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Military Family

  1. Military Wife Friends Only?

    When your spouse, fiancée, or significant other joins the military, you’re suddenly faced with a multitude of information about where to find other military wives. Bases and posts include all kinds of groups and get togethers that you’re able to join. FRG (Family Readiness Group) and other programs offer meetups...
  2. 8 Military Family Benefits You May Not Know About

    When your spouse joins the military, there are all kinds of new things to learn. One of them is what benefits your family and you are entitled to. Here are a few you can expect to hear about and use – whether your spouse has a four year enlistment or...
  3. Army Life vs Marine Life: Is There a Difference?

    From 2003-2005 I was a Marine wife. My husband Sam was stationed in Pendleton, San Diego – but really he spent very little time there. He was deployed overseas to Japan, Iraq, Singapore, S. Korea, and other places for months, often years, at a time. I remember feeling very –...
  4. 7 Things I Wish I’d Known as a New Military Wife

    I’ve been a “new” military wife twice in my life. Once at 19 when my husband was a Marine and stationed in Southern California, and the other when he joined the Army last March. Both held very different experiences for me. I’ve learned significantly more about stateside military life as...
  5. Finding Connections as a Military Spouse Living Off Base

    When you’re a military spouse, moving is simply part of the lifestyle. For some, it’s effortless to fit right in with other wives. For others, it might be a bit harder. Living on or off base/post both present their own set of challenges in meeting people and starting your life...
  6. Starting Family Traditions: Memorial Day

    With my daughter 2 1/2 this Memorial Day, and my husband finally home for one of them, we decided to start some family traditions that we can do each year. Reminders of what this day really stands for, and ways to spend it as a family. Just like most of...