It’s great to be a military child! (but not always)

April is Month of the Military Child. It's a great month to live on or near a military base, and it is nice to give our kids a month of their own in which we recognize their sacrifices in this life that we chose for them.

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The day I became the “old spouse”

I was sitting at a spouse dinner the other night, getting to know a brand new wife to our area and to our squadron. She had a ton of questions, all of which I felt I could accurately answer. She asked about deployments, TDYs, amenities and services around the base, etc...and I could answer her.…

Why I do not take homecoming pictures

We are a military family.  The husband is gone a fair amount of time, so homecomings are always a fun, exciting event.  We have done so many of them, we could write a book about it.  Right?  WRONG.  Take all those pictures of happy men and women in uniform, smiling kids and babies, balloons, posters,…

Blogs I Like: Military Moms Blog

***Utterly shameless self-promotion post*** Today, the newest member of the City Moms Blog Network launched - Military Moms Blog.  And (drumroll please)...I'm one of the contributors! I heard of the new site from other blogger friends who either manage or contribute for one of the other 71 sister sites under this network.  I applied several…

5 hours, 4 cities, 3 criers, 2 cars, and a great road trip

The husband has been at NCOA, a school for non-commissioned officers, for the last two weeks.  Combine that with the other TDYs and hockey tournament, and we have barely seen him.  Since NCOA is only a four hour drive west of us, the girls and I drove to see him this weekend.  I did my…