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Groundhog Day

We're approaching peak PCS season. A lot of military families have their new orders in hand and are beginning to make transportation appointments, search for housing at their new destination and sort … [Read more...]

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Where’s the Spouse Leave on the LES?

This weekend things came to a head.  I found myself thinking something I had promised myself years and years (way more years than I want to admit to) that I would never consider. … [Read more...]

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Summer is coming… what do I do with the kids?!?!

If you are a parent and your spouse is deployed, please read this and follow the links.  I was perusing through the Operation Homefront website and came across a great page that gives tips and … [Read more...]

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SpouseBUZZ Fit Club – Report In!

This week I was confronted with my worst diet and exercise enemy.  … [Read more...]

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A Step Toward ID Protection

Military family member ID Cards will soon undergo some changes.  The coming changes are a step in the right direction.  … [Read more...]

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News Reserve and National Guard Families Can Use

If you are a Reserve or National Guard family - these updates are just for you! … [Read more...]

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Rituals

Today, our post had a social worker speak about raising resilient children.  One of her points was that family rituals help create structure for children, especially during times of … [Read more...]

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Deployment Gremlins

As wives, we're aware that at the beginning of any deployment, something will break.  For some arrogant reason, I did not think that, as a mom, I would have to deal with the gremlins.. Boy, was I … [Read more...]

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From the Mailbag

An Army wife sends in this question:I wanted to ask you about something, looking for a bit of advice. I think my husband might be suffering from PTSD and I'm not sure what to do. I've looked up the … [Read more...]

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Month of the Military Child

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child. Many exciting activities and events will be taking place for military children during the month of April.  … [Read more...]

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Items of Interest

Mark your calendars! First, for you Ft. Hood spouses, you may already know about the "Salute to our Heroes" event that will take place at Ft. Hood on April 11. The event is not open to the … [Read more...]

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Did You Know?

Noteworthy items from this week's Military Report. Air Force Looks at Child Care Allergy Risks Related Iraq Service America's Vet Dogs Army Emergency Relief Offers Support Blood Program Changes Policy … [Read more...]

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Like a “Retired” Jersey

My husband went into the field last week, and he was instructed to bring an old set of BDUs or DCUs to wear for some part of the training. Uh oh.  Remember this? We don't have extra BDUs and … [Read more...]

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It All Started in Texas

You know, I'm going to have to say that a good number of military stories start this way, "Well, we were stationed in Texas..."  Because we have all been.  Or will be.  Trust … [Read more...]

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The Post I Ignored for Sixteen Months

This is one of those posts that I've put off writing for many, many months. It's a post which will garner a lot of discussion through comments and email, or very little. It's also one of those posts … [Read more...]

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Love Never Loses Its Way Home…

After receiving  a few e-mail in response to a post on my personal blog encouraging me to post here, I will oblige. I suppose the news broke faster in my area because this soldier's parents live … [Read more...]

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A new milspouse friend

I work in a place that has over 200 employees and multiple departments.  The other day I had a chance meeting with a milspouse.  She works in a different department and we "met at the … [Read more...]

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“Live Intentionally”

Burned out? Stressed out? Feeling overwhelmend? Ready to pull your hair out? Yeah, we've all been there. I just finished listening to our recent show with Ellen Miller, and boy does she know how to … [Read more...]