Three Little Digits

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In my four years married to a soldier, I’ve come to peace with my lack of influence on many of the decisions that are made for our family, while I’ve also learned to appreciate the many other — though sometimes less consequential — areas of our lives where I do … Continue reading

Going with the Flow Through Life Changes

Going with the Flow through Life Changes

A Guest Post By SpouseLink.org Editor Cathleen Karlsson Going with the Flow through Life Changes Life is all about change — including learning how to cope with it in a healthy way — from to entering a life in the military to making your way through college, to becoming a new … Continue reading

Five Free Ways to Learn German While Stationed in Germany

5 Ways to Learn German While Stationed Overseas MilliGFunk

Living overseas can be intimidating, but knowing basic words and phrases in your host nation’s language can help you feel more confident about exploring your new home. When we moved to Germany, I wasn’t sure where I could take German lessons, and I didn’t want to spend a fortune on … Continue reading

Bamberg’s Famous Smoked Beer

Bamberg Rachbier

The town of Bamberg, Germany is adorably and historically German, with twisting cobblestone streets, a historic town hall built on an island in the middle of the city, and nine local beer breweries. Hitting all nine breweries in one day was a little ambitious, but we made it one-third of … Continue reading

DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt

DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt Ruffles

The Project: A DIY ruffled crib skirt Total Time: Several Hours Pattern: None Used Costs: Sewing Machine, Material & Thread Difficulty: Moderate (and Requires Patience) My Daughter’s DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt Our crib skirt is by far my favorite DIY project from Small Shaw’s nursery, so I’m excited to share it with you today on … Continue reading

Why I Write About Coming Home from War (A Guest Post)

I remember exactly where I was the day the towers fell. I was a staff sergeant in the middle of the Arizona desert and like everyone in the military, we knew something big was coming. I was in Korea when Iraq started. I remember standing in the ops office, watching … Continue reading

Iseltwald, Switzerland

One of the most beautiful places we’ve traveled to since moving to Germany is the Interlaken region of Switzerland. Iseltwald is a small town (population of around 400 people) that sits immediately on Lake Brienz, a stunningly teal-colored mountain lake in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, roughly 5 hours … Continue reading

A Man To Hold On To (a Guest Post)

A guest post by Marilyn Pappano, author of the novel A Man to Hold On To. In one of the first issues of the Navy Times that I ever read, there was an article written by an experienced wife about a trip to the commissary. While she was making her … Continue reading

The PCS to Bavaria: Things Are Looking Up

By the time this post publishes, we’ll be in our new home in our new duty station in Bavarian Germany. I’ve written before that our PCS orders were kicked back 10 times, and that the 10th rejection occurred on the same day that I went into labor with our daughter. … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Christina Jackson-Davis (Part 3)

This is Part 2 of a 3-part feature story about veteran and Army spouse Christina Jackson-Davis. Read Part 1 and Part 2 of Christina’s story. A Bachelor’s Degree & A Second Deployment While her husband deployed for to Iraq for the second time, Christina recovered from an emergency Caesarian section … Continue reading

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