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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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Nov 15, 2018

Angie DrakeTravel and overseas life as a military family? We're talking about it in this episode!

Jen starts off with some tips for overseas moves from her own family's four overseas assignments. 

Then, she's talking to Angie Drake, who 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!" Her goal is to add dozens of new destinations to the Not Your Average American list of places to visit. 

Angie also talks about military spouse employment issues, finding the confidence to start a business after years of not having a paid job, and how all of her experiences as a military spouse have forced her to think outside the box.  

And find out which fictional family she'd most like to be a member of! 

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Milspouse Matters Overseas and Back Again Episode: Tara Howes

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