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Top 10 Things I Had To Learn About Military Marriage

Last night while I was waiting for my two-year-old to stop crying after being moved to her big girl bed, I realized how far I’ve come since I was a military bride of 22…and how much I have stayed … [Read more...]

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Does Your Resume Need Professional Help, Too?

After months and months of searching for a job, I knew I must be doing something wrong. I suspected that there was something the matter with my resume. I am searching for jobs in the administrative … [Read more...]

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Behind the CNN ‘Military Wife’ Weight Loss Story

When deployment slaps you across the face do you let it get you down, or do you fight back? You may have seen the story floating around Facebook early this month – “Military Wife Drops More … [Read more...]

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Renter Vs. Home Owner: Pick One

The difference between military home owners and military renters is simple.  It can be found in how well the employees at Lowe’s know you and how much money you have left over every month. There … [Read more...]

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YDU: I Got All My Sisters With Me

Why didn’t you tell me that with each mention of a deployment getting underway, my heart would rip out of my chest. I know that pain. Why didn’t you tell me that every homecoming would bring … [Read more...]

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Poll: What Are You Doing With Your Tax Refund?

My friends who attack their finances with the precision of a money ninja think tax refunds are for the birds. They have figured out their paychecks just so – and manage to not give their federal and … [Read more...]

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How to Help Your Toddler PCS

If you have been in the military community for any length of time, you know that PCSing can create feelings of excitement ...  and nausea. Waiting for official confirmation for your next move, … [Read more...]

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Military Kids: Resilient or Masters of Deception?

Why couldn’t my son say, “Mom, I’m not OK?”  After my son attempted suicide 16 months ago, one of the things I asked him was how I could have NOT known how bad things were? He looked me … [Read more...]

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PCS Alone: Any Ideas To Survive?

No one thinks of going through a PCS move during a deployment and thinks, Oh, Joy! Rapture! Instead they think, Oh @$&^%^%! Asami is the mother of two “really, really active boys” ages 5 … [Read more...]

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Why I Miss the Magic of Military Housing

I wouldn't trade living in our new home in the outer 'burbs for anything. Yet, when I drive onto base I'm suddenly flooded with a sigh of relief and a twinge of homecoming. Could it be that I'm … [Read more...]

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Unmarried Girl’s Guide To Deployment

I braved my first Navy deployment as a long-term girlfriend. I use the term “braved” because I was not fully prepared for the challenges I was yet to face. Even though I attended spouse club … [Read more...]

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What I Learned About Military Life From Cancer

I’ve watched it closely, but  it was still at distance when cancer hit two dear military spouse friends. I thought immediately, “Really? They’ve already survived extreme life challenges because … [Read more...]

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New PCS Rule Gives Users More Power Over Movers

Have a really bad moving crew? Starting in May 2014, a new rule gives you a bigger say in whether or not they get to keep working for the government. But to make it work, you've got to fill out the … [Read more...]

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Why Do Men In Uniform Rule Online Dating Sites?

What explains the edge military guys have when it comes to online dating? Do women really like a man in uniform that much? Or is something else going on? When it comes to the research, you might be … [Read more...]

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YDU: Gotta Remember The Good Stuff

Why didn't you tell me that I would remember?  I remember some moments like they were yesterday, don't you?   I remember  standing at the air terminal with the kids in their carseats and trying not … [Read more...]

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Is It Cheaper to Live On or Off Base?

It's a question every military family asks when they make a permanent change of station (PCS) move -- is it cheaper to live on or off base? And how do you choose which path to take? We linked up … [Read more...]

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5 Interview Questions Every Spouse is Afraid to Hear

You landed the interview - great job! - but now you have to figure out what to do about those nerve wracking interview questions. You know the ones we're talking about. How long do you plan to live … [Read more...]

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Reserved for Rank: Spouses Get to Park in ‘Special’ Spots?

Yeah, I know the rules.  Yes, I know that I am not the active service member - my husband is.  And no, I do not wear my husband’s rank on my collar. The rank I proudly wear is: stay-at-home-mom, … [Read more...]