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Confessions of a Lonely Military Spouse

By Kellie Gunderman Loneliness. It is by far one of the strongest and most common emotions shared by military spouses. For a long time, I thought that “being lonely” was just a part of the job. I was serving my country by supporting my husband and, in the end, that just meant that being alone was […]

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So… What Does Your Husband Do?

It was time. Actually, it was past time. We were all sorely in need of a ladies’ night, and my house was free for the taking. Ladies’ night isn’t an unusual pastime. In fact, if you go to any college town, you’ll probably find a sea of bars and restaurants using the tagline to lure […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Weighing the Geographic Bachelor Option

By Amanda Marksmeier (I feel like I need to preface this article with a warning: This topic is sensitive and may trigger extreme opinions and emotions.) As a military spouse, the thought of choosing to live separately from my spouse seemed unimaginable. During our twelve-year marriage, we’ve experienced excessive amounts of time apart with multiple […]

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Free (College) Money is Good (College) Money

Repeat after me: “Free college money is good college money.” There are lots of scholarships out there for military spouses, dependents, and service members who want to attend college and other training… and some of them are just waiting for you. Yes, you can use the Post-911 GI Bill/the Forever GI Bill if you have […]

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Looking for a Lifeguard: Does Your Teen Have What it Takes?

I know, I know, it’s only just now turned to spring (unless you’re living in a geography like mine where we had a short summer a few weeks ago followed by two weeks of winter). So, my bringing up summer plans may feel a bit premature. But there’s no time like the present to prepare […]

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Begin Again: Restarting 2018

By Emilie Duck The end of 2017 was a blur. Actually, it felt more like a smudge from where I was sitting. It was hard, I emerged upright (just barely), and I trudged into the new year feeling like I’d rather hide myself away for a few months instead of racing to face what 2018 […]

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No Longer Just a Resume

By: Jamie Boyle Why (and How) Your Resume and LinkedIn® Accounts Need to Work Together Gone are the days when you can type up a resume, submit it to a job posting online or hand it to a recruiter at a hiring fair, and know that your work is done. Now, if you want to […]

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