military spouse

Military Spouse Mental Health: Losing it in the Lego Aisle and Other Cries for Help

I noticed her in the next aisle over, pushing her shopping cart through the toy section. Action-figures and Monster trucks proved too tempting for her grabby toddler who was riding in the cart way past his bedtime. His arms lunged for the colorful boxes on the shelves, swiping wildly and begging his mom for a…

“Flying Solo” Brave Crate Unboxing

I opened my eyes and forgot for a few seconds what day it was. Disoriented from a good night’s rest, it all came flooding back. I was five months into my husband’s deployment, very near the halfway point. I think I was supposed to have “hit my stride” by then, but each day brought more…

MilSpouse Support for I/A Deployments

Warning: Super-specific post ahead. This post is meant as a resource page for any military spouse facing deployment in an Individual Augmentee (I/A) situation. This information will likely also pertain to those who have service members on an unaccompanied tour. If none of this applies to you, please skip this week’s post and hang on…

Happy New Year!

Good morning, 2019! What?? Did you make it to midnight? Are you getting ready to watch College Football games all day, or is this Day #1 of the “new you?” working towards health goals? You won’t find any restrictive eating over here at our house, but possibly a recommitment to higher fruit and vegetable intake…

THAT Military Spouse: A Hermit Wife’s Rebuttal

The other day, I stumbled on a hilariously accurate post by JD Collins on her site, A Semi-Delicate Balance: Don’t Be THAT Military Spouse: 7 Kinds of Toxic Spouses to Avoid. It’s a few years old, but timeless, in my opinion. Reading through the list, I found myself nodding along, agreeing with every one of…