How to Make Your Own DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizers

DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizers from MilliGFunk

The Story of Two Diaper Pails We have two diaper pails in our nursery: one for trash and one for diaper laundry. Both pails are Safety 1st Simple Step pails with compartments in the lids for deodorizing disks. Unfortunately, I can’t find deodorizing disks in Germany and it seemed excessive … Continue reading

5 Tips for Transitioning from Wife to Wife & Mom

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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

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

Free Ads on 8 Blogs!

Vanessa, from Hearts on Guard just reached 800 followers on Twitter, and to celebrate, she’s doing a whole week of giveaways. Today I’m joining her and seven other bloggers to bring you an Ad-Space Blog Bundle giveaway! A whole month of ad-space on 8 different blogs!!! Chantal from Scattered Seashells … Continue reading

Viet Nam 48 Years Later: A Guest Post by Sue

Thank you to Sue for this guest post and for her encouragement when my own husband was deployed in 2012. It’s reassuring to know that high school sweethearts who were separated for more than a year during Viet Nam are still happily married 48+ years later.  On his 18th birthday, … Continue reading

Freelance Writers Appreciation Week: Melissa Gilliam Shaw

Today’s featured writer is me: Melissa from Marrying the Army. Melissa Gilliam Shaw brings ten years of marketing and brand strategy experience with nonprofit and corporate brands in Asia and the United States to her work as an independent consultant and freelance writer. Melissa has worked with nonprofit and corporate brands ranging from … Continue reading

Freelance Writers Appreciation Week: Karen Huffman

Today’s featured freelance writer and military spouse is Karen Huffman. A freelance writer based in the Washington DC area, Karen Huffman is an experienced e-learning professional well-versed in online content development, online instructional design, and face-to-face post-secondary instruction. Karen writes engaging and dynamic content, with particular emphasis on informal learning, … Continue reading

Freelance Writers Appreciation Week: Tiffany Silverberg

Today’s featured freelance writer and military spouse is Tiffany Silverberg.  In Tiffany’s Words… I love words, have a penchant for Oxford commas, and vehemently defend the passive voice. I formalized my love for words at UC Berkeley studying theoretical linguistics and digging into why and how we communicate. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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