The Male Military Spouse Perspective-Part II

Each year, I am so fortunate to meet a male military spouse within the military community. They are becoming increasingly common as females serving in the armed forces has also increased and their opinions are valuable. It is my absolute pleasure to share their stories and viewpoints in a special series titled “The Male Military

What Defines Love in the Military World?

How does military love differ from relationships in civilian life? Some would say military love can be “fast and furious,” “delicate and timely,” or maybe “cherished and limited.” In the military lifestyle, we know that things can change in a moments notice, so showing love to each other is extremely important and timely. For my

The Career Switch from Traditional Education to Entrepreneur

*Guest Post from Zoie Hoffman* Growing up, I knew that I wanted to teach in some capacity. I was always the girl who lent a hand to the kid who was being left out or left behind. In my teen years, I loved helping the kids I babysat with homework and often researched new ways

New Year, New Mindset

*Guest Post by Heather.* As we head into the new year, everyone has the best of intentions for “new year, new me”.  I disagree with this philosophy. Most of the time there isn’t anything wrong with the “you” from the past year. If you look back at all the things you accomplished, there is a

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