Five Ways To Help Prevent Veteran Suicide

This post is sponsored by Shepherd’s Men! Five Ways To Help Prevent Veteran Suicide It’s a tragedy: Every day, 22 U.S. veterans take their own lives – a needless loss of 8,000 service members a year. Too many veterans don’t get the help they need, but experts say everyone should get involved to help save a veteran’s life. The Problem Returning veterans may experience divorce, joblessness, homelessness and hopelessness. The often-devastating effects of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTS), plus the loss of their military community support, can cause a downward spiral. Symptoms of mTBI …

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To The Special Needs Moms

To The Special Needs Moms

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I researched everything. I wanted to make all the right choices. I wanted to avoid anything that could put him at a disadvantage. I wanted to prepare as much as I possibly could, for his birth, for his babyhood, and beyond. And when he was born, I realized pretty quickly that making parenting decisions based on a book, or even on other’s experiences was so very different than raising your own child. Don’t get me wrong, parenting advice books and hearing other’s stories are a good thing. There is a lot you …

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How To Celebrate Military Spouses

This is a sponsored post for T-Mobile with Sofluential Media! How To Celebrate Military Spouses Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day! A day to celebrate military spouses and all they do for their service members and military communities. On this day, you might see fun memes, hear about discounts and freebies, and learn how to connect with other military spouses. The question I have to ask myself is, what is a good way to celebrate military spouses? What can communities or businesses do? What can make today a good one for military spouses? Here are some ideas: Offer fun events …

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Westgate Resorts, Gary Sinise and Gov. Ron DeSantis Host Thousands of Military Family Members in Orlando

Westgate Resorts will honor 1,500 U.S. military families, veterans and Gold Star families from across the nation with a free vacation at Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort in Orlando, May 10-12. The event continues Westgate Resorts’ and CEO David Siegel’s eight-year tradition of encouraging our nation’s heroes to spend quality time with their families.  Representing all branches of the military, more than 5,500 guests from 41 states, and Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., will enjoy complimentary accommodations and activities, including an inaugural 5K run, a resource fair featuring 25 military organizations, and admission to Westgate’s Shipwreck Island Water …

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10 Lessons You Learn During Life As A Military Spouse

10 Lessons You Learn During Life As A Military Spouse

Life always teaches you something. No matter what you are going through, there is always something new to learn. And if you are a military spouse, there are many lessons you can gain through military life. Here are 10 of them: That you can, in fact, do things on your own, without your spouse by your side Before your spouse joined the military, you might have assumed there were certain things you needed them to be there for. You will learn quickly that this is not the case. At the same time, while you realize you can do things without …

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When They Shave, It’s Time For Duty

This post is in partnership with Gillette’s new SkinGuard razor – new at Walmart today. My husband and I have been married for almost 17 years now. However, for the first three years of our marriage, he was not in the military. We lived a civilian life, and he didn’t have to worry about being as clean shaven as he does now. Being a service member means you have to stick to a few rules about facial hair, and the length of the hair on your head. As my husband is in the National Guard now, he doesn’t have to …

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What To Appreciate About Military Spouses

What To Appreciate About Military Spouses

It’s May! Can you believe that? Didn’t 2019 just start? This year is flying and it will be the twenties again soon. I can’t even wrap my mind around that! May is Military Spouse Appreciation Month. A month to recognize military spouses, and appreciate all that they do, standing by their service member. Military spouses are not all the same, and we are all on our own military journey. Some of us are more seasoned, and have been doing this over a decade, or even over two or three. Some of us have only been doing this life for a …

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When You Are Sick And Your Spouse Is Deployed

When You Are Sick And Your Spouse Is Deployed

If you are a military spouse, and you get sick, it is probably going to be when your spouse is deployed, or otherwise not at home. You can thank Murphy’s law for that, I know I have been hit by Murphy myself. While you can get to a place where you feel you are rocking a deployment, a stomach bug can turn things upside down, especially if you have young kids. So…what should you do? What can you do? Here are some helpful tips for when you are sick and your spouse is deployed: Ask for help When you are …

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On Being Stationed At Fort Campbell

On Being Stationed At Fort Campbell

Hey guys! First off let me start by saying how excited I am to be writing this guest post. I love the duty station guest post series here on Soldier’s Wife Crazy Life. It really gives you a different perspective on where you might be pcs-ing. I’m Tiffany from tiffanydickiewrites.com. I write about my life as a military spouse and raising two kids (9 years apart). Living on post It’s been almost a year and a half since we moved here to Fort Campbell. I have to say I was nervous about the whole process considering this was our first …

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