About this Blog

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Hello, thanks for stopping by! I’m Lizann, a military spouse and your new friend! I wanted a space to connect with other MilSpouses, and share my experiences, so we can get through this crazy military life together. The motto of this blog is that “we are all in this together.” Military life is hard, no question. Sometimes you wonder if you are the only one struggling to get through. This is a place where new military girlfriends, fiancees, or spouses can get tips and perspective about military challenges like deployments, PCSing, raising children alone, and just missing your spouse. I’m someone who has been there, done that, made the mistakes, and wrote the book–literally! (My first book for military spouses, called ‘Welcome to Rota,’ was published 2 years ago.) I write honestly about the challenges we have faced, but I am also able to smile at the ridiculous things we have been through. I hope as you browse my articles you will feel encouraged, supported, and laugh a little! You are welcome on this page, and I hope you will support others here, from all branches of the military.

The author The Seasoned Spouse with her 4 children and published book, 'Welcome to Rota.'

Why am I seasoned? Well, “seasoned spouse” is a term that military leadership has been using for a while to describe their long-term spouses. I’m not old, and I’m no expert. But I have known my husband since before Boot Camp, and we have walked this military path together for the past 16 years. I’ve gained a lot of flavor from life’s experiences. I’ve been through the sweet and the bittersweet, the challenging and the thrilling. I have been with my husband for 6 deployments (5 of them combat), living overseas, having 4 children together, and moving too many times. Some might say that makes us ‘salty.’ I say it makes me seasoned. And I’m happy to share some of my seasoned stories with you!

So please say hi and leave some love! I would love to connect with you. If you need advice or have any questions about military life, send them to me at Lizann@SeasonedSpouse.com.

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