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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From Hopelessness to Activism

From Hopelessness to Activism

Military Spouse Life
Right now, the country is facing some unprecedented struggles: with the COVID-19 pandemic, the highest unemployment rates we’ve ever seen, as well as the old sins of racism and genocide being reckoned with once again. It feels overwhelming to so many of us. We want to help, we want to make things better, we want to DO something -- but so often military spouses feel that our hands are tied because we never live in one community for long, and aren’t there rules about this sort of thing anyway? (more…)
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Military Move – 4 Things To Consider When PCSing

Military Move – 4 Things To Consider When PCSing

Military Spouse Life, Uncategorized
  Being in the military can be an amazing and adventurous journey, but it can also be tough and scary. Let's face it. It can be an emotional rollercoaster that few people truly understand. Many times, during a PCS, the military member is bound to their duty to serve while the spouse hates the new location. The children don't want to move; they don't want to start over and have to make new friends—they like their old friends just fine.  (more…)
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