Are You Crazy Or Is Military Life Crazymaking?

Sometimes I wonder whether I am crazy to be trying to make a life with a military guy or whether the military life is actually making me crazy? Not only do I have my own list of crazymaking … [Read more...]


My Dream House Is Not What I Thought

“Wow, so now that he’s retiring, you’re going to buy a house! You’ve moved so many times, I bet you know exactly what you want," a civilian friend said to me. You'd think so, right?  My … [Read more...]


What I Learned About Career From Young Spouses

Do you ever wish you could tell the younger version of yourself some words of wisdom about your career? I recently had a chat with a newer military spouse about her experiences assimilating into … [Read more...]


Why Am I The One Explaining The War?

As we prepare for yet another upcoming deployment, I find myself increasingly stressed out about those innocent conversations I have with well-meaning friends. Me: "Yes, he's deploying." Friend: … [Read more...]


Top Ten Things I Learned From Reading Ms. Vicki

Is Ms. Vicki real? When I first started editing Military.com’s Ms. Vicki column, people asked me some strange questions. Is Ms. Vicki real? (Yes.) Is Ms. Vicki a man? (No.) Is Ms. Vicki a … [Read more...]


The Love Fight: Did You Marry An Achiever?

Achievers and Connectors often marry each other in military (and civilian) life, but can they live happily ever after? It ain't easy. According to psychologist Tony Ferretti and physician Peter … [Read more...]


Do We Avoid Depressed Spouses?

Decorating guru Nina Campbell taught her daughter from a young age never to arrange a chair off on its own or a shy person would end up sitting there with no one to talk to. I don’t worry about the … [Read more...]


10 Reasons I Believe In The Kindness Of Military Families

After having a routine mammogram, the technician informed me that a mass was found in my left breast. The doctor’s office ordered a biopsy to be performed two days later. With no family history, on … [Read more...]


New DoD-Sanctioned Housing Site Now Live

A new website for finding rentals near military bases worldwide went live for service members late last month. Homes.mil is meant as a DoD-sanctioned replacement for AHRN.com, with which the DoD … [Read more...]


Poll: Service Members Interview for Military Assignments?

In the military, you don’t get to pick your unit. Your service member can put in their preferences. They can agonize over their wish list, but that is the extent of influence they have over their … [Read more...]


10 Wishes For Our Military Members in 2015

I can’t help myself. When I see someone in uniform in an airport this time of year, I want to rush right up to them and wish things on them. I don’t just want to wish them a safe flight and a … [Read more...]


Top Quotes To Better Up Your Military Life

When we asked our SpouseBuzz readers about the one thing that would make their military life better, none of them mentioned having a ceremony “ending” the war in Afghanistan. (Read about how it … [Read more...]


Here’s What Happened in 2014 and It Was Kind of Crazy

If there's one thing we can be certain of in this military life, it's that there will always be something new, fresh, interesting and entertaining in our community to hold our attention. 2014 (what? … [Read more...]


How Military Couples Marry Young — and Stay Together

Thanks to a new study,  we know why military couples marry younger on average than civilian couples. A part of it is due to the increase in pay, sure. More of that why is explained by the fact that … [Read more...]


9 Things for Which Military Spouses Should Never Apologize

I swear I was just walkin’ here when that rude guy bumped into me. “Sorry!” I said automatically. Gah. Some days it feels like I’m sorry for this and sorry for that and sorry for everything … [Read more...]


May Your Day Be Merry and Bright

Here at SpouseBuzz we like to take time for the important stuff -- family, friends who might as well be family and all the goals and dreams that make us who we are. Regardless of what you are … [Read more...]


A Military Festivus: The Airing of Grievances

Happy Festivus. I've got a lot of problems with you people. Now you're going to hear about it. In case you aren't up on new holidays, Festivus isn't actually one. But that's OK. It is a fictional … [Read more...]


Who in the World is ‘Gunny Claus?’

Macy's has the Real Santa. 1st Civ. Div. has a mall stand-in. But here in the Marine Corps, we have Gunny Claus. That's right, Gunny Claus. 1st Reindeer Division, Marine Corps Base North Pole. I'm … [Read more...]