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The other night DH and I were watching a movie trailer on TV.  I can't recall the name of the movie, but I do know there was a lot of "shoot 'em up stuff."  There was a particular … [Read more...]


I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

One of our own could use some support right now. First, read and watch this. Then, pay a visit and send some love to a fellow milspouse. This is a sisterhood, after all. … [Read more...]


Dear Secretary Gates….

Oh my. Imagine my surprise at the outpouring of email when I made public the letter that I sent Secretary Gates last week. In fact, many of you sent suggestions of other things that need to brought to … [Read more...]


Will you be shipping packages overseas for the holidays?

If so, be sure to check out the USPS holiday mailing deadlines.If you want to get holiday gifts to a service member deployed overseas by Dec. 25, it's time to start thinking about mail deadlines. … [Read more...]


Blog It, Don’t Hog It

Some of my closest friends have become my closest friends as a result of a decision that I made almost three years ago. I decided to become a blogger. That decision changed my life. Literally. In ways … [Read more...]



One of the things I have learned to love the most about being a mil-spouse is the food.  Really it makes the top ten list.  But then again I am a foodie.  Noun 1. foodie - a person … [Read more...]


Something needs to change

I'm running into some difficulty in getting our FRG to accept the unconditional donation of money that I raised (please note I am NOT an FRG volunteer...not even a Key Caller) from a direct sales food … [Read more...]


Support the Homefront

The outpouring of love from our countrymen to our troops never ceases to amaze me.  The charitable organizations and the dedicated individuals who send letters and boxes and supplies, well, there … [Read more...]


It’s Anticipatory Something

We've had several poignant posts recently about Anticipatory Grief.  It's a very real and serious topic.  It's also something I have succombed to myself for periods of time. As a National … [Read more...]


Thursday Night SpouseBuzz Radio!

Tonight, Dr. Roca from the Veterans Administration will join Guard Wife and I for a discussion re: reintegration for SpouseBuzz Talk Radio.  I am guessing most of us have been there and done … [Read more...]



I've had this conversation often enough that my head no longer spins around like I'm demon possessed.  I've also have many reactions to it, ranging from sudden understanding to complete and angry … [Read more...]



If you haven't been invited to join our chat room, click here to find out how to receive an invitation. We've had a few bugs to work out. First, let me remind you again that if you have requested … [Read more...]


You Will Sit in My Lap, and You Will Like It

I really, truly couldn't have made it through my husband's deployments without the constant companionship that my four-legged child willingly provided. Unfortunately, we lost him last year. The … [Read more...]


Did you know?

Included in this week's Military Report: New TRICARE Service Saves Time, Money  Improved TRICARE Plan Begins October 1 - NG and Reserve What Comes After SGLI?  Take the Employment … [Read more...]


For Love of Neighbor

I live in a relatively quiet neighborhood.  We aren't like a desperate housewife group or anything, but we are close-knit.  After this weekend, I learned what love of neighbor was all … [Read more...]


The Horrible Day and the Day After

On September 11, 2001, I was living in Cairo, Egypt. The time difference between the east coast of the  US and Egypt is 8-9 hours. I was making dinner when the doorbell rang. A neighbor from … [Read more...]



This is not a topic I like to discuss. Not outright. Not in detail. It is the epitome of the Big Giant Elephant in the living room. The big issue that everyone will skirt but rarely confront head on. … [Read more...]


Explaining 9-11

I cried Sunday at church when we sang God Bless America. DH offered me his handkerchief. I cry almost every time I hear the National Anthem, see colors being marched in. ......Anytime I see my fellow … [Read more...]