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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 member." I used to accept this statement as true.   However, after many years as a...
Do you have trouble socializing with friends? With everyone busy with work, family, hobbies, and just plain living, it can be a challenge to stay in touch with friends. Add in military life and its ever-revolving door of incoming and...
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...
What is THE SPOT to get family photos done where you are currently living? You know the one. It's the setting where if you are scrolling through social media and a picture of a friend pops up, you'll know right...
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...
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...

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My Military Spouse Friendships Fill a Void like No Other

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Chances are if you are reading this, you have at least one friend who is a military spouse, or on the flip side of...
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The Dreaded Travel Dilemma