Get yourself a sweatshirt from the campus book store, and order up a special backpack- your family is going back to school!   Getting a masters degree or PhD is a huge deal. Even better news - this is a full...
As a veteran, you probably know about the basic health care and education benefits available to you through the Department of Veterans Affairs: Tricare and the GI Bill. While these benefits alone are substantial, they are far from the...
The term “Key Spouse” (or even just "spouse") can sometimes bring up some unfavorable feelings. But how many of us really know what a Key Spouse is? And are they important? Or even necessary? These are all common questions surrounding the...
My husband and I are coming up on 35 years of marriage. For those of you just starting out, that sounds like forever, but trust me, it goes fast. We carefully sandwiched our wedding between a four month field exercise...
Men and women who wore our nation’s uniform continue to answer the call of duty after returning home. They make a difference in their communities across the country, and their stories deserve to be told.  That's why we are partnering...
Communicating the difficulties of military life to our civilian friends is something with which milspouses are intimately familiar. They often struggle to grasp the logistical hurdles and emotional strain unique to this life. And who can blame them? It’s...
If you’ve been living this military life long enough to have made your first move, you know all about this “space” that I am referring to in my title. I remember when we first got our orders to Ohio. We...
I was on my first deployment to the Middle East, and I knew that I wasn't going to return as the same person that left. Since that first deployment I have become a Navy Veteran, military spouse, and military mother....
There is a famous African proverb: It takes a village to raise a child. Well for many of us, that is going to be a problem. Military families flit from place to place every two years or so (or...
Here’s an unfortunate fact: If you once served our country and are now dealing with physical or mental health issues, you might be leaving money on the table when you apply for veterans disability benefits with the Department of...
Men and women who wore our nation’s uniform continue to answer the call of duty after returning home. They make a difference in their communities across the country, and their stories deserve to be told.  That's why we are partnering...
If you've seen some of my most recent posts, you may have seen that we've just PCS'd. We've been living the extended stay life while waiting for a house on base to become available. We were at a hotel on...

Military Lifestyle

The Art of Reaching Out as a New Spouse

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Sometimes during life as a military spouse, one will hear statements like, “You knew what you signed up for when you marry a military service...