Why Deployment Meltdowns Are Actually a Good Thing
Deployment

Why Deployment Meltdowns Are Actually a Good Thing

After multiple deployments and separations as a military spouse, you’d think the deployment meltdown wouldn’t exist. This is simply not true. A few deployments ago, I hit a catastrophic wall right around the one-month mark. I am unashamed to say it was probably one of my worst meltdowns since becoming a military wife. In the middle of…

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…

The Emotional, Stressful and Exhausting Reality of a PCS Move
PCS Moves

The Emotional, Stressful and Exhausting Reality of a PCS Move

The longer we are active duty military, the more quickly and aptly I’m able to self-diagnose and articulate the funk I’m in. What it is this time, is something I have recently described as the Post-PCS Crash, also known as Complete Depletion. There is a process to arriving at this state of being, so I’ll…

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….