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Military Spouse

An Open Letter to CNN Reporter Barbara Starr

Molly Blake | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Molly Blake

There is no such thing as a person-less war. Our military cannot afford for Americans to forget that wars and battles and military strikes are fought by troops, that troops are people, and that those people have families.

Martha Luna Medina: Fashion Blogger, Army Wife

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 10.01.2013 | Style
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Navigating the Manhattan fashion scene is exciting and fun, interviewing designers about new clothing and accessory lines is thrilling, but missing her other half is an unbearable sadness that she lives with, an obstacle to an otherwise charmed life.

364 Days Until My War in Iraq is Over

Donna Gorman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents
Donna Gorman

Our youngest, 5-year-old Ainsley, snuck into our bedroom last night, threw her arms around her daddy and said, "I don't want you to die in Baghdad, daddy."

Bottom Feeders

Molly Blake | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media
Molly Blake

I admit I scan the comments section -- and I will reply if it's intelligent and appropriate. But a lot of fellow writers refuse to read the comments. There are t-shirts that say "never read the comments." Today, it's easy to see why.

Military Spouse? Keep Calm and Carry On

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Create a plan with your loved one for communicating on a regular basis and stick with it as best as possible. Consistency in communication will help you maintain sanity and keep anxiety levels at bay.

Top 15 Deployment Tips for Military Spouses

Lori Bell | Posted 01.17.2013 | Impact
Lori Bell

Have you deployed or have held it down at home during one? What suggestions can you give a first-timer just going through it?

5 Reasons I'm in Awe of Military Moms

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

During the last two years, I have had the privilege of making many new military mom friends. I have been so inspired by these incredible women -- their flexibility, their bravery, their loyalty, their commitment and their toughness.

5 Ideas For A Great Military Care Package

Lori Bell | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Lori Bell

Operation Box of Love made yet another task during deployment simple and easy. While I was busy with kids, the house and my own well-being, I had a great group of family and friends who helped lift me up in another area.

WATCH: What Would You Do If You Won Oprah’s Favorite Things?

Posted 11.16.2012 | OWN

By Babette Maxwell As the president of the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year Award® program, I was one of the lucky people who wa...

The Financial Aftermath of Military Loss: Helping Families Build a 'New Normal'

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

Many families of our fallen service members face financial decisions and challenges following the deaths of their loved ones. Military pay is cut off following a death. The bank account the family had in place for paying its bills and day-to-day expenses quickly runs dry.

How I Got My Groove Back

Molly Blake | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Molly Blake

Particularly during this hum-drum economy, having glaring gaps in a resume is foolish, especially when volunteer opportunities are abundant. And I'm not alone in the belief that true volunteer work in your chosen profession is worth mentioning.

Finding Rewarding Work as a Military Spouse

Jeanne McLaine | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Jeanne McLaine

Although I have found professional satisfaction, there will always be highly-qualified military spouses struggling to find employment amidst the logistical challenges of military life.

Why Are Military Spouses Being Left Out Of PTSD Treatment?

Anne Woods | Posted 05.18.2012 | Impact
Anne Woods

"As a military spouse for 20 years, we hear that we are the backbone of the military. Now it's time to care for those who proudly serve in the shadow...

Can Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Save Our Military Families?

Lori Bell | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact
Lori Bell

We are all at war. We are all in the fight for freedom together. We are grateful to serve, proud to be American, and glad you are joining the fight too.

The Military Marriage: 7 Ways to Keep Yours Sizzling in 2011

Lori Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lori Bell

My husband and I were married for six years and we considered what helped us persevere through deployments. We came up with a list of seven key things that were marriage helpers to us.

While Husband Serves Abroad, Military Wife Becomes Mrs. Claus This Season

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Tracy Hall, whose husband Jonathan is currently serving in Afghanistan, noticed that the children of wounded or deployed soldiers weren't getting...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Unbearable Absence of Smelling

Rebekah Sanderlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebekah Sanderlin

"It's your last chance to smell him," my friend told me, and my heart broke for her and for all the others who have had the loves of their lives replaced with folded flags.