Home Décor Hacks for Active Duty Military With CORT

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Home Décor Hacks for Active Duty Military With CORT One thing that is certain about military life is that you will be moving, and probably every few years. Because of this, what you bought for house #1 might not work for house #2. One way to help with that is to rent furniture and choose pieces that work for your current home. If you live in military housing or have an apartment rental, you will be more limited in what you …

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What You Can Do to Avoid Drama in Your Milspouse Life

What You Can Do to Avoid Drama in Your Milspouse Life

What You Can Do to Avoid Drama in Your Milspouse Life Drama. It’s everywhere, isn’t? You want to stay away but you can’t. You want to get out there and make friends, but you don’t want the drama that comes with that. The truth is, drama is everywhere, but you don’t have to let the frustration take over your experiences. You don’t have to make the drama the center of your world. Here is what you can do to stay away from the drama beyond staying in your home with the doors locked. (Because sometimes that seems like the best …

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What To Do When Your Spouse Gets Last Minute Deployment Orders

What To Do When Your Spouse Gets Last Minute Deployment Orders

What To Do When Your Spouse Gets Last Minute Deployment Orders Deployments are a part of life for the military spouse. Although you might go a few years in between, you are usually not surprised when you find out your spouse is going to have to go on one. Usually, you have some time to prepare. Some people know even a year before the deployment, most people find out with a few months to prepare. Every once in a while, a deployment gets scheduled at the last minute. As you are working on planning your summer, you could find out …

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5 Tips to Help Celebrate Your Marriage During a Deployment

5 Tips to Help Celebrate Your Marriage During a Deployment

5 Tips to Help Celebrate Your Marriage During a Deployment It was our 5th anniversary. I woke up that morning and something was different, something was off. We had spent our 1st anniversary on a weekend getaway, our 2nd, 3rd and 4th we had a nice dinner together. But this was number 5. That’s a big deal when you are newly married. 5 years is longer than high school or college and gives you enough time to look back on where you have been. But this anniversary was going to be different. He was deployed. He was in Iraq and …

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You Sent Them To War, Don’t Cut Our Benefits

You Sent Them To War, Don't Cut Our Benefits

Military cuts are in the news these days and they sting when they hit close to home. Sometimes I get really angry about it. From my limited understanding and after being a military spouse for the last ten years it seems like there are other places they could cut. I wonder why they even go after programs that can help military families? We are the ones that are supporting our service member. We are the ones waiting back at home while they complete their mission. If you send them to war, why do you think it is okay to cut …

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Should You Buy A House If You Are In The Military?

Should You Buy A House If You Are In The Military? Buying a house is a big commitment and something you really have to think about before you decide to go ahead and do it. Home ownership is something that a lot of people hope and dream for. Even those of us that move around more often then others. When you are a Military family, the urge to put down some type of roots is strong. Before moving to any new duty station, any Military family has to figure out where they are going to live. For some that means on …

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When Military Life Isn’t Fair

When Military Life Isnt Fair

When Military Life Isn’t Fair Military life isn’t fair. It really isn’t. One of the mistakes I made going into this life was thinking military life might be fair. I know life isn’t fair but I guess I just assumed that the Military would be. The military is structured and organized, right? I thought that if you turned your paperwork in on time, you would get a quick response. Nope. Sometimes you have to wait because so and so went on a two-week vacation. Other times your paperwork gets lost or sent to the wrong department. You really have to be …

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Advice For Your First Deployment

Advice For Your First Deployment

Advice For Your First Deployment My next guest post is by a friend of mine, Jess.  She was the very first Army wife I met when we started this Army adventure. She was also my FRG leader.  I asked her to write about advice she would give someone who was getting ready for their first deployment.  Our first deployment was in 2006 and Jess was there to tell me a little bit of what to expect so I just knew this would be a great post!  Thank you Jess 🙂 Stressed? Emotional? Perhaps even a bit stand-offish? Sounds like you’ve …

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