Editor’s note: Originally written in 2016! “Hi, Granny,” my daughter said in a mournful voice. “I’m feeling sick again.” From the other room, I listened while my mother consoled my daughter and gave her some of the same medical advice I had already told her. After a few moments my daughter brightened up. “Thanks Granny!” […]
Every military spouse struggles with the challenges of military life. We all face deployments, moves, unexpected changes, and time apart from our spouse. Yet some spouses seem to handle the military life roller coaster with calm strength that carries them through the toughest challenges. What is their secret? How do they juggle kids, a job, […]
For the last five years plus, it seems that every fall has been pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Since the PSL — that’s pumpkin spice latte — went completely viral, it’s become a new trend to slap the flavor (or scent) on as many things as possible. Cereals, candies, generic coffee creamers, and more all get the […]
The third Friday in September each year is set aside as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This year it will be observed on Friday, September 18. This is a day to recognize and remember the sacrifices of prisoners of war (POW) and service members who are missing in action (MIA). National POW/MIA Recognition Day was first […]
The official birthday for the US Air Force is September 18, 1947. This is the date the National Security Act of 1947 was passed, it was the legislation that created what would later be known as the Department of Defense. It also established the US Air Force as a separate branch of the military. This […]
It took me some time to transition into living as a military spouse, but like any meaningful change, I learned a lot. Hopefully it can help you as you familiarize yourself with military life, too.
It is important that all of us be prepared, whether it’s for the tropical storm headed our way or the volcano threatening to erupt or the mass protests on the streets that put our families at risk.
Deployment is hard on a military family. It doesn’t matter how many kids you have or how many hours you work each week, every spouse carries the burden of stress and single-handedly taking care of every family issue that occurs during deployment. Thankfully, a military spouse doesn’t have to do it alone. There are many services […]