There have been many takeaways from 2020, and not all of them are negative. My favorite takeaway has been the increase in remote work opportunities. As more and more companies are required to take safety and health precautions, this type...
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Redefining Failure

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“I need to withdraw from the program.” These are words that my brain would not have even considered in 2019 because I thrive on craziness.  To illustrate my love of craziness: last year my daughter had spine surgery, we sold our...
"The writer is by nature a dreamer - a conscious dreamer." ~Carson McCullers Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved writing. I wrote poems and short stories, and I never once complained about writing sentences that contained our...
I know I'm not alone when I say I am overwhelmed. I am exhausted. I am burned out.  It started with working from home in March, which was sustainable because the Army wanted my husband working from home as well. Of...
This post is sponsored by our partner, the Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs. AMSE is an exclusive community for military spouse entrepreneurs to learn how to launch, build, or scale their own business. Founded by Moni Jefferson and Flossie...
In the midst of the global pandemic, many small businesses have suspended operations or are re-framing their strategy to engage in virtual platforms. With the economy on rocky footing, and most consumers staying and working from home, we want...
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Step Out On That Limb

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As military spouses, we know walking down the aisle into our marriage that we will be giving up control of our lives. We know that we will be required to live outside of our comfort zone. When “I do”...
My oldest daughter is quite the idealist. If there's anything to volunteer for at school, she is the first one who raises her hand. Last year she joined Student Council and was invited to travel to York for a...
It’s a funny thing, this military life … despite being a teacher, I rarely actually teach. Instead, I often find myself occupying other roles: stay-at-home mom, PTO volunteer, FRG leader, etc. And while these are all fulfilling in their own...
We are proud to partner with Body Boost on our Military Mama Spotlight. Each month, we feature a mom in one of our communities who is doing amazing things. If you know an inspiring military mom who has a...
By now I'm sure you've seen the enthusiastic social media posts … some branches of the military are now offering up to $500 reimbursement for spouses who hold a professional license when they PCS to a new state.  As...

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The Art of Reaching Out as a New Spouse

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Sometimes during life as a military spouse, one will hear statements like, “You knew what you signed up for when you marry a military service...