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FREE Photo Book for Deployed Military Members!!

Yes, you heard me! The USO has a fabulous photo book program that family members of deployed military can use! I found out about this through searching on the USO website – and thought that, hey, my husband is considered deployed, I should utilize this great opportunity! About a month ago, I put together the photo book for him with photos we took together while he was home on leave. I wanted to wait and share it with y’all till my husband got the book (he reads my blog!) because it was a surprise. Well, he got it yesterday and LOVED it. The photo…

An Awesome Opportunity for Military Families to Win Big for Their Babies!

To all the military mommies and daddies out there with young kiddos, check out the flyer below! It’s an awesome giveaway and getaway opportunity from Plush Little Baby, exclusively for military families!! Do you know of a deserving family? Then, enter them for a chance to win big! I couldn’t help but share this amazing opportunity to y’all after reading about it. My husband and I don’t have little ones yet, but I can only imagine how much it would be to budget in a new family addition. Be sure you note the deadline, you only have 10 days to…

Guest Post: Finding Resources and Opportunities As You Enter Civilian Life

Emma Banks of Smile As It Happens contacted me about sharing some very valuable insight on finding resources and opportunities when you’re entering into the civilian workforce. I thought it would be very useful to pass along! Please find her article below!Leaving the military presents you with a wide range of opportunities, but it can also bring along the anxiety of the unknown. Unfortunately, many myths have been perpetuated that fuel anxiety concerning civilian life and your search for non-military employment. Let’s look at a few of these and learn the truth behind them.Myth #1: Most employers don’t care about…

Guest Post: Top 10 Reasons to Vote Troop ID as the Most Veteran Friendly Business in America

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a great guest post from the Troop ID folks. Vote now for this fabulous organization that helps find deals and discounts for military members and their families!The search is on for the most Veteran Friendly small business in America. U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring our Heroes program is hosting a Small Business Tournament of Champions, a battle royale to bring awareness to companies dedicated to employing veterans and helping the military community. After a tough round of competition, Troop ID has made it to the Final Four! They are just one step away from…

TroopSwap Guest Blog Post: Smart Ways to Utilize Your Tax Refund

If you’ve got a refund coming your way, April is looking mighty fine despite this lingering winter weather. But with today’s economy, being smart about that check is more important than ever. At TroopSwap and Troop ID, our sales force is composed of proud military spouses and veterans sourcing military discounts all around the country. We asked proud Navy Spouse, financial whiz, and TroopSwap’s National Sales manager Caitlin Horn to share the best ways to use your refund to lasting effect.First, we’ve got to ask, is a refund really a good thing? In a word, no. That fat check from…

The Soldier and I featured at “A Military Story”

I’m so honored that my story is featured at A Military Story!A Military Story is a very special blog that focuses on the stories of military members and their loved ones. From couples engagement photos to homecoming ceremonies, this blog covers it all! Not only does it highlight inspiring and adorable photography, it also provides information for couples. It’s a great resource if you’re hoping to get ideas, etc. for military-related photography!I actually came across this blog as I was doing research for my formal wedding. My soldier and I hope to incorporate some military traditions to our ceremony. Anyway,…

The Mesothelioma Combat Guide for Veterans

Last week, I received an email from Emily, the Community Outreach Director at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. She shared with me some interesting news that I thought is worth passing along to the milspouse community. I didn’t realize that mesothelioma affected so many military members – about 30% of all mesothelioma cases are veterans!The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance provides a wealth of information for everyone to learn more about the risk of asbestos exposure. They’ve recently put together special guide for the veteran community. “The Mesothelioma Combat Guide for Veterans” is now available online. The combat guide actually outlines the risks…

Be Adventurous!

Thanks to another great milspouse friend, I found out about this fantastic online destination for milspouses! It’s called NextGen MilSpouse. They cover pertinent topics and interesting stories that are relatable to milspouses on their site. I thought it would be good to follow them along. I am also a fan of them on Facebook – and that’s when I noticed this post from their page:Naturally, I jumped at the chance because I just wrote about my soldier and I’s plans on getting ourselves to Bermuda this summer. The theme of the month is “Be Adventurous.” Well, that’s exactly what my…

Brides Across America: only one day left!

Last November, I participated in a free bridal giveaway event at Sposabella Bridal in Feasterville, PA. It was made possible by a program called Brides Across America, which partners with local bridal shops to giveaway designer bridal gowns to military brides. Of course, I jumped at the chance to utilize this fantastic opportunity because my soldier and I need all the help we can get! It’s already difficult enough to go through a year of separation because the military says so, and now, we have to wait to have our formal wedding.There are a lot of things in life that…