Many young girls dream of having a horse. I was no exception. At our wedding when my parents walked me down the aisle and my dad looked at my husband, shook his hand and said “the horse dream is now your problem!” To be honest, I didn’t think my dream would happen as a military spouse, knowing how hard a military move (PCS) would be with a horse, but my husband followed through.[Read more…] about Military Move: How to PCS with a Horse
A story of the struggles of a military spouse during deployment and finding the grace to persevere.
When we were first married, I remember feeling like the military was our path. We talked about it for a while and with my husband coming from a military family where his dad and uncle were Marines, we felt like it was the obvious choice. My husband wanted to go to medical school and we thought that was the way for us to go. After chatting with them about different options, my husband didn’t feel like that was the right time so we went on with our normal lives.
Fast forward a couple of years. We had been married for just over 5 years. We had our first child and we had just bought our first home. My husband had graduated from college and our career paths had changed a few times. He was working really hard for our family but never seemed content with what he was doing. I remember getting the super strong feeling that we needed to start thinking about the military again and he agreed.[Read more…] about Battling Life on the Homefront During a Deployment
Insight on deployment survival from a military spouse who has experienced several deployment separations with kids.
I’ll never forget the Summer of 2012. My husband signed his life to the Army and within a month we also found out I was pregnant. As my belly grew the time for Basic Training and AIT drew closer and I wondered if he’d be home in time for our daughter’s birth. I can happily say it all worked out, but 5½ months apart while pregnant was no walk in the park![Read more…] about Deployment Survival: Learning to Thrive
This is no big secret and is part of the territory. As a veteran and a military spouse for the last 12 years, I’ve gone on and lived through my fair share of deployments, remote tours, and TDYs.
As a spouse you can’t go on deployment with your spouse, it’s impossible and dangerous don’t do it.
However, you can travel in conjunction with your spouse when they go on remote tours and most especially on a TDY. This temporary duty assignment can sometimes be to some pretty amazing places like Hawai’i, Japan or Orlando! With this in mind, there are some things to consider when visiting your spouse while they are on TDY or a remote tour.[Read more…] about TDY With Your Spouse
Being a military spouse requires persevering through loneliness, enduring times of high stress, and having great patience. To be honest, these things don’t come naturally to most of us. That is why I am so thankful that Bernadette Soler reached out to our Military With Kids community with a free offer for her yoga e-book for military spouses![Read more…] about Yoga for Military Spouses
Military life challenges create career obstacles for many military spouses. Traditional careers requiring the employee to work from a specific location make it hard to maintain a job with frequent military moves. Pursuing a career where you can work from home may be ideal for you as a military spouse.[Read more…] about 9 Work From Home Jobs for Military Spouses