Monday, October 20, 2014

First Things First

  How do you define BEAUTY? What does it take for someone to be BEAUTIFUL? Well, let’s look it up and see!  According to Merriam-Webster online there are a few definitions of beauty.  Here they are… 1. “The quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or [...]

Top Posts of 2013

As we kick off 2014, we thought we share some details to our top posts of 2013 by our spouse bloggers. These do not include posts about Resources, which also tend to be favorites. We’ll do a separate top 3 list highlighting resources. Here are the top 3 posts for 2013 by our milspouse bloggers [...]

It’s Okay to Look Back Before Looking Forward

Originally posted on the USAA Spouse Community Blog: It’s Okay to Look Back Before Looking Forward by Wendy Poling On New Years Eve I hope to be on top of a snow-capped mountain, nestled into a cozy cabin surrounded by loved ones. This year marks the first time in as many as I can remember [...]

Merging Traditions

Congratulations! You made it through the wedding, possibly a PCS, and now you’ve reached your first holiday season as a married couple. You each had traditions for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa growing up…and they might be drastically different. What do you do? While every married couple goes through a merging not only of households and property, family traditions [...]

The Elf on the Shelf and Everywhere Else!

Every year, Christmas seems to sneak up on me a little faster. I never seem to have enough time to get it all done. I love that my kids believe in Santa and all the magic of Christmas ~ it’s the traditions that make the holiday so special. Thanksgiving falling so late this year only [...]

Service Members: Underworked/Overpaid or Overworked/Underpaid?

December 17, 2013 by  
Filed under A Day in the Life, Featured, The Way I See It, Tori, Vanessa

Talk of military pay and benefits being cut has stirred something inside a lot of us. Something that makes us question our way of life, something that makes us believe that people think our Service Members are overcompensated for services rendered. Being a Navy spouse of 11.5 years, it shocks me that anyone would think [...]

What Not to Wear to a Military Homecoming

As the USS NIMITZ makes its way back to Everett, WA for a homecoming just in time for Christmas, here are my tips on what not to wear to homecoming! Please be sure to share your tips in the comments! Originally posted on usaa.com/spousecommunity What Not to Wear to a Military Homecoming   It is [...]

Juggling the D Word, Yeah, Deployment

    As military spouses we are keenly skilled in the art of the juggle.  We just do what needs to be done and some how everything falls into place.  That doesn’t mean we don’t occasionally drop a ball or two or have a few extra tossed in, but we adjust.  We do what they [...]

Is Homeschooling for your Family?

October 15, 2013 by  
Filed under A Day in the Life, Bloggers, The Way I See It, Wendy

Here is my latest post on www.usaa.com/spousecommunity When my homeschooling friends talk about their days it all sounds so wonderful: interest based learning, flexible schedules, creative projects and adventurous field trips. I confess, it seems liked the perfect situation. These moms don’t have to deal with new schools after a military move. Their kids don’t [...]

Road Trip (Part 1)

  It has been a long time coming for the entire family to take a trip home to Texas.  My oldest daughter goes back to Texas at least twice a year, I go back once a year, and my husband makes it back whenever he can take leave. This year, we got extremely lucky. He [...]

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