About Guest Bloggers

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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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...]

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Why Memorial Day Isn’t For You

For those of you in uniform, there's an easy test to determine if "Memorial Day" is for you: are you currently reading this article? If you answered "yes," then you and your family may wish to hold … [Read more...]

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I Am Looking for a Military Sister Wife

Most mornings, I wake up alone. Yes, there are four people clinging to me, begging for my attention and toaster waffles, but for all intents and purposes, I am alone while I foggily pour juice, change … [Read more...]

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Gut Check: When Your Spouse Deploys at Home

Suddenly, with a flurry of late night phone calls, my thoughts and concern for those in Baltimore turned into fear. I felt like someone had just punched me hard in the gut. The words came out of my … [Read more...]

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How This Supreme Court Case Will Impact Military Families

Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two constitution-based arguments. The first concerns whether the Constitution requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The second argument … [Read more...]

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Why ‘We’ Is Better Than ‘Us’ and ‘Them’

We like to separate things. We like to place things in neat little boxes. When it comes to military life, we especially like to compartmentalize 'us' vs. 'them.' But then we complain about 'the … [Read more...]

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Founder: Pin-Ups for Vets Brings Joy

We know that when an organization becomes successful there are often people who want to put it in a negative light.  We want the SpouseBuzz readers to know that our Pin-Ups For Vets Ambassadors are … [Read more...]

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I Was an Online Military Spouse Bully

I never really gave too much thought to the online shaming of military spouses until recently. In fact, I was completely oblivious to the hurt, emotional abuse and let down that I was causing for the … [Read more...]