8 Reasons to Stay Home (On Base) for the Holidays

By Lizann Lightfoot, The Seasoned Spouse Every year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, millions of Americans make the effort to drive or fly “back home” to spend the holidays with loved ones. Military families would love to have that opportunity, but it isn’t always realistic when they live far from family. When I first married my […]

Sacrifice Leads to being Thankful

I’m standing in a room full of people who are honoring my sacrifice of being a military veteran. Often when people hear about the military they hear of moving regularly, deploying to war and losing loved ones. And yes, there is that, but there is also so much goodness in those hard times and sacrifice. […]

Thank You for Sharing Your Deployment Stories

Thank you to everyone who shared their story. I started collecting deployment stories early this year and I can’t believe how it all came together and I was able to collect so many amazing stories. My original plan for the series was to collect as many stories as I could and fill in the empty […]

Knowing Doesn’t Make It Easier: A Story from a Military Veteran and Spouse

I met Courtney through Instagram and when I realized she was a military spouse and military veteran I had to have her share her experience for my deployment series. She served in the Coast Guard before leaving her career to stay at home with her family. Her husband is still in the Coast Guard. Just […]

What You Learn About Yourself During Your Husband’s Deployment

Today is a Spouse Spotlight as we look at deployments. My friend, Katelyn, who we met at our last assignment shares what she learned from about herself during her husband’s deployment. Check out her etsy shop where she makes beautiful handwoven scarves. Although being married to an Active Duty Service Member always provides the possibility […]

A Tale of Two Deployments

While collecting deployment stories I realized quickly something was missing. Military spouses play an important role of holding down the fort while their service member is deployed overseas. So I started collecting deployment stories. I have loved hearing the stories of military spouses. Kicking the Spouse Spotlight is Christine from Her Money Moves, sharing A […]