The Journey of Motherhood & Finding Yourself Again

When I left the military to become a mom and military spouse, I thought I was giving up my hard life for the good life. Being a mom looked like so much fun. It didn’t look lonely, stressful, or tiring. From the outside, it looked easy and fun. I had heard stories of parenting struggles,

The Power of a Photo: Infertility from a Male Perspective

**Guest Post by Chris G.** Everyone around us was getting pregnant. They were the ones who weren’t trying and who didn’t even want to have a child. They were the ones doing everything “wrong” and still got pregnant. The news of those close to us being pregnant were greeted with the fake “Congratulations, I’m so

The Infertile Woman Inside Me

***Guest Post by Sheena A. *** I’d like to think of myself as a pretty strong person. Like everyone, I have different hats and sides to my personality that I show to the world at different times. There’s the inspiring and exacting teacher that believes in helping her students to achieve all they want, and,

Surviving Cancer During Deployment

I was asked to share my story in hopes to connect with fellow military spouses who might be going through a similar situation. Sometimes, all it takes is that extra reassurance that no matter what, You are strong, You are a fighter, and You can do and get through anything that comes your way, even

Embracing Time and Life Lessons in Seoul

**Guest post by Lindsay Swoboda of Uplifting Anchor** What can I do right here and right now? This is the question I ask myself during the most challenging portions of my military spouse journey. It is not a question I automatically knew to ask, but it is one I have gained perspective with over time. Time

Living with Anxiety and Depression

*I am honored that Author Renee Antonia has provided a guest post while on her WOW: Women on Writing Book tour. She will talk about her experience with anxiety and depression, which inspired her book I’m Not Okay. .* Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking on the link provided and purchasing the book mentioned in

Mother’s Day Salute: Life Lessons from Mom

Being married to someone in the military is not always peaches and cream.  There’s the distance, unexpected schedules, moving rapidly, and the list goes on.  Do you think milspouses just acclimated to this lifestyle or did their upbringing help to prepare them for this whirlwind life? To honor moms for Mother’s Day, I decided to

Reinventing Your Career in Education

**Guest Post by Meg Flanagan** Every person faces challenges in their life and career. Raising young children, sick days, aging parents, and life’s little surprises (like a car that won’t start) all add little hiccups to professional lives and careers. Military spouses have the extra challenge of frequent moves and transferring professional licenses across state lines.

The Male Military Spouse Perspective

Last Fall, I was honored to meet a male military spouse at Military One Click’s MilSpouse Fest. Due to the voice of male military spouses being one that is rarely heard, I humbly asked if he would be willing to allow me to interview him for the blog and share his story.  He politely agreed