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5 Ways to Love Yourself

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Who doesn’t want to be loved? The problem is, we forget to love ourselves. As a military spouse, being alone can be really difficult, and it happens more often than not throughout theContinue Reading “5 Ways to Love Yourself”

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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 2019. I have some ideas on ways we canContinue Reading “10 New Year Promises for the Military Spouse”

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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?”