Pimp Your Stuff: January Edition

A lot of pimping going on, so take your time and browse all of the links below. And remember, if you want to Pimp Your Stuff (or someone else's stuff) for the February edition, click here for details. … [Read more...]


Further Confessions of a Military Spouse

Today I had a moment between teaching my son to subtract and grading the third daughter's math.  Because I tend to multitask when possible, I decided to clean behind the coffee maker on the … [Read more...]


NMFA’s Government and You E-News

January 29, 2008 1. President Bush Addresses Military Families in State of the Union 2. 2008 NDAA Signed Into Law 3. New PTSD Study Published 4. Autism Conference to be Held at Camp Pendleton 5. … [Read more...]


Spousal Job Security

Papa Bear left on Sunday for three-month training class.  It's been two days and he's got total job security here at home!  Sunday night the microwave went out.....Monday morning the boys' … [Read more...]


Did You Know?

Noteworthy items from this week's Military Report: Military Saves Week Coming  Veterans' Benefit Expiration Dates Big Discounts on Valentine's Day Gifts Top 10 Cities for Federal Jobs Share … [Read more...]


Can Do Spirit?

Today I woke up and was at the point of no return.  I'd had it.  I didn't care how cold it was outside, I didn't care if my kids were cranky, I didn't care if I felt overwhelmed with things … [Read more...]


Milspouse Hobbies

The milspouse group is a diverse one - to say the least.  But, we also have a great deal in common on many fronts. Let's find out just how much we have in common and also how diverse we all are, … [Read more...]


We Have a Winner…

It took us a while to choose a winner for the December "What's Your Story" contest, but we finally have one! After you read the winning essay, I think you'll agree that it's … [Read more...]


Inside the cluttered mind of Semper Fi Wife

At the beginning of 2008, I decided that I had had enough of the clutter in my house.  It was actually affecting my ability to get anything done.  The piles of notebooks, books, magazines, … [Read more...]


Military Mail 411

Hey, where'd that package go? Military Mail Allows for Email  Inquiry on Lost Parcels Are you a military member who has deployed or redeployed overseas, and are still waiting on your footlocker, … [Read more...]


What I want to be when I grow up…

One of the many, many reasons that I love being a military spouse is that I have been able to successfully avoid choosing an actual career.  First, there were the moves.  Then, there were … [Read more...]


There’s a (Slight) Chance AirForceWife Might Tell Me to Go to Hell

Airforcewife is constantly coming up with these embarrassing stories about herself.  I don't know if she really is a disaster magnet, or if she only imagines that the whole world is staring at … [Read more...]


Hospital waiting rooms

So here I sit, in the waiting room, while DH is in surgery for the 35th time since he was wounded in June 2005.  This surgery is outpatient, so at least DH can leave with me today.  DH has … [Read more...]


Milspouse Confession #44,658: Silver Linings

If my husband was to deploy, I think football season was the best time of the year. I would become the sole owner of the remote control on Thursday night, all day/night Saturday and all day/night … [Read more...]


A person in your neighborhood….

The greatest thing about Spousebuzz, is the connectivity it provides to other milspouses going through the same you you are going through.  It is a valuable resource of information.  A place … [Read more...]


I’m So Clueless! – Commissary Baggers Edition

As you know, I've been doing this Navy thing for a few years.  15, actually.  And I am still dying to know the answer to this one question:  How much am I supposed to tip the … [Read more...]


The Poacher Dude

We run into all sorts of people during our tours.  Have you ever noticed that every assignment seems to have certain personality types that people fall into?  There's usually "The Busy … [Read more...]


National Military Family Assn. – Government and You E-News

For the week of January 22, 2008 1. House Approves Revised Defense Authorization Bill 2. Military Children to Benefit from New Interstate Compact 3. New Arizona Tax Law Benefits Military Families 4. … [Read more...]