What Changes When You Get Married…and What Doesn’t

I saw an article on Buzzfeed the other day called “This Is The No. 1 Thing No One Tells You About Marriage,” and despite its obviously clickbaity title, I bit—thinking it would be something really silly and saccharine, as these things often are. I was surprised to find that, for once, it wasn’t! Spoiler alert: […]

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5 Ways Being an Army Spouse is Like Having a Newborn

My husband and I recently welcomed our first child to the world, and I now find myself with much more time to reflect on life (translation: I don’t sleep anymore).  As first time parents, we’re currently in the throes of the newborn phase – that ‘trial-by-diaper’, sleep-deprived state of constant cluelessness that can make even […]

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A Year of Kitties

It seems almost crazy to say it, but it’s already been an entire year since we adopted our second cat, Dude. I wanted to share how the last year has gone, and some of the struggles we have overcome with the addition of a second pet to the household. You can read here about our […]

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4 Ways to Prepare for Negotiations With the Auto Dealer

Buying a new car can be a white-knuckle ride. Emotions run in the red, salespeople push for breakneck decisions and financing comes with tricky twists and turns. But here are four steps USAA suggests to help you negotiate the course safely and cross the finish line with a deal you are happy about. Stick to […]

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Post with the Most – Fort Sill, OK

Army Wife Network’s Post with the Most Fort Sill, OK Each month here at Army Wife Network, we do a segment that highlights an Army installation. We do this so we can provide you with as much information about a post as possible. We also call on you, our loyal AWN fans, to help us […]

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Family-friendly Finance Tips for ‘15

New year. New budgets. New safeguards for fiscal health and safety. In other words, what can you do to make 2015 better for your family finances? This time of year, magazines and newspaper articles are usually full of tips that they almost guarantee will keep you in the black for the next 12 months. Here […]

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4 Reasons to Go Back to School (…not necessarily for a degree)

Going back to school is always a great goal. However, earning a degree isn’t the only possibility. Here are four good reasons to think about taking the plunge. Jobs to be had The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 13 of the 20 fastest-growing occupations and 19 of  the 20 fields expected to generate the […]

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I Think I Run Too Slow!

Do you feel that you should be running faster? In order to answer the question, determine where you are and where you want to be. You may be a 13-minute miler and want to get down to 12 minutes. It is possible to make such an improvement. In order to make any changes, it will […]

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Verses to Quote When Your Milspouse Makes You Crazy!

Proper communication is a necessity for a good marriage, and military unions are no exception. In fact they may require a higher set of verbal skills to conquer all the challenges that military life entails. There are periods of long separation and then periods of transition. Sometimes the stress can leave a spouse searching for […]

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Keeping the Home Fires Burning

My husband is an infantryman. I believe he chose this MOS because of the opportunity to serve, the thrill factor and challenge that comes with ‘boots-on-the-ground-kicking-in-doors-and-taking-names’. Plus, he loves the color blue. Recently, however, I have learned another interesting piece of his genetic soldier make-up. He loves the infantry because he secretly harbors a desire to be […]

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