Military Blues: Seeing My Children


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Military Blues Vacation I have been a mother for 10 years and have three sons. Being a mother his hard & has its share of military blues. To then compound it with being a military spouse, well that makes it even harder. I found a new appreciation for single mothers because even though I'm married, this is what I have become much of the time. This beautiful ring on my finger is at times, my only reminder that I am  not alone in this life. I fill my boys' lives with pictures and … [Read more...]

Military Blues: Sometimes You Can’t Win


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Military Blues Military Blues & couponing are often combined. I recently planned out a shopping trip to my local Commissary. Everything was great, my running total as I walked through the store was on task and on budget. I was so proud of myself! When I got to the register, that is when everything went downhill. Here is my story.. You always have to be on your A-game when you get to the register. I don't watch, as some do, as my items are being scanned. The main reason for this, is I … [Read more...]

Commissary – Why I Shop There All the Time


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Why I Shop at the Commissary As a current or former member of the United States Armed Forces, you are well aware of your commissary privileges. We know that shopping there saves us money every time we shop. But why? The reason for this is that DeCA (Defense Commissary Agency) has contracts with all the companies that they carry stock for. They negotiate with the companies to get their products at cost, or as low to cost, as they possibly can. This translates to immediate savings to you, the … [Read more...]

Military Blues – We Wives are Not Alone


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Military Blues & Wives Are you facing the military blues? Let's face it. Life is tough. Things are not always what they seem. Just one more day. Three of my all time favorite statements, that I tend to tell others on a very repetitive basis. But what do I tell myself? The life of a military spouse is, to say the least, complicated. We tend to show the outer world that we have it all together. We are strong on our own and independent in our own nature. Weakness is not an emotion we … [Read more...]

Financial February for the Military Spouse


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Financial February Here's my financial February advice for military spouses. My husband is currently on deployment. It's my job to hold down the fort while he is away. Being a military spouse is, I feel, is the hardest job in the military. There are many trials and tribulations we are faced with and must overcome in order to maintain our lives. Having my spouse taken away from me feels like I lose a huge part of myself. The first time he left, I wasn't sure how everything was going to work. … [Read more...]

Commissary Shopping Questions Answered


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Week after week we the "The Coupon Wizards" put out store match ups for your viewing and planning pleasure. It is my job to help you guys with Commissary shopping. The Commissary Match Up comes out twice a month. It is released online via their website and will show you what is on sale at your local Commissary. The unique thing about the Commissary Match Up is that the sale items that are "matched" are "National Promotions." These items are on sale across the board at all Commissaries. Now … [Read more...]

How A Military Wife Does The Holidays


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Military Christmas For the second year in a row, our family is apart during the holidays while my husband is deployed in the military.  In our household, and many others, this is the most coveted holiday of them all. It is a time of year where we can really slow down and be that Rockefeller Painting. We bake, craft and shop together. We play games and snuggle up on the couch for movies, attend holiday parties, and host them as well. I love this time of year for all of those reasons and … [Read more...]

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