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The very first day I moved to be with my husband Ryan, we went to an animal shelter with the hopes of adopting a puppy. We were doing a lap, looking at all the sweet …

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Could your spouse look at you and accuse you of infidelity? Not adultery, but infidelity. Or could you point the finger at your spouse in uniform and accuse him or her of the same crime? …

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Life is better with friends. Life is better when we show kindness to others. We all need friends, don’t we? Friends make life sweet. Friends are sometimes even better than family, as they have chosen to …

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Article Credit: My Mom's Geeky When my husband got the call that he was going to be accepted in the Air Force there were a lot of mixed emotions and not just because we had found …

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In our last installment of “Everyone is an Advocate” you met Elena and Susan who are Bad Mother Advocate: Fighting for your Family. After sharing their stories, and their belief on how everyone is an …

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It’s inevitable in the military community that you will be spending time away from your spouse. Deployments, schools, TAD assignments, unaccompanied orders, geo-bachelor living situations; all of these things make dating and romancing your spouse …

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We all understand some of the challenges and advantages of living in base housing. We’ve even highlighted companies that have tackled the white walls. But one show, Lifetime’s Designing Spaces, has decided to team up …

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It keeps staring at me from the back of our storage closet. That box with the moving stickers from many different PCS moves. On the side, “Living Room” is scribbled in black marker, but that …

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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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When Your Base Sucks

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5 Things to Consider BEFORE You Adopt a Pet

5-things-to-consider-before-adopting-a-pet

The very first day I moved to be with my husband Ryan, we went to an animal shelter with the hopes of adopting a puppy. We were doing a lap, looking at all the sweet animals in their cages when I realized Ryan was a few feet back, eyes locked with one particularly excited pup. Ryan looked up at me with the same puppy eyes as our soon-to-be new family member and begged, “Can we … [Read more...]

5 Things to Consider BEFORE You Adopt a Pet

Kindness and Friendship

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Life is better with friends. Life is better when we show kindness to others. We all need friends, don’t we? Friends make life sweet. Friends are sometimes even better than family, as they have chosen to understand and care about you. As I look back over my life, my friends have supported me and held me up and also made me laugh. My friends have been there in my darkest moments … [Read more...]

Kindness and Friendship

When Your Base Sucks

when-your-base-sucks

Article Credit: My Mom's Geeky When my husband got the call that he was going to be accepted in the Air Force there were a lot of mixed emotions and not just because we had found out we were going to be having a baby. We were excited, nervous, anxious but most of all looking forward to the life that military would provide for us as adults. We both grew up military kids, so … [Read more...]

When Your Base Sucks

Lifetime’s Designing Spaces partners with Lincoln Military Housing

Designing-spaces-lincoln-military-housing

We all understand some of the challenges and advantages of living in base housing. We’ve even highlighted companies that have tackled the white walls. But one show, Lifetime’s Designing Spaces, has decided to team up with a major partner in the military housing market, Lincoln Military Housing. According to the press release, “ Lincoln Military Housing (LMH) has teamed up … [Read more...]

Lifetime’s Designing Spaces partners with Lincoln Military Housing

Why Do I Keep Moving This One Box?

Why-do-i-keep-moving-this-one-box

It keeps staring at me from the back of our storage closet. That box with the moving stickers from many different PCS moves. On the side, “Living Room” is scribbled in black marker, but that doesn’t mean much of anything. Which living room? The one where we had that open floor plan and every single room was thrown together so all of our stuff was packed the same way? Or the … [Read more...]

Why Do I Keep Moving This One Box?

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?