A few years ago, I was leading a conference session for military spouses who were about to be reunited with their deployed loved ones. In one of the discussions I asked, “What’s the first thing you thought of when you found out your spouse/partner was coming home?” One woman shot her hand into the air, and […]
Y’all….. I’m not going to lie. We all have a guilty pleasure. Reality TV is mine. Cheap sorority girl wine, (white zin, obviously), half baked Ben and Jerry’s, and a steaming heap of junk tv burning my corneas sounds like a perfect night. While you may never end up on a show that guarantees you […]
Ever since my husband joined the military, we’ve had to be apart. Such is the life of a military relationship, though, and I shouldn’t expect anything more. And I don’t. I actually seem to enjoy that aspect of our relationship. We soak in all of the moments we have together, he goes away for some […]
Did you know that being a milspouse is the perfect lifestyle to begin writing a blog? Writing a blog is a great way to share your thoughts and feelings as well as meet a new community of friends. After PCS’ing across the country for the first time four years ago, we were surrounded by unfamiliar […]
School is out later this week for my son. This morning, he and I got in a bit of an argument and after he got on the school bus, I thought to myself, We are going to drive each other crazy this summer… Summer’s more relaxed schedule can cause the familiar, “I’m bored” cry from […]
Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and let’s discuss how to do military life together! Hosts: Crystal Niehoff, Tracy Hargis, and Wendy Baird-Packard This episode of AWN TableTalk is sponsored by The Breastfeeding Shop! The Breastfeeding Shop makes it easy and convenient to obtain a free breast pump through your insurance company, including […]
One of the most challenging aspects of the military spouse life is preparing for an upcoming PCS or, if you get the chance, potentially picking a new duty station. There is a lot of information out there, and it can be almost overwhelming. We here at Army Wife Network want to take some of the […]
What if someone offered to make you a stronger, more resilient person before you took off for that new duty station? What if you had the opportunity to participate in a program that could help you with problem solving and maintaining a positive outlook at whatever life (and the chaos of a move with kids […]
On June 14th, 2017, the United States Army officially turns 243 years old. And what a history it has. This year’s theme is “Over There: A celebration of Army heroes from World War I to present day.” Since the beginning of WWI in 1914, the Army has deployed soldiers to support missions in multiple wars […]
Ever have that awkward moment of introducing yourself to someone and she mis-hears your name and she continues to call you by the wrong name? Then you get to a point that you wonder if it’s worth correcting her? I find myself yelling loudly inside my head, “That’s NOT MY NAME!” I should just not […]
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