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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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You Could Impact Spouse Federal Hiring

It's probably no surprise to you as a military spouse, but many in the civilian community don't realize it: researchers at the National Defense Research Institute (RAND) uncovered differences in … [Read more...]

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How Do You Explain Your Hometown?

“Where are you from?”  “Um [slight pause]…well my husband and I are originally from Indiana, but we lived in Tennessee until just recently. Now we live in Georgia.” Does this sound … [Read more...]

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How I Bloom Where I Am Planted

I just moved back to the states. My family had the (wonderful, amazing, life changing) opportunity to live in Germany for three blissful years. I was able to ride a cog train up a mountain in the … [Read more...]

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10 Things Every MilSpouse Crafter Thinks

Are you a crafty and DIY kind of spouse living in military housing or a rental? Then you’ll probably recognize yourself in this list. 10 Things Every MilSpouse Crafter Thinks   1. I sure … [Read more...]

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A Letter to Uncle Sam From the Hurting

Dear Uncle Sam, Do you see me? I am the granddaughter of immigrants and the great-granddaughter of immigrants who came to this country for freedom to live the American Dream.  I am the daughter of … [Read more...]

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5 Reasons to Visit Blue Star Museums Now

Blue Star Museums is one of our favorite summer programs. It is an incredibly cost-effective idea for fun this summer -- and there's still time to visit some before school starts again. Did you … [Read more...]

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11 Military Moving Tips From a PCS Pro

Practice doesn't make perfect when it comes to military moves, because the rules are always changing. But here are a few things I've learned over the past twenty years of moves. 11 Military … [Read more...]

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About the Gate Guard that Never Smiles

During morning rush hour, cars creep forward in a queasy gas-break rhythm toward Gate 1. The most recent ISIS threats have prompted heightened security, so the guard is taking his time. After … [Read more...]

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Dear America: Cut the Crap and Learn Their Names

I was sitting in Firehouse Subs with my kids. It was a hot day, and we were out shopping, just killing time out of the house and out of the heat. We’d stopped for lunch and, as my boys laughed and … [Read more...]

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Why I Love MilSpouse Life in the Summer

Summer is my favorite season. And during this season of my MilSpouse life summer is extra fantastic. Here's why: Why I Love the MilSpouse Life in the Summer 1. Lazy summer afternoons that lead … [Read more...]

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A Response to Criticism of Amber Roof’s Crowd Funding

I'd say I'm surprised by the judgement being passed by perfect strangers on the internet about Amber Roof's Go Fund Me account, but let's be honest -- I'm not. Instead, I am disappointed. Here … [Read more...]

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The American Heart Is Always Home on the 4th

This summer I am traveling overseas with the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families. This is a traveling USO show that visits and entertains military families around the world. It is not … [Read more...]

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OCONUS? Here’s How We Do Independence Day Overseas

Living overseas can make celebrating Independence Day challenging, to say the least. Due to OPSEC, we’re limited in how we can celebrate and where. I cannot proudly display the red, white and blue … [Read more...]

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7 Military Spouse Employment Transition Tips

Transitioning to the civilian workforce can be a challenge for many veterans, along with their families. I know this first hand, coming from a Air Force family, being married to an Army veteran and … [Read more...]

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My Diagnosis: PCS Fatigue

My husband and I are in the throws of yet another PCS. This of course means a to-do list a mile long. I usually create a calendar mapping out on which days I’m doing what to prep our home for … [Read more...]

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Here’s Why You Should Marry Him, MilSo

Dear Military Spouse To Be: Just like a woman awaiting to give birth for the first time, you aren’t truly ready for military life. You can’t possibly know how much your heart can love, and … [Read more...]

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Widow: Honor the Lost by Serving the Living

The first few years following my sweet husband's death, I would not have been capable of doing this project. It was too raw and too close. The pain needed the covering of time and distance. What I … [Read more...]

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Making Sure His Loss Was Not Empty

Although Dunn may have died, his legacy has not. I have made perpetuating his memory his my mission. As long as people remember Lance Cpl. Kielin Terrell Dunn his loss will have not been in … [Read more...]