The Male Military Spouse Perspective-Part II

Each year, I am so fortunate to meet a male military spouse within the military community. They are becoming increasingly common as females serving in the armed forces has also increased and their opinions are valuable. It is my absolute pleasure to share their stories and viewpoints in a special series titled “The Male Military

What Defines Love in the Military World?

How does military love differ from relationships in civilian life? Some would say military love can be “fast and furious,” “delicate and timely,” or maybe “cherished and limited.” In the military lifestyle, we know that things can change in a moments notice, so showing love to each other is extremely important and timely. For my

The Career Switch from Traditional Education to Entrepreneur

*Guest Post from Zoie Hoffman* Growing up, I knew that I wanted to teach in some capacity. I was always the girl who lent a hand to the kid who was being left out or left behind. In my teen years, I loved helping the kids I babysat with homework and often researched new ways

New Year, New Mindset

*Guest Post by Heather.* As we head into the new year, everyone has the best of intentions for “new year, new me”.  I disagree with this philosophy. Most of the time there isn’t anything wrong with the “you” from the past year. If you look back at all the things you accomplished, there is a

The Journey of Motherhood & Finding Yourself Again

When I left the military to become a mom and military spouse, I thought I was giving up my hard life for the good life. Being a mom looked like so much fun. It didn’t look lonely, stressful, or tiring. From the outside, it looked easy and fun. I had heard stories of parenting struggles,

The Power of a Photo: Infertility from a Male Perspective

**Guest Post by Chris G.** Everyone around us was getting pregnant. They were the ones who weren’t trying and who didn’t even want to have a child. They were the ones doing everything “wrong” and still got pregnant. The news of those close to us being pregnant were greeted with the fake “Congratulations, I’m so

The Infertile Woman Inside Me

***Guest Post by Sheena A. *** I’d like to think of myself as a pretty strong person. Like everyone, I have different hats and sides to my personality that I show to the world at different times. There’s the inspiring and exacting teacher that believes in helping her students to achieve all they want, and,

Surviving Cancer During Deployment

I was asked to share my story in hopes to connect with fellow military spouses who might be going through a similar situation. Sometimes, all it takes is that extra reassurance that no matter what, You are strong, You are a fighter, and You can do and get through anything that comes your way, even