Life changes at the drop of a dime, and, in most cases, without fair warning, these changes may come in blessings and difficulties. Amid our challenges, can we even thrive as we learn to process situations that may be formidable? Many may choose to keep pushing through life while holding their survival mechanisms on high […]
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By Brianna Cooley Dear, friends, My name is Brianna Cooley and I would describe myself as a driven and determined person. For the entirety of my high school career, I have dedicated myself to achieving my highest potential. My parents have always encouraged me to do the best I can and to be proud of […]
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Military Spouse brings you the FINAL DAY of the Military Appreciation Month Giveaway. Today is sponsored by TWO milspouse-owned businesses, Nomades and Charliemadison Originals, and TWO veteran-owned businesses, Mutt’s Sauce and Naturally London! We’ll also be drawing our GRAND PRIZE winner today – one lucky military spouse will win one item from every business in the Military […]
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Military Spouse brings you Day Three of the Military Appreciation Month Giveaway. Today is sponsored by milspouse-owned business, Daisy Faye Designs, and veteran-owned business, STZY Socks! It’s SO easy to enter! Just like the Giveaway post each day and tag a friend on Facebook or Instagram (bonus entry if you tag a friend on both!) Share your email here. We will choose a winner each day. Enter […]
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From Militarybridge.com FEATURED–SPONSORED WORX: Worx is proud to offer a 10% Military Discount for active duty & veterans. In partnership with MilitaryBridge, WORX is giving away two wonderful prizes in salute of military service. Be sure to enter our giveaway below! GET THIS DEAL MyProtein: Enjoy a 41% off RRP exclusive Military Discount from MyProtein! […]
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Every year, a swarm of military community members streams into Washington D.C. for the annual Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY) Awards. This program, owned and sponsored by Armed Forces Insurance, is one of the most impactful initiatives the military spouse space has ever seen. Because of this program, military spouses all […]
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If we have learned anything from the past, change can happen instantly. We see this being true by living, working, and shopping. Since the pandemic, retailers have made approximately $10 billion in e-commerce investments, acquisitions, and partnerships. Website Consumer Experience How are you creating an intentional relationship-driven environment for your consumer? As many navigate their […]
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Spouse entrepreneurs design jewels and charms for the military community. Never underestimate the power of a story shared… Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Christy Dewitt, the director of business development and sales for Nomadés LLC. She is a pastor’s kid turned military spouse with an amazing entrepreneurial journey. Christy is one of four […]
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Creating a family can be challenging for everyone, but most especially for our active-duty military families. From trying through the separation of deployment to needing fertility support not paid for by TRICARE, it is not always easy to start a family. The Military Family Building Coalition (MFBC) and WINFertility are working together to support military […]
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By Rachel Pitts We had just landed in Yuma, Ariz., instead of the location we were promised. I was pregnant, unemployed, and didn’t know a soul. My husband told me about a spouse gathering and in my starvation for social interaction, I jumped at the chance. The other spouses were welcoming and friendly and several […]
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Military life is a stressful ordeal for even the most resilient of spouses. We are expected to be resilient, adaptable, and patient, not to mention hold down the fort when our spouses are told to leave at the drop of a hat. If you ask me, that’s a lot of pressure. That pressure is something […]
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Stress isn’t just a mood. Stress creates a direct response in your body, leaving you irritable, tired, and wired. During a Permanent Change of Station (PCS), your stress levels can go through the roof. Let’s look at five ways to help you process your PCS stress. What can you control? Identifying what you can change […]
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Does the task of disciple-making seem overwhelming, or even impossible? Do you feel anxious about sharing your faith or do the details of your own story make you feel disqualified from The Great Commission? Or, are you wondering what Christianity is all about- looking for answers you just can’t seem to find? After running on […]
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Stephanie Rose, a seasoned military spouse and entrepreneur, had a dream to create a portable career and a sustainable income. With enough grit and grace to make it happen, she rolled up her sleeves to transform her 1965 Winnebago into a thriving business venture. After some hard work, a couple coats of paint, and an […]
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It’s the year we have all been waiting for! With many Covid restricts gone or very limited, everyone is looking for a way to travel and enjoy their time as they get ready for a PCS. A favorite practice of many families is to turn your PCS into a vacation or some kind of family […]
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Although winter snow has *hopefully* passed, spring brings new activities that cause our house to be a bit of a flurry. In the midst of a chaotic schedule, dinners become takeout, table settings become disposable, and entertaining with a four-course meal feels as far out of reach as the colorful leaves that once hung on […]
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These organizations realize the value of hiring military spouses. They get it! Every year, Military Friendly® identifies organizations that understand a very simple business concept: Not only are military spouses NOT a liability because they move every couple of years, they are an asset because they know how to solve problems. They’re creative, adaptive, resourceful, […]
