Transitioning from an active-duty Army soldier to an Army spouse seems like it would be easy. You are going from working full time to staying home full time; what’s not to like? However, any new mother that has ever had...
This 3-part fitness series is written and sponsored by Samantha Costello, a Marine Corps spouse and owner of Core Fit. If you’re interested in joining a group to help you stay accountable with your at-home workouts, check out her...
“Maybe surrounded by A million people I Still feel all alone I just want to go home Oh I miss you, you know”   ~ Michael Bublé “Home” When Michael Bublé released the song “Home” in 2005, the lyrics practically pierced my soul.  How...
If we were having coffee, I would tell you this is one of those days where we should be drinking wine instead. You see, it's one of those days when the Deployment Curse has hit me hard.  I sprained my...
It's currently 4:47 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon. So far today, my four-year-old daughter has yelled at me about going potty, eating her breakfast, getting dressed, going potty, picking up her toys, putting her dirty clothes in the hamper, going...
“We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…” -Winston Churchill. My husband is a U.S....
Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and your husband deserves to be celebrated in style! Nothing says “I love you” like setting time aside for your man and honoring him well. June can get crazy with end of school parties,...
Traveling takes on a whole other meaning when you have to do it with kids. I found myself in this exact predicament when my family and I PCSed from the states to Japan with our kids and pets. The...
I grew up experiencing two different cultures. My mom is American and has English and German origins. My dad is originally Palestinian, but his family migrated to Egypt and then to Saudi Arabia. I was born in the United...
Other than living overseas for a few years as a child, for most of my life I have lived in Indiana, also known as the Hoosier State. I’m a Midwest girl and love it here. Indiana is known as...
I recently attended a friend’s wedding in Berkeley, California. It was small outdoor ceremony overlooking a lush park. The bride and groom vowed their love to one another under an archway of greenery. Every time I hear a couple...
Open up a credit card to make travel cheaper? Sounds pretty counter-intuitive, right? Actually it isn’t, and I'm here to explain why every military member with good credit should have one premium travel card. Now, don’t get this confused with...

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Changing My Perception (and Yours) of the Key Spouse Program

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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...