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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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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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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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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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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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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The Perfect Monthly Box For The Military Spouse

Brave Crate Monthly Box

I was provided a free box for review! There are so many monthly boxes out there these days. There are boxes for book lovers, pet lovers, health food lovers, and really, a box for everyone and every interest. Did you know that there is a box just for military spouses? Brave Crate! If you haven’t heard about them before, Brave Crate is a monthly box made just for us military spouses. For military spouses, counting down to being reunited with their deployed service member can be miserable! That’s why each month Brave Crate send a box of curated self development …

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10 Thoughts That Go Through Your Head During Thanksgiving

10 Thoughts That Go Through Your Head During Thanksgiving

10 Thoughts That Go Through Your Head During Thanksgiving Raise your hand if you are completely ready for Thanksgiving? Well, you better be, the day is coming up very soon. As a parent, you probably have a list of 100 things you have to do before the big day, or maybe, you are keeping things rather simple this year? Either way, Thanksgiving weekend can be interesting. Here are 10 thoughts that might go through your head during Thanksgiving:  “I hope I don’t forget anything!” via GIPHY If you are traveling during Thanksgiving, packing can be stressful! Will you remember everything? What if …

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