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SpouseBUZZ is proud to present a variety of outstanding guest bloggers from time to time. We hope you find the topics they bring to our community engaging and thoughtful.

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How to Throw a ‘Stories Around the Table’ Party

The funny thing about being stationed in Germany is, well, it's too big. There are 50,000 Americans in the Ramstein Air Base area. For someone who has moved as often as I have, you would think it … [Read more...]

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Fake Homeless Veterans: What Do You Do?

I spotted him from across a busy intersection near the White House. Surrounded by bags and backpacks, he held a creased cardboard rectangle with the words “Iraq Combat VET” scrawled in Sharpie. He … [Read more...]

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Warrior Care Month: Choose How Tragedy Changes You

I didn't know my husband when he served in the Army, nor when he was injured. In 1988, just months following his four years active duty and while in the reserves, Geoff was in a horrific motorcycle … [Read more...]

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The Truth About That ‘Crazy Serial Killer’ Army Guy

I have a confession to make: I can be pretty judgmental. It is something that I have really tried hard to control over the past few years; working so closely with the military spouse community has … [Read more...]

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Female Air Force Vet Offers MilSpouse Inspiration

I called Jen Griswold because I had just quit my job. I had fallen into the trap so many spouses do of underemployment. I needed some inspiration, and through her, a fellow Air Force wife, I found … [Read more...]

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Boots to Business Suit: A Veterans Day Memoir

Ten years ago on Veterans Day, I was still an eager young Captain, my rank newly pinned on, and proud to don my uniform on the Air Force flightline every day as an aircraft maintenance officer. I … [Read more...]

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ArmyFit: Frustrating, Then Surprisingly Empowering

I don’t recommend resources to military families without trying them myself first. So a few weeks ago I sat down to log onto ArmyFit and take the new GAT 2.0 (Global Assessment Tool).  According … [Read more...]

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How Veteran With New Exoskeleton Thanks Helpers

When my husband Gary was paralyzed in a helicopter crash in Iraq in 2008, our world was turned upside down. Immediately we knew the best way to deal with this new life was to do it as a team, along … [Read more...]

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Why The Low Expectations for Military Spouses?

I had a big league career. Watching my daughter switch to softball this year made me realize that I’d been traded into the minor leagues. How does that happen to military spouses like us? I have … [Read more...]

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Are You Teaching Your Children to Appreciate the Military?

I wake up every morning to another day of eating, sleeping, and breathing the military life. I’m a part of the crazies who truly do love the military lifestyle – most days. In November our … [Read more...]

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Deployment Helped My Sons Find Their Voices

My three sons had no idea what was waiting in the package that arrived one cold and snowy day before Christmas 2012. Their dad had been away for four months of a yearlong deployment, and the holidays … [Read more...]

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9 Ways to Get Hired Now, Military Spouse

After five rounds of interviews and a test that I passed with flying colors, I was rejected from my dream job at a public relations firm in Washington, D.C. I was told it was because there wasn’t … [Read more...]

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Should Rank Keep Your Military Teen From Babysitting?

Babysitters. I don’t know about you, but when I had small children, reliable and available babysitters were one of the most important things in my life. I just knew that I would pay-it-backward by … [Read more...]

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What You Wish You Knew BEFORE Starting a Business

I don’t regret starting my business Powerhouse Planning at all, but Lord knows I wish I’d had an article like this two years ago helping me make wise decisions. That said…I’m sucking up my … [Read more...]

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6 Easy PCS Savings Tips

“How am I going to get through this?" is the question that pops up when you get new PCS orders. The details and to do list can be overwhelming. Along with the mental preparation needed to get … [Read more...]

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Tricare Cuts to ABA Could Diminish Services for Autistic Kids

Services for autistic military children are on the chopping block again. Tricare proposed making cuts that could potentially affect thousands of special needs children. The new Tricare Autism … [Read more...]

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YDU: Graduate School Grant for Military Spouses?

Why didn't you tell me there was a graduate school grant for military spouses?  As a teenager, I believed you had to be extremely smart or wealthy to attend a college or university. I was neither, so … [Read more...]

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Dear Duchess Kate: I Feel You, Girl

This past month, the world was squealing with excitement over the news of Duchess Kate’s pregnancy. (It was the whole world, right? Not just me?) The palace then quickly followed that with the … [Read more...]