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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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Top 10 Questions Before Your Military Transition

Leaving the military may feel like someone has just pushed you out of an airplane without issuing you a parachute. Whether your service member decides to leave the military due to the drawdown, … [Read more...]

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Newsflash: Marines Don’t Care a Lick About Pay

Marines don't care about their pay. And receiving less will make them better. That's what the Marine Corps' top enlisted official, Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal Barrett told Congress April … [Read more...]

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Bad Interviewer: What Brings You To The Area?

Does your resume scream, “I’m a Military Spouse!” Mine sure does. With volunteer experience in military organizations and a variety of jobs (or the lack of jobs) every few months in different … [Read more...]

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My Shocking Discovering About Parenthood

Well, girlfriends, I have something I want to talk to you about. Our lives are busy, sticky, grimy, tumultuous, and sometimes it's all we can do to feed our children on any given day. However, … [Read more...]

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We Don’t ‘Stand By’ For Tragedy

Before the phone rings, it is a normal Thursday morning. Then we get the official word that there has been a casualty at the command. The next of kin has been notified, but the name has not yet … [Read more...]

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Online Classes Taught Me How To Manage Time, Too

My husband is active- duty, so we move more than the average family. Attending a brick- and-mortar school was therefore not an option to help me achieve my educational goals. I knew that if I … [Read more...]

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When a New Duty Station Surprises You as ‘Home’

The Commissary was closed and only a small playground was in sight. “I can do this!” I remember thinking to myself. My husband arrived later that afternoon and the many errands that come with a … [Read more...]

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Military Caregiver Study Findings Left Me Stunned

A newly released study found something that stunned even me – there are 1.1 million post-9/11 military caregivers in the US. As the program coordinator for Operation Homefront’s wounded warrior … [Read more...]

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We Just Got the Best PCS Orders Ever

Dear Family and Friends, My husband and I are excited to FINALLY announce our next duty assignment! It's always hard to think about moving (again). But hey! We knew what we signed up for, … [Read more...]

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Top 10 Things I Had To Learn About Military Marriage

Last night while I was waiting for my two-year-old to stop crying after being moved to her big girl bed, I realized how far I’ve come since I was a military bride of 22…and how much I have stayed … [Read more...]

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Does Your Resume Need Professional Help, Too?

After months and months of searching for a job, I knew I must be doing something wrong. I suspected that there was something the matter with my resume. I am searching for jobs in the administrative … [Read more...]

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Renter Vs. Home Owner: Pick One

The difference between military home owners and military renters is simple.  It can be found in how well the employees at Lowe’s know you and how much money you have left over every month. There … [Read more...]

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YDU: I Got All My Sisters With Me

Why didn’t you tell me that with each mention of a deployment getting underway, my heart would rip out of my chest. I know that pain. Why didn’t you tell me that every homecoming would bring … [Read more...]

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How to Help Your Toddler PCS

If you have been in the military community for any length of time, you know that PCSing can create feelings of excitement ...  and nausea. Waiting for official confirmation for your next move, … [Read more...]

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Military Kids: Resilient or Masters of Deception?

Why couldn’t my son say, “Mom, I’m not OK?”  After my son attempted suicide 16 months ago, one of the things I asked him was how I could have NOT known how bad things were? He looked me … [Read more...]

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Why I Miss the Magic of Military Housing

I wouldn't trade living in our new home in the outer 'burbs for anything. Yet, when I drive onto base I'm suddenly flooded with a sigh of relief and a twinge of homecoming. Could it be that I'm … [Read more...]

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Unmarried Girl’s Guide To Deployment

I braved my first Navy deployment as a long-term girlfriend. I use the term “braved” because I was not fully prepared for the challenges I was yet to face. Even though I attended spouse club … [Read more...]

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What I Learned About Military Life From Cancer

I’ve watched it closely, but  it was still at distance when cancer hit two dear military spouse friends. I thought immediately, “Really? They’ve already survived extreme life challenges because … [Read more...]