Category: Defence / Military Life

2020 – WHAT A CRAZY YEAR!

2020 has certainly been a year of indifference, possibly one to forget but, hopefully, one to learn from. For Mrs Mully Blog, life has continued with a new normal. The kids have not attended in-person school since March and the 20/21 School year commenced… Continue Reading “2020 – WHAT A CRAZY YEAR!”

Tips for Posting season.

For defence families across the globe, posting season is upon us. We are either awaiting posting orders for moves in December / January or preparing to move in June / July. Posting season is notoriously stressful for the whole family. 2020 will be different… Continue Reading “Tips for Posting season.”

ANZAC Day 2020

On 25 April Australia and New Zealand stop to remember and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice and to thank those past and present serving Defence members. ANZAC Day this year was commemorated differently across both countries due to the restrictions in place… Continue Reading “ANZAC Day 2020”

1 year down!

This time last year I was fighting the biggest battle of my life after suffering a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection and Heart Attack. My heart was broken, my family were hurting but with some fantastic medical care, careful healing and plenty of prayers, I… Continue Reading “1 year down!”

Month of the Military Child.

April is the month of the Military Child and to be celebrated they should. Originating out of the US back in the 1980’s, April has been set as the Month of the Military Child around US bases and military schools since. In fact, each… Continue Reading “Month of the Military Child.”

Posting Overseas and Schooling🐨

As I have spoken about previously, we are currently enjoying our third posting to the US. This has had consequences and benefits regarding our kids schooling. As an Australia family our school year follows the calendar – school begins at the end of January… Continue Reading “Posting Overseas and Schooling🐨”

Lessons I have learnt as a Mil. Spouse and from other Military Spouses.😀

As a Military Spouse, we get to experience so many levels of emotion and change. For me, the past 22 years have been challenging and amazing. We have said many ‘see you soon’s to our Soldier and to those around us. We have meet and made… Continue Reading “Lessons I have learnt as a Mil. Spouse and from other Military Spouses.😀”

2020 – Making Goals not Resolutions

As we welcome a New Year we often set ourselves resolutions that we rarely stick to for more than a few weeks or months. I too have been guilty of setting myself unrealistic or unattainable resolutions. This year I have set GOALS and not… Continue Reading “2020 – Making Goals not Resolutions”

Celebrating Christmas as a Military / Defence Family🎄

As a Military / Defence Family we quiet often celebrate Christmas away from our blood families, however, this does not mean we don’t celebrate or celebrate with ‘family’. Australia’s posting cycle is a major factor in Christmas plans – we usually get to spend… Continue Reading “Celebrating Christmas as a Military / Defence Family🎄”

Changes after Physical Trauma.

Life after physical trauma can leave us with many negative thoughts and reactions – how we emotionally conquer these is half the battle! After trauma, life changes and it generally changes for a lifetime. We have to reevaluate our day to day journey and… Continue Reading “Changes after Physical Trauma.”

Defence / Military Kids

As a mum of three, my children change every day. Children from all walks of life have challenges, morals and lifestyles that are different. My focus today is on Military Kids and I certainly appreciate that their challenges are far from challenges other children… Continue Reading “Defence / Military Kids”

Being Thankful this Thanksgiving:)

As a Aussie family in the US we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey and pumpkin pie for dessert (we will go without candied yams (sweet potato and marshmellos). As I sit and ponder the process for the day, what time to… Continue Reading “Being Thankful this Thanksgiving:)”

Grief – There is no right or wrong way!

Each year we read and learn more about not only the impacts of grief but the way we deal with and support others going through grief. Grief impacts our lives in ways that we ourselves don’t understand and grief can come from many different… Continue Reading “Grief – There is no right or wrong way!”

What fills your refrigerator door?

What fills your refrigerator door? Is it photos, magnets, bills? And all those pictures hangin’ side by sideForgotten memories from another timeAnd all the places that you’ve been beforeCouple magnets, recipes, and PolaroidsYeah, but that’s our lives on the ‘frigerator doorOn the ‘frigerator door… Continue Reading “What fills your refrigerator door?”

What I have learnt as a Military Spouse😃

The life as a Military Spouse is nothing short of an adventure. Plans are made and plans are changed. As I think about my life as a Mil Spouse there are some things I have come to understand. 1. Not everybody will like you… Continue Reading “What I have learnt as a Military Spouse😃”

There are Friends and there are Lifelong Friends…..

One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the joy of long lasting friendships. As our lives change and we move on to new and different stages, we personally change as do our friendships. As adults we often look back at times… Continue Reading “There are Friends and there are Lifelong Friends…..”

The Defence / Military Spouse

The partner of a Defence / Military member has many titles – spouse, partner, mil spouse and my favourite Dependant! My husband has been a Solider since before I came along and I have been on this journey with him since 1998…..21 years or… Continue Reading “The Defence / Military Spouse”

Back to school blues – not just for the kids!

Across many states in the US after nearly 3 months, Summer Vacation is over – school resumes tomorrow, alarm clocks are set (way to early), school supplies are purchased (expensive), teachers and schedules have been released and the house will become very quiet. Whist… Continue Reading “Back to school blues – not just for the kids!”

Quick Snippet:)

Battle Buddies – the wonderful and the struggle of finding ‘your person’.

Meredith and Christina gave us the ‘you’re my person’ line and we all need that person. The duo used this line many times during many different scenarios, from “You are my person, you will always be my person.” — Grey’s Anatomy to  “Shut up, I’m… Continue Reading “Battle Buddies – the wonderful and the struggle of finding ‘your person’.”

Our Lives Changed in an instant! Grab every experience and enjoy the adventure.

On Wednesday 17 April, 2019 our lives changed in an instant and everyday since has been a challenge and a blessing. It’s a long story so bare with me until the end – there is a message to the story. As mentioned in my… Continue Reading “Our Lives Changed in an instant! Grab every experience and enjoy the adventure.”

Phases of Separation for Defence / Military Kids (by Mrs Mully)

Defence / Military children go through many emotions during each phase of this separation. The lead up phase, initial phase, the long haul and the end phase. The Lead Up Phase During this phase the defence child may seem lost and the heightened emotions may begin. … Continue Reading “Phases of Separation for Defence / Military Kids (by Mrs Mully)”

Hello and Welcome!

Today is the day to start a new adventure for me. After months with poor health (I’ll fill you in on that later) it was time to reevaluate my life choices and the possibility to share and enjoy the adventure that is life with… Continue Reading “Hello and Welcome!”

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