Recap of MilSpouse Fest at Fort Bragg

What exactly is MilSpouse Fest?  It was founded by Jen Pilcher as MilitaryOneClick, which is an online resource center to find information all in one place to help you with military life. Then, MilSpouse Fest was an extension of the online resource to provide a day of celebrating, learning, resource sharing, connecting, and winning prizes

The Challenge of Finding a Mobile Career

Naturally, I’m a planner. I even made a career out of planning by getting my Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. As sweet, unpredictable life goes, I happened to meet my Marine during my last year in school and all of my graduation plans began to change. I told my Dad I thought he was the

Review of the Novel “War Torn”

War Torn is a novel written by Wall Street Journal’s best-selling author Jeffrey Wilson. It follows the journey of a service member through pre-deployment, war, and the return home. The struggle with faith is intertwined into the storyline as Jake, the main character, has many questions for God that only he can find the answers

Recap of the Salute to Military Spouses Summit

It’s no surprise that I am a huge fan of the USO. I have been a volunteer with the NC chapter for over four years and have seen both as a volunteer and as a military spouse the many ways this organization assists and uplifts military families. On November 14, 2018, the USO put together

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 Journey Through Multiple Miscarriages to 3 Healthy Boys

My Story My husband and I were two years into our conception journey with 3 miscarriages under our belt. Never in a million years did I see myself in this spot, does anyone? The pain was unbearable and everywhere I looked I don’t think there was a woman who wasn’t expecting. Literally, every time I

The Determination to Finish: My Graduate School Journey

Everyone has a story of how they reached success despite hardships.  Many people have a journey that has not been easy, but somehow they reached their ultimate goal. In this post, I will share with you how I achieved success in graduate school despite bumps in the road and hardships along the way. The Choice

Planning for College: 5 Tips for Adults Returning to School

Going back to school is a huge decision and should not be taken lightly. In order to be competitive in today’s economy, having some sort of formal education is a necessity. This has prompted many adults of all ages to return to school for further education and training. Strength 4 Spouses is a participant in