For the Military Spouse

For the Military Spouse… For the spouse who is getting ready for her first deployment… For the spouse who is getting ready for his fifth deployment… For the spouse who has to tell his kids, that mommy misses them… For the spouse who can’t wait until bedtime to have a good cry and some me time… For the spouse who writes letter after letter and stands in very long lines to send a package over there… For the spouse who has to take a back seat to a very demanding career… For the spouse that loves being a SAHM while …

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I Am Not A Perfect Military Spouse

There she is. She is always dressed so nicely. No yoga pants for this lady. She always brings the best food to every potluck. She is always there to help and always there with a smile. She never looks stressed and she never has to worry about her kids acting up. She is her husband’s #1 fan and no matter what happens in military life, she answers with a smile. A deployment? No problem. A move in the middle of the school year? She has got this. She never complains and rarely sheds a tear. She was made for this …

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When Your Spouse Has A Dangerous Job

When Your Spouse Has A Dangerous Job

Sitting in the pre-deployment briefing before a deployment is surreal. You think you are ready for the deployment, but the reality is different emotions and feelings come up. When they start to talk about what could happen and what the military will do if the worst does in fact happen can cause anyone to go into a panic. Knowing that your husband, your soul mate is going off to war and will be spending months in a very dangerous job isn’t something you can easily come to terms with. You have to know the process too. You can’t stick your …

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The Military Spouse Superpower You Can’t Live Without

The Military Spouse Superpower You Can’t Live Without My husband was going to be home in June. He had left the August before. It was April, and the weather in Germany was slowly warming up. If you have ever been through a longer deployment, you know how important the change of seasons can be. My husband left the end of summer which quickly turned to fall and then winter. Now that the weather was warming up, the deployment was coming to an end. Two months to go. So, what does a military spouse do with just TWO months left of …

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The Hardest Working Man

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  My husband. After 10 years as an active duty soldier is now a part of the National Guard. This means he has two jobs. Monday through Friday he works outside at his regular job. Once a month he puts on his uniform and does his Army job.  Both jobs are pretty demanding and he works hard juggling both. He started a new job in March and after his first week he had drill. That was a long week for us but he did it without complaining.   On the weekends, we always try to spend some time as a …

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The 5 Best Things That Can Happen To A Military Spouse

The 5 Best Things That Can Happen To A Military Spouse

The 5 Best Things That Can Happen To A Military Spouse “You take the good you take the bad you take them both and there you have…Military life?” Totally! You see as hard as military life can be sometimes, as stressful as this life can be, there are good things that can happen. Great and wonderful things worth talking about. Here is my list of the 5 best things that can happen to a military spouse.   Getting Stationed Where You Want There is nothing better than getting the notice that you get to PCS where you want to go. Whether …

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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 Ask Your Spouse To Get Out Of The Military?

Should You Ask Your Spouse To Get Out Of The Military?

When it comes to re-enlisting the decision needs to be between the military member and their spouse. They need to talk about the pros and the cons and what life would be like if they stayed in or if they got out of the military. Should you ask your spouse to get out of the military? Is that the right thing to do? What if you feel like you want military life to be over but they do not? What if they see 20 years and you can barely see how you will make it through the next 20 months …

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How You Can Help A Struggling Military Spouse

How You Can Help A Struggling Military Spouse   You are finally feeling good about military life. Nothing too hard, just a few trainings and your husband will be home for a while. You feel put together, have a good friend base at your duty station and life seems pretty stable. But you have noticed something going on in your community. Not all of the spouses around you are doing okay. Some of them are struggling. So how do you help? What can you do to help a struggling military Spouse? Or maybe you are not a military spouse. Maybe …

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