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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Gaining Independence as a Dependent Military Spouse

Gaining Independence as a Dependent Military Spouse

Gaining Independence as a Dependent Military Spouse From the military’s point of view, the spouse and the children of a service member are considered military dependents. This word, “dependent” isn’t always easy to take. The word means we are dependent on someone else, on something else. That we might not get a say, even if we want one. Decisions will be made that affect us profoundly, that we have no control over. And while we understand this is what the military calls us, through our years as a military spouse, we gain independence. We gain this skill when we go …

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To My Children Born After 9/11

To My Children Born After 9/11

To My Children Born After 9/11 On 9/11, I was in college. I didn’t become a mom until a few years later. Anyone who remembers 9/11 is probably at least 19 years old. The other day, I was taking my boys to Wendy’s for some frostys, and I started talking to them about 9/11 and how everything changed. That got me thinking about what we can tell our children, the ones that don’t remember the world before everything changed. The ones for whom the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are the norm. The ones for whom terrorism has always been …

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Home of the Free, Because of the Brave

As a military spouse I am thankful to be able to say, Home of the Free, Because of the Brave.

  Home of the Free, Because of the Brave America, home of the free, because of the brave. This is something we see all over the place. We find this phrase on t-shirts, on banners, and on websites. We say in our Facebook posts, to our family members, and think about what the phrase means when we do. Home of the Free, Because of the Brave To me, this reminds us that we are a free society. I can be a Christian, my neighbor can be a Muslim, and we both have rights in this country. We can worship as …

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What Memorial Day is All About

What Memorial Day is All About

What Memorial Day is All About Photo credit: US Department of Defense “A hero is someone who has given his of her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joesph Campbell  Photo credit: US Department of Defense “These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.” — Michael N. Castle  Photo credit: US Department of Defense “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” — …

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