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I married a Grinch

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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When in doubt, overdress.

Ruffled Over Rank: Everything You Need to Know About Military Spouse Etiquette

Let’s talk about rank. When I was a brand new baby mil spouse, I went to a class called Heart Link. It’s an Air Force new spouse orientation program; although, these days they encourage you to attend when you’re new to a base and not just new to the Blue. Seriously, look into it. It’s […]

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When Goodbye Is Not ‘See You Later’

Moving away from your tribe is arguably the hardest part of a military permanent change of station (PCS). You spend between two and five years (give or take a year or two) building relationships, finding those people who are your kind of weird, investing in baby showers and barbecues, and genuinely falling in love with […]

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