The more I get to know the military community around me, the more I see that there’s a significant divide between military and civilian families. Continue reading “10 Misconceptions About Military Families”
Recently, I came across a post on one of my favorite blogs, A Semi-Delicate Balance. The post discusses the many ways in which the modern military spouse is changing the game, along with the introduction of the book: Modern Military Spouse: The Ultimate Military Life Guide for New Spouses and Significant Others by J.D Collins, Lauren Tamm, and Jo’ My Gosh! (You can check out her actual post here!)
It really got me thinking about how far we’ve come, and all the admirable military spouses and significant others I cross paths with everyday. It touched upon all the different ways that we have evolved and adapted over time, and what’s next for our lifestyle. Here are the ways I believe we are “changing the game”: Continue reading “The Modern Military Relationship”
Throughout the military community, I’ve met so many wonderful people. I’ve met people who are far more supportive, encouraging, and understanding than anyone I had in my life previously. Continue reading “To The Girl Who Reminded Me That I’m “Just” a Girlfriend”
The biggest thing on my to-do list this each year (besides getting my gift shopping done early) is to take a Christmas card “photo shoot” with Kyle. I’m happy to announce (atleast for this year), we finally did it! Continue reading “How To Make Your Holiday Cards Memorable During Deployment”
A major part of becoming informed about the military lifestyle involves the subject of Operational Security, also known as OPSEC. It’s certainly not a favorite topic for many, but the goal of OPSEC is to ensure that our service members across each branch are safe. That means creating “rules” on what can and can’t be talked about. Continue reading “5 Misconceptions About Following Opperational Security”
Once a deployment or major separation is coming to a close, we fantasize endlessly about being reunited with our loved one. We think about all the fun things we can do, and all that lost time we have to make up for. Continue reading “7 Tips For Conquering Reintegration After Deployment”
Stocking stuffers are my absolute favorite part of my Christmas shopping, and usually they’re the last thing I get. Continue reading “Holiday Gifts For Your Military Man: Stocking Stuffer Edition “
One of the obvious struggles of living a military lifestyle is the lack of time. Most days we barely have time to have a date night, let alone a vacation. Continue reading “5 Vacation Destinations for Military Families”
Let’s face it, there are a million things you can worry about when your significant other is in the military. Among the biggest of those worries: deployment. As it gets closer, “sub-worries” pop up, like what if my car doesn’t start one morning? Or what if the washer breaks? The answer to most of these is that you learn, or you call someone.
But one thing that few of us really understand the gravity of until it’s here, is being alone. And with that comes safety concerns, from someone breaking in, to slipping and falling. As much as our loved one will constantly worry about this, we have to be the ones that take precautionary steps towards ensuring that we stay as safe as possible.
As wives and girlfriends of military men, we meet a lot of people within our community that make an impression on us. Maybe they help us through a tough dilemma, or a long deployment. Or maybe they’re just someone we vent to every now and then. Through all of our experiences, we each have different bits of guidance that those who don’t understand this lifestyle can’t necessarily offer.
Although not all military wives and girlfriends have these qualities, the majority of our community does. We support each other during the wonderful, happy times, and during the really bad ones. Through various phases of military life, these are the women who become our long lasting friends. So here are the six reasons why you should be friends with that military wife (or girlfriend!) Continue reading “Six Reasons Why You Should Be Friends With That Military Wife”