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My Soldier Doesn’t Worry About That

Ever notice that there are a lot of things that we as women do that our husbands would never do? I was thinking about how funny it would be if my husband actually had to pick out an outfit for a formal military affair. It got me to thinking about why we women do certain […]

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Thankful for TRICARE?

I know I’m usually kind of sarcastic about some of Army life. I love it, or at least appreciate it, most of the time. Over the summer I struggled to be funny or very appreciative of this life, but this month I celebrate with Thanksgiving all that this life has given us, especially medically and […]

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Be Thankful For Your Army Family

I always knew that having an Army family was important, but holy cow, I have never been more thankful for mine. Sure, I was thankful for my neighbors who let me sit in their house for hours on a holiday morning when I locked myself out and my husband was away training. I was thankful […]

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Speed Dating, Mommy-style

Mom dating… it’s a thing, y’all. It’s what you do to check out little Timmy’s friend’s mom. Are you compatible? -OR- Will you stab your eyes out if you spend more than 15 minutes at the playground with her? I believe that Army wives acquire an extra gene that makes them capable of mommy SPEED […]

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PCSing Pregnant: A Pep Talk

As wonderful as this Army life can be, it sure does throw you for a major loop every now and then. In my (short) experience, this usually happens during a deployment or a pregnancy. Currently, for me, it’s the latter.  Problem #1 We’re more than halfway through the Captain’s Career Course and have heard very […]

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Dogs: A Military Spouse’s Best Friend

Let’s face it, despite the large community of eager-to-help, friendly-faced military spouses, there are days in every milspouse’s life when he or she feels downright alone in this crazy world. But when you have a four-legged furry family member, are you really ever alone? Probably not, because a dog truly is every military spouse’s best […]

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6 Reasons the Army Makes Me Smile

As a daughter, wife, and mother, the Army has and always will give me reasons to cry and frown. It’s natural as a human being struggle with life-altering decisions that are made without your consent. Recently, however, I’ve pondered how we as spouses and mothers can teach our friends, families, and children how to find […]

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