The Continuing Saga of Life With a Crazy Russian Mother-in-Law

Until my mother-in-law lost her mind, I hadn't even heard of a "Sandwich Generation" - the people who are taking care of both their parents and their children at the same time period.  … [Read more...]


Did You Know?

Noteworthy items from this week's Military Report: Commissaries Recall Products New Recall Procedure for Commissaries Exchanges Honor Students Free Magazines for You Learn About Homebuying MBA … [Read more...]


Clearing Your Head

Looks like AWTM realized something this past week. So did I. I realized that sometimes you've just got to clear your head. Last week was challenging, to say the least. It started off just fine, but by … [Read more...]


I can dish it out, but I can not take it

My own advice.  Geesh, have I  turned into " THAT"  person? … [Read more...]


Memory Is a Tricky Thing

I had a goofy memory last night as I was setting all the clocks forward, something I hadn't thought about in years.  I remembered that my husband came home for R&R during OIF II right before … [Read more...]


“Oh, Just Trying Out the World”

At my grandmother's funeral, I bumped into someone I hadn't seen in over 20 years. She asked me what I'd been doing and I said, "Oh, Just Trying Out the World." I don't think I've ever … [Read more...]


Five Years Ago: The Answer Was There All Along

An interesting thing happened to me this week. A news producer acquaintance of mine asked me to share some ideas with him about what might make a great home front story. There are thousands of those … [Read more...]


SpouseBUZZ Fit Club: Report In!

You know, you people are keeping me in check.  Honestly.  The very thought that I have to report in every Friday about how well I've managed to keep up does wonders to stop me from running … [Read more...]


Being A New Military Spouse or Family Member

Military OneSource has a wonderful resource guide available for new Army Spouses and Family Members. While the guide is directed specifically at Army type programs and information, a great deal of the … [Read more...]


You Really Can’t Run Away

The weekend begins tomorrow with the arrival of my inlaws and my other daughter.  My mother arrives Saturday and Lancelot has to leave Sunday for another week's travel.  I had a couple of … [Read more...]


Tonight on SpouseBUZZ Talk Radio

Tonight on SBTR, ArmyWifeToddlerMom and I will be speaking with Army wife and author, Sara DaWalt. Sara wrote 365 Deployment Days: A Wife's Survival Story. (sorry, had broken link - link is fixed … [Read more...]



About a week ago, SemperFi Wife announced the return of Cassandra's husband.  Today I'd like to announce the return of Heather S's husband.  Heather has been reading and commenting here at … [Read more...]


Living in a Military World

There are many reasons I enjoy my time living in the military world, and I was reminded of a big one yesterday.  Keep in mind, it has been many a year since I've "lived" military, as … [Read more...]


Give Me the Coffee and Leave Me Alone

Don't call my house Sunday.  Don't stop by, don't expect any decent interaction.  I'm not going to shake anyone's hand peacefully during mass.  I.  Hate.  Daylight … [Read more...]


Have Some Milspouses Been Holding Out on the Rest of Us?

I could be wrong. Indeed, I could. And I want to believe. Indeed, I do. But I'm not buying it. I am....head down....a cynic. … [Read more...]


Coming Soon – For Children of Wounded Heroes

We previously discussed that a new Sesame Street DVD, designed to help injured veterans talk about their disabilities with their children, would be available in 2008.  Initial articles stated … [Read more...]


Conspiracy theories, salmon, and stuff

AWTM's post about being 'Spartan' started me thinking... We are anything BUT 'spartan'. My husband is a pack rat and I find I have a few of those tendencies too (thanks, Dad). Thankfully, military … [Read more...]


Bringing in the Bulldozers

I live in military housing, old military housing.  Our house is small and hasn't been maintained much during the last few years as the privatized housing company makes their master plan for … [Read more...]