Conversations

Pain and Prejudice

Pain and Prejudice

Military Spouse Life, Milspouse Conversations
I hope they all leave with him. I hope they will show solidarity and leave too. Maybe find a home over at Parler, a safe space for their rants and veiled attacks. It is hard to explain what it’s like to see some of the posts and commentary I’ve encountered over the years since Obama became President, which have only escalated during the Trump years. It is difficult to put into words the immense disappointment that occurs when a friend or loved one posts aggressive bigoted and sometimes racist material, sometimes using their own words or those of some strange unverifiable website or person.  There is a deep pain that is felt when someone you think you know agrees with the racist and bigoted tenants so many people have fought…
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Have You Heard About Milspouse Conversations

Have You Heard About Milspouse Conversations

Military Spouse Life, Milspouse Conversations
Have you heard about Milspouse Conversations? Well, if not, you want to take a moment to read all about it. Let's set the stage: Picture it.... you receive orders to a new duty station, you arrive and you're looking for your tribe to laugh with, get lost with as you explore, shoot the ..... (watch yo mouth now!) with, have a shoulder to cry on, conversate about how you feel and hit those real REAL topics and be YOURSELF when you talk about them. If that's you. Oh....it's you. You're in the right place! Milspouse Conversations is a group of military spouses and one military child hosting Real Raw. Real Topics. Real Conversations. These military spouses collectively have over 134 years of military spouse life under their belts and the…
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Military Spouse Entrepreneurs You Should Know

Military Spouse Entrepreneurs You Should Know

Military Spouse Life
Military spouses are knocking it out of the park. Between juggling the homefront, navigating new locations, and all things between, many are also entrepreneurs. That's right. Military spouses are building their own businesses and making a FABulous impact in the world. We want to highlight some military spouse entrepreneurs you should know: Dawn The Tour Guide Often military families stationed in and around Washington, D.C. find the traffic, crowds, and public transportation systems intimidating. Because of this, combined with the busyness of daily life, they often miss out on many of the amazing opportunities and benefits available to those who live here. My vision at Dawn The Tour Guide is that every military family living in the National Capital Region will take full advantage of their time here to explore,…
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Spending The Holidays With Family During COVID

Spending The Holidays With Family During COVID

Military Child Teen Life, Military Spouse Life
COVID-19 has ruined everything since March. It was understandable that large gatherings with strangers were stopped because who wants a random person breathing on them during a global pandemic? Then the CDC and other health organizations said that more people were catching it from people that they are close to and love, such as family and friends.  With the most vulnerable being older people and people with compromised immune systems. The first few months of staying at home went smoothly because I don’t think most people thought it would last as long as it has. I know I thought I’d still have a summer and be back in school, but COVID had other plans.  How to travel safely for the holidays during COVID-19 Now that the holidays are rolling around,…
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We See You. You matter.

We See You. You matter.

Military Spouse Life
Usually when one thinks of domestic violence awareness it is in the prism of statistics and numbers, how many are being affected and the capacity of scale. Today, I would like to address the people who are affected by domestic violence and abuse. There are more people impacted by domestic violence in the military community, and the world, than we will ever really be able to know. If you are being targeted by an abuser, I want you to know that you matter, and we see you. (more…)
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Dear Future Friend, I Love You, But I Don’t Want To Be Your Friend Yet

Dear Future Friend, I Love You, But I Don’t Want To Be Your Friend Yet

Military Spouse Life, PCSing
Living life as a military spouse has its rewards and its drawbacks like any other lifestyle, and the one I have to admit I have the most trouble with is meeting new people, and not for the reason you may think.  Not because I am afraid I won’t make friends or I will have to start a new life with new people. For the most part I have kept my same friends over the years, and I have added new friends as we moved from one duty station to another.  (more…)
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The Trials and Triumphs of Being a Military Child

The Trials and Triumphs of Being a Military Child

Military Child Teen Life
I've been a military brat all my life, and let me just say... it's an experience. There are some things that are exasperating, but at the same time, I feel like I'm lucky to be able to live the life I have. There's never been a point in my life where I finished school at the place I started. I've attended:  4 elementary schools  2 middle schools  Soon to be 2 high schools. Finding new friends is the hardest part and the biggest trouble of being a military child for me I have to start over finding friends every 2-3 years, and the first few weeks(or months) are lonesome. Almost everyone has their friend group already, and you have to find one that you fit into and get along with. …
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Coast Guard Girlfriend To Navy Wife Love Story

Coast Guard Girlfriend To Navy Wife Love Story

Military Spouse Life
I am a formal Coast Guard GF of 2 years and a current Navy Wife of 7 years. I consider myself a master packer, an expert at finding my tribe quickly and a tiny human tamer with my four little ones. I feel strongly that I became a military spouse in order to help others because it was not in my original "plans". But then again, that's basically how military life is! I met my husband in 2004. He was stationed in my home town of Memphis, Tennessee, in the Coast Guard and we went to church together. I had never really interacted with military members growing up, so I was a complete newbie to everything. He was tall, dark and handsome and so quiet. I actually thought he hated…
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My Memory of September 11, 2001

My Memory of September 11, 2001

Military Spouse Life
It's been 19 years since September 11 happened. The day of watching not one, but two planes collide into The World Trade Center in New York City. Another plane hit the Pentagon, and reports flooded in about a plane going down in a field in Pennsylvania. That was four planes. What was going on? I felt like I was stuck in a movie. And I was not too fond of the plot one bit. (more…)
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