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Filing taxes as a military spouse
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Filing taxes as a military spouse

It’s five days before April 15th, or what’s known in my world as “time-to-hurriedly-fix-all-the-mistakes-I-made-on-my-taxes-because-I’ve-already-spent-my-expected-refund.” It’s a very magical five days. It’s filled with laughter (the maniacal, sleep-deprived kind); it’s filled with childhood nostalgia (the kind in which I pop Xanax pills into a Pez dispenser and eat them like chalk-flavored candy); and, above all, it’s … Continue reading »

Diaries of a DLI wife: a typical Saturday night
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Diaries of a DLI wife: a typical Saturday night

It’s a typical Saturday night in Monterey, California. Which means it’s been raining for a week and a half straight. I saw the sun briefly on Wednesday, as it was setting through the clouds, and I quickly went into Vitamin D shock. After consulting WebMD, I decided the best recovery route was to sit on … Continue reading »

Red White ‘N’ Valentine’s Day giveaway
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Red White ‘N’ Valentine’s Day giveaway

Last week I came clean about my first real celebration of military spouse life: my secret courthouse marriage. (And a huge thanks to all of you who commented with love and support–it means more than you know.) Next week, Jonathan are I are celebrating another military spouse milestone: our first Valentine’s Day together. Going from … Continue reading »