Freelance Writers Appreciation Week

January is quickly nearing its end, and I’m due with our first kiddo in mid-February. The result? I’m preparing content Marrying the Army now for those first few blurry-eyed weeks of life with a(n awesome) little baby. You may or may not realize that my blog is only a little … Continue reading

SYKES Enterprises: Career Opportunities for Military Spouses

Disclaimer: This is a paid post. Blue Star Families recently released survey results showing something that most of us in the military community already knew on an intuitive level; that employment opportunities for spouses is one of our biggest concerns in day-to-day life as a military family. SYKES Enterprises is … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Clare Macnaughton (Part 1)

Yesterday on Marrying the Army, I highlighted Clare Macnaughton’s new book, A Modern Military Mother – Tales from the Domestic Frontline, and today I’m thrilled to feature her as a Marrying the Army Inspired Spouse. Clare has traveled the world as the Communications Director on the Velux 5 Oceans solo yacht … Continue reading

Operation: Create Your Own Path

I’m thrilled to be able to participate in a blog hop this month hosted by the Military Spouse Business Association. The blog hop, called “Operation: Create Your Own Path” highlights 30 military spouse business owners who have created their own paths by starting a small business. Today, I’m interviewing Cornelia Mason … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Alyson Schumacher (Part 2)

Yesterday on Marrying the Army, I introduced Alyson Schumacher, who was working on her master’s degree at Hunter College in New York City when 9/11 happened. Her husband — who was living 40 miles away from the Pentagon on at Quantico then — was deployed as part of the Initial Invasion … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Alyson Schumacher (Part 1)

Today’s Inspired Spouse is Marine Corps wife who was living in New York City on 9/11, whose career hasn’t gone as planned, and who has learned a whole lot along the way. Alyson’s Story Alyson Schumacher is a self-professed Yankee. I’m a Yankee, through and through…born by accident in South … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Kaylah Lauré Summerfelt (Part 2 of 2)

Yesterday you met professional photographer and Marine Corps spouse Kaylah Lauré Summerfelt. I love Kaylah’s story not because she’s got a great attitude, but because she had the courage to walk down a nontraditional path; leaving a college degree program behind in order to pursue a photography certificate from the … Continue reading

Raison D'Etre

I’ve been quiet on Marrying the Army, Facebook and Twitter this week, and although it wasn’t scheduled quiet time, I’m glad that I took it. Not so long ago, Nick and I thought that we were trading in the Army life in for civilian life. As a result, I was … Continue reading

Marrying the Army's Special Series: "The Inspired Spouse"

“The Inspired Spouse: Military, Family & Career” Thank you to everyone who cast a vote in the Marrying the Army survey to help name this summer’s Special Feature Series. Beginning immediately, I’m inviting military spouses to take part in this series. Here’s How It Works: 1. I’ll select 10-15 military … Continue reading

Vote For Your Favorite Title!

Nothing can stop an ambitious, loving military wife from achieving the balance she seeks between spending time with her family, being a good spouse, and creating a successful career. This summer, Marrying the Army will publish a special series of blog posts featuring inspiring women who’ve found creative ways to manage … Continue reading

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