Too much good stuff to share! Grab a coffee or your favorite beverage and settle back to browse through some of the latest posts from the military spouse community that I thought you wouldn't want to miss.
Military Spouse Must-Reads, Volume 8
Been through a deployment or two? You might relate to a few of these 22 Things Military Spouses Never Say During Deployment from MilitaryByOwner Advertising (written by yours truly!).
In Respect: A Challenge to My Fellow Military Spouses, Veronica Jorden puts out a call to milspouses to think about the community we're creating for ourselves, and simply put, to be kind. She says:
If you find yourself engaged in one of those conversations where you are tempted to draw a line and put someone down, I challenge you to stop and consider that on any given day, you could find yourself on the other side of those comments. That the spouse you are whispering about may end up being the only familiar face at your next duty station. That it is easy to judge another’s actions, but worth the effort to learn what drives actions we cannot understand. That careless words intended to inflict harm to another speaks volumes about your own self worth and will do little to help another military spouse learn and grow.
Along the same lines, Julie at Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life reminds us that military life is not a contest, and there's no need to one-up each other on how difficult we've got it in It's Okay to Miss Your Spouse.
With Veterans Day coming, don't miss MilitaryBridge's Big List of Nationwide Veterans Day Discounts & Freebies 2017.
Want to be a brand ambassador for a great company and maybe even make a little extra cash? Check out this new opportunity from MILLIE--they're looking for folks to help spread the word about what their Agent Heroes offer to transitioning military families with MILLIE Brand Ambassadors
The holidays are coming! Over at Servant Mama, you'll get some great tips about how to encourage and connect with younger service members in How to Encourage a Service Member This Thanksgiving.
And finally, if you haven't yet, please take a look at Operation We Are Here. Wow! So many resources for military and veterans' families, all nicely organized into categories such as Christmas holiday support, apps, book lists, and more. You could spend days perusing this site.
Thanks for reading! And if you have a blog post, product, or anything else you think would benefit the military spouse community, leave it in the comments and I may just feature it next time!