Corinne Ables

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Corinne is eager to share her challenges with finding purpose outside of a title or role alongside her journey as an Army wife and new mom. Her last five years as an Army wife have brought five moves – including one OCONUS, a sweet son, Joshua, and many turns in her career. Most recently, she has found fulfillment as a freelance marketing consultant at Teahouse Creatives. Corinne has a heart for people and a tendency to overthink most situations. Tetris, trying new recipes, long walks, and traveling are a few of her favorite things!

The Nonexistent Closure in the Military

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Have you ever had a friend announce she was moving and - within three weeks - she was gone? Have you ever had your spouse deploy with 24 hours notice? Have you ever left a...

The Final Days of Deployment: A Spouse’s Checklist

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You've been dreaming about his or her homecoming for so long, but now that it's almost here, what should you do during the final week? Enter: The Final Days of Deployment: A Spouse's Checklist Woman-scape or...

The Case for Celebrating Birthdays: A New Year’s Resolution

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Yea, I’m a birthday girl; birthdays are important to me, and I’m here to tell you that they should be for you, too. Before things get confusing, let me clarify, this is a not a...
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An Ode to the Moms Left at Home

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During your spouse's deployment, you have to really dig deep for strength. You claw away at yourself to find another ounce of courage, patience, resiliency. You make a lot of decisions – you do...

Myths & Truths of Counseling

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There are a lot of hardships to being a military family but paying for counseling is not one of those things. What? Free counseling? Yes. Read on for all of the reasons I believe everyone...

Meal Planning Ideas for the Burnt-Out Parent

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All it takes is one preggo brain, three littles scurrying around at your feet, and a deployed spouse (or any one of those things) to make meal planning an incredulous activity (err, chore). Most parents...

A Real Mom’s Review of the Netflix Show The Letdown

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A struggling first-time mom and her quarrels with adjusting to a life that is not her own anymore … sound familiar? Many of us can relate to the painful transition of becoming a first-time mom;...
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The Holding Period: Life Leading Up to a Deployment

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Leading up to a deployment, we’re all hanging on by a thread -- walking through our days strong but broken. The strands that hold us together are snapping one … by … one ......

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Every Type of Mom

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When a friend’s birthday is coming up, I usually know what I want to buy her months in advance. When Christmas rolls around and you need gift ideas, I’m your woman. Surprisingly, my love...

The Unseen Sacrifices of a Military Spouse

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It’s been one of those weeks, folks, where complaint after compliant leaves my lips and my heart feels weakened by the hardships of this life. People have attempted to inflate my ego for the...

A Letter to the Friend I Cannot Keep

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To my many beautiful friends I have met along the way: You know who you are. We held tight to one another through a season. You were my neighbor, we sat next to each other in...

Postpartum Weight Loss: How Tricare Can Help (Or Not …)

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Oh yes, the dreaded baby weight. If you’re like me, nursing didn’t do the trick and, well, I've got a few pounds to shed. Once I actually started trying to lose weight, I made...