The course of an army spouse

A blog from Army&You’s winter edition by Cynthia, @desplendourofficial Being an army spouse is an exciting life that comes with lots of experiences. There are positives but also challenges. Like my husban...

From civvy life to military wife

A blog from Army&You’s winter edition by Kym, @thedutoits Having lived a childhood far from the constructs of the military, it had never crossed my mind that a soldier’s spouse, partner or children would l...

Making self-care a priority

A blog from Army&You’s winter edition by Naomi, @dodayoga I have a disease. If you meet me on a good day you won’t know. If you meet me on a bad day, I’ll definitely hide it from you. Medication has helpe...

Taking a leap of faith

A blog from Army&You’s autumn edition by Emma Jones, @emmajonesfitness At the start of lockdown, I couldn’t help feeling I was in familiar territory. Uncertainty is a factor of military life. Not seeing...

Coronavirus correspondence

A blog from Army&You’s autumn edition by Emma Krause, @armywifemumme An open letter to my husband, deployed throughout COVID-19 in a land far away! Of course you are away. Birthdays, nit outbreaks, kitc...

Stepping off the rollercoaster

A blog from Army&You's summer edition by Julie Boyle I met Owen almost eight years ago and I knew then that life would be a rollercoaster! Living more than two hours apart meant we saw each other at wee...

No matter what

A blog from Army&You's summer edition by Chloe Petrylak, @chloemaywrites Separation has certainly made me appreciate the strength required for this military life. The first time I experienced it was whe...

Still a team

A blog from Army&You's summer edition by Hannah Houston, @londonlifetoarmywife I often joke about elements of military life that frustrate me. Whether it’s the posting lottery, the state of our latest quar...

Blogspot: Tackling separation one page at a time

WHEN I give talks in schools about Reading Force, I usually start by asking children for the positives of Forces life, writes Alison. I love to hear the pride they express in their Forces parents; how proud ...

Blogspot: You cannot pour from an empty cup

IT IS so easy to lose sight of what is really important in life and quite often the little things are forgotten. When you become the partner of someone serving in the Army, many of us know little about the dept...