Expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act

FMLA expanded for military familiesOn January 28, the president signed into law a large defense funding authorization package that contains the first expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act … [Read more...]


Ah, But There are Similarities, Too…

We often discuss the differences between civilian life and military life here at SpouseBUZZ. One of the topics we've covered pretty extensively is how often we're geographically separated from family … [Read more...]


The Mental Off-and-On

When a deployment is announced, we spouses put ourselves in a certain mindframe.  I am sure there are many ways of dealing with the news, but my personal way is to start to focus on the things I … [Read more...]


A Daily Dose of Pamper

I was one of the luckiest teens in the world - rare was the day when I had a zit of any sort. I just didn't have a pimple problem - no acne, no nothing.  Life was good. So I'm hoping someone can … [Read more...]


It’s the Perfect Storm

So...LCPL Dark Prince is coming home on block leave soon and I am looking forward to that.  That said, I am beginning to feel a little crazed over the details. First, Lancelot will be traveling … [Read more...]


NMFA Military Spouse Scholarship

Applications Now Accepted for NMFA Military Spouse ScholarshipMilitary spouses wishing to obtain professional certification or to attend post-secondary or graduate school may apply online for the NMFA … [Read more...]


Some Return Addresses really make my stomach turn

You know, you grab the mail, start tossing the junk in file 13; start pitching the bills into the basket to, er, pay later; and anything that you don't recognize -- you just leave on the counter, … [Read more...]


Service Loan Programs

Money troubles?  Considering a loan? There is much to consider before taking out any type of loan.  Each branch of the military offers a program to help service-members and/or their … [Read more...]


20 years ago today.

20 years ago today, Col. Rich Higgins, USMC was taken captive by certain forces in Lebanon. 20 years ago today, his wife, Lt. Col. Robin Higgins, USMC embarked on a journey not of her choosing.  … [Read more...]


Please tell me – why do I do this?

Why do I keep doing this?  Today I realized that I really, really don't like one of my current volunteer obligations.  I'll keep doing it, because I said I would, and I'll probably do a … [Read more...]


Actually, Zero is the Loneliest Number

Last night my husband was reaching for a dish while we were making dinner and he whacked my little bar pan and broke it.  I was crestfallen because he was being a little careless and because he … [Read more...]


Weekly Gratitude

I know, I know I have failed posting my weekly gratitude segments. I have been reminded of a lot this week here at SpouseBuzz, and I have a lot to be thankful for. I am thankful for body that is … [Read more...]


SpouseBUZZ Fit Club – Report In!

Good news to report this week!  My butt is getting noticeably firmer!  Those stairs - they are a wondrous thing.  I think my pants might be a little looser, but I'm not sure enough to … [Read more...]


Why Am I Surprised?

Everyone here knows that the military is a neverending cycle of hurry-up-and-wait, of finding out about changes at the last minute, of thinking you're headed in one direction only to find you're … [Read more...]


PTSD: Difficult questions answered on SBTR

ArmyWifeToddlerMom is so smart!  She initiated a great show on SBTR about PTSD.  You should listen to it for some great information!!!  Dr. Roca, an expert on PTSD who works with … [Read more...]


More Confessions of a Military Spouse

When we moved here and started unpacking, I set some things aside to donate to Goodwill.  I put them in empty boxes and stacked them in the garage to haul away. A year ago.  They're still … [Read more...]


Defining PTSD tonight on SpouseBuzz Talk Radio 9pm EST

We at SpouseBuzz have been wanting to do a program on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for some time now.  PTSD is real, and does affect some families.  We have decided that the topic is so … [Read more...]


What is this Full Replacement Value?

On Monday, I had the opportunity to accompany He of the Sea to the office of the nice Household Goods Lady, aka the Moving Chick.  Prior to the appointment, we downloaded all the information … [Read more...]