The picture popped up on my timeline last week, looking back at April 8th, 2013. My husband, standing tall, beaming with joy as he swore into the military. And me standing beside him, proud as can be. It’s hard to believe that today marks 7 years of this military life. We were just kids; stillContinue reading “7 Years of Military Life”
There’s no way to summarize the stress and chaos that military families often go through on a daily basis. For many, this involves frequent moves, various levels of separation, communication barriers, health risks, and so much more. For us, life is often unpredictable. We can’t look too far into the future because we’re so deeplyContinue reading “Dealing With A Pandemic As A Military Family”
I’ve always been an independent person. In high school and college, I never felt an overwhelming need to be the center of anything, and you wouldn’t find me in large groups of people on any given day. It wasn’t a matter of fitting in, because I could find a way to get along with evenContinue reading “Finding Your Tribe As A Military Spouse”
Among all Americans, there are certain days that we hold very close. Some are in celebration, while others are in mourning. We celebrate the many milestones and achievements, as well as the obstacles that once stood in our way. We celebrate the birth of our nation, and we also mourn for the days in historyContinue reading “R.E.D. Friday: What It’s Really All About”
The military ball is such an exciting time of year for all military significant others. It’s one of few occasions where everyone can get together and enjoy a night of drinks, dancing, and fun. We spend months looking for the perfect dress, which is a key piece to having a great night out, not to mention allContinue reading “10 Must Have Accessories For Your Military Ball”
I’ve put off writing this for a long time, for a lot of reasons. As the SO of an Army National Guard soldier, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what he does and how it’s different. I’ve also gotten a lot of assumptions thrown at me about what people believe he doesn’t do. SoContinue reading “10 Myths About The National Guard and Reserve Lifestyle”
When Kyle left for Basic Training, I was only a Sophomore in college. At the time, it felt like the hardest thing we would ever overcome. I felt so overwhelmed and worried, and it was incredibly difficult to accept that I no longer had control over our lives. I said goodbye to him in aContinue reading “Basic Military Training: How To Prepare For Family Day and Graduation”
I’ve thought about this a lot lately. I think that to some extent, we all have. The world that we live in is changing, and it’s no longer a choice of whether or not we’re along for the ride. It’s happening; the change is here.
Among military families, there are some special holidays that we hold near and dear to our hearts. The Fourth of July is certainly one of those days. It’s a day to celebrate the birth of this beautiful, growing nation. A time to look back on the strong men and women of our history who fought forContinue reading “What Fourth of July Means to Us”
A major part of becoming informed about the military lifestyle involves the subject of Operational Security, also known as OPSEC. 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 discussed in group setting or in an online forum.