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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Deployments Never Truly Go Away

Deployments Never Truly Go Away

A Military spouse is never going to forget how hard it was to let their spouse go, how lonely the nights were or, how happy they were when they finally came home. It’s been years since the first time my husband deployed, over a decade ago. But that deployment changed my life forever, as it changed the lives of so many of my military spouse friends. That deployment changed my husband and all of the men he served with. That deployment still comes up in my mind, and I always think about those who lost so much during those 15 …

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The Milspouse Guide to Spring Cleaning

The Milspouse Guide to Spring Cleaning

Spring is right around the corner, and a time to clean out our homes, and get things a little more organized. Maybe you are going to be PCSing this next year, or may you are not going to moving anytime soon, but either way, working on your home is a good thing. Here are some fun tips to help you with your spring cleaning: Remove extra PCS stickers, you know you still have some from your last move. Unless you want to make a PCS sticker ornament. Do you really need to keep those curtains? You haven’t used them in …

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Twas the Night Before Christmas…Milspouse Style

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, no one was stirring, except one military spouse. She knew what tonight was, but wasn’t feeling the cheer, her husband of 12 years was simply not here. He was serving his country, on deployment #4, she simply couldn’t wait until April, when he would walk through the door. Her kids were in bed, excited for morning, they didn’t want to go, despite her stern warning. She looked at a picture, taken last year, when he was home beside her and she didn’t have much to fear. But this year was …

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9 Reasons You Know You Are Married To A Soldier

9 Reasons You Know You Are Married To A Soldier

9 Reasons You Know You Are Married To A Soldier I feel like the Army surrounds me, every day. My husband is now in the Nashville Guard, but we live near Fort Campbell, which is a very Army town. There is no getting away from Army life around here. Whether it is hearing that a friend’s husband is deploying soon, seeing at all the bumper stickers on the cars, or even hearing training on post, even from 15 minutes away. I have been an Army wife for almost 13 years now, longer if you count his IRR time. Being a …

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Finding Meaningful Friendships In Military Spouse Life

Finding Meaningful Friendships In Military Spouse Life We all need people. People we can depend on, people we can connect with, and people we can have meaningful relationships with. We might make a new friend, and find out they are moving in three months. We might have the perfect group of friends, knowing we will PCS in just a few months. We might be brand new to our duty station and feel overwhelmed with starting over yet another time. The truth is, we need to find these meaningful friendships to help us through our military spouse lives. Having a deployment buddy …

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Dealing With Disappointment During Military Life

Dealing With Disappointment During Military Life

Dealing With Disappointment During Military Life Have you ever planned a vacation only to have to cancel or reschedule it because military dates changed? Have you ever given birth when your husband was deployed because they simply wouldn’t send him home like you thought they might? Have you ever wanted to be stationed close to home only for your spouse to get orders clear across the country? Most military spouses have been through one or all of these disappointments not to mention others that can happen when you are a military spouse. Dates change, your spouse can’t always be around when you …

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How Military Spouses Can Chase Their Dreams During Military Life

How Military Spouses Can Chase Their Dreams During Military Life One of the hot topics in the military spouse world is how we as military spouses can chase our dreams during the craziness of military life. There is always a reason to not move forward. There always seems to be obstacles in our way. But does it have to be this way? Here are a few things you can do to still chase your dreams as a military spouse: Go to School Going to school is something you can do to further your own career. You can go back to school, …

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How You Can Become a Military Spouse Blogger

How You Can Become a Military Spouse Blogger

How You Can Become a Military Spouse Blogger * This post contains affiliate links!  We were almost done with our 2nd deployment. It was getting colder in Germany, and I didn’t have that many things to do besides taking care of the kids and the house. For a while, I had wanted to become what I called a “public” blogger. I had been blogging since 2004, but up until that time, my blog was just for friends and family. The blog was just little updates with pictures. I did most of that before Facebook started getting popular. When I realized …

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The Top Military Life Blog Posts of 2017 From Your Favorite Military Spouse Bloggers and Websites

The Top Military Life Blog Posts of 2017 From Your Favorite Military Spouse Bloggers and Websites

The Top Military Life Blog Posts of 2017 From Your Favorite Military Spouse Bloggers and Websites I discovered the military spouse blogging community back in 2009. I was on Twitter, and I started to connect with other military spouses on there. As a new blogger myself, this was a great way into the milspouse blogging community. We all understand what we were all going through. Over the years, blogging has changed a bit. There is such a wonderful military spouse blogger community that is creating such fantastic content. There are military spouse blogs that focus on all different parts of …

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