Military Spouse? Ideas for Gaining Some Independence

By Michelle Watts, Air Force SpouseAs a military spouse, I know we want to feel like we can contribute to the family income as well as lead a fulfilling life. The good news is that military spouses are no longer limited by frequent moves. While these moves will always make work and education situations more challenging, the obstacles are no longer insurmountable.Read my full article at Military1....more

My Single Life as a Sailor's Wife

Greetings from Hampton Roads, Virginia. I am a mother, wife, full time employee, and generally a perfectionist by nature. I have found myself alone, in Virginia without the support of family, trying to raise a two year old and hold down an extremly stressful job. I find it incredily discouraging to the military spouse community, the lack of opportunity and support for us and our careers....more

Welcome to the New Normal: Military Life in 2010

I grew up in the military. My father was a career Air Force officer, so I've never known a life without uniforms, parental absences or jet noise. For me, a jet flying overhead is not a source of fear (think post-9/11 in DC or New York), but one of overwhelming pride. Our country is far from perfect, but it takes a special person to agree to defend it with your life. And it takes a special person to love someone you know can never put family before country. ...more

It was nice to read where another spouse has the same basic feelings. My husband has been ...more