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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My Top Military Spouse Posts of 2017

My Top Military Spouse Posts of 2017

My Top Military Spouse Posts of 2017 Next week at this time it will be 2018! A new year is always a good time to reflect back on the previous year. As I look back on my blog posts from the last year, I can see most popular posts. The blog posts that got the most attention, the most hits, and probably helped the most amount of people. Here are the top 10 posts of 2017 from Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life! Enjoy! 10. 9 Things That Can Hurt a Military Marriage– There are certain things that can hurt a military marriage. …

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7 Things You Don’t Have To Do Even If Other Military Spouses Are Doing Them

7 Things You Don't Have To Do Even If Other Military Spouses Are Doing Them

7 Things You Don’t Have To Do Even If Other Military Spouses Are Doing Them Does it feel like every other military spouse you know is doing something that you have no desire to do? Do you ever feel lost in a sea of other spouses? Sometimes we can get stuck thinking something is wrong with us if we are not military spousing like other people are. But the truth is, we should military spouse the way that works best for us, not everyone else. You be you. Here are seven things you don’t have to do even if other …

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10 Tips For a Military Spouse Getting Ready to Go Through This Holiday Season With a Deployed Spouse

10 Tips For a Military Spouse Getting Ready to Go Through This Holiday Season With a Deployed Spouse

10 Tips For a Military Spouse Getting Ready to Go Through This Holiday Season With a Deployed Spouse It’s almost November, that means the holiday season is right around the corner. November brings colder weather, sweaters, hot chocolate, lighted fireplaces, and Thanksgiving. December brings Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, and snowy days. This time of year is festive and made for families, but what happens when your spouse is deployed? What do you do when Thanksgiving this year is just you and your three-year-old, while your husband is serving overseas? How do you get excited about Christmas when you know the …

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