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Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away

243 days 5,832 hours 350,633 minutes Any way you look at the above numbers, it can be a pretty frightening thought of having to solo parent for 8 months. Parenting with your spouse is daunting enough, but when doing it alone – the stakes are higher. A recent military separation from my Army National GuardContinue Reading “Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away”

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10 New Year Promises for the Military Spouse

The new year has begun, and with it comes reflection. It was challenging, wasn’t it? Scary sometimes and sad at others. As much as we loved, and hated, some moments of it, we wouldn’t change it for anything. In fact, we’ll happily do it again in 2020. I have some ideas on ways we canContinue Reading “10 New Year Promises for the Military Spouse”

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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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So You Think You Know The National Guard? What You Probably Don’t Know

Throughout the years, I have been blessed with very close military spouse friends, many of whom vary from each branch of the military, and different stages in their lives. Officer spouses, enlisted, retired, newly married – the list goes on! One thing that I realized at the time was how little each initially knew aboutContinue Reading “So You Think You Know The National Guard? What You Probably Don’t Know”