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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


Army Ranger Rules for Parenting

"Don’t forget nothing." When Major Robert Rogers organized the Army Rangers in 1756, he established his 19 Standing Orders.  These were simple common sense rules for victory and survival. Some … [Read more...]


Give Up Mean Girling, Military Wives

As I sat in the laundry room one day, I overheard two women talking about another spouse.  They spoke with disdain about how she was afraid to drive overseas and how the only time she went anywhere … [Read more...]


How to Stay Together Forever, Military Style

Date. Your. Husband. At our Spouse Experience events, we always like to ask long-married military couples how they are managing to stay together forever. We are secretly hoping for sex … [Read more...]


Everything’s Great! Why Am I Still Depressed?

How do you explain not being happy when everything is going well?  Most of the time I seem to thrive on high stress situations. I didn’t feel sorry for myself when my daughter was diagnosed with … [Read more...]


6 Overpowering Beliefs Of Spouses Who Land Jobs

Nothing like getting a letter from an airman in love to make us feel really helpful at SpouseBuzz -- especially when it comes to outwitting spouse employment problems. Tim wrote us about how his … [Read more...]