For young children with a military parent, deployment can be a confusing and scary time. The more resources you have to help them, the better!Read More
For parents of military kids, it can be difficult to know how to help our children cope with the stresses of military life: constant changes, moves, and going through the deployment of one or both parents. So much advice is geared towards younger children, but how to help an older child or young adult who's struggling?Read More
If you have a family member serving in the military and especially if your own child has decided to choose a life of military service, this episode is for you.Read More
Keeping your marriage healthy is a challenge. Add in the stresses of military life, and it can be even more difficult! Whether you're a newlywed or have been married a long time, it's always a good time to work on your relationship.Read More
With all the changes, moves, and challenges that go along with military life, it can be difficult to settle in and find your people. On this episode, Jen's talking to Claire Wood about finding community, what to do when you just can't seem to make friends, and so much more.Read More
Keeping the lines of communication open during marriage can be challenging. Add in deployment, and it gets even trickier! This week, Jen's talking with Lizann Lightfoot, whose family has been through seven deployments.Read More
What do you do when your only "emergency contact" in a new area is the Realtor who helped you find your rental? Yikes! Finding community as a military spouse can be one of the most difficult aspects of this life, especially when you've just moved and your spouse promptly leaves for deployment or training.Read More
Have the realities of life as a military spouse ever...scared you? Whether it's starting over in a different country or simply the overwhelm at all the details and the strange little world that is military life, you're not alone.
On this episode, Courtney Woodruff joins Jen for an honest talk about how she learned to give up control over her life to God, working through marriage difficulties, living overseas, and coming to terms--and peace--as a military spouse.Read More
If you've ever felt the pull of "military spouse denial," as guest Lindsay Swoboda so aptly words it, you'll relate to this episode! Maybe you've been there, too? It's that mindset of refusing to believe that military life will define you, change your life, or otherwise affect you. Lindsay's been there/done that! She talks about how back-to-back overseas moves, deployments, and the birth of her daughter all slowed her down and taught her some important life lessons.Read More
On this episode, we're taking a quick moment to talk about where we've been, what's coming in the next season, and a special offer for military families to help their kids settle into school after a mid-year move.Read More
So excited to share this special holiday episode with you!
Are you torn between traveling to see your extended family and staying put to create your own holiday memories? Alone over the holidays due to deployment or just moved and don't know a soul? This week, Jen is teaming up with Sheena Arting of the Dear MilFamily Podcast on a crossover between their shows. They've been there and they're talking about it! Consider this your virtual hug across the miles from fellow military families.Read More
Travel and overseas life as a military family? We're talking about it in this episode! Angie Drake shares about her family's unique moves to South America (twice!), and how she's taken those experiences to start her own sustainable travel consulting business, Not Your Average American, since her husband's recent military retirement. As she says, "itchy feet need places to travel!"Read More
Who were you before life told you who you had to be?
The answer to that could be interesting! Join Jen for this informative, fun, and inspiration-filled episode with Kellie Artis, COO for MILLIE and co-founder of Milspo Gurus.Read More
Air Force veteran and military spouse Amanda Huffman is joining Jen this week to talk about her time as a service member, her decision to "trade in combat boots for a diaper bag," her series featuring women service members and veterans, and her upcoming podcast about women in the military!Read More
What do you do when you're not sure where you'll be living a month from now? You face it head on, that's what!
Since she's already moved 6 times in the 4 years of her husband's Marine Corps career, you could say Danielle Keech is something of an expert on short-notice PCS moves!Read More