So You Want to Be a Milspouse?

Since the debut of Army Wives (episode ten discussion thread coming soon), it's become my guilty pleasure. Usually, I only watch cable news. Recently, I found yet another show that has captured my … [Read more...]


In Focus: Operation Good Shoes

If you're budgeting for back-to-school shopping like I am, you will more than likely be in the market for some good, sturdy shoes. Or, even if you don't have kids, you know some. And, if you … [Read more...]


Christmas in July, PCS-Style

As most of you know, my husband and I have just completed a PCS move. You can expect more on that later, I have material to last for days.... Before the packers came, I went through all of the rooms … [Read more...]


Milspouse Confession

If I forget a load of laundry in the dryer, and it gets wrinkly. I wash it again.  … [Read more...]


Seems like only yesterday …

.... that the boss and I were on the move -- and this unlike the other 20 or so PCS' we've had, seemed to be different on many levels. To be a bit more specific, it wasn't the moving, it was the … [Read more...]


Unfinished business as usual…

My DH is on his way home after being away at a 6 month training.  And oddly enough, I am not running around like a chicken with its head cut of.  Because the old me, well she would have … [Read more...]


In One of Those Patented “airforcewife” Moments…

I just had the most wonderful chat and interview on SpouseBuzz Radio with Shannon, an Air Force spouse who made the transition from 6 years of active duty and 6 years in the reserves to full time Air … [Read more...]


Do deployments increase child abuse and neglect?

Have you seen all of the news surrounding a newly published study in regards to Army Families?  The study which says "Combat-Related Deployments Responsible for Increased Child Abuse, … [Read more...]


Greetings and Welcome and Thank you!

To the Frequent and Faithful Folks (F3) who've been along on the SpouseBUZZ ride since the inception - I've missed you.  Greetings! To those of you I haven't had the opportunity to talk with, … [Read more...]


Your home. Your castle

In a conversation in comments on a past post, I noticed how many spouses talked about not being able to sleep when the DH is gone.I could definitely relate to that problem especially when the kids … [Read more...]


A Most Excellent Discussion

Tomorrow night, Thursday August 2, on SpouseBUZZ radio promises to be very interesting, as we explore the transition from being an Active Duty military member to having that tan ID card of a … [Read more...]


What’s your theme song?

I've been MIA lately.  Between getting three kids ready to go back to college, volunteer projects, dealing with the military,  blogging issues and life in general, I haven't been able to … [Read more...]


Random Thought of the Day – “Me” Time

Truth be told, I could do without deployments, long TDY assignments or field excercises, but as with everything, there are some silver linings to the cloud. One of them, at least for me, is … [Read more...]


Did you know?

Included in this week's Military Report: Some TRICARE Beneficiary Data At Risk  Beach Homes for the Brave Program Begins  Freedom Alliance Offers Scholarships  Hotline Available for … [Read more...]


Role reversal

After reading GBear's post about going home and wondering how her husband kept up with the "household" duties while she was away for 3 months, I was reminded of some of the things my husband … [Read more...]


Army Wives: Episode Nine Discussion Thread

Episode nine was hopping. … [Read more...]


The Absentee Auntie/Sister/Friend

I have become used to friends and family members who go through periods of not speaking to us.  Usually, it is because we miss a lot of holidays and milestone events, although I must admit that … [Read more...]


Deployment Embarrassments

Warning: Some adult content.... One of my least favorite things to deal with during a deployment is when something major breaks. Something that requires a maintenance man to come fix it. It's always a … [Read more...]