Bloom Where you are Planted: A Story of an Unexpected PCS Blessing

**Guest Post by Meghan Meredith** Summer is upon us in just a few short months, which means PCS season is upon us too. It was around this time of year three years ago when we found out our orders for our next assignment. If you’re anything like me, receiving orders for your next duty station

Floating for Wellness

When I first heard about a new local business in Fayetteville, Floating Shanti that specializes in health and wellness, I was very intrigued.  What fascinated me even more is that they offer float therapy in a floating tank. Disclaimer: Strength 4 Spouses, LLC received a floating session as compensation for an honest review.  I only

WOW! Women on Writing’s Blog Book Tour: Review of “Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62”

I am honored to be part of WOW! Women on Writing’s blog book tour!  For this tour, I was gifted a copy B. Lynn Goodwin’s memoir titled Never Too late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62, in exchange for an honest review of the book. Lynn stopped by the blog earlier this week to talk about

Craigslist Dating: How One Woman Found Her Mate Online

*I am honored that Author B. Lynn Goodwin has provided a guest post while on her WOW: Women on Writing Book tour promoting her new book Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62. She will approach the topic of online dating, which is a subject all too familiar in the military world.* It’s

Surviving a Year of Grief From Miscarriage: A Look Into Pain Through Poetry

On February 17, 2017 our son’s heartbeat stopped around my eighth week of pregnancy. For a year, I have tried to find myself again after my world shattered into a thousand pieces.  I never thought I could feel more love and contentment than the day I married my husband.  Then, we found out we were

5 Budget Friendly Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Have you noticed how much prices of things skyrocket around Valentine’s Day?  Retailers know you will pay anything to make your special someone feel loved on this day.  There’s a smarter way than to fall into the commercialization of this holiday and ruin your finances in the process. Below are five ways to celebrate Valentine’s

4 Ways to Spread Kindness in the Military Community this Valentine’s Day

Growing up, I always wished for some romantic gesture on the day of love. The problem was, I always seemed to be single on Valentine’s Day. During my childhood, there was one man who made sure I felt special on Valentine’s Day, my dad.  He always sent my sister and I flowers every Valentine’s Day

Finding Your Strength Series: Raising an Autistic Child

**Guest Post by Marla Bautista** Finding my strength after my child was diagnosed with Autism was something I never thought I’d have to do as a mother.  Often people outside the military world think we have it all.  Our civilian family and friends see the amazing homecomings, the places we travel, the pride in our

Back from the Field Meals: Buffalo Chicken Pockets

When you are married to someone in the military, you realize how important a home cooked meal is for your spouse.  My husband is like a growing child, he is always hungry. When he comes back from the field, I know he is ready to enjoy real food after eating MRE’s for days, weeks, and