11 November Giveaway!

Hello there! New to The Short Wife? Let me give you a quick run down. My name is Erin, I am a military spouse and that's basically my whole personality. I'm also a dog mom, enjoy cooking and eating, reading multiple books a week, walking, and talking about Mental Health. *GIVEAWAY CLOSED* But that's not…

10 Things That Helped Me Get Through Deployment

"I don't know how I'm supposed to make it through this 8 month deployment. How am I supposed to live alone? How will I cope each day? How do I do this?!" I repeated the phrase before he left many, MANY, times, usually with tears in my eyes. But now that we are on the…

How To Help your Anxious Dog: CBD Care 4 Pets Products

If you follow me on any of my social media sites, you know by now that we have a Golden Retriever, named Kylo, and he's been with us for a while now. We LOVE him. He's traveled with us for two cross country moves and our most recent one to the house we bought! *This…

The Emotional Side of Moving: “I can’t do this again”

This is the 2nd part of the moving post. Click Here to read last weeks moving post. As I have mentioned before in this post, physically moving is not the part that sucks. I mean it is definitely hard, but it is not the hardest part. You see, there are two parts to moving: The…

Moving Across The Country: Tips To Prepare

Nebraska to Virginia. Virginia to Florida. Florida to California. California to North Carolina (yikes). That's a total of over 7,000 miles. That's all the states we've moved to. And, somehow, we have kept most of our sanity. Definitely a few bumps and rocks on the way (literally, now I have two long cracks in my…

Moving Isn’t The Part That Sucks

Moving isn’t the part that sucks. Uh, you guys. Here’s how I’m really feeling. I don’t want to move, for multiple reasons. We LOVE California. We love the weather, the people, our neighbors, how much stuff there is to do, how dog friendly it is, everything. However, physically moving isn’t the part that sucks. STARTING…

How To Get A Man To Read Your Mind

YES! Finally, someone can tell me exactly how to get my husband/boyfriend to read my mind and tell him exactly how I am feeling and what I am saying without actually verbalizing it. Seriously, if you are giving your man specific looks, sounds, noises, faces, phrases, or secret codes to try and get him to…

The 5 Love Languages: How They Affect Your Relationship

The 5 Love Languages. We have all heard about them. Maybe you know all of them in detail, maybe you're a master at them, or maybe you don't know them at all. If you don't know what they are or how they came to be, here is a little background. Dr. Gary Chapman is a…

11 Gifs That Show How Hilarious Marriage Is

Marriage is fun, right?! You live with this person, eat with them, live with their bathroom habits, maybe have babies with them, and everything else in between. The weird thing that no one tells you about marriage is how.... well, how weird and hilarious it can be at some points. I don't know how many…