Road Tripping in Germany

One of the nice things about being stationed in Germany, instead of being a traveler here, is that we have a car and German driver’s licenses. What’s more American than a good, old-fashioned road trip? (Even if it is on the Autobahn). Since moving to Germany in May 2013, we’ve taken … Continue reading

Is It Good to Get Paid?

I’ve been working as a marketing and brand strategist my entire career, but I’m new to the world of paid and sponsored blogging. I’ve managed marketing budgets and built (and implemented) marketing plans for large nonprofits. I’ve managed media buys and developed ad campaigns for my own employers or (when … Continue reading

Veggie Pulp Sandwich Bread

Veggie Pulp Sandwich Bread

Juicing seemed to be a big trend in 2012-13, and like so many people, my curiosity got the best of me. I found a reasonably-priced juicer, and I gave juicing a shot. One of the things that kills me about juicing is that by juicing your vegetables, you lose so … Continue reading

Dreaming Together While Apart

Thanks so much to Malori from Living a Warrior Life for contributing today’s guest post on dreaming together while separated by deployment. Please keep Malori and her husband Mark in your thoughts as they close out Mark’s current tour in Afghanistan. As I write this, my husband Mark’s deployment is drawing to a close. This was his second combat deployment to Afghanistan, with the first one being in 2011-2012. Because of these deployments and living three hours apart when he’s been stateside, we are used to being separated physically.  I even said to him on the phone a few weeks ago, “Deployment and being separated feels so normal.” That doesn’t … Continue reading

Every 12 Months

Understanding the PCS Military families PCS (“Permanent Change of Station” or, in civilian terms, “move”) approximately every three years. Air Force families tend to PCS a little less frequently, while Army families tend to PCS a little more frequently. The stage of a service member’s career can influence PCS frequency, … Continue reading

5 Tips for Transitioning from Wife to Wife & Mom

Vanessa

Thank you to Vanessa from Bible, Beer, & Babies for helping fill Marrying the Army with great content while I take some time off to learn how to be a wife *and* a mom. Five years ago I eagerly awaited my husband to call. We had just said goodbye in … Continue reading

Creating Featured Image Templates for Your Blog

Your blog’s brand is made up of many things; your logo, your color palette, your unique perspective, your typefaces, your photography style, your voice, and your mission, vision and values. The visual attributes are often the first ones we notice about a brand (everyone knows McDonald’s Golden Arches). By creating … Continue reading

Incredible Customer Service at buybuy Baby

buy buy Baby ships baby glider to APO address

  Every once in a while, I have a customer service experience that blows all others out of the water. One of those experiences was in ordering our baby nursery glider for shipment to our APO address from buybuy Baby in Maplewood, Missouri in November 2013. Note: If you’re unfamiliar with … Continue reading

Folding Baby Clothes: A Daddy’s Guest Post

MilliGFunk Pregnancy Guest Post by Nick

My husband is generally not a man of many words, but when he does talk, most of what he says is pretty sharp-witted. His humor is one of the many things I love about him, so I’m glad to be able to share it with you today. Here’s his perspective … Continue reading

German Lessons in Wiesbaden

When we learned that we’d be PCSing to Wiesbaden, Germany, I immediately begin exploring German language lessons, classes, and workshops. I’d taken a little bit of German in college, but had forgotten much of it when I accepted a position in a Mandarin-speaking company in Taipei, Taiwan two years later. … Continue reading

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