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Army? Navy? Marine Corps? Air Force? National Guard? Coast Guard? Who will it be?? Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year... VOTING begins on MARCH 4th! One Day Only. 12am-11:59pm. WHO will it be?? See the …

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A little research led me to a surprising discovery: Uncle Sam rounds down. Yep, when answering a recent reader question, I discovered when you’re retired and get an annual cost-of-living adjustment, your new check is always …

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“Screaming with tears running down her face, covering her ears, my ten year old daughter refused to go to the doctor, despite the fact that her temperature was steadily creeping above one-hundred. Until six months …

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I can't even count the number of times I've heard the phrase, "Well, this is your 5th (or 6th or 7th) deployment, so your family must be used to it. I'm sure you will all …

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If you have any sort of online presence, you already know 50 Shades of Grey has sparked a serious debate. Critics point to the book and movie’s unhealthy depiction of relationships and its inaccurate portrayal …

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As military families, we are keenly aware of the costs of the wars on terror. We live them, we see them around us every day. We have lost countless mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, …

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I wrote previously about the rollercoaster our upcoming transfer has been for my husband and I. First, we were definitely moving. I spent tear-filled months alternating between trying to bravely embrace the idea of leaving …

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Article Credit: Amanda Patterson Crowe, for NextGen MilSpouse Last year, NextGen MilSpouse talked us through the Risk of Choosing to Stay at Home and encouraged military spouses to think about the following: “We give so much of ourselves to …

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Have you ever been talking with someone, nodding your head listening to them speak, hearing their words…but been thinking to yourself the entire conversation, “How do they do it?” How does this successful person balance …

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Photo Credit: Wisconsin National Guard Some people say that Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days of the year. Right…tell THAT to a military spouse who is flying solo due to a deployment or separation! … Continue Reading

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Guess Which One Suffers From PTSD?

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“Screaming with tears running down her face, covering her ears, my ten year old daughter refused to go to the doctor, despite the fact that her temperature was steadily creeping above one-hundred. Until six months ago, we didn’t have this problem… that is until she spent every day for three months in the hospital with her father as he struggled for his life. Since his accident … [Read more...]

Guess Which One Suffers From PTSD?

Deployment #2 (or 3 or 4!) Is Hard Too!

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I can't even count the number of times I've heard the phrase, "Well, this is your 5th (or 6th or 7th) deployment, so your family must be used to it. I'm sure you will all adjust so well since you do this all the time." I know it's always meant with a good heart, but it's sort of like pouring salt on an open wound. Not only is it not true, it makes me remember how much time my … [Read more...]

Deployment #2 (or 3 or 4!) Is Hard Too!

Invisible Wounds of War

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As military families, we are keenly aware of the costs of the wars on terror. We live them, we see them around us every day. We have lost countless mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, friends and loved ones. Some we have lost in combat, others return damaged by their experiences. Some come with the physical scars of battle, while others return with the invisible wounds … [Read more...]

Invisible Wounds of War

Embracing Fear and Change

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I wrote previously about the rollercoaster our upcoming transfer has been for my husband and I. First, we were definitely moving. I spent tear-filled months alternating between trying to bravely embrace the idea of leaving and having semi-hysterical Chicken Little breakdowns, “the sky is falling!” Then, miracle of miracles, we were staying! The heavens parted and down from the … [Read more...]

Embracing Fear and Change

Short-Term SAH Parent with Long-Term Goals?

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Article Credit: Amanda Patterson Crowe, for NextGen MilSpouse Last year, NextGen MilSpouse talked us through the Risk of Choosing to Stay at Home and encouraged military spouses to think about the following: “We give so much of ourselves to others. We must learn how to take time to grow ourselves and our dreams as well.  As beautiful as the choice to stay home is, it comes … [Read more...]

Short-Term SAH Parent with Long-Term Goals?

The Secrets to Success

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Have you ever been talking with someone, nodding your head listening to them speak, hearing their words…but been thinking to yourself the entire conversation, “How do they do it?” How does this successful person balance the military lifestyle, raise children, keep a household running smoothly and move every few years? How did she make it to the top? How is he climbing the … [Read more...]

The Secrets to Success