5 Military Spouse Friends You Need When You First PCS

When I first moved to Fort Campbell, I made friends with someone who grew up in the Clarksville area. While I didn’t go into the PCS with that goal, I just wanted to make friends, I realized how helpful that really was. She told me about a lot of the great places to take kids, where to get a nice meal and other things about the area I might not have been able to figure out on my own, at least not for a while. Most military spouses want to make friends when they PCS, but doing so isn’t always …

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18 Military Spouse Memes When You Just Need A Good Laugh

Sometimes, and some days, you just need a good laugh. Here are 18 military spouse memes that should at least put a smile on your face: Oh, I have done this a couple of times, and once, I even dropped my ID in between the seats and couldn’t find it. That was embarrassing. I know some are lucky and can get stationed by the beach…but for others? It just never seems to happen. Please, for the love, do not pack my trash! Ya, Kentucky and Tennessee are beautiful, but not when you want to be adventurous and travel around Europe …

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A Military Dad

He wakes up early, leaving his sleeping children. He has to get to work. He puts on his uniform and stares at the calendar, they were running out of days. He knows he has to go, he knows this is his duty, but saying goodbye to those kids isn’t going to be easy. He packs his bag and sees his wife crying. He wishes this wasn’t going to be so hard for her. He never thought she would have to go through so many parenting seasons alone. He promises to write. He promises to call. He hopes he won’t be …

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What a Military Spouse Will Never Understand

I have been married to a soldier for almost two decades now. When we met, he was no longer active duty and ended up re-joining the Army after we had been married three years. As much as I can stand by and support him, there are things that I will never understand. There are things that a military spouse can never understand. I will never understand what it is like to say goodbye to my family, small children included, to put on the uniform and put myself in harm’s way. I will never understand what it is like to go …

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When You PCS and Have To Leave Your Job

This is a sponsored post for T-Mobile with Sofluential Media! Things are going great for you. You love your job, your kids are in a good school, and life feels right where it needs to be. But then, your spouse comes home from work one day with the news, you guys are PCSing to the other side of the country. And you leave in four months. You panic. You can’t help it. What will you do? What about your job? What about your career? If you have ever been in this situation, you know how stressful it can be. When …

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We Went to See the New Live-Action Aladdin and We Loved it

I am here for every single Disney live-action remake. I love that they are doing this. I find them so much fun and love taking my kids. That being said, I wasn’t super excited about this new Aladdin after I saw the preview. I was worried the movie just wouldn’t measure up for some reason. I was worried I would be disappointed. I was in junior high when the original movie came out in 1992 and I remember loving it back then. I have seen the movie a few times since then but it has been quite a few years. …

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What Memorial Day Really Means to the Military Community

Memorial Day…a day for a BBQ, spending time in the pool, or an extra day off work? Yes, but… For the Military community, Memorial day is a little different. We do have BBQs, and we do spend time in the pool and have an extra day off work, but we also remember those who have lost their lives, in a very personal way. Each of us knows a Gold Star family. I know many of them personally. Friends who became widows during our past deployments, friends who have received that knock on the door, friends who will never be the …

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9 Reasons Why PCSing Can Be Amazing, in GIFs

Are you moving this summer? Summer is PCS season and so many military families will be going to a new duty station in the next few months. Some military families will be excited to PCS, and others, not as much. PCSing can be such an amazing thing. Moving is a fresh start, and while super stressful, can be an exciting part of military life. When I talk to military spouses who have been doing this forever, they have such a fantastic list of places their family has called home. In case you are feeling down about your future PCS, or …

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What to Watch on Netflix This Summer

The summer is almost here! Are you ready? My kids get out next week and the weather is starting to heat up here in Tennessee. Soon, we will be going to the pool on a regular basis, BBQing in the back yard, and being a little more low key than we are during the school year. I am also pretty excited at all the amazing shows that have been added to Netflix or will be sometime this summer. Netflix has really stepped things up, and I love it! So whether you are not sure what to watch after the Game …

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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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