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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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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How To Celebrate Military Spouses

This is a sponsored post for T-Mobile with Sofluential Media! How To Celebrate Military Spouses Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day! A day to celebrate military spouses and all they do for their service members and military communities. On this day, you might see fun memes, hear about discounts and freebies, and learn how to connect with other military spouses. The question I have to ask myself is, what is a good way to celebrate military spouses? What can communities or businesses do? What can make today a good one for military spouses? Here are some ideas: Offer fun events …

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10 Lessons You Learn During Life As A Military Spouse

10 Lessons You Learn During Life As A Military Spouse

Life always teaches you something. No matter what you are going through, there is always something new to learn. And if you are a military spouse, there are many lessons you can gain through military life. Here are 10 of them: That you can, in fact, do things on your own, without your spouse by your side Before your spouse joined the military, you might have assumed there were certain things you needed them to be there for. You will learn quickly that this is not the case. At the same time, while you realize you can do things without …

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What To Appreciate About Military Spouses

What To Appreciate About Military Spouses

It’s May! Can you believe that? Didn’t 2019 just start? This year is flying and it will be the twenties again soon. I can’t even wrap my mind around that! May is Military Spouse Appreciation Month. A month to recognize military spouses, and appreciate all that they do, standing by their service member. Military spouses are not all the same, and we are all on our own military journey. Some of us are more seasoned, and have been doing this over a decade, or even over two or three. Some of us have only been doing this life for a …

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When You Are Sick And Your Spouse Is Deployed

When You Are Sick And Your Spouse Is Deployed

If you are a military spouse, and you get sick, it is probably going to be when your spouse is deployed, or otherwise not at home. You can thank Murphy’s law for that, I know I have been hit by Murphy myself. While you can get to a place where you feel you are rocking a deployment, a stomach bug can turn things upside down, especially if you have young kids. So…what should you do? What can you do? Here are some helpful tips for when you are sick and your spouse is deployed: Ask for help When you are …

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So You Just Found Out You’re Pregnant, And Your Spouse is Deploying

So You Just Found Out You’re Pregnant, And Your Spouse is Deploying

You were trying, or maybe you weren’t. But the test is clear. You are pregnant, maybe with your first, maybe with your 4th but you know what this means. Another baby… A sibling for your two-year-old… You are growing your family, just like you wanted to. And as happy as you are, as excited as you are, there is something looming over your happiness. Your husband, the father of your child, is deploying soon. And you aren’t sure how you are going to handle everything. You just found out you are pregnant and he’s deploying… When I found out I …

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What Military Spouses Need to Know About Military Discounts

What Military Spouses Need To Know About Military Discounts

I love finding military discounts. My favorite military discount is the one you can get at Disneyland. I feel like you are able to save so much money! Many different places have military discounts, from home stores to your favorite restaurants. But… There are some things that you should know going in where military discounts are concerned. Different businesses offer different types of discounts and knowing what they are is important. Not all businesses offer them to spouses One thing you should know is that not all military discounts are for military spouses, but many of them are. This can …

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The Camo in my Living Room

The Camo in my Living Room

I walk into my living room, and it is there. The camo. The color of the military. Normally, this all lives in other parts of the house, put away, until it is needed. But today, I can see his military gear, and I know what that means. The camo in my living room means he is getting ready to go. To serve. To train. To fight. The camo in my living room means that I won’t be able to see him for a while. That he will be living somewhere else. That it is time for him to go. Sometimes …

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The Joys of the Modern Military Spouse Life

The Joys of the Modern Military Spouse Life

We now have Walmart Grocery Delivery. I am so excited! Not only for myself but for all the parents with small children, going through a deployment, who loathe having to take their kids to the grocery store with them. I have been there so many times. Put the baby in my baby carrier, put a toddler in the cart, hoping they won’t open anything, and make your older child walk beside you. Going to a grocery store with all your kids is a big chore. And it isn’t very fun. But, thanks to modern life, you no longer have to …

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