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Open Letter To A Soldier’s Wife

Today, I met your mother in law. She gushed on and on about her son (stationed where we just left), her grandson (still in your womb), and how amazing we military families are. In the same breath, she leaned forward, asking with the fear of a mother for her child, “Has your husband deployed?” I […]

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I Married A Grinch: Navigating the Holidays with a Less Than Jolly Spouse

My husband hates Christmas.  Oh ho ho…ho … he’ll tell you that’s not true. He’ll plead traditional Christmas values; he’ll cunningly argue “not ’til after Thanksgiving;” he will espouse a movement away from commercialism. But the truth is: he’s a Grinch.  Now, he LOVES presents. It’s his secondary Love Language. But he grimaces at jolliness. […]

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How to Get a Free Christmas Care Package Through Support Military Spouses

Christmas is quickly approaching, and if you’re anything like me then you’re now entering panic mode. Between Christmas shopping and budgeting and planning a holiday menu, you’re probably feeling pretty wiped out already.  Here Comes the Holidays … and the stress. Moms everywhere are in overdrive this time of year, and for military spouses, in […]

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Overseas and Unsupported: 5 Tips for Transition

Moving overseas to a military post/base is one thing, but moving overseas to a place that is not affiliated with the military in any way is an entirely different beast. When you move to an overseas base, there are people there to welcome you (hopefully); people who speak English; people who  understand how pretty much […]

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What The Seasoned Mil Spouse Can Learn From The New Mil Spouse

There are three terms usually used to describe the military spouse who has been living the military life for a while: senior, seasoned and experienced. For this post, I’ll stick with experienced. There are different types of experienced military spouses – those who have been married to the military for 10 plus years, have been […]

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Organic Sex: Natural Family Planning and the Military

Here is a little story. We had just moved overseas and were welcomed by the most incredible group of people. I was so excited! We were still in a temporary apartment off-base waiting for our house to be inspected and repainted when I found out I was pregnant with our second child. Our first was […]

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7 Date Night IN Ideas

Marriage can be challenging, especially after having kids or while living the military lifestyle. While some couples are fortunate enough to have friends and family nearby to take the kids for the occasional date night, others are not so lucky. Military families face this dilemma all the time. They move away from family and have […]

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