A wonderful year indeed

The launch of SpouseBUZZ began last year with all of the authors introducing ourselves.  I had big hopes for SpouseBUZZ, but honestly, I never could have imagined how wonderful it would be, how … [Read more...]


Reintroducing Sarah

I like to say that we've gotten pretty good mileage out of the Army already.  My husband has been in the Active Army for five years now, and we're already on our fifth duty station.  Most … [Read more...]


A year later…..

~"When we are working at a difficult task and strive after a good thing, we are fighting a righteous battle, the direct reward of which is that we are kept from much evil. As we advance in life … [Read more...]


May I have a side order of fries with that humiliation, please?

During summer camp, my youngest daughter made best-good-friends with the daughter of one of the squadron commanders on our base. They absolutely love each other, and they look so cute together.  … [Read more...]


Fun with power tools

Before I begin this post, I want to state emphatically that I LOVE my husband.  I do.  I really do. Lancelot has a degree in mechanical engineering.  I've seen it.  I have to go … [Read more...]


Getting “paid”

Last night I was in the SpouseBuzz chat room and had the opportunity to "meet" two faithful SB readers.  As we were chatting the subject of "pay" came up.  Just to … [Read more...]


Beer in the Rear

I'm pretty sure that this title will do little in the way of getting the SpouseBUZZ XXX rating reversed, but the title was just too applicable not to use. Besides, GBear has been busy destroying our … [Read more...]


Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Some of you in the chat room and via email have been asking for SpouseBUZZ flyers to distribute to your FRGs, ACS offices, etc.. Well, ask and ye shall receive. I should have the flyers up for you to … [Read more...]


Can We Get Glamour Shots in Here?

One of the less serious changes that took affect after 9/11 that has caused me mental anguish is the studied perusal of our ID cards everywhere we go.  Yes, they were required before, but I was … [Read more...]


Conversation filters

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...]