Making an Heirloom

If you're an Army famly who's been in for more than a few years, chances are your spouse's closet is filled to the brim with BDUs and DCUs.  Now that our soldiers wear the ACU, our household was … [Read more...]


And Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

I have a beautifully carved wooden pencil holder that my husband bought for me during one of his middle-eastern tours. It tells a story. You see, it's full of pens I've collected over the years from … [Read more...]


When Life Imitates Paintings by Munch

You know which one I'm talking about, right?  The Scream. Talk about having a "theme painting!"About now, that's me.  Because I'm absolutely certain that by this time in November … [Read more...]


Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage

A few weeks ago, we added Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage to the SpouseBUZZ Book Club. Tomorrow evening on SpouseBUZZ Talk Radio, we'll be interviewing the author, Tanya Biank, … [Read more...]


So You Want To Be a Nurse?

We have had a couple of profession posts up recently which have garnered a lot of comments.  As someone that has worked in the nursing field and has been an active duty, civilian, and a national … [Read more...]


Overheard at the Mall

This is something that seriously qualifies for urban legend status and a Snopes entry all its own.  Really.  It really does. Except that I was there, I really overheard it; and it actually … [Read more...]


What’s your BIZ?

Many military spouses own home-based businesses or small businesses in the local community.  Are your interests in cosmetics? Home decorating? Consignment? Kitchen fun? Kid's toys? Healthy … [Read more...]


A Time to Remember: A Walk for Freedom

This past weekend, my husband and I went away for a couple of days. As luck would have it, there was a Marine Corps reunion going on at the hotel where we stayed. The reunion had what looked to be … [Read more...]


In Focus: T.A.P.S.

NOTE - THIS POST WILL STAY ON TOP TODAY, SCROLL DOWN FOR FRESH POSTS. As a community of military spouses, one of the most important things we can do is advocate for those who are unable to completely … [Read more...]


Fly By the Seat of Your Pants

My husband and I are generally planners. The details of most things we do, fun and otherwise, are pretty well thought out. But I have noticed that since my husband returned from his last deployment, … [Read more...]


What’s Love?

I know for a fact that my husband loves me more than anything.  He's proven it.  How? Last week he not only burned me a CD of my favorite Neil Diamond songs, but then he PLAYED IT IN THE CAR … [Read more...]


Who’s With Me?

It's a holiday weekend. Yippie! Or not... I have no plans. None. Think I'll just haunt the SpouseBUZZ halls and torture you with my sick sense of humor. Well no, that probably wouldn't be good, … [Read more...]


Quiet Panic

We have discussed various realms of deployment and reintegration in the past.  I have an experience to share with you that seemingly came out of nowhere and dates back to a previous deployment. … [Read more...]


What a Deal!

Imagine this - finding a career that let's you train from home, work from home and move without losing your job. It's out there, waiting for you to seize it. This job allows you to take a self-paced … [Read more...]


It’s the little things

I had to re-register my car today. The state provides a military exemption for state taxes on car registration for military members who are not Hawai'i residents. So I went down to Rear Detachment and … [Read more...]


Jenny Sokol Chronicles Her Life and Ours

There was a treasure waiting for me every week in the Orange County Register when I lived at Pendleton. Jenny Sokol. In 2004, I first read her column, titled "Singing the Cowgirl Blues." … [Read more...]


Back By Popular Demand

No more Army Wives on Sunday nights. How to fill the void? We have an idea... … [Read more...]


Is it Possible for Military Spouses to Find a Transportable Career?

Military spouses looking for a career often face challenges that most of our civilian counterparts do not. We're always on the move. New town. New job market. New industries. A resume as long as I-95, … [Read more...]