military wives and mommies
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Katie - posted on 08/16/2011
@ Christian ~ How long have you been in Korea and which post there? We were stationed at Humphreys and if you are there, there's a really great MOPS group in Osan. They were my life line in Korea. :) I actually loved Korea and would love to go back again. It helps to have a group of friends and a community around you. adventure out of the house and meet some other moms. Let me know! I'd love to help in any way I can!
Jennifer - posted on 08/12/2009
yep, my husband has been serving in the Army for 22yrs. I have been an Army wife for 8yrs (between my ex and my current husband). We have 5 children together and 3 big dogs. I love the Army life and wouldn't trade it for the world. ;)
Anna - posted on 08/12/2009
i am a marine wife at camp lejeune Nc. My husband is motor Transportation. He was deployed for pretty much all of my pregnancy and came home a week before my daughter was born in october. he left when i was 8 weeks pregnant and came home when i was 38 weeks. its a hard life, with him leaving at weird times and not being around a whole lot to help. its not for everyone but i love my life with my husband.
Hi-I did double duty as a Navy wife and as active duty Navy for 6 years, which was really rough. I've pretty gone through it all-workups, deployment, restriction (3 times!), captain's mast, new orders, moving by myself while he's deployed, being pregnant and having a newborn with no family and no friends close by to turn to. It is really hard to do but it will make you a stronger person in the long run! A great site I found to meet other moms is meetup.com Hang in there!
Julianne - posted on 08/10/2009
Hi there! I'm an Air Force wife. My husband has been in for 2 years now and we're currently stationed at Aviano AFB in Italy We really lucked out with our first station! We've been married for 2 years and two 2 months.Had a courtroom wedding and five days later he left for Basic Training! We just had a beautiful baby boy, Nathan Caleb is 4 months old. Friends are hard to come by, especially since the base is so small!! Husband has been TDY 2 times and deployments are just around the corner..... I totally know what you all mean about being a married single mom, haha! When he's gone, I get everything done off my to-do list though so it's not all bad! So proud of my man and all military families for serving!
Lauren - posted on 08/10/2009
Im an army girl lol. my hubby 2 be and i live in germany, only been out here since january, no firends, dont know anybody and really really miss my family, especially my twin sister, who is 5 months pregnant. BUT... we are going back to the UK in 2 weeks for our wedding!! we cant wait. we have a 17 month old, isabel. she's not biologically mike's, but he's been there for us since she was 9 weeks old, he's daddy! and she loves him dearly! getting used to being here now, the food especially lol. anyone want to add me on facebook, please go ahead, its a hard life, but we get through it, and its easier with support from other wives and girlfriends. much love girls x
Hannah - posted on 08/10/2009
I'm a US Navy girlfriend. My boyfriend is a commander, and we are about to be transferred to Pascagoula, Ms. He is not the biological father of my 7 month old daughter, but he has been there since I was 5 months pregnant, and the biological dad has never been around, so basically, my Navy man is Dad. Love him to pieces, and hope to marry him soon. Mississippi is a test he says, to make sure I don't change from being away from family. Hope I pass!!
Britni - posted on 08/06/2009
Hi guys well my name is britni and I am 22 years old and I am also 33 weeks/9 months pregos My husband and I have been married since March 16th and he left for 6 months on deployment on April 5th. He is in the navy and he wont be home until 2 weeks after our daughter is born, His parents live here but his mother his having trouble with me being pregos she wants a dna test and bla bla make a long story short, I have no family support, only a best friend, and emails and phone calls from my husband, and then I have stress from this navy messing up his pay this whole time, and this navy cash card crap.. and then going to drs alone and then working to keep my mind off of things but it only last for a short period of time though, it just really sucks not having him at all and then I read things like this, and then watching a baby story does not help with the emotional side of things lol, but SO far I hate him being gone, and coming home alone.. except to a fish lol but I would want him not to re enlist, but he will be in for 3 years in feb so if he re enlist it would be the best thing for us with having a new baby, and hopfully he can get shore duty.. but idk, the navy always says, they issued a sea bag not a family.. but I know in the end when he does come home everything will be perfect again, However I did get to go to south america to see him and he took leave for a week in panama city panama, when he had his mid way point this deployment and honestly him being gone and me being pregos has made our relationship so much more stronger and we talk about everything with each other..and I really cant wait until he comes home :(.. BUT if you want to email me my email is Britni.firstname.lastname@example.org or add me on facebook... talk to you guys later hopfully
Hi, I am a military wife. My husband is in the Army and currently deployed to Afghanistan. We are both prior navy corpsman and our 3rd deployment together. He's been to Iraq twice already. It's hard at times but I like to think it makes us stronger.
I read the book Under the Sabers by Tanya Biank, that book was really good. Have some tissue ready though. I am currently reading I'm Already Home...Again by Elaine Gray Dumler. It has some really good tips for things you can do to keep your family close while seperated. I really like some of the activities for the kids to help them through being away from their parent.
Deidre - posted on 08/06/2009
I'm a US Navy Spouse! I enjoy aspects of the military lifestyle but some of it also bothers me. Mostly good though... only really bad thing is not having my husband home as often as I would like (he missed our daughters birth, blah) but I do also like having him gone sometimes to have time to myself lol. He drove me crazy when he was home every day for 7mo!
Jeanine - posted on 08/06/2009
I'am just starting out ..our FIRST posting is coming up in September/October .. We have 2 little girls and He is in the navy ( Canada) . Im hoping it works out ok !!! He has been gone now since our youngest has been 4 months old. She will be 11 months old this month .. It is very hard I do agree it is like being a single mom . I know he works hard ..but i do too haha .... Im hoping it gets a little easier when we can actually be in the same place as he is .
Kelly - posted on 08/06/2009
I've read some of those and loved them, they always bring a tear to my eye. My husband is an SFC in the Army, we have 3 children together with a 4th on the way. Our oldest son (now 6) was born during my husband's second SWA deployment and he didn't meet him until he was 7 months old. He left for BNCOC 3 days after our daughter was born...in fact I think the only child he was actually home for was our 3 year old son. We found out we were pregnant with this one 3 weeks after his return from ANCOC. I'm sure hoping that he'll still be here for this one. We move all the time, PCS'ing in December with a report date 3 weeks before my due date. This will be our 7th duty station in 9 1/2 years, because he's NBC we're always being told that this is because he's "essential personnel". Between deployments, training exercises, 'the field', whatever sometimes I joke that I'm "a married single mom". I love him deeply and appreciate to no end how hard he works but I still wish he were able to be home more...eh, only 7 more years left.
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