The Dear MilFamily Podcast

A podcast for anyone who has a family member in the military or anyone interested in the military lifestyle.

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Mar 20th, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am

 In this episode, Sheena talks to Lizann Lightfoot of the blog The Seasoned Spouse about how to deal with multiple deployments. Dealing with one deployment can be difficult, but when faced with having to deal with multiple deployments over the course of your spouse's career that can be daunting. Lizann has some great tips and advice to offer spouses that are dealing with their first deployment or wondering how they are going to get through another deployment. 

 

Lizann Lightfoot is the voice behind the blog, The Seasoned Spouse, Military Advice, an author, military spouse, mother, and all around super woman. She has been on a 17 year military journey with her husband and has had to deal with 6 deployments over the course of his career in the marines. She wrote the book Welcome to Rota after living on naval base Rota in Spain and noticed that many families that were PCS-ing over there had lots of questions and she could help answer them! 

You can find Lizann on social media at:

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeasonedSpouseBlog/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeasonedSpouse

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seasonedspouse_military_advice/

Or on subscribe to her blog at: http://www.seasonedspouse.com/ 

She also has a special deployment group on facebook, visit www.SeasonedSpouse.com/deployment/  for more details.

 

This episode was sponsored by Sudio Bluetooth Headphones. Go grab a pair of their amazing headphones to use to listen to the podcast. Use code: MILFAMILY to get 15% off your purchase.

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Mar 6th, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 6:00 am
 PCS season is coming! I've been through four now, and I've had smooth ones and bumpy ones. Sometimes, okay all the time, when going through a move, things feel so out of control. Well, we can still control some aspects of our moving process. In this episode, I talk to Bobbi Pack of Lost During My PCS and Todd Ernst of PCS Grades to talk about things that military families can do to be proactive to ensure a great PCS, but also what to do if things go wrong. 
 
Bobbi Pack is the founder of Lost During My PCS, the spouse of an active duty soldier and mother of two amazing kiddos (and two four-legged kiddos). She is a graduate of Ottawa University where she received a BA in Communications and broadcast as well as Baker University where she received a Master of Science in Management. 

While Bobbi is a broadcast marketer at heart, she has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to develop a well-rounded skill set that includes digital strategy, branding/awareness, performance marketing, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, copy-writing, audience research and analysis, web analytics, social marketing, and mobile marketing. With her primary focus in digital marketing, her skill set is balanced out by successful work experience in radio and television marketing, direct mail, creative design, audience research, running successful advertising campaigns, international marketing, sales, and business development.

Bobbi uses her talents to develop integrated digital media campaigns, event planning, marketing objectives and campaigns. Bobbi is currently stationed in Sacramento,  and before you ask yes I am a HUGE SF Giants Fan! She enjoys baseball (the most romantic sport on earth), spending time with her family, visiting thrift shops in search of a hidden treasure, and most just enjoying every minute of life.  

 
Bobbi can be reached at lostduringmypcs@gmail.com
 

Todd "MB" Ernst retired from the Air Force after more than twenty-two years of active duty and reserve experience. He flew as a pilot in the T-38, B-1, and U-2 with more than 4,200 hours, including combat missions in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

Todd’s civilian experience is in residential and commercial real estate as a REALTOR®, landlord, and entrepreneurial business owner. He previously co-founded a real estate firm, involving investment properties, property management, development, and construction. Todd has used this background to help numerous families purchase, sell, and lease homes over the years.

Todd also led the fight on behalf of surviving families of Guard and Reserve members to establish equal benefits for equal sacrifice for those who perish in the line of duty, while serving on an administrative pay status known as "Inactive Duty Training". The changes were signed into Public Law as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. You can learn more at www.95letters.com.

Todd currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Stacey, and their two boys. Their family has relocated 8 times due to a PCS.

Facebook: PCS Grades

Twitter: PCS Grades

Instagram: PCS Grades

PCSGrades.com

 

This episode was sponsored by Sudio Bluetooth Headphones. Go grab a pair of their amazing headphones to use to listen to the podcast. Use code: DEARMILFAMILY to get 15% off your purchase.

Website:              https://goo.gl/roieF9

Instagram:            www.instagram.com/Sudio