What I Have Learned About Having A Husband In The National Guard

What I Have Learned About Having A Husband In The National Guard

We are now three months into Guard life. So far that hasn’t meant too much as Ben has only had a couple of drills. However, I have learned some things I didn’t know. There were a few things I assumed about the Guard that I found out worked a little differently than I thought they would. I also almost titled this post, “What I Have Learned About Having A Husband In The National Guard: Part One” because I know that I will learn even more as the months go on. So here goes: 1) How much you get paid. I assumed that …

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The End of Summer

Less than TWO weeks and the boys go back to school. This summer FLEW by! Fastest one yet. We had a big change this summer. I went from full-time SAHM/part-time WAHM to full-time WAHM. It has been quite the adjustment and I am still trying to figure it all out. What do I do from home? Well right now the majority of my time is spent working as a freelance writer for an Internet marker. I also make money from Scentsy and from blogging. It is a mix and hard to juggle sometimes. I think with the boys going back …

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Thoughts On My Last Week As An Active Duty Army Spouse

Eight days. That is all we have left as an active duty family. The day after we will officially be a National Guard family. Talk about a change. It seems weird. We have been waiting for this day for a while now and here it is just a week away. I think back on the last 8.5 years and everything we have been through. We started this journey in November 2005 when I dropped Ben off at the recruiting office in Lexington, Kentucky. We had one little 13 month old boy and no idea what we were getting ourselves into. It …

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From Active Duty To National Guard

Last week we made a change to our plans. Ben enlisted in the National Guard. People have asked us if this was planned and that is a hard question to answer. Before Ben’s last deployment we had talked about it. We knew it would help with health insurance and just allowing us some extra security. However, as the last deployment started I just felt like I couldn’t stand the thought of another deployment. We decided against it but both of us still wondered if maybe it was the way to go. I just kept coming back to the deployment thing. …

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