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Spouse Summit: Your BEST Military Life, Not Just His

Does it ever seem like the military only sees you in terms of what you can do for your husband? Or your wife? Or your partner? It can feel like they don’t quite realize that you have a life, … [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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4 Freaky Ways To Improve Your FRG

One of the things that always puzzles me about the Family Readiness Group is how well-meaning people get a reputation for being stuck up or cliquish or “wearing their husband’s rank.” I know … [Read more...]

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Lighting Up Glassy Eyeballs on Capitol Hill

I consider glassy eyeballs a personal challenge. Those congressional staffers didn’t know it, but when I see glassy, pleasant, professional eyeballs turned on military families, I gotta change that. … [Read more...]

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Why You Should Come to Military.com’s Spouse Experience

When we decided to launch Military.com’s live Spouse Experience event at bases across the country, we had our own reasons. We wanted to get out and see the bright, shining faces of our readers. We … [Read more...]

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How NOT To Speak To Military Spouses

Other people dream of falling off a cliff.  Their nightmares feature running away from an attacker, losing all their teeth, or sitting down to take a final at a class they never attended. My … [Read more...]

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FRG Leaders! Ombudsmen! FROs! Let SpouseBuzz Help You

At SpouseBuzz, we believe in military family professionals. All of you Ombudsmen and FRG leaders and Family Readiness Officers and Key Volunteers and Fleet and Family counselors and Marine Corps … [Read more...]

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Top Ten Teen What Not To Wear

All military children are not sweet little babies clutching miniature American flags in their adorable fists. At a recent SpouseBuzz LIVE even in San Diego, CA, a group of moms reminded us that one in … [Read more...]

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Spouse Programs Only For Stay Home Moms?

My boss told me this would happen. He said that if we hosted a SpouseBuzz LIVE event on a weekday that the working spouses would feel excluded and insulted. “No way,” I exclaimed. “There are … [Read more...]

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Top Ten Things To Enjoy Before Kids

Nearly one in five married military members do not have children. At our SpouseBuzz LIVE event at MCAS Miramar, many of our participants described themselves as “pre-kid.” These young military … [Read more...]

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Top Ten Reasons NOT to Stay Home This Weekend

I always enjoy the debate our readers have about what to wear and what not to wear to a military ball or a homecoming event. We have the folks who wanna wear what they wanna wear cuz they are hot … [Read more...]

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SpouseBuzz LIVE San Diego: A Hybrid Support?

Where do you get better support — in person or online? At SpouseBuzz we debate this one all the time. Me? I’m all for doing support in person. According to the research, your deployment goes a lot … [Read more...]

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Top Ten Ways To Enjoy 29 Palms

If  you are going to have a happy military life, you  gotta learn to adapt to the demands of every duty station.  That's why so many military families have that little sign that reads, "HOME is … [Read more...]

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Nominate Your Community For SpouseBuzz LIVE

Next week we SpouseBuzzers will be in meetings to figure out where to bring SpouseBuzz LIVE in 2013-- we need your help!  Where should we bring SpouseBuzz LIVE with all its tips, tricks and prizes? … [Read more...]

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Top Ten Homecoming Don’ts

We all know our own, personal list of "to-do's" for a military homecoming (take day off work, get hair done, create vacuum tracks, find cutie clothes for kids,  lose 20 pounds, ditch three gallon tub … [Read more...]

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Make New Friends When Your Best Bud Goes PCS

Living on base means that your best friend is just about to PCS out.  Then again, living on base ALSO means that your new best friend is just about to PCS in.   Or maybe your new best friend lives … [Read more...]

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My Three Best Reasons to Attend a Spouse Summit

I could go on for days about the 2012 Spouse Summit, but here are my top three reasons to attend a spouse summit. 1.  Who knew learning about finances and benefits could be so interesting and, dare … [Read more...]

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Register For SpouseBuzz LIVE at 29 Palms

If you are going to talk about military life, please tell me a story. Come to the SpouseBuzz LIVE event in 29 Palms CA March 31 and tell me a real live story. Don’t bore me with the number of … [Read more...]