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…

47 Things No One Tells You About Being a Military Wife
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47 Things No One Tells You About Being a Military Wife

She turned her head towards me and uttered the words I dreaded most, “You knew what you were getting into right?” I always hate getting asked this question because, in a way, I did know what military life would be like–frequent moves, separations and the overall feeling that life is a like a revolving door….

9 Relationship Truths Only a Military Spouse Will Understand
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9 Relationship Truths Only a Military Spouse Will Understand

If I’d known better, I would’ve stayed home until I got the “official” phone call. My husband was finally coming home from deployment after months away on ship. 36 weeks pregnant (with a soon to be 10 lb baby) with a very energetic toddler in the peak of an oppressively hot summer, and I was…

10 Powerful Tips That Will Change Your Approach to Military Homecoming
Homecoming

10 Powerful Tips That Will Change Your Approach to Military Homecoming

7 months passed since I last saw my husband. I stood in an open field area on base at 3 am waiting in the darkness. All the military homecoming tips in the world weren’t helping at that point. Among me stood about a hundred families anxiously awaiting the impending arrival of their service members. I…

10 Signs You Prepared for Homecoming the “Right Way”
Homecoming

10 Signs You Prepared for Homecoming the “Right Way”

Military homecomings are kind of a funny thing. In the movies and on TV they are romanticized well beyond the reality. I always joke that there is a rise and fall of military homecoming. You are incredibly excited and the first few days go well, but transitioning back to everyday life presents a unique set…