Lindsay Swoboda

LINDSAY SWOBODA is a writer, editor, and military spouse. She is the mother of two and lives wherever the Marine Corps sends their family next. Her work has been featured in Legacy Magazine, Coffee + Crumbs, The Line Literary Review and Books Make a Difference Magazine. She is the former editor-in-chief for the U.S. Embassy Quito Newsletter. Lindsay hosts The Choosing Brave Podcast and welcomes connection on Instagram and on her personal blog. When she is not writing Lindsay is either seeking time in nature or pursuing her other favorite hobbies: reading and sewing. She tries not to miss having tea in the afternoon with a cookie.
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Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses + Interview with Author Lizann Lightfoot

...through all those experiences, you have learned something again: love will help you do what is difficult. Lizann Lightfoot is the author of Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses. Her book takes readers...
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Set Your Own Pace, and You’re Never Last

Another runner dodged past me. I watched as her ponytail swung back and forth, the space increasing between us with each step. I urged my feet and legs forward, but my running stride turned...
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Friday Favorites – Encouraging Books for Homeschool Mamas

This article may contain affiliate links. By clicking on these links and purchasing products, the owners of The Military Mom Collective may be compensated, at no cost to you. Thank you! I remember the first...
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Homeschooling After Covid (and Perhaps Permanently)

This is a post about our family’s choice to homeschool. We are fortunate to make the choice that is best for us, and we remain supportive about whatever is best for you and your...
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Awesome Audiobooks for Your Next Road Trip

Our family is hitting the road on a trek to the grandparents house. Everyone is excited for the epic adventure to come, but the 17+ hours ahead of us in the car makes me...
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Friday Favorites – Lindsay’s Aldi Favorites

Get your quarter ready- it's time to explore Aldi! Our family lives an hour away from the closest commissary, so we have had to get creative to stay on budget for grocery shopping. There is...
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Military Separations SHOULD Be Easier, But They Never Are

I crushed a baseball cap over my bed head as I grabbed keys. The early morning air nipped at my fingers as I carried the handheld vacuum down the driveway. I opened the door...
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No PCS: The Gift of Staying Put

I hold my coffee in one hand and my cell phone in the other, thumbing through Instagram. I am working on better social media practices, but I have yet to crack my five minute...