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10 Military Halloween Costumes We Love to Hate

Oh hey, Halloween. How ya doing. I haven't seen you and your (incredibly ... interesting?) military Halloween costume choices for awhile. But then here you are, landing in my inbox, as if somehow you … [Read more...]

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Care Package OBSESSION: 8 Great Care Package Ideas

My soon-to-be husband deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012. Between planning our wedding and my career as a teacher, I became obsessed (and I mean obsessed) with care packages. It was the … [Read more...]

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Five Tips for Cleaning Military Uniforms

Because camouflage doesn't clean itself. And, for reasons I don't understand (and, for the record, don't like), the 'don't touch my gear' rule seems to apply to everything but the dirty cammies. The … [Read more...]

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The Best ‘Home is Where’ Ideas Ever!

Regular people in decorating magazines collect ceramic chickens, hotel silver, blue and white plates, itty bitty Elvises. Military folks collect addresses. Lots and lots of addresses. When you move … [Read more...]

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The Best Boot Camp Graduation Gifts

For the last few months, everyone here at SpouseBUZZ HQ has been stressing out about various basic training graduation gifts. Y'ALL. IT IS HARD WORK! I mean, I know boot camp must be hard and all -- I … [Read more...]

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What I Learned at the Spouse Summit

You know that crazy awesome feeling of inspiration and new-leaf-ness you get when you attend the Spouse Experience? The Spouse Summit is like that, only amped up on coconut cupcakes, coffee and a … [Read more...]

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Manage those Business Cards

Conferences like the Military.com Spouse Summit (our favorite conference, obviously) are a great place to rub elbows and network in your field. They're a treasure trove of new contacts, and with them, … [Read more...]

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Do You Move Home To Care For a Parent?

I wonder if this will be the last time. I wonder if this will be the last time I will see his face…the last time I will read his lips…the last time I will see him alive. No, I’m not talking … [Read more...]

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Why Didn’t You Tell Me About the Dress Code?

When I was active duty (which seems like a million years ago) I had a dress code. I was either in uniform or out of uniform. I wore my uniform to work, to do some community functions (like going to … [Read more...]

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7 House Cleaning Games For Lazy Parents

When you are a Must Have Parent (the kind who holds down the fort alone because your partner is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean or, say, Kabul), you are doing the work of two parents. So you gotta … [Read more...]

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Top 10 Signs You Are A Seasoned Marine Spouse

There is something about a “seasoned” Marine Spouse that I can’t help but love. As a Navy wife I sometimes pull on the role of seasoned spouse like I had dragged an area rug off the floor to … [Read more...]

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Create a Lovely Valentine’s Day Care Package for a Friend

No matter how many times I say Valentine’s Day is silly and I plan to ignore it this year because my servicemember isn’t available, a secret part of me is still sad. My husband proposed to me the … [Read more...]

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Deployment DIY: Perfect Deployment Valentine

Valentine's: The time of year where we gorge ourselves on candy hearts, pretty red peeps, and boxes of chocolate that we will spend the rest of the year working off. See also: the holiday every MilSo … [Read more...]

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Deployment DIY: New Year’s Care Package

A fun New Year's Care Package how-to: New Year's hats, decor, sparkly drink, and even a Hoppin' John feast. All of the fun, none of the champagne. (We'll toast an extra one in your honor!) Step … [Read more...]

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Just in Time: Military Themed Gift Round-Up

If you are looking for a patriotic or military themed gifts and presents, we just want to commiserate: There are only so many years you can give grandma the "USMC MOM" sweatshirt without feeling … [Read more...]

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Vacation Time? Things to do at Myrtle Beach

When it comes to vacation there are more options than there are days of the year. But if you're looking for a great laid-back mini-getaway and call the Southeast home, a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. may … [Read more...]

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8 Cheap Military Ball Tricks for the Glamour Conscious

Ah, the military ball or holiday party. The perfect excuse to spend money and feel like a princess next to your Knight in shining dress uniform. But with all that excitement comes a little bit of … [Read more...]

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3 Military Uniform Rules We’d Love to Break

No one wants to see a Marine look like a 2-liter bottle of soda with a white plastic cap on top.  So we were really glad to see the USMC nix the whole discussion about making everyone wear the Dan … [Read more...]