When You Are Faced With A Really Bad Deployment

When You Are Faced With A Really Bad Deployment

When You Are Faced With A Really Bad Deployment There is never such a thing as a good deployment. I don’t think very many spouses jump for joy when they hear the news their soldier will have to deploy. There is a lot of sadness that comes with the news. However, there can be deployments and there can be really bad deployments. Some deployments are really bad because they are too long. Some deployments are really bad because more than a few people lose their life or come home injured. Some deployments are really bad because they come at the worst …

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Operation Rocker With Cracker Barrel and Operation Homefront

Cracker Barrel

This is a sponsored post with Cracker Barrel! Every time we go to Cracker Barrel we always take some time to sit in the rocking chairs out front. They are perfect for your porch, to sit and enjoy the evening or to have a cup of coffee before work. I am working together with Cracker Barrel on this post and they sent me one of their rocking chairs to put together, decorate, and gift to someone special. When they did, I knew who I wanted to give this rocker to. My husband, who is in the National Guard, first joined …

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There He Goes Again

There He Goes Again

There He Goes Again There he goes again. Always leaving. Always working hard. I will never get used to seeing him go. I will never not tear up when I think of it. I will never have to say goodbye without that moment causing me pain. But I know he has to go. As a military spouse, I know that this life means that sometimes he will be far away from us. That we will have to watch him walk away. With his uniform on and his gear at his side. There he goes again even though it feels like …

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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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To the Military Spouse Who is Solo Parenting for the First Time

To the Military Spouse Who is Solo Parenting for the First Time

To the Military Spouse Who is Solo Parenting for the First Time My son was 13 months old when my husband left for Germany to start his Army career, leaving us behind in Kentucky to join him as soon as possible. Other than a trip to my parent’s house when my son was five months old, my husband had always been around to co-parent with me. Then he was gone, across the ocean and I became a solo parent. I was lucky. At that time I would put my son down at 7 pm and he would sleep until 7 am. …

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22 Tips for a Better Military Spouse Life

22 Tips for a Better Military Spouse Life

22 Tips for a Better Military Spouse Life Are you a new military spouse? Maybe you have been living this life for a few years now? Maybe your husband is about to hit 20 years? No matter where you are in your military spouse journey, there are certain tips that can help you along the way. Certain things to remember so that you have a better overall experience. Here is a list of 22 tips to help you have a better military spouse life- 1. Take it a day at a time- You will find that in your military life journey …

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5 Tips for a Smoother Homecoming Day

5 Tips for a Smoother Homecoming Day

5 Tips for a Smoother Homecoming Day From the moment your service member leaves for a deployment, you start thinking of homecoming day. You dream about that day, you plan for it. You spend hours looking for the perfect dress, the perfect sign and you want everything to go as smooth as possible. I have experienced four military homecomings plus all the random times we reconnected after a time apart. When I flew into Germany I was nothing but exhausted after the long flight with my toddler. Still, seeing my husband again after 4.5 months was everything. This was the …

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17 Reasons Military Spouses Are Rocking Military Life

17 Reasons Military Spouses Are Rocking Military Life

17 Reasons Military Spouses Are Rocking Military Life There are so many challenges that military spouses have to go through during their spouse’s career. From deployments to trainings to moving every 3-4 years. It can be way too easy to think you are not handling military life well. The truth is, most of us spouses are actually rocking military life. We are dealing with a lot and we do the best that we can to get through each day. Whether you are brand new to this life or have been a military spouse for many years, what you do, how …

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The One Thing Your Marriage Needs To Survive A Deployment

The One Thing Your Marriage Needs To Survive A Deployment

Trust is so important for any couple, military or not. You have to be able to trust the person you are spending your life with. You have to. If you don’t have trust, you are going to have problems. Within a military marriage, this is even more important. You are going to spend a lot of time apart, oceans apart in some cases. You will go days without talking, sometimes weeks. You might have to go a whole year without living in the same house. Trust is the number one thing you need to survive a deployment. Trust Is A …

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Facebook Saved the Military Spouse

How Facebook Saved the Military Spouse Back in 2007, during my first deployment, all my Army wife friends were on Myspace. A lot of my friends from back home were there too. Myspace was the place to be. During the deployment, we would spend time together at the park, head home, put the kids to bed and then log in to share photos, comments and update our music list. Remember the Myspace music list? We took quizzes and looked for old friends. Back then I would log onto Facebook about once a week or so. It really wasn’t as popular even …

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