This page will feature voices from other military spouses– some of them seasoned, some of them brand new. Whether you are new to the military, going through your first deployment, or have been around the military all your life, I believe that everyone has a story to tell. We would like to hear from YOU! What would you like to share?
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Melissa is the owner of Stars and Stripes Doulas, a partnership that pairs a professional doula with a pregnant mother during delivery. They have a special outreach to military families and members of the police, fire fighting, and first responder communities. She was nominated as Joint Base Andrews’ Spouse of the Year in 2016 and 2017.
Melissa shared a great list of 10 pregnancy resources for military spouses.
Evie King is the Operations & Community Manager of InDependent, which is a non-profit founded by five military spouses. Their mission is to connect military spouses to health and wellness support and resources. The organization hosts the annual Military Spouse Wellness Summit, as well as numerous online and in-person support groups led by InDependent Ambassadors.
You can read Evie’s post about 5 ways military spouses can support and encourage each other.
Rachel is a military wife, avid reader, baker and care package maker. She and her husband are proud puppy parents to their dachshund, Baxter and their German shorthaired pointer, Ruger. She blogs all about life as a military wife at Countdowns and Cupcakes, a place where military spouses, new and experienced alike, can come for support, encouragement, a little humor and maybe a care package idea or two. She can also be found on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin.
Her post is about the Top 5 Lessons she has learned about sending care packages.
Meg Flanagan is a special and elementary education teacher who holds an M.Ed in special education and a BS in elementary education. In addition to classroom experience, she has also worked in private tutoring and home schools. Meg is passionate about education advocacy for all children, but especially for children with special needs and children of military and state department personnel. You can find Meg online at MilKids Education, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
Her post is about creating a visual deployment countdown to help toddlers understand deployment.