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8 Lessons the World Has Learned From the Ukrainian People

8 Lessons the World Has Learned From the Ukrainian People

On the 24th of February, the Russian military invaded Ukraine and began attacking in the country in an effort to make them surrender to Russian rule. However, despite this terrible event, there is still courage and bravery in the hearts of the Ukrainian people. Women...

5 Ways to Give Back to Your Local Community This Year 

5 Ways to Give Back to Your Local Community This Year 

Are you looking for a way to give back this year? Maybe you don’t have the time to volunteer or maybe you do not have the additional room in your budget to make monetary donations. That’s okay. There are still a variety of ways that you can give back. Included below...

5 New Year’s Wishes for Military Families 

5 New Year’s Wishes for Military Families 

A new year comes with much excitement, optimism, and positivity. In addition, it always brings a level of uncertainty for military families as we don’t always know what’s next in military life or what Murphy's Law might throw our way next. Often times, we are not...

The Reality of Spending the Holidays Away from Family

The Reality of Spending the Holidays Away from Family

Oftentimes military life takes us far away from our extended families. This can make celebrating the holidays lonely and melancholy. This is our second year in a row away from home due to my spouse's assignment to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. What makes it tough is having a...

Wounded Heroes Documentary: A Film About Veterans Battling PTS

Wounded Heroes Documentary: A Film About Veterans Battling PTS

About the Film “Don’t fight this battle alone.” That’s the primary message filmmaker, Michael Gier, wants to get out to veterans who are plagued with PTSD resulting in alarming suicide rates. His quest in Wounded Heroes Documentary is to shed light on Veterans who...

The Military Spouse You Don’t See Behind the Smile

The Military Spouse You Don’t See Behind the Smile

Military spouses are good at faking a smile, pretending life is good, and carrying loads that many cannot even fathom. However, there is a side to many of us that you don’t always see.  It’s a side we keep hidden for a multitude of reasons. It’s a side of us that...

Strength 4 Spouses 4th Year Recap

Strength 4 Spouses 4th Year Recap

It’s hard to believe that the Strength 4 Spouses blog has been around for four years now. It has been quite the journey through writing, growing, advocating, collaborating with others, and learning the art of social media marketing over the years. I have been offered...

Review of Editor 911 Books for Pre-Teens and Teens

Review of Editor 911 Books for Pre-Teens and Teens

Normally, I review children’s books and self-help books for adults. However, when the opportunity came along to review books for a different audience, pre-teens, and teens, I thought it was time to widen my reviews to be more inclusive to an audience that falls in the...

Family Communication and Mental Illness

Family Communication and Mental Illness

Guest post by Cinda Jo Bauman Family communication is tricky! Most kids go through a period when they shut out their parents. My daughter would have had a much longer list than this one, but for starters many of the reasons children might shut out their parents are:...

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