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Guild Financial App Sets Goal to Help Military Community Build Fifty Billion Dollars in Personal Wealth by 2032 There’s a new finance app on the scene and its founders have their sights set on making some pretty big waves. “Our mission is to help the military community save and invest fifty billion dollars over the […]
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Worlds apart, two friends create a space for military teens and give them a voice. Written by Jessica Manfre, Photographed by Benjamin Rusnak Advocacy regarding the military community’s pain points has become a hot topic in recent years. One noticeable gap was the ability to serve its youth, and two Army teens decided to fix […]
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Valerie Essman came from a long line of service to others. Deciding between entering the medical field or wearing a military uniform was hard, so she did both. “My great grandfather was what they called a ‘tank sealer’ who worked with aircraft fuel systems, more specifically he worked on the beginnings of Lockheed Martin’s ‘Skunk […]
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“Hurry up and wait.” Every military spouse is at least familiar with this phrase. The majority of us have actually lived it more than once. Between deployments, short-duty assignments, and PCS moves, it constantly feels as though the military keeps hurrying us and our families through another long (and often daunting) waiting period. When you […]
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Have you ever felt like there were rules about what a military spouse “should and shouldn’t do?” You don’t want to forget OPSEC, but what about the rest of your life? Here are ten things you might not have realized you are allowed to do. 1. You are allowed to take time off of the […]
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If you’re a seasoned military spouse thinking about the future, raise your hand. If you are a military spouse who wants to grow as a person, raise your hand. And if you are a military spouse who would love guidance and community to reach those goals, join an upcoming event created by military spouses, for […]
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Military Spouse brings you Day Three of the Military Spouse Swing into Spring Giveaway. Today is sponsored by milspouse-owned business, Blackberry Valley Custom Creations LLC! Website | Facebook | Instagram “Blackberry Valley Custom Creations LLC is a veteran and family-owned business specializing in custom laser, Uv printing, and larger woodworking pieces. We provide realtor gifts, wedding, kitchen essentials, and can […]
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Military Spouse brings you Day Two of the Military Spouse Swing into Spring Giveaway. Today is sponsored by milspouse-owned business, Wander Love Soap! Website | Facebook | Instagram “I make handmade soap and bath and body products! Veteran and milspouse-owned!” Today’s Gift: Self-Care Box “Self-Care Box” with a “Pink Mimosa” handmade soap, Lavender bath bomb, natural bath mitt, “Pink Mimosa” […]
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Military Spouse brings you Day One of the Military Spouse Swing into Spring Giveaway. Today is sponsored by milspouse-owned business, Leave it to Lou! Website | Facebook | Instagram “I curate custom gifts for any celebration and budget. I personally shop for and assemble gift sets that are just as much of an experience opening as they are honoring the […]
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It’s almost Spring (woohoo!) The Military Spouse Swing into Spring Giveaway runs Friday March 18th – March 20th (the First Day of Spring!) It’s SO easy to enter! Just like the Giveaway post each day and tag a friend on Facebook or Instagram (bonus entry if you tag a friend on both!) Share your email […]
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When asking military spouses what the biggest barrier is in their business, the number one answer is funding. Funding is holding military spouses back from starting and running their business. It’s always funds, funds, funds. I remember starting my first business as a blogger in 2014 and bootstrapping to get a website built for my blog. […]
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On February 24, 2022 our nation woke to the news that the Russian military crossed the Ukrainian boarder with the goal overthrowing the government and to make Ukraine a part of Russia in the hopes of re-establishing the Soviet Union. For many, this came as terrifying news, and created a ripple of concern throughout our community. […]
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By Laura Schofield We were exploring a new-to-us museum at a new-to-us duty station when I first found the letters. My kids were pressing every button they could find and using the microscopes to examine all the local wildlife specimens. My husband was watching an informational video, and I was wandering somewhat aimlessly. Tucked among […]
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What should you do with all of your old prom dresses, military ball gowns, and formals? When Spring Cleaning season rolls around, many spouses are wondering if they should save their dresses for future generations or donate them. As a mom of a teenager, the feedback I have gotten has been pretty humorous. “Wow, Mom. […]
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Jazmin, who has been a minimalist for years, is a one-woman wonder. Working as a doula, she serves military families through providing support through childbirth and postpartum. Armed with knowledge and experience around bringing children into the world, she makes all difference when it comes to labor and delivery. Jazmin and I have known each […]
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By Laura Schofield One of my comfort movies is “Shall We Dance” with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez. Besides the amazing soundtrack and fairly mellow plot, one of my favorite cinematic lines ever is said by Susan Sarandon’s character: “We need a witness to our lives…in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything – […]
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Rachelle Chapman Meet the new boss—it’s you. No new parking spot, pay raise, or executive washroom key. But in the brave new world of remote work, the manager scowling over your shoulder is yourself—if you’re doing it right. In the old office-bound days—before we all migrated to New Zoomland—we had the physical presence of bosses, […]
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By Bethany Wallace It’s a good time. That’s the tagline for Matthew Shanks’ app, Kovii. A free platform, the app allows users to notify others when they’re available to speak on the phone. It creates real, personable connections where you can hear each other’s voice and truly connect. “If someone has a free moment, they […]
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When I got out of the Navy, I had a career plan. Well, I actually enlisted with the post-Navy career plan in mind. I enlisted to pay for school so I could go get another degree in order to be able to earn my teaching license. I busted my butt while I was active duty, […]
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By James Payton Jr. IN THE SUMMER OF 2020, I WROTE A PIECE FOR G.I. JOBS about the dueling dualities that black veterans such as myself experience on a daily basis. At the time, our country was feeling the effects of the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Fast forward to 2022, and more […]
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Military Spouse brings you the Day Five of the Military Spouse ❤️ 5 Days of Love ❤️ V-Day Giveaway. Today is sponsored by milspouse-owned business, Sweet Pineapple Shop! Website | Facebook | Instagram Sweet Pineapple Shop is a veteran and family-owned business specializing in woodcrafts, personalized gifts, military items, bulk realtor/wedding items and laser engraving. We also provide items for […]
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Military Spouse brings you the Day Four of the Military Spouse ❤️ 5 Days of Love ❤️ V-Day Giveaway. Today is sponsored by milspouse-owned business, Kid’s Cake Boxes! Website | Facebook | Instagram Perfectly sized cake kits for one-on-one time with your mini baker. Don’t let busy schedules and activities get in the way of making memories. Our cake kits […]
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Military Spouse brings you the Day Three of the Military Spouse Holly Jolly Holiday Giveaway. Today is sponsored by milspouse-owned business, Body Batter by ME! Website | Facebook | Instagram Body Batter by ME curates affordable natural ingredient skin care products, inspired by our dry skinned kiddo and encouragement from family and friends, that nourishes the skin and soul. We […]
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Military Spouse brings you the Day Two of the Military Spouse Holly Jolly Holiday Giveaway. Today is sponsored by milspouse-owned business, BEAUTÉNOTIONS! Website | Facebook | Instagram BEAUTÉNOTIONS® is Redefining Beauté®. We believe every woman is uniquely beautéful, and most beautéful when she is comfortable in her own skin. This beauté should be enhanced and celebrated, not hidden behind layers […]
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Military Spouse brings you the Day One of the Military Spouse Holly Jolly Holiday Giveaway. Today is sponsored by milspouse-owned business, Berry Couture Sprinkle Shop! Website | Facebook | Instagram “My business was launched while our family was stationed in Hawaii in 2014. At that time I strictly sold Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Through all of our PCS moves I found […]
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January 28, 2022 (Barksdale AFB, LA) — B. Carroll Events LLC presents GY6, a fashion showcase of veteran and military spouse designers and brands. The show is led by two Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year Program Award recipients, Bree Carroll and Latoya Scott. Together they bring back the virtual runway event that highlights […]
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As a girl who was born and raised in Florida, the shock of true winter in some of our duty stations has been breathtaking (literally). But I refuse to allow the cold to prevent me from new adventures and exploring with my family. And you shouldn’t either. Winter travel obviously requires a bit more planning […]
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Sponsored Did you know that Ohio is home to over 730,000 veterans? Our military community is strong—and that includes our military families. We know that military families are a crucial part of the success of active-duty military members and that support doesn’t end post-military career. But as the veteran in your family transitions to a […]
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When my husband and I dated as teenagers, he was a master romancer. He courted me with strewn pink rose petals, trails marked off by silver-wrapped chocolate candies, original love songs played on the piano, and sparkling cider under the stars. Of course, some women don’t care for all that, but I lived for it! […]
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Are you feeling overwhelmed by “Easy-Just-20-Steps-and-Three-Hours-of-Effort” Super Bowl recipes? Me too. So here are 4 *really* simple recipes that will be a great play on game day. Are you feeling saucy about your team not making the cut? Make Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip. For this dip, you’ll need: Two packs of cream cheese 1/2 bottle […]
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If you have moved with the military at any time, then you know how chaotic and stressful the process could be. After jumping through what feels like flaming hoops of a circus ring for medical clearance, EFMP, finding a new house and school, and then scheduling your move, you often feel on the brink of […]
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By Amazon staff Military spouses average one household move every two and a half years—which is seven times more than civilian spouses, according to the Department of Defense. Amazon employs more than 45,000 veterans and military spouses in the US, so when we talked to military spouses and learned that a family move was the […]
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Advancing your professional development while your spouse is active duty presents challenges, as a move every two to three years can affect job promotions, career growth, and stability. The Association of the United States Army reported that military spouses faced a staggering 25% unemployment rate in 2021, and 60% of military spouses were job-searching. While […]
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