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...]


PCS, the weather and Plan B. You ALWAYS need a Plan B!

It is my final Spring in the Midsouth and I have been savoring every single moment of clear skies, daffodils, and forsythia in bloom.  I woke this morning, opened the blinds to see all is … [Read more...]


Did You Know?

Noteworthy items from this week's Military Report: Combat Veteran Care Extended Disability Evaluation System Finalized Fitness Tip of the WeekFree SAT Software for Vets and Families Garden of Hope … [Read more...]


Military vs. Careers

This week's Air Force Times newspaper has given me lots of food for thought. It was focused partly on the best careers to get into for military and military spouses and educational … [Read more...]


Pimp Your Stuff: February Edition

It's that time again. The list isn't quite as extensive as last month's list, but there's still some links to browse. If you've got stuff to pimp, send us an email. Provided it's appropriate, we'll … [Read more...]


Thanks, Mom

Over the years, the many and varied PCS moves gather a rhythm completely of their own making.  When notified, we're excited about the impending new locale, we scour the Internet for information, … [Read more...]


Just when I thought I was Spartan

We have been at our current place of residence for 8 years now.  In Army Wife years that equals 16.  I noted for the last week or so I was having a tremendously hard time packing.  I … [Read more...]


I Love This Product

I purchased something for myself.  I rarely do that.  In all honesty - it is really a household item.  But, I know that I will absolutely use it more than anyone else in my … [Read more...]


Researchers in AFRL work to limit friendly-fire

I realize that most of what we write about is the operational units, but I'd like to pay tribute to the Air Force Research Lab here at Wright-Patterson Ohio!  The RDT&E units (military, … [Read more...]


It’s Almost Time to Move Again? How Can That Be?

Each time we PCS, I think we'll have all kinds of time to get out, see the sights, socialize with newly-made friends and make the most of our time in a new town. When we moved here, we knew it was a … [Read more...]


The Eagle has Landed

Just a little something to note this weekend. Frequent commenter and dear friend, Cassandra has survived (beautifully) her husband's yearlong deployment.    He arrived home this … [Read more...]


Ellen Miller to Talk With Milspouses About….Balance

Sometimes, I lean so far to the right that I can feel my right ear skimming the pavement. The next day, I lean so far to the left that my left ear is dragging the carpet. No, I'm not talking about … [Read more...]