The Blind Spots of Military Life You Didn’t See Coming
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The Blind Spots of Military Life You Didn’t See Coming

Five years ago, while stationed in North Carolina, we had orders to Iwakuni, Japan. Spoiler alert: We never went. Mentally, we prepared for months. When I was pregnant with our first child, I anxiously explored options for how we would handle the Iwakuni move with a newborn. Would I stay back and meet my husband…

What I’ve Learned After Two Decades of Being a Military Spouse…
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What I’ve Learned After Two Decades of Being a Military Spouse…

I often wonder what I would share with the young bride, who crossed through that sword arch on that warm July day more than two decades ago, about military life. That’s the thing about perspective… You have to get some life under your belt, jump over hurdles, endure some bumps and rough patches to find…

19 Inspirational Quotes for Military Spouses and Families
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19 Inspirational Quotes for Military Spouses and Families

Inside: Looking for some encouraging words to share or inspire your military family? Check out these 19 inspirational quotes for military families. I really, really didn’t want to say goodbye. My husband had asked me to drop him off at a parking lot where he would leave for his next deployment. But the busses weren’t…

5 Things to Consider If Your Service Member Will Miss the Birth
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5 Things to Consider If Your Service Member Will Miss the Birth

Inside: What do you do if your service member will miss the birth of the baby? Learn 5 important things to remember. This is a sponsored post with The Breastfeeding Shop. All opinions are my own. Military family emergency leave is available for family emergencies. However, the Department of Defense does not consider giving birth to…