The Inspired Spouse: Kaylah Lauré Summerfelt (Part 2 of 2)

Yesterday you met professional photographer and Marine Corps spouse Kaylah Lauré Summerfelt. I love Kaylah’s story not because she’s got a great attitude, but because she had the courage to walk down a nontraditional path; leaving a college degree program behind in order to pursue a photography certificate from the … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Kaylah Lauré Summerfelt (Part 1 of 2)

Today’s Inspired Spouse is professional photographer and Marine Corps spouse, Kaylah Lauré Summerfelt. Now, readers, I know some of you just rolled your eyes and thought, “Oh, whatever! Every military wife who picks up a camera and edits a crappy picture and has a Facebook page thinks she’s a photographer … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Mandy Costello (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome to the second half of our feature on Inspired Army Spouse, Mandy Costello. If you missed yesterday’s post, you can see it here. Learning Curves & Over-Committment There’s much to be learned from the people who have succeeded before us. When I asked Mandy whether she’d do anything differently … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Mandy Costello (Part 1 of 2)

Mandy and I have known each other for a long time. In fact, I knew her and her husband when we were all just teenagers in high school in a small Missouri town. Nearly fifteen years later, I married into the Army, my husband deployed, and Mandy became one of … Continue reading

Grace in Small Things (GiST): 6/23/2013

Gratitude comes in many forms this week. The most significant things are more personal, so I’ll save those for my real-life loved ones. The others cover several aspects of life. 1. A Cup of Coffee There’s nothing like cutting back on a favorite thing to make you really appreciate an … Continue reading

Raison D'Etre

I’ve been quiet on Marrying the Army, Facebook and Twitter this week, and although it wasn’t scheduled quiet time, I’m glad that I took it. Not so long ago, Nick and I thought that we were trading in the Army life in for civilian life. As a result, I was … Continue reading

Marrying the Army's Special Series: "The Inspired Spouse"

“The Inspired Spouse: Military, Family & Career” Thank you to everyone who cast a vote in the Marrying the Army survey to help name this summer’s Special Feature Series. Beginning immediately, I’m inviting military spouses to take part in this series. Here’s How It Works: 1. I’ll select 10-15 military … Continue reading

Military Spouse Celebration

An entire day of friendly women, giveaways, hot lunch, and great workshops? Count me in! Nearly 100 women made their way into the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center on Thursday morning to check in at the annual Military Spouse Celebration on our garrison. Outside, a chilly mist floated down from the sky, … Continue reading

Nothing Like Loving a Deployed Soldier

Unfortunately, there’s really nothing I can think of in life that compares with loving a deployed soldier. I find myself putting our situation into perspective many times each day. “At least we love one another”, I think to myself, or “at least he’s alive”. “I’m lucky to have found such … Continue reading

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