5 Tips for Transitioning from Wife to Wife & Mom


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

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

The Fog: A Guest Post by Chambanachick

Chambanachick Guest Post

Thanks so much to Melissa for asking me to write in her space today! Wishing you all the best for the upcoming labor day. Congratulations on the little girl joining your family soon! It settles in the first time that baby with the softest hair and sweetest breath is placed … Continue reading

Wife and War: The Memoir

*** This post was written in trade for a complimentary copy of Amalie Flynn’s ebook, “Wife and War: The Memoir”. All opinions are my own.  *** Many of us in the military spouse community think of ourselves as writers; we write blog posts for our own sites and as guest bloggers. Amelie … Continue reading

Why He's Not "My Soldier"

When I met my husband, I didn’t meet a soldier — I met a man. When we went on our first dates together, I was on those dates with Nick, not with [insert rank] [insert surname]. When he kissed me for the first time, the only thing remotely military in … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Alyson Schumacher (Part 2)

Yesterday on Marrying the Army, I introduced Alyson Schumacher, who was working on her master’s degree at Hunter College in New York City when 9/11 happened. Her husband — who was living 40 miles away from the Pentagon on at Quantico then — was deployed as part of the Initial Invasion … Continue reading

40th Anniversary

My brother is in the Air Force and my husband is in the Army, so we were lucky that all four of us (my brother, his girlfriend, my husband and I) were all able to be home in Missouri to help my parents celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this weekend. … Continue reading

Too Much Excitement Makes You Crazy

Friends, let me tell you: PCSing to Germany is exciting. I work for a strategic marketing and branding firm, and I wear a few different hats. I manage client relationship and projects, and I also create content and manage messaging strategy. My last day at the firm is Friday, and … Continue reading

Big Sur Half Marathon Race Program

On Sunday, I ran Race #18 of Running Through Deployment; the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay in Monterey, California. Monterey and the surrounding areas are home to a number of military installations, the most famous of which are probably the Naval Postgraduate School and the DOD Defense Language … Continue reading

Pre-Redeployment & Nesting

I stay pretty busy most of the time, so I don’t often find myself with an entirely open weekend. Besides a lunch date yesterday with one of our favorite Army couples (a friend of Nick’s and his wife), I’ve had a completely unbooked weekend. We’re just over a month from … Continue reading

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