Confessions of a Milspouse, #745

I am notoriously stingy. I'm the lady who's been known to use a 50% off coupon on a $1.99 item...or drive home without the $1.99 item if I've forgotten the coupon at home. My husband is stingy too, so … [Read more...]


A Tale of Two Civilians

Actually, it is really a tale of three civilians, but two of them work together. … [Read more...]


Making the Most of Your Money

I really hate to toot my own horn, but I've been persuaded. For a little over a year now, I've been writing another blog at Military.com called The Paycheck Chronicles. The Paycheck Chronicles … [Read more...]


Welcome Back, Murphy

What a sad little TV show that would be! Welcome Back, Kotter was great. Welcome Back, Murphy? Not so much.With everything that's been going on lately, I had not even uttered Murphy's name … [Read more...]


Did You Know?

Travel Safety TipsCyber Security TipsBeware of Dangerous DownloadsVeterans & Active Duty Eat Free on Veterans DayAAFES Gift Cards Accepted OnlineH1N1 Vaccine Expected in NovemberRed Cross to … [Read more...]


Fit Club: The Running Is Hard Edition

As I've mentioned before, I've been trying this Couch-to-5K running program. I've been trying it for a long time - so long that a certain SB author who began just before me is actually … [Read more...]


Workin’ It

We've had the good fortune to feature Nikki and her workout and training advice on the SpouseBUZZ Fit Club several times. We love Nikki - anyone who can be so nice and upbeat and even help me with … [Read more...]


One generation to another

While I was visiting my mom over the summer I had a conversation with a retired Army spouse that has stayed with me. I've wanted to write about it for months but wasn't sure if I could find … [Read more...]


Time Flies…

Looking back, it seems I haven't been posting much lately. In my head, I'm posting all the time...driving down the road, falling asleep, out running walking. That is one thing about my … [Read more...]


What Say You?

SpouseBUZZ has talked with First Lady Maria Shriver's office re some military family issues, and we're thrilled to learn of Maria's strong admiration for, and commitment to, military … [Read more...]


Just Another Day

It's been an eternity since I've heard from my husband. OK, it was just last Thursday, but for some reason it feels really long. And it's playing tricks on my head by now. Yesterday I had … [Read more...]


I Really Do Try to be a Grown Up

Situations happen to me. They just do. I have very little control over this fact, and I've learned to live with the ridiculousness that life throws at me. It was always my dream to embody the cool … [Read more...]


Trading Deployments Makes Them Go Faster

Air Force wife Darla made me laugh today with this paragraph:A wise woman once told me that those that haven't experienced deployment or long periods of separated time from spouse/partners … [Read more...]



For thirty years (since I was about 5 years old) I have wanted to go to Disney World. How much have I wanted to go to Disney World? I would pick Disney over a cruise to Hawaii. I would pick Disney … [Read more...]


“Worlds Apart”

When service members come home from combat sometimes they feel "Worlds Apart." No matter your service affiliation or duty status, the below will hit home (and hopefully be of help) for many. … [Read more...]


Goin’ Postal

Yesterday was one of those days when I swore my head would explode before the clock struck noon. It was a day which called for a littleDeployment Rage Syndrome (DRS), but there was just one little … [Read more...]


Conspiracy Theory

I know there's a lot of stuff in the news about how overweight we are as a country. And I certainly don't dispute that. However. In the military, or at least in the Marine Corps (which is … [Read more...]


Eatin’ Good in the Neighborhood

A free meal at Applebee's.If you know of other Veteran's Day freebies or discounts, feel free to add them in the comment section. … [Read more...]