The Dear MilFamily Podcast

A podcast for anyone who has a family member in the military or anyone interested in the military lifestyle.
Jul 10th, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am
Finding friