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5 Spooky Things about Military Spouse Life

Murphy knows when to strike, and despite our constant preparedness for him, he still has eerily good timing. Like when the refrigerator broke the day of deployment, or the kids got sick the weekend of staff duty, there are just some things that we can count on. In the spirit of ghosts and goblins, thereContinue Reading “5 Spooky Things about Military Spouse Life”

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What Does Deployment Teach Us About Being Self-Reliant?

Maybe it’s the constant separation, the days on end alone, experiencing different parts of the country or even the world, or maybe it’s just a quality we develop after years of being with our service member. We, military spouses, are often viewed by society as non-uniformed heroes. While we may not be rocking the spandex orContinue Reading “What Does Deployment Teach Us About Being Self-Reliant?”

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Should We Stay Or Should We Go: Bonding As a Married Couple and Family Unit

By: Sarah Peachy One thing I’ve learned over the last decade as a military spouse is that the military consumes a lot of my husband’s time. Even when he’s home, he isn’t always there because of work calls or stress. When we have time to take a break and get away from the installation, weContinue Reading “Should We Stay Or Should We Go: Bonding As a Married Couple and Family Unit”

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Back to School in a New Town

Content Courtesy of USAA Member Community By Briana Hartzell Transitioning from summer’s long days and endless playing is hard enough — add in a new town and a new school, and it can be nerve-wracking! The first and most important step in preparing for a new school year in a new town is to communicateContinue Reading “Back to School in a New Town”