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...]


Reason #5280 My Husband Will Never Make General

I think armywifetoddlermom started a good series here.  It's especially good because I can participate.  In fact, I think I can give many people a run for their money. Like the time I went … [Read more...]



Andi's post her Grandmother has reminded me of a few things.... We are traveling this coming weekend to our new duty station.  DH has been blessed with a position, that happens to be in our home … [Read more...]


A Different Time. A Simplier Life.

Late Monday evening, I received a phone call I had been dreading. After I collected my thoughts, I went on-line, booked an airline ticket and made a rental car reservation. Yesterday, I set off for … [Read more...]


Did You Know?

Noteworthy items from this week's Military Report: 2009 Military Pay Raise Join the American Legion  Sell Your Car on Military.com Classifieds  Fitness Tip of the Week  Free Tax-Filing … [Read more...]


Sister AWTM, I Can Relate

It's been a very, very hectic period of time at Casa Semper Fi.  There are many projects that I am committed to and working on.   I'm not even talking about the "normal" stuff … [Read more...]


Something’s gotta give

If there is one thing that being a military spouse has taught me, it has been self preservation.  It took almost 17 years.  But now, I know what my limits are.  … [Read more...]


I’ve Spoken Too Soon

Last week we had two SpouseBUZZ authors down for the count, and I think a few more hanging on for dear life.  Ahhh, cold and flu and walking pneumonia season.  You've gotta love … [Read more...]


27 Curtains

I grew up with my grandparents, my grandfather a retired Marine and my grandmother a proud and caring milspouse.  Before I was born, they had crossed the country too many times to count, and … [Read more...]


Discount Rates and Larger Boxes

Postal Service Offers DiscountsPerhaps nothing is more anticipated by deployed service members than the daily mail call. Now the US Postal Service is making it easier for families to send care … [Read more...]


Taking care of ourselves, a fantastic reminder on Spousebuzz Talk Radio Sunday night

I was reminded not so very long ago by a friend, that it is imperative that Mothers must take care of themselves. I find this of particular importance to military spouses.  We are often alone, … [Read more...]


Suck it Up Sister: Your Grass is Greener Than Mine

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking deployments with a military spouse. I mentioned the fact that I tend to be a Nite Owl when my husband is away, deployment or not. I go to bed entirely too late and … [Read more...]


SpouseBUZZ Fit Club – Report In!

If I do yoga and run up and down the stairs like a hamster on crack today, I should make this week's fitness goals.  One thing I've changed, though, is my once a day power stair attack.  … [Read more...]


He loves me, he loves me not

Lest you all think I can't stand my husband (based on my previous post), let me highlight some of the wonderful things about him...which makes sense as we head toward Valentine's Day. 1. He folds the … [Read more...]


Note To Self For Our Next PCS Move

A Note to myself - even though much of the available military paperwork (explanations) dealing with moving, AKA PCSing, is straight forward - some of it is difficult to decipherer.  … [Read more...]


Our Own Red Carpet

So, I guess there will be an Oscar's ceremony this year.  I haven't watched that in, well, really ever.  I can't say that the things Hollywood chooses to give awards for generally line up … [Read more...]


This and That

Just a reminder that tomorrow evening at 9:00 on SBTR, we'll be speaking with Major General Elder Granger and Francine Forestell of TRICARE. General Granger is going to give us some updates on TRICARE … [Read more...]