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  1. The Importance of OPSEC

    If you are a Military family you have probably heard of OPSEC. It stands for Operations Security. It protects the operations of the Military from those that could do harm. As a Military wife I need to remember OPSEC when it comes to talking about my husband’s deployments and trainings....
  2. Celebrating Christmas When You’re Apart

    We’ll be spending Christmas apart, again. The funny thing is-this year it’s not nearly as traumatic as it was the first time it happened. That’s part of the military mindset-isn’t it? Ways of life that at first seem overwhelming, daunting, and upsetting soon become “just another……” Whether it’s your spouse...
  3. Adopting a Soldier for the Holidays

    Recently I heard about a program that allowed families to adopt soldiers, or military families, for the holidays into their homes or just for gift giving/donations to help with expenses. I love this idea. Sam and I know of many soldiers who aren’t able to head home for the holidays...
  4. How friends and family can help a deployed spouse

    During a deployment the spouse of a Military service member needs a lot of support. He or she may be going through a difficult time and would really benefit from people helping them. Most of us Military spouses don’t want to ask for help. And even if someone says, “Let me know...
  5. Making the Most of Christmas with Your Spouse

    A lot of people talk about how to get through the holidays and especially Christmas while a family member is deployed, but I wanted to touch on a different subject: making the most of the holidays when your spouse IS home. My husband’s first deployment was last year and he...
  6. Christmas and the Military: 9 Must Read Books for All Ages

    There isn’t any time like Christmas to curl up and read a good book by the fire. It’s also the perfect time to learn more about special and different Christmas stories that have happened all over the world, or that elaborate on families missing a member during the holidays. There...
  7. 5 Things to Know When Your Child Joins the Military

    As an Army wife and mother to three young boys the prospect of my children one day joining the military obviously makes me proud.  It would, however, be a lie to say it doesn’t scare me as well.  As someone familiar with the ins and outs of military life I...
  8. Thankful: The Army Edition

    In keeping with the theme of thankfulness in November, I wanted to share what I’m grateful for in my life – but with a military twist. Sometimes it’s so easy to forget all the good things that come from a life when you or your spouse is in service, so...