Military Mondays Carnival – April 19 Edition

Welcome to the FIFTH Military Mondays Carnival on Army Wives’ Lives!

AND…we have a PRIZE for the next two carnivals, courtesy of Susan Wiggs, author of The Ocean Between Us!

***To enter the week of April 26 through May 2, please see the April 26th, Sixth Edition of the Military Mondays Carnival***

About The Ocean Between Us:

Steve Bennett is a perfect navy officer with a perfect navy family, and he’s confident that his world is just the way it should be. But his son wants to be an artist instead of attending the U.S. Naval Academy, and his stalwart and capable wife of 20 years, Grace, is tired of being the perfect navy wife. She wants her own home, and she wants her own career. She’s feeling altogether unsettled, but nothing is more unsettling than the secret her husband has hidden from her their entire marriage. Nothing, that is, until the accident on the carrier.

  • One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 VISA gift card AND a copy of The Ocean Between Us.
  • Two (2) additional winners will receive a copy of the book!

This contest will run for two weeks, and each week, you may earn up to one entry for each of the following, for both weeks, for a total of up to FOUR ENTRIES:

  • Entry Type 1: Add a link in the linky box below to a post where you discuss military family issues (please see carnival rules below*) and then, if you wish to enter this contest, please also leave me a comment.
  • Entry Type 2: Visit at least one of the links in the carnival, leave the blogger a comment about their post (not just, “hi, I’m here”) and then come back here and leave me a separate comment telling me where you visited and commented.

Details and Disclaimers: Contest ends May 2, 11:59 PM EST.  Prize offered by Susan Wiggs, author of The Ocean Between Us. ARV of book is $14.95.  Open to U.S. mailing addresses, only. This blog and its author(s) have received no compensation. You do not have to be a blogger to enter–anyone can enter by the comment method. Winner will be chosen at random from qualifying entries.

A reminder: April is MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD! So, if you need any help thinking about what to post, consider our smallest heroes.

*** The only Military Mondays Blog Carnival rules are: ***

  • In the “Link Title” field, please place the title of your post, plus the name of your blog and/or your name. (e.g. “Grow Where You Are Planted @Army Wives’ Lives”)
  • In the “URL” field, please place the direct “permalink” to the specific post, not to your main page of your blog. (e.g. “” not “”)
  • Your post must be relevant to the military family experience. I also retain the right to delete links to any posts that contain hate speech, plans to commit illegal acts, or anything that violates the spirit of this carnival or U.S. law.

Please make this a post from sometime in the last month or so.

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Want to share more of the FABULOUSNESS that is you? I accept guest posts and post interviews!

Want to share the carnival? Please feel free to grab the code for the button if you are interested:

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Without further ado, let’s get to the posts–I hope you’ll participate and visit these wonderful Military Family Bloggers–and feel free to check out previous editions for more great Military Family Posts!

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  1. Traci Cook says:

    Hi, Candace! My post today is from last summer (not meeting the ‘in the last month or so’ rule) but it’s time for Operation Purple Camp again and I thought it would be good information to share with those who have camp-age kids. It’s a great opportunity for our military Families! Thanks!

  2. Traci Cook says:

    Second comment! =) I’d love to enter the contest and enjoyed the blogs listed so far. I’ve commented on numbers 2, 3, and 4. Also, I wanted to let you know I posted a new promo today for the blog carnival on my blog. LOVE what you’re doing!!

  3. Jessica Lynn says:

    Hello! I just posted a link to a mil-related post I wrote last week. Great contest!

  4. Aislinn says:

    I visted Fabulous Army life, she was talking about Operation Purple Camp and I am trying to get my oldest to go this summer.

  5. Aislinn says:

    My post was about my day today in the military. Nothing speacial but everyday I serve is special to me.

  6. Kacy says:

    Hey! I love this idea/contest. I’m very excited about it. I just posted about my husbands pinning ceremony. Hopefully the link will show up, it didn’t last week for some reason.

  7. Kacy says:

    In addition to the link, I also visited and commented on “My Military Children”, “Big Boots to Fill” and “What a Day”.

  8. I have commented on a few blogs already… #3 was the first one I think.

  9. Douglas says:

    great giveaway.. thank you !!

  10. That looks like such a great book! :)

    Stopping by via It’s Twinsanity – I loved her post this week!
    (and shared a post about perspective and stress.)

    Thanks for hosting!
    Ann Marie @ Household6Diva

  11. allyson says:

    my step son just got home from geremany after 2 years in iraq-we don’t discuss much of what happened over there-we talk about the future. in will be out in 2 more months- at age 20 he has seen alot

  12. Carol says:

    Hi, I commented here at G.I. Joe’s Wife’s Blogspot

    on “Butterflies”, her post about moving and all the attendant stresses:

  13. Monique Rizzo says:

    Great thing to win!! I love this show.
    Thanks for the chance.

  14. Kacy says:

    sorry to be bothersome…but is anyone else having problems making their link show up? It does this to me every week. Just curious!

  15. donna says:

    sign me up

  16. Alicia says:

    Hi, I posted a couple days ago about the day my husband deployed for a 4th time. I hope everyone Enjoys it.

  17. Kacy says:

    Thank you, Candace for helping me out. Yeah, maybe we can troubleshoot soon.

  18. Craig Johnson says:

    great great contest!!!

  19. Ed Nemmers says:

    I would like to read this!

  20. Roger Deming says:

    People are only limited by their own imagination.

  21. Veronica Garrett says:

    I visited and commented at Letters from War: Tribute to Mothers of Soldiers.

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