10 Police Wife Blogs to Help You Support Your Spouse & Yourself
By Lauren Elrick on 07/28/2015
Life as a police wife can be both incredibly rewarding and incredibly stressful. Police wives everywhere support their husbands in various ways. From staying home to care for a newborn child to spending 40 hours a week working in the office, their behind-the-scenes service often goes unnoticed.
As a police wife, you fully understand that your husband’s job comes with long nights, worrisome seasons and a tremendous amount of respect and pride. How are you to survive those late-night shifts, mismatched schedules and those feelings of anxiety that can stealthily creep into your everyday life?
Police wife blogs have become great resources for connecting these women across the country and providing the support they need to support their men in uniform. Use this list to connect with others, learn more about the life of a law enforcement spouse or to simply boost your spirits in the difficult times.
10 police wife blogs you should be following
Melissa Littles is a published author, blogger, motivational speaker and advocate for police officers and their families. She launched this blog to help “support the life behind the thin blue line.” Littles is the wife of an 18-year veteran patrol officer, so she has plenty of experience and advice for her fellow police wives.
From thoughts on current events involving law enforcement to stories of her own challenges as an officer’s wife, Stella blogs relatable posts that drop you straight into the life of a law enforcement spouse. You can also purchase “I’m a Cop’s Wife” gear on site to show your pride!
If you ever find yourself in need of emotional support and encouragement, you’ll want to bookmark this blog! This police wife and mother shares honest portrayals of her struggles and explains how she makes it through the tough times. She also provides helpful tips for how to emotionally support your husband as well.
Under the alias Ms. Officer Charger, this wife, mother and teacher decided to document her life as a police wife to help others know that they are not alone. Besides her musings on how to handle life as a police wife, this blogger also posts about fitness, cooking and parenting.
Humanizing the Badge is an organization that aims to bring awareness to law enforcement officer-related issues. Posts on this blog bring up ideas, encouragement, and support for police officers and their families, many of which focus solely on police wives. Check out “13 Signs You’re a Police Wife” and see if you can relate to the conditions that set these wives apart.
Blogger and speaker Victoria M. Newman seeks to provide resources to support both the family and the law enforcement career. Her operation works alongside departments, peer support groups, faith-based ministries and other organizations to provide perspective, solutions and wisdom for police wives and families. Check out the resources page for recommendations on books, websites and retreats.
This blogger uses the pen name Mrs. Fuzz, as she claims she is married to “Hott Fuzz” himself. She covers a variety of topics, from personal life stories to current events to fun product promotions. Follow this blog for interesting videos, stats and studies about the police community and its wives.
Janelle is a police wife and mother of several boys who started her blog so her voice would be heard. She posts honest and raw updates about everyday life as a police wife, the emotions that come with the job and how she comforts her kids when they worry for their dad. Read this blog for an authentic account of the life and struggles of a law enforcement spouse.
This website isn’t police-wife specific, but there are plenty of police wife resources if you toggle to the search bar. PoliceOne is all about enabling the law enforcement community to find relevant news, training information, and more. On this website, you’ll find advice on how to maintain a successful marriage as a police spouse, how to support your law enforcement husband and ways to encourage and sustain your family.
10. Child at Heart
Being a police wife does not have to consume your whole life. Deonna is a stay-at-home mom, police wife and crafter. She mixes fun DIY craft posts right in with tips on how to be a happy police wife and a stay-at-home mom. Check out this blog for gift ideas, posts about families, recipes and more.
Know you’re not alone
It’s easy to feel isolated in the challenges you face as a police wife, but remember you’re not alone! There is a unique bond that links police wives together, even if they’ve never met before. Bookmark this collection of police wife blogs so you can visit whenever you need some advice or encouragement.
Are you a police wife? Share your helpful resources and advice with us in the comments below!