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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I urge you to help a friend or yourself by learning what special resources are available to military families. You can learn more here. … [Read more...]

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Gratitude

Monday morning. A rainy one at that. I have been tossing an idea around for a bit. I would like to start a regular Monday piece called Gratitude. A place where all of us begin our week writing … [Read more...]

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A Letter To Myself

Every so often I do something so stupid, so ridiculous, and so bereft of any sort of thought or pre-planning that I have to write a letter to commemorate the occasion and remind myself not to make the … [Read more...]

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The Cat is Out of the Bag

For those of you who missed the SpouseBUZZ Pajama Party tonight, you missed our big announcement. SpouseBUZZ LIVE is coming to Fayetteville, North Carolina, home to Ft. Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, … [Read more...]

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No Wardrobe Malfunction Allowed

I admit to going through a dozen wardrobe changes each time my husband comes home from a deployment or long TDY assignment. I'm always trying to figure it out. Sexy, casual, chic, … [Read more...]

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It’s a Sprint, Not a Marathon

This morning, my husband and I went out for breakfast. After breakfast, we did something we almost never do - we went grocery shopping together. Unfortunately, our commissary is rather small and … [Read more...]

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SpouseBUZZ LIVE: East Coast Version

We've been teasing it for a few weeks, and we're finally ready to make the announcement. Join us for our SpouseBUZZ Pajama Party tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern to find out where and when … [Read more...]

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In Praise of the Key Volunteer Network

I have been a Key Volunteer for as long as I can remember.  I know that some folks aren't particularly fond of the Network and I can understand why.  With the wrong person volunteering for … [Read more...]

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Which is more difficult?

Sarah brought up an excellent thought here and it touches on many topics of the dual edge of the blade, ... for there truly are many more "views from the other side" of the looking … [Read more...]

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Are you calling me a liar?

We had been waiting for a paycheck from Uncle Sam. A large travel expense paycheck. Let me remind you, we are in the suburbs.  We are a National Guard Family.  We are in a suburbs.  … [Read more...]

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You Could Have Heard a Pin Drop

I dare say there are very few people who have the ability to make our chat room freeze, but that's exactly what happened when Lily Corrales joined us this evening on SpouseBUZZ Talk Radio. At one … [Read more...]

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From the Other Point of View

The soldier who blogs at Shield of Achilles just watched his unit deploy.  He wrote a post called The Hardest Part About Leaving for War...If you have family, you know what's the hardest part … [Read more...]

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Double the Fun

While my husband was deployed, I set out to do some yardwork one day. I grabbed the weed eater, which was fairly new, and a good one. When I turned the weed eater on, it made a dull buzzing sound, but … [Read more...]

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SpouseBuzz Book Club: The Real Stars

As a military spouse, I really must say I was proud when Ben Stein wrote a piece titled The Real Stars, for his Monday Night At Morton's gig.  I recall it being sent to me via e-mail, I read the … [Read more...]

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Imagine This…

You get a call one night from your deployed husband. He tells you to sit down and take a deep breath. You know he's alive, so you wonder what this is all about. Was a friend injured or killed? Was … [Read more...]

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It’s a spouse’s life

Let me set the scenario that led to my very rude response to a phone call: 1. Papa Bear is TDY (of course)2. Goober (7) is whining because of a broken arm - which Papa Bear broke while practicing … [Read more...]

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Odds and Ends

First of all, the SpouseBUZZ fliers are finally here! You can email them, post them on your message boards, virtual FRGs or print copies and take them to your ACS office or spouse club event. Thanks … [Read more...]

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What’s In a Name?

I've noticed that several of the wives who post on SpouseBUZZ, both as authors and as active and much appreciated commenters, have online nicknames for their husbands. I'm jealous.  And I'm … [Read more...]