When They Shave, It’s Time For Duty

This post is in partnership with Gillette’s new SkinGuard razor – new at Walmart today. My husband and I have been married for almost 17 years now. However, for the first three years of our marriage, he was not in the military. We lived a civilian life, and he didn’t have to worry about being as clean shaven as he does now. Being a service member means you have to stick to a few rules about facial hair, and the length of the hair on your head. As my husband is in the National Guard now, he doesn’t have to …

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You Always Remember Your First Military Home

You Always Remember Your First Military Home

It’s been 13 years since I got on an airplane with my 18-month-old son, and really started our military journey. My husband had left for Germany 4.5 months before, and we were finally joining him. And while I had technically been an Army Wife for the last 4.5 months, this trip would open the gate to my first experience in Army living. While I had grown up between two military bases, and I knew kids whose parents served, the military had never been my world. And now the military was very much my world, and I was nervous. How could …

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6 Things You Should Remember When You Are Struggling With Military Life

When You Are Struggling With Military Life

Sometimes, when my husband is gone, or even if he is home, the stress overwhelms me. I find myself in a place I don’t want to be in. There is too much going on, too much to think about, and my emotions are all over the place. I end up in a bit of a funk and feel like I am on the struggle bus. But… In those times, there are things I have to tell myself, things I have to remind myself of, and doing so puts me in a much better place. If you have ever felt like …

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9 Things You Wish Were True About Military Life

9 Things You Wish Were True About Military Life

Military life can be a crazy ride. From deployments to PCSing every few years, this life isn’t without its struggles. Some days we wish we had a magic wand to make everything a little easier. So let’s have some fun…here are 9 things you wish were true about military life: That every deployment came with a nanny Let’s face it, us military spouses can get burned out really quickly when it comes to solo parenting. What if every military family received a nanny with deployment orders? That would make life so much easier! That you could use a “Get out …

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How You Can Really Support A Veteran This Veterans Day

How You Can Really Support A Veteran This Veterans Day

How You Can Really Support A Veteran This Veterans Day Veterans day is coming up this next weekend. A day to honor those who have served, whether they did so years before you were born, or doing so now. And every year, you might wonder the best way to honor the veterans in your life. Maybe you are married to a veteran, maybe your dad or mom or a grandparent or someone else in your family has served. Maybe you just want to give back to the veteran and military community as a whole. Here are some things you can …

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No, Your Military Man Doesn’t Need Money For Food

No, Your Military Man Doesn't Need Money For Food

No, Your Military Man Doesn’t Need Money For Food This post contains affiliate links!  As a military spouse blogger, I do get emails or messages from military girlfriends that are a little concerned about the military service member they are dating. There is something about the relationship that doesn’t sit right to them. Their gut is telling them something, and something just doesn’t feel 100% right. The situation is usually that a woman has met someone online. This is of itself isn’t strange in 2018. A lot of people meet online, and many happy and successful marriages and relationships result from …

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Mission BBQ and Giving Back to the Military Community

Mission BBQ and Giving Back to the Military Community

Mission BBQ and Giving Back to the Military Community Have you heard of the restaurant, Mission BBQ? We just got one here in the Fort Campbell area last year and I was excited to try their yummy food. I have heard such good things about them over the years. As I walked in the first thing I noticed was their decor. On the wall was everything you can imagine honoring the military as well as others who serve their community. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and enjoyed my meal immensely. Mission BBQ first opened on September 11, 2011, by two …

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Don’t Miss The Costco Military Hour Event On March 24th

Costco Military Hour event

Don’t Miss The Costco Military Hour Event On March 24th This is a sponsored post!    Raise your hand if you like Costco? I know I do! Costco was one of the places we had to go when we visited home while living in Germany. You can always find something fun to buy and you gotta love the free samples. I wanted to let you guys know about the Costco Military Hour event coming up March 24th from 8 am to 9:30 am! What is Costco Military Hour? The Military Hour is for you and your family to shop together before …

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Living the Crazy Military Spouse Life, One Day at a Time

Living the Crazy Military Spouse Life, One Day at a Time

Living the Crazy Military Spouse Life, One Day at a Time I have been a member of the military community and been living the military spouse life for about 12.5 years now. During that time I have met so many military spouses. Both in person and online. I can’t help but look back over the years and the people I have met. How some of them have this military life down pat and others struggle a little bit more. My heart is with the military community and will always be, no matter how many years take me away from my personal experience …

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Can Anyone Make it as a Military Spouse?

Can Anyone Make it as a Military Spouse?

Can Anyone Make it as a Military Spouse? I have often believed that no matter who you are, where you came from, as long as you love your service member, you can get through anything. When my civilian friends tell me they could never do what I do, I want to tell them they could if they had married a service member too. There have even been times in the past, before my husband joined the military, when I didn’t think I could do it either.   But, can anyone really be a military spouse? Can anyone who marries someone …

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