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A Girl

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A Girl is a 20 something blogger who began blogging in 2008 as a means of coping with a deployment. She is a Veterinary Technician by trade and loves her work in Emergency and Critical Care. She is married to a USMC Reservist with 10 years of service, whom she met shortly after he returned from a deployment. They have been married for four years, have three, very bratty dogs, and are currently trying to muddle through the aftermath of a difficult deployment for both. You can view her ramblings about reserve life and life in general at A Boy, A Girl and the Marine Corps: A love triangle.

14 Steps to Dealing with Tricare

I have been seeing a lot of people sharing their struggles with Tricare on Facebook lately. Earlier this year marked a major triumph in...

Things I Wish I Had Known About Blogging

In the four years since I started my blog, I've learned A LOT. I started this little old blog as a place to vent,...

How To Choose A New Veterinarian: A Guide to PCS’ing with...

So, you’ve got new orders in hand and the movers have arrived. You are anxiously watching to ensure they don’t break anything while simultaneously...

Family Readiness Groups and Reserve Families

I see this question a lot on websites and blogs that I follow: “Are you active in your Family Readiness Group? Why or Why...

Can Civilians Understand?

I’m guilty of saying, Civilians can’t understand us the way another military spouse can. I’m guilty of saying that more times than I can...

The Difference Between A Military Homecoming and Reintegration

Reintegration is that funny little thing that comes after homecoming, like a tag line to a movie title or period at the end of...

I Don’t Need a Baby, I Need a Vacation

Having children is a very beautiful thing, but it’s also a very personal thing. As in, it’s a personal choice to have children. It’s...

The Best Shoulder To Lean On

There are times in our lives that we need someone to listen. And not just listen, but truly hear what we are saying, not...

A Captured Moment: Homecomings

Homecoming. It's the simplest of words, but it carries so much weight and meaning. It conjures feelings of excitement, first looks, laughing and tears...