Blog Archives for tag military spouses

The other men (and a few women) in my life

In my 23 years as a military spouse, I have regularly had relationships with individuals other than my husband. Often… Continue reading »

No excuses: Visit your military spouse during R&R

“There’s no way I can go to Africa,” I told my husband, Francis, over a bad Skype connection. He was… Continue reading »

Heartbreak Fridge

The summer military moving season is upon us, which means it’s probably time to say good-bye to some very good… Continue reading »

Confessions of foolish military spouses

Twenty-four years ago, when I became a military spouse, I was pretty clueless. “Honey,” my husband Francis delicately explained through… Continue reading »

Apples, Oranges and Milspouses

I know what you’re all secretly wondering about me. So, why don’t I address it right off the bat. Yep,… Continue reading »

Shooting for the Stars, and Stripes

For a brief period of my life, I had a briefcase, a secretary, and a view from the 18th floor…. Continue reading »

The Housewife Zone

You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension of not only dust and dirt, but of lost minds. A… Continue reading »

When Mom leaves home

Ah… alone at last with a latte in the airport and plenty of time for people-watching before my flight. That… Continue reading »

I love Lucy, and her twin beds

A fellow military spouse once told me that I reminded her of Lucille Ball’s character in the iconic 1960s television… Continue reading »

The Hidden “I” in Team

  At regular intervals throughout his 26-year military career, my husband has been promoted to the next rank. Each time… Continue reading »

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