During my husband’s second deployment, I spent my first major holiday — Thanksgiving — alone. I had an aunt and uncle that lived an hour away from w..
It started with great news: our 8-year-old drama queen was awarded a significant speaking part in the school’s holiday play–her first foray into ac..
There are some unique features of military life, usually touted as perks, that even those who are a part of the life aren’t fans of. We likely all k..
One of the reasons why military life can be so incredibly difficult is that we know what family life is supposed to look like. We know that the move..
If your family is having trouble financially while your spouse is deployed, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Almost a quarter of all mi..
When I saw the announcement on the NMFA website asking for volunteers to wash the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on August 12, 2017, it brought back..
My experience getting a college degree is the exact kind of experience that makes military spouses hesitant to get degrees. I went to three differen..
“Mom, I want to join the Marine Corps. I want to be a COMBAT MARINE.”
Imagine my surprise and delight when my (then) 14-year-old daughter sprung ..
I’m bracing for a move. Although my mind is reeling with task lists and thousands of various physical arrangements, I’m trying to emotionally prep. ..
When my husband and I embarked on our first move 13 years ago, we loaded up our Jeep, our two dogs, and started our road trip west from Fort Benning..