Here’s how our military family got a free Christmas tree during deployment I didn’t want to celebrate Christmas without a Christmas tree. But this year, I didn’t buy a tree. It was mainly because my husband was deployed. But also because… our base offered free Christmas trees to hundreds of military families! We typically buy […]
The problem: You are invited to a military Ball and aren’t sure what to expect. Keep reading because: I’ll put your mind at ease so you know the traditions, what to wear, and how to have fun! The first time I went to a military Ball was 17 years ago, when my boyfriend (now my […]
The #ThisisDeployment campaign shares military family stories. Have you every stopped to think that there are two sides of every deployment? For every service member deployed overseas, there are spouses, children, parents, and siblings missing them back home. Often, when we see deployment stories, it’s either a photo of a service member deployed to the […]
What is the rudest thing anyone has said to you as a military spouse? Being a military spouse can be a tough position. Not only do you put up with all the military craziness, but sometimes you hear rude or stupid comments from civilians, too. I recently asked my readers what were the worst comments […]
It wasn’t until I lived outside of America that I realized how much of the Fall season is a cultural celebration. Yet in many parts of the world, ‘pumpkin spice’ is a foreign language.
Will my Deployment Baby know his Daddy? My oldest son had to wait six months before he met his Dad. My next son had to wait seven months. Why? Military deployment. Somehow, we got into the unfortunate cycle of having babies right before or at the beginning of his deployments. Giving birth alone was hard […]