Ohio National Guard support ROCKS

I am honored to be a part of the Ohio National Guard Interservice Family Assistance Committee (ISFAC).  As I am an Air Force spouse, you might find it a bit odd that I am part of this group, it … [Read more...]



I spoke with my Mother in Law this morning.  It is cold where she lives.  She told me she spent the day thinking about her Father.  Her Father was a Veteran and fought in the Battle of … [Read more...]


Is it Broken? If So, What’s the Fix?

I knew something was up yesterday as soon as I turned on my phone and opened my inbox. And it was. A big article in USA Today about the stresses being placed on military families. FORT BRAGG, N.C. - … [Read more...]


Confessions of a Military Spouse – the Ongoing Saga

To keep up with my husband, my friends from various duty stations, and my family I have no fewer than three instant messaging programs on my computer.  I may have more.  I've stopped … [Read more...]


I Think They Issue Us Monkey Wrenches

My husband and I are total homebodies.  We never take leave, we never go away for the weekend, and we barely make it to the mailbox on weekends at home.  We haven't been on a trip together … [Read more...]


Cheering for Shequila Farrelly

I have never watched the show, but I certainly hope my fellow Army Wife wins lots and lots of money:The wife of a soldier serving in Afghanistan will appear tonight on NBC's hit game show, "Deal or No … [Read more...]


I Love This Product: Mm-Mm Good Edition

I'm always looking for out-of-the-ordinary gifts to give. Something that is a bit unusual and personalized. I just found something that is right up my alley. I even said to myself, "next time Mr. … [Read more...]



TRICARE is a 'double edged sword' type of subject for most military families.  However, TRICARE can be great and I must give them props for continuing to roll out improved services that help … [Read more...]


Reason 4,278, my DH will not make General

I will preface this story with, I am from the Midwest.  We have no accents.  Which means I find any accent interesting, and enjoyable.   I LOVE accents.  I do.  In fact … [Read more...]


More Proof You Just Can’t Take airforcewife Anywhere

Look, as if getting kicked off a talk show, flashing my nether-bits to the Comcast guy, broadcasting my eliminatory functions, and having my son urinate on the base commander's lawn weren't proof … [Read more...]


Did You Know?

Noteworthy items from this week's Military Report: Pay and Bonuses Still In Limbo New Rules for Housing Grants Top 25 Jobs for Veterans in 2008 Get in Shape in 2008 DoD Announces Competition … [Read more...]


27 Dresses? Just About!

I haven't seen the new movie starring that cutie from Grey's Anatomy, but the concept is easy enough to grasp...always the bridesmaid and never the bride means a closetful of some pretty heinous … [Read more...]


Driving Miss Andi (crazy)

Yesterday, Mr. Andi and I were on our way to church when I was reminded, yet again, how different things are everywhere we move. Mr. Andi proceeded on the entrance ramp to the interstate and was … [Read more...]


I love these visits…

DH and I went to Walter Reed a month ago for a follow-up appointment and we met an awesome soldier and his dad.  Evan was wounded in Iraq in January 2007.  He's been in and out of WR for the … [Read more...]



In three weeks, my husband finishes his training and gets orders back into the "real" Army. For the past year and a half, my husband has been in Army schools.  Life has run like … [Read more...]


Just sick!

Please understand upfront, I am a wimp.  I hate being sick.  When I feel lousy, esp sinus infection type of feeling lousy, I just want to sit in bed and not deal with the world.  For … [Read more...]


The Day I Met Air Force Guy

A few days ago, airforcewife wrote about the latest Air Force Family crisis. This reminded me of the day that I met airforcewife (AFW) and Air Force Guy (AFG). AFW and I knew each other from the … [Read more...]


550 cord, the milspouses friend….an essay

When I first married DH, we lived at Fort Bragg in a small apartment off post.   The apartment was not large.  I think we had one bedroom, I cannot recall, as age and about 9 moves have … [Read more...]