Military Spouses?

Ericka - posted on 09/25/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if there are other SAHMs on here that are married to the military like I am. Do you think we differ from cilvilian SAHMs? If so how?

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Tiffany - posted on 09/29/2009

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Hang in there!!! It is hard, but surround yourself with great women and they will help you during that time. Don't be to proud to ask for some help. We are different from civilian SAHM's however, don't discount women who do not know about military life. My husband was deployed for over a year. We have four kids. The women who kept me sane during that time were none other than "civilian" women. I guess they didn't have the "suck it up" attitude that some of us get use to dealing with:) I made time for me as well. Once a month I would put the kids to bed and have some other Mom's over for game night...which usually led to us not playing games and just hanging out with a glass of wine talking. Stay strong. I'll pray for your family and the safe return of your husband. God bless!!

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I do agree that it's different than the typical life of a SAHM. Sometimes I feel like a single mom with a mysterious income source, lol. We're getting ready for our first deployment while being married. We got married right after the last deployment. It will also be our first deployment with our daughter. He leaves right before Christmas:(. I'm really just ready to get the next year over with!

Heather - posted on 09/28/2009

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I'm sorry to hear about your husband leaving. My husband just got back from a 15 month deployment in June. If you need any advice or just someone to talk to please let me know. I will be happy to help!

Jill - posted on 09/28/2009

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my son is 6 and we have only been in for a year and a half. so he knew daddy as always being home. its hard but we can do it.. good luck with deployment.

Ericka - posted on 09/28/2009

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Yea my husband is getting ready for his first tour in Afghanistan, leaves in 5 days. We have three kids, 3 2 and 1. They aren't really old enough to realize the time lenght he's gone but it will definely be difficult.

Jill - posted on 09/27/2009

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i agree. being married to a solider is not easy. currently my husband has been in Iraq for 8 months. and SAHM dont even cover all that we do. I am an accounant a maid a house keeper and a tutor for our son. I think that having kids in the miltiary is hard as well always crying for daddy and not getting that cry answered til the once a week phone call comes in.

Brittny - posted on 09/26/2009

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ho yeah i think we are very different. just because there are time when are husband are gone for long period of time. so we are left to take care of everything on are own.the house ,kids,bills whatever. at the end of the day civilian SAHMs have they husband that come home to help. there are time my husband gos in at 5am and wont be home until 8pm.by then I have the kids in bed.we may not be in the military but we married in to it.It becomes are life.

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