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Military Spouse Central has thought up a fantastic way to celebrate this spooky time of year- carve Military-themed pumpkins! Since a favorite fall activity is carving pumpkins, it is good to know there is a way to make even your Halloween decorations patriotic. Blogger Samantha Reeves shows the different options for carving military themes into pumpkins, whether it’s just with one of your drawings, or with some of the free stencils provided below. She also offers some tips for keeping your pumpkin looking great for as long as possible, including these: 1. Go big. The larger the pumpkin, the ... read more

Military life: Honorable, exciting, ever-changing. Burdensome, terrifying, exhausting. Those are just some of the words that come to mind when you think about the emotions a MilSpouse or servicemember may experience during a military career. Military families are constantly on the move and deal with pressures that are seldom spoken about or addressed. Years spent away from loved ones, sleepless nights on the frontlines of war, and unforgettable images of poverty, death, and despair can take a toll on anyone’s mental health. And guess what? This is completely normal. The problem with mental he... read more

MilSpouses know that there's nothing quite like the long-awaited homecoming that occurs after a loved one returns from deployment. Reuniting after having been a part for so long can mean that you're flooded with feelings of excitement, anxiety, impatience, joy, and everything in between. Whether you've been through four deployments or are experiencing your first, long distance love isn't easy. As much as you want your spouse back home with you, returning to normal life takes time, patience, and understanding from both parties. Although there's no right way to plan a homecoming, you can make t... read more

As the holidays come and go throughout the year, we know how to support our troops. The routine is established and the major celebrations are taken care of. The lone warriors are adopted for a Thanksgiving meal. Christmas means cookie drives and big unit parties. Deployments equal a rally cry for care packages. A big breakfast is arranged for Easter, with an egg hunt for all the kids. It’s easy to volunteer for functions and make an impact during big seasons. But there is a whole other year full of days where often service members are standing alone. Perhaps they are experiencing their first ... read more

Did you just make a PCS move to a new area? Have some extra time on your hands? Want to make a difference doing something you enjoy? Meet MilSpouse Britni Miltner, author of , a personal blog focused on enabling fellow members of the Military Spouse community to inspire each other. Britni recently blogged aboutvolunteering time and skills to meaningful causes. Here’s what she had to say about her experience with the Military Spouse Advocacy Network (MSAN) mentorship program. Volunteering Is Good for You: MSAN’s New Military Spouse Support Program … I mention volunteering... read more

St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charms Cheesecakes! SpouseLink.Org What better way to enjoy St. Paddy’s Day – coming upon March 17th – than with some Lucky Charm’s Cheesecakes!? After all, Lucky Charms are a beloved Irish delicacy (not at all…). Buuuut, they are a fun and colorful ingredient that’s just perfect for Kawaii Sweet World ‘s adorable baked mini cheesecakes to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland’s special day. Here’s what you’ll need 3 cups Lucky Charms cereal 3 tbsp. butter 2 8oz. packages cream cheese 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 eggs Whipped cream Follow along with the video... read more

Homemade Shamrock Shakes SpouseLink.Org What’s more festive than a Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day?! Now you can make them in the comfort of your own home for anyone and everyone! And, we’re absolutely LOVING the adorable rainbow and clouds on top! Here’s what you’ll need Vanilla ice cream Milk Mint extract Green food coloring Whipped cream Airheads Xtremes sour belt candy Check out Amy Locurto ‘s video above to see how she turns these ingredients into the iconic Shamrock Shake! About Linking Military Spouses Around the World ™ is a free website that support... read more

4Unusual TipsTo Keep You Sane In Your Next PCS Last week I shared how technology saved my sanity more than once during our recent PCS. I also shared that this PCS was so different from any of our other movesbecause the short notice prevented us from being able to schedule movers AND meet my soldiers report date. At first it seemed like an impossible situation but as we sorted through so many different options we settled on a FULL DITY(aka Do it yourself). While I don’t know if its the perfect option for us it did have it’s perks – like the fact that I knew where everything was throughout the ... read more

Top 3 Military PCS Tips Guest Post by SpouseLink.Org SofiaAlejandra9 has seen her share of military moves. From Colorado to Belgium to Washington, she and her family have learned a few things about PCSing. Here are her top 3 tips for you to keep in mind while preparing for your next relocation. 1 . Don’t procrastinate Once your service member gets their PCS orders, start planning from that moment. 2. Make lists The housing department will give you a list for your house. From there, make lists of things you want to get rid of, things you want to pack and things you want to take with you. 3. Do... read more

It’s Time to PCS… Military Spouse Advocacy Network By: Rose Holland News of a PCS can bring a mix of emotions. For spouses this includes the knowledge that we are leaving yet another job and going to yet another unknown location. So, how do you keep your career moving along with your PCS? It is not easy, but you can do it and there are a number of ways. The first thing you need to do is dust off your resume and Linked-In profile, update them with your recent accomplishments (think what you did, how and what were the results). Realistically assess your situation. What type of positions you are... read more

5 Ways to Stay Present Through a PCS, and Beyond By SpouseLink.Org “No matter where you go, there you are.” So true on so many levels. Just likethe members ofalmost every Military Family, guest blogger and MilSpouse Laurie Borrett can relate. She has returned to SpouseLink to share with us her tips, wisdom and inspiration for making a military PCSfrom here to there… and staying in the moment every mile of the way. Read her thoughts and advicebelow. In a rare quiet moment, I allowed myself to sink into reflection. The warm soapy water at my feet swirling towards the drain, the window lazily fo... read more

SpouseLink.Org | February 12, 2017 Here’s the good news: There’s still time to shop for gifts and groceries for your Valentine! Here’s the other good news: Even if you’re not with the one you love on Valentine’s Day, you can still create a delicious meal celebrating your love for each other, and enjoy it with friends and family. And we’re about to make it a whole lot easier for you. We’ve compiled the elements of a perfectly romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for you. All of the recipes below have been adaptedfrom theMilitary Spouses who contributed to the Belvoir Officers’ Wives Cookbook (2001-... read more

5 Ways to Warm Up Your Winter by SpouseLink.Org | December 28, 2016 Editor Some winter days can seem cold, stark, inconvenient and very, very long. On the other hand, they can be festive, filled with friendly visits, offer a welcome excuse to enjoy flavorful hearty meals, and inspire projects that add sparkle to your home. To make sure your winter the sparkly kind, we’ve assembled 5 things that will help make the season more comfortable, healthier and happier. And if you’d likemore must-know winter tips, check out the SpouseLink articles below. They’ll help you stay safe in bad weather, keep ... read more

We are excited to share a great guest post from our friends at Although Thanksgiving may be over, these 9 tips are great for pulling off any holiday dinner when short on time. READ THE ENTIRE POST HERE! The great part about the holidays is it doens't end with Thanksgiving. So, these tips are great for the upcoming holidays as well! Enjoy and Please be sure to SHARE your TIPS in the comments below. And, have a wonderful holiday season! ... read more

We are excited to share a great guest post from our friends at This is an important read so please check it out and share it with your friends :) New for MilSpouses: Life Insurance YOU Choose! As a Military Spouse, you make a lot of family decisions and sometimes without your partner. Up until now only active duty service members could make a life insurance purchase. Well now Military Spouses can too with American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association’s (AAFMAA) Spouse Purchase Initiative . AAFMAA is the country’s longest standing not-for-profit organization expressly serving all... read more