10 Hilarious Rules of Murphy’s Law for Deployments (explained in GIF’s)
Deployment

10 Hilarious Rules of Murphy’s Law for Deployments (explained in GIF’s)

Murphy’s Law is simple: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. As a new military spouse, I heard rumors that things would break unexpectedly during deployment. I admit that at first I scoffed at the spouses who said this. Maybe they just weren’t very comfortable with home repairs? Or they weren’t taking care of…

Why I Stopped Preparing for My Service Member to Leave
Deployment

Why I Stopped Preparing for My Service Member to Leave

If you could see my living room floor right now, mere hours before my husband leaves for an extended training mission, you might cringe. Sea bags leaning against the sofas, empty magazines piled up on the coffee table, extra blouses strewn across the floor—all hiding the cherry hardwoods underneath. Crossing into the kitchen requires the…

How to Prepare for Deployment as a Military Spouse…in 33 Steps
Deployment

How to Prepare for Deployment as a Military Spouse…in 33 Steps

It never fails. Military life always throws some monkey wrenches into your life plans. Okay…a lot of monkey wrenches. If you want to prepare for deployment as a military spouse, you’ll need a deployment binder.  But more importantly, you’ll want to practice and train just like you would a marathon or a hot dog eating contest….

8 Totally Awkward Moments That Can Happen After Homecoming
Homecoming

8 Totally Awkward Moments That Can Happen After Homecoming

Inside: If you’re feeling weird about homecoming, read these military homecoming tips and you’ll know everything really is normal. Or how to avoid the awkward altogether.  “Hi,” I said. “Hi,” he responded. “Hi.” “Um. Hi.” This is basically how the conversation went when my husband returned home from his first deployment. I couldn’t believe how overwhelmed…

31+ Genius Tips, Hacks and Ideas For Surviving Your Next Deployment
Deployment

31+ Genius Tips, Hacks and Ideas For Surviving Your Next Deployment

Surviving deployment is one of those things that never gets easier. You do gain more tools and equip yourself with strategies for coping with deployment separations. But that big deployment mountain? It’s always there. Staring you down. Military spouses regularly ask, “What’s the secret to surviving deployment?” I think there’s a part of us all…