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...]


Free Money!

Did I get your attention? Good. We all know how difficult it can be to go to college. More difficult when you are a military spouse. Money can be tight. Logistics (when do they offer classes? who … [Read more...]


22 years ago today…

I said,"I do" to a tall, dark and handsome US Marine. 22 years of ups, downs, highs and lows.  22 years of childrearing, deployments, moves, the Marine Corps family, stupid fights and … [Read more...]


SpouseBUZZ – The Telenovela

Last night the unflappable Andi and I had quite the email flurry going on.  There was an emergency in SpouseBUZZ-land and we were at the center of the storm. Let me preface this by saying that at … [Read more...]


Miscellaneous Career/Money-Making Links

If you missed our show with Kathy Rockel of TRS Institute and Bridget, the most recent graduate of TRS, click here to listen. We posed the question to Bridget, "is this really too good to be … [Read more...]


A Journey Through Time: A Show Not to be Missed

One of the things we learned after talking with Kristin Henderson about her book, is that our generation of milspouses owe a lot to those who came before us. Specifically, the Vietnam-era wives. Many … [Read more...]


Government and You E-News – January 8, 2008

1. NDAA Still on Hold 2. New Year Brings New Pay and Allowance Rates 3. TRICARE Enhances Behavioral Health Accessibility 4. VA Cost-of-Living Increases Take Effect 5. New Electronic Health Information … [Read more...]