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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Amanda is military veteran who served in the Air Force for six years as a Civil Engineer including a deployment to Afghanistan. She traded in her combat boots for a diaper bag to stay home with her two boys and follow her husband’s military career. Which currently has them stationed in Southern California, living the dream and making frequent trips to Disneyland. Her blog Airman to Mom incorporates stories from her past military life and how she views life through her unique life experiences of both a veteran and military spouse. You can check out more about Amanda on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Her post is called “How my perspective changed when I became a military spouse”
Jenny Hale is a civilian marketing and social media consultant, coach, and teacher for military spouse and veteran business owners. Nicknamed “The Military Social Media Guru,” she uses her background working with military non-profits, military-focused corporate companies, Army Public Affairs, and as an entrepreneur to help others struggling to meet their business dreams. After missing out on her dream of enlisting due to not being medically qualified, Jenny set out to serve the military community another way – by providing her years of entrepreneurship knowledge to the community she believes in the most. With the goal of bridging the gap between the military community’s marketing efforts to civilians and vice versa, Jenny works to make an entrepreneur’s vision come to life.
Her post is called, “Am I ‘cut out’ to be an entrepreneur?”
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.