Why You Don’t Have to Buy Bottles For Your Breast Pump

The Breastfeeding Shop

This is a sponsored post by the Breastfeeding Shop.  Why You Don’t Have to Buy Bottles For Your Breast Pump If you don’t know already, TRICARE has an amazing benefit for pregnant or new moms. You can receive one breast pump for every birth event from TRICARE through a company like The Breastfeeding Shop. They will help you receive your pump through their website. In addition to a breast pump, you can also receive free breast pump supplies which includes bottles. This means, you don’t have to buy any on your own, you can get them with your benefit. When you …

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Life As A Military Spouse In 17 Memes

Life As A Military Spouse In 17 Memes

Life As a Military Spouse In 17 Memes Life as a military spouse can be quite the journey. Through deployments, pcsing places you want and don’t want to go, and finding lifelong friends you couldn’t live without. Here is your life as a military spouse in 17 memes. So true. Sometimes military life sucks, but that doesn’t mean you don’t like being a part of the military community. Make the best of what you have, work hard to get through the difficult days, and make friends with other spouses to help you through.   Yes! That time apart, it will …

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To a Military Spouse That Can’t Do Military Life Anymore

To a Military Spouse That Can't Do Military Life Anymore

To a Military Spouse That Can’t Do Military Life Anymore He was gone again. I couldn’t believe it. I had just dropped my husband off for his 4th deployment. Another deployment, but this time, I wasn’t sure how I was going to get through. Sure, I had done this before. And really, this deployment was only supposed to be six months long, that is less than half of how long some of our deployments had been. Why was I falling apart this time?   I took my then 8, 6 and 2-year-old boys home after saying goodbye. I got them …

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To the Military Spouse That Does Not Live in a Military Community

Military Spouse

To the Military Spouse That Does Not Live in a Military Community Almost three years ago, my husband ended his time in the active duty army and joined the National Guard. In some ways, this was a big change for us. Leaving active duty is a challenge and one that we have had to work through. He no longer wore the uniform on a daily basis, we started paying for Tricare, and PCSing was no longer an option for us. However, since we decided to stay in the Fort Campbell area, we still live in a military community. Most of …

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How You Know You Are a Military Spouse

How you know you are a military spouse

How You Know You Are a Military Spouse Here is how you know you are a military spouse… When you have no idea when you will see your spouse again, it could be May; it could be September, who knows? When you have no idea what your spouse’s co-worker’s first names are. When you are up for any adventure, even though it scares you to death. When you always have two IDs on you, military and your driver’s license. When your driver’s license is not for the state you live in, and your license plate doesn’t match either. When a …

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I Can’t Cope Without My Husband But I Am a Military Spouse So I Have To

I Can’t Cope Without My Husband But I Am a Military Spouse So I Have To

I Can’t Cope Without My Husband But I Am a Military Spouse So I Have To I woke up this morning to see the article, I Can’t Cope Without My Husband, And I’m Comfortable Admitting That. Honestly? My first reaction was, “Really? I can’t either, but I do it anyway because I have to because my husband is in the military and how dare you even complain about your husband being away for a weekend.” And then I thought, “If your spouse was in the military too, you would be able to cope just like I have because that is what …

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10 Truths Military Spouses Learn About Military Life

10 Truths Military Spouses Learn About Military Life

10 Truths Military Spouses Learn About Military Life With the election going on last week I forgot all about November 8th. On November 8th, 2005, my husband re-enlisted in the US Army. This was a huge change for us and our family. My husband had been in the Army when he was a lot younger, years before I met him. He had gotten out, returned home and we met a few years after that. We got married and had our first child and it wasn’t until we had been married about 3 years that we started talking about him going …

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How Do You Know You Are Ready For a Military Marriage?

  How Do You Know You Are Ready For a Military Marriage? This weekend I saw an article about a young military spouse titled, “I Gave Up College to Get Married — Now I’m 19 and Divorced” This article was a story about a girl who married her boyfriend instead of going ahead to college, even though that seemed to be her plan. Her husband was stationed in California, middle of nowhere California and the challenges of that mixed with not being able to find work led to a divorce, just a few months later. I really feel for this …

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How Deployments Taught Me About the Importance of Family Time with DAV

Military Couple

How Deployments Taught Me About the Importance of Family Time with DAV Deployments My husband has been home from his last deployment for almost three years now. He deployed 4 times to both Iraq and Afghanistan within 7 years. He left for the first time in 2006, returning at the end of 2007. He then deployed again in 2008, 2011 and 2013. He returned from what might have been his very last deployment in December of 2013. Over the years since then, we have been able to get back to a more normal life. Although he has worked in civilian …

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Mistakes You Might Make As A New Military Spouse

Mistakes You Might Make As A New Military Spouse

Mistakes You Might Make As A New Military Spouse I was 26 years old when I became a military spouse. Other spouses were a lot younger and some were even older when they joined this life. No matter how old you were when you became a military family, there is going to be a learning curve. You won’t be able to understand how everything works right away. You might make some mistakes. It’s bound to happen. Over my time as a military spouse, I have made some mistakes too. Figuring out how the military works takes time.   Here are a …

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