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

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

Recap of the Military Influencer Conference 2018

In 2017, I watched as a flood of pictures took over social media from the 1st annual Military Influencer Conference. It looked like everyone had such an amazing time.  I knew that I didn’t want to be watching in pictures again this year and I wanted to be a part of it. So, I purchased

Giving Back to Military Families, One Room at a Time

How do you give back to your community?  Is it through volunteering your time? Do you give back monetarily? Giving back to your local community is important and helps connect you with like-minded individuals. Not to mention, it makes the heart and soul feel good. Military spouses love to give back, because we have all

5 Reasons Why It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Your Running Bestie

When I married my husband and became a military spouse, I left behind a whole network of friends and exercise buddies. I was so lost without them.  I no longer had my 5am running buddy. Those dark and early mornings were filled with such beautiful conversations about life.  With each mile, whatever was stressing us

The Growing Popularity of Remote Work for Military Spouses

As many military spouses find out the hard way, the traditional 9 to 5 outside of the home is becoming increasingly difficult.  It is a myth that we have no desire to work or pursue our own careers.  In fact, military spouses are a very ambitious, compassionate, and driven population of people. However, when duty

The Sacrifice and Strength of the Modern Day Military Spouse

May 11th, 2018 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It started back in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan and was declared to be celebrated on May 23rd. This date changed over time and is now observed the Friday before Mother’s Day each year. Why is Celebrating Military Spouses Important?  There’s a difference of opinion when people

My Top 5 Favorite Military Spouse Owned Retail Businesses

Through social media and the art of collaboration, I have been able to interact with some amazing military spouse entrepreneurs.  Out of the numerous companies owned by some pretty talented milspouses, I have chosen my top five favorite retail companies.  Not only do each of these businesses carry some fabulous products that I completely stand

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.

Recap of the 2018 Military Spouse Wellness Summit

This year was my first time attending the online Military Spouse Wellness Summit organized by InDependent. 2018 marks the third year for this annual event. It is a free online wellness summit that lasts for a week and includes guest speakers on various topics pertaining to health and wellness, daily healthy recipes, exercise plans, financial