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To the New Young Army Wife

I know your story. They’re all of course unique, but the blueprint is the same. Fell in love. Got married right out of high school. If not then, maybe a year or two later. Maybe he was already a soldier. Maybe he took that leap with his hand already intertwined with yours. Maybe you were […]

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The Gift of the Unknown: Finding Myself Again

Somewhere along the way, I’ve lost myself. Military life can do that to you. Ten years into our marriage, and I’ve done it. Deployment, moving, not moving and geo-baching, training, FRG, dressing for the homecoming, dressing for the funeral of a Navy friend, dressing for the ball. I’ve given up my career because we wanted […]

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HOOAH to HOPE: The 22-hour Journey from Army Wife to Army Mom

Author’s Note: This post is dedicated to all Army moms, but especially to those who have active-duty spouses and active-duty kids! I have been an Army wife for almost 22 years, and I have been an Army mom for a little over 22 hours at the time of this writing. At least that is how […]

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PCS Party, Oh Yeah!

Author’s note: I dedicate this to the many friends that have become my family here in Michigan, especially to the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion Wolverine Spouses that are more like sisters to me. You too, Jon. I am so proud of the vision, dedication, passion, work ethic, and leadership that our Family Readiness Group leaders […]

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When You’ve Bloomed

The Army decided to plant me in Mississippi back in November 2015. Plant? Why, yes. As military spouses, you may have been offered the sage advice to “bloom where you’re planted” at least once or twice before. How do you measure how much you’re blooming, or if you’re even budding? It’s probably not in a […]

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Can a Personal Stylist Help?

What is a personal stylist? What do they really do? Do I actually need one? How expensive are they? Are they worth it? Let’s break it down. A personal stylist is simply a person who advises. They advise you on your current wardrobe, new fashion trends, personal styles, and body type. They identify gaps in […]

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My 2019 Word

  I always hear so many people say, “I don’t have any regrets.” Really? Do you not? Not one? I love people who have no regrets and take the bull by the horns, own up to everything, and keep trucking along. I am just not that person. I have regrets. I have said things in […]

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