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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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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...]

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I Couldn’t PCS Without My Entourage

I've always wanted an entourage. The thought of carrying around a Chihuahua in my tote and having a person style my hair while I’m holding my cell phone seems rather appealing. I’m kidding, of … [Read more...]

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Open Letter: My MilKids Are NOT Like the Obama Girls

Different opinions offered on a topic can be enlightening, may cause debate and may even cause conflict. I don’t think conflict was the intention of the writer of this article -- "9 Reasons the … [Read more...]

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Make Milspouse Emergency a 10 Minute Crisis

Two nights ago I rushed my son to the ER for stiches. It took all my might not to laugh the entire way there. He never heard me laugh. I was sure to show him all the love and compassion a scared … [Read more...]

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Celebrate Your Military Kid With Reading

Why is the internet riddled with photos of Cat-in-the-Hat hats, Thing 1 & Thing 2 costumes and Dr. Seuss quotes lately? Simple: March is National Reading Month and that annual Read Across America … [Read more...]

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Why You Should Hit the MOAA Spouse Career Event

Remember that stay-at-home mom business? It ends. My first born is heading off to college and my second will be a junior in the fall. My servicemember is looking at PCS orders again. We will move this … [Read more...]

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How Introverts Make Military Friendships

I think military life may have turned my husband and I into an "outgoing introvert."  My husband was voted “Shyest” in his high school class. If my high school would have had that Senior … [Read more...]

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When a Natural Disaster Steps Into Military Life

Wives were talking about staying or going. I decided to stay. Anything I was experiencing didn’t seem as bad as what the Japanese were facing. In March of 2011, my husband and I had been … [Read more...]

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New Law Eases Burden for Special Needs Military Kids

A new law has taken a big load off the shoulders of special needs military families who want to stay in the service until retirement. The Disabled Military Child Protection Act, signed into law by … [Read more...]

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The (Un)Written Lessons I Learned in Grad School

I was asked recently by a fellow military spouse whether earning a graduate degree was worth the time and effort involved. The question is very broad, and the answer truly depends on you and your … [Read more...]