3 Things Women Can’t Live Without After Leaving the Military

3 Things Women Can’t Live Without After Leaving the Military

As I sit here amongst boxes filled with our belongings, I try to find the ability to unwind from all the chaos that comes with moving across the country. You might think I’d be used to moving. But every time we move life is different. I have begun to realize the importance of certain items […]

There’s a Difference between Military Spouses and Veterans

There’s a Difference between Military Spouses and Veterans

My family attended a ceremony a few months ago. The announcer asked people who were military veterans and military spouses to raise their hand. My hand went up next to my husbands, as did my blood pressure. You see I am a military spouse. And I would be the first to tell you how hard it […]

Motherhood Wasn’t What I Expected

Motherhood Wasn’t What I Expected

My journey from military to motherhood didn’t go quite like I expected. Go and have children they said… You can stay at home with the kids and life will be easy… So…I took the bait, but they were wrong. So very wrong. Before I left the military behind to become a stay at home mom […]

Making Friends While Moving Around the Country

So how do you do it? How do you continue making friends while moving around the country every couple of years? Along with being a wife and mom and I am also a military spouse. My husband is in the Air Force and after serving in the Air Force alongside my husband I chose to […]

Permission to Feel When Starting Over

Permission to Feel When Starting Over

Do you try and stop yourself from feeling the hurt that comes when starting over? As a military wife, “starting over” and “loneliness” are a few of my close friends. They aren’t exactly the company I like to keep, and it might sound crazy, but some of the very best relationships in my life have […]

Military Spouse Perspective Shift

Military Spouse Perspective Shift

When I was in the military I was part of the military spouse community. I enjoyed spending time with my friends who were military spouses, but I didn’t quite understand what they were going. Then I left the military and my military spouse perspective shifted.  The military spouse community is a pretty unique group. They […]