Category: Military

Veterans Day Crafts and Activities for Young Kids

Veterans Day Crafts and Activities for Young Kids

As a military family, I’m always curious to see what others are doing to recognize Veterans Day. My son is just getting to the age where he can start understanding what it means that Daddy is in the military, and I think it helps to do activities to help in learning. I collected a list of these fun Veteran’s Day crafts and activities you can do with your children too.   Veteran’s Day Activities Here are some lovely activities to recognize Veterans Day from a fellow blogger in my tribes, Babies to Bookworms. I love the camouflage sensory bin idea! I […]

Posted November 7, 2017 by Julie in Military, Parenting, / 2 Comments
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Military Social Media Guru, Jenny

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Military Social Media Guru, Jenny

I am enjoying interviewing professionals about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Jenny Hale – The Military Social Media Guru.   Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? I am a military social media and marketing strategist/consultant. I work with military spouse and veteran entrepreneurs to bridge the gap between the way the military markets to their community and how the civilian sector markets. I teach clients how the “other side” thinks and how to change the way […]

Posted June 27, 2017 by Julie in Military, Work, / 0 Comments
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How to Downsize your Home when Planning to Move

How to Downsize your Home when Planning to Move

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Moving is hard, I get that.  This word can cause someone to experience feelings of dread and anxiety. I’m certainly one of those people and am staring down our upcoming move with my fair share of worry. Several years ago, we upgraded our home and moved into a very large, luxurious house. We quickly filled the house with more furniture and all kinds of stuff after we had our baby. Now, we’re tasked with going in the opposite direction and trying […]

Posted June 8, 2017 by Julie in Home, Military, Organize, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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DIY a Long Distance Care Package for your Spouse

DIY a Long Distance Care Package for your Spouse

“You just want a boyfriend in a jar,” my friends would say to me. This was in back high school when all I really wanted was a boyfriend, but also my own life. So my friends would tease me that I needed a boyfriend I could store in a jar, and take out to play with whenever I wanted, and then put back on the shelf whenever I wanted to spend time with them instead. It was funny at the time, but the concept stuck in my mind. Do I want a husband in a jar? Is that what I have […]

Posted September 15, 2016 by Julie in Giveaways, Love, Military, / 20 Comments
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What it’s really like to be a Military Spouse, my guest post at The Mama Nurse

What it’s really like to be a Military Spouse, my guest post at The Mama Nurse

I am excited to be a featured guest post today at The Mama Nurse in her Women Who Inspire feature. I am talking about what it’s really like to be a Military Spouse. A quick excerpt of the post is below (because I just had to share my infographic with you) but you can read the full post at The Mama Nurse.     It is my opinion that military spouses go through a cycle of emotions similar to the process of grief. In a way, we are grieving for the absence of our partner during this time, as well […]

Posted May 20, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Military, TopPosts, / 13 Comments
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How to Support a Military Spouse

How to Support a Military Spouse

Being a military spouse grants you a complimentary membership in a particular club where you are often alone while your partner in life is absent for an extended period. Your spouse might be away attending a school or training, have been selected for a home or abroad mission, or is away for another military-related reason. Shifting all responsibilities onto one person and the extended months of loneliness can cause anxiety and depression even in the strongest of characters.  Emotions run high, resources are stretched, and couples are tested. For Military Spouse Appreciation Day, I wanted to share some tips and ideas how you […]

Posted May 7, 2016 by Julie in Military, TopPosts, / 21 Comments
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5 Tips for an Easier {Military} Move

5 Tips for an Easier {Military} Move

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Moving house is always a complicated process, full of big emotions and sometimes difficult decisions. Some people are pros at moving and others, like me, find it a very stressful life event. In the past decade, I have moved three times, and one of those moves was halfway across the country. My husband and I have also had several situations where he had to temporarily live away, whether for an extended Army school, mobilization, or a new civilian job opportunity. These […]

Posted April 30, 2016 by Julie in Home, Military, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 5 Comments
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