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What You Need to Know Before Interacting with New Military Wives

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She probably thinks she’s hot stuff, marrying a little higher up. Why is she in charge of caring for the company wives? She has no idea what it’s like. This is her first deployment, for pete’s sake!

Two things. There were TWO things I knew about this wife: she was newly married and her husband was an officer who had been in for almost 20 years.

Before even meeting her, I made the assumption that she was snotty and was going to lord her new position over us. Continue reading

Bailey’s Wedding (Cross-Country Road Trip)

I love a good wedding, and I got to go to Bailey’s wedding!

In my last post, I gave some quick features of the beginning of our cross country road trip last June. Well, today, I wanted to focus on one aspect that was one of the main reasons we took the trip (aside from visiting family, of course)! A few months before, I had decided that we were going to plan our trip around Bailey’s wedding.

If you don’t remember Bailey, she is a dear friend that I actually met through blogging! You can also meet her over at her blog, Becoming Bailey! We met a couple years ago, developed a friendship, then she came to visit us in North Carolina, and the friendship has continued to blossom ever since! It’s been SO awesome to be Continue reading

She Wouldn’t Let Me Wash My Hands (Cross-Country Road Trip)

I was crazy. I took the kids and me on a cross-country road trip for a month!

If the title captured your attention, don’t worry, I will explain that later. So . . . I mentioned in previous posts that the kids and I took a cross-country road trip back in June. Well, I am now FINALLY getting around to telling you all about it, beyond the time I peed my pants on the side of the highway.

So, where did we go? Well, in a tiny nutshell, this is what our agenda looked like: Continue reading

Making Long Distance Love Letters Last A Lifetime

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I can’t let our love letters become a distant memory.

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One of the harsh realities of military life is the ongoing long distance that it brings. Deployments are just a part of the norm. We military wives know to expect to spend several months away from the men we love every other year, and even sometimes every year. We inadvertently kind of become experts at writing long distance love letters.

My husband and I are in that cruel reality yet again, and I’m longing for the day that we’re back together. So, I decided to create this love letter for him. Continue reading

How To Stay Safe When Your Military Spouse Is Away

How safe are you really being?

What are you doing to make sure you are staying safe while your spouse is gone?

As the wife of a Marine, I constantly hear “OPSEC, remember OPSEC!” If you’re unfamiliar with military terms, OPSEC means Operational Security. OPSEC is the term for keeping classified deployment and training information a secret, such as dates and specific locations.

Okay, I’ve got OPSEC down. Seems pretty easy.  But, what about my own personal security (PERSEC) when my husband is gone, either for training or deployment?

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