Lauren over at The Military Wife and Mom blog is your a typical military spouse and is a great resource for the new military spouse or girlfriend. She has some good posts for the new military spouse ranging from military etiquette for spouses and what the proper way to go through the gate to get on post (a personal pet peeve of mine) to general parenting advice. She also has some great e-courses and life hacks for stay at home moms.
Your husband might be paid to work out but you are not and juggling kids, a career, deployments, and moves makes it hard to keep up the fitness routine sometimes. Heather saw what she and other spouses were experiencing and created her blog, happyfitnavywife.com as a place for spouses to find ways to keep healthy and fit while balancing the challenges of military life. She also has some great articles about the journey she and her husband went through to conceive their child. Fertility treatments take on a whole new level of crazy when you are dealing with Tricare.
Jackie’s blog at armywife101.com does an excellent job of describing the hardships of dealing with a spouse’s deployment. She has a whole Diary of Deployment Series where she shares her family’s experience with her husband’s deployment and describes some of the common challenges that families face when their service member leaves. She also has an entire section of the site devoted to discounts and deals that are available to military members and their families.
Jo over at jomygosh.com (love that name) is another Navy wife who knows what it is like to have her husband be gone for long stretches. She shares the ups and downs of deployment life and gets the feels going particularly strong in one of her posts about how she missed her spouse’s phone call five months into a deployment. Check out her site for some great ideas on items to send in that always popular care package to your loved one overseas.
Lizann over at the Seasoned Spouse has a great site. If you are looking for a good mix of humour and informative articles check it out. Lizann is also a seasoned freelance writer with several books under her belt including one filled with tips about moving to Rota, spain (one of my favorite space A destinations). With almost 20 years as a military spouse she has created a great source for new spouses to get some of that wisdom that is earned over years of PCSing, deployments, and the other ups and downs of military life.
I wouldn’t call Jennifer’s site a traditional military spouse blog but her site (bellahomestaging.net) is a great resource for military families. We have moved about every 2 years since 2001, our record was 9 months in Beaumont, Texas, and every move we have had to change our home décor according to the housing situation we faced. One time we moved from a 3 bedroom house to an 600 square foot one bedroom apartment. I remember the movers actually laughing as they started stacking boxes on the porch because they would not fit in the apartment. Jennifer’s site is chocked full of good ideas for making a temporary house a home for you and your family while you live there and is a must read if you are selling your home.