A Letter to Every Military Girlfriend Who Feels Discouraged
Military Girlfriend

A Letter to Every Military Girlfriend Who Feels Discouraged

One of my most vivid memories of military life was during a time when I was a military girlfriend. Nearing our thirties, my boyfriend and I had been together for several years already. In the beginning we were long distance, and after almost two years together, I moved from the Midwest to Coastal North Carolina…

33 Ways You Absolutely Know You’re a MilSpouse
Friendship

33 Ways You Absolutely Know You’re a MilSpouse

Inside: Military life can get a little wild! Grab your favorite drink and laugh through this humorous list of crazy things that make military life unique for military spouses. Because so many of my friends are fellow military spouses, I sometimes forget that there is a whole wide world out there where people actually expect…

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…

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…

9 Relationship Truths Only a Military Spouse Will Understand
Marriage | Military Wife

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…