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Encouragement for military spouses.

Military families make up less than 1% of the U.S. population, and the challenges they face are unique. Whether you're looking for military family support or simply want to learn more, join host Jen McDonald as we discuss it all: getting through the separations that go along with training and deployments, moving around the world, seeing the one you love leave for war, raising kids in the military, finding your own place as a military spouse, and strengthening your military marriage.

A military spouse of nearly three decades herself and the author of the book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, Jen doesn't shy away from the hard topics, while providing a practical, humorous look at military life. Military life can be hard, but it’s also amazing in so many ways. We're only stronger together. Tune in each week to hear a new personal journey.

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Sep 27, 2018

Meg Flanagan of MilKidsEd

This week, Jen's talking to Meg Flanagan of MilKidsEd, who shares with us her passion for education, especially as it relates to military kids. 

Originally a classroom teacher, Meg has taken her expertise and uses it now to address common school problems and advocate for military families, whether it's help with taming...


Sep 20, 2018

Lauren Cecora

Lauren Cecora is a go-getter!

But after giving birth to her first child, her world was rocked by postpartum depression. In this real and honest episode, you’ll hear about Lauren’s journey through PPD while her husband was deployed. Realizing quickly that something was off more than the typical postpartum “baby...


Sep 13, 2018

Dawn M. SmithDawn M. Smith is an Army spouse of nearly two decades, a freelance writer with a talent for creating real estate and home design content, and a mom living in the D.C. area. She's rebelling against the description of "seasoned spouse," though we still haven't landed on a better term!

Dawn shares her tips for creating a...


Sep 6, 2018

Lana SimmonsLana Simmons is a retired military spouse now living in Virginia. Through the years of her husband's military career, she grappled with the common questions many milspouses face: How do I keep a career going with constant moves, especially overseas? What if I decide to stay home with my kids? Should I volunteer? Where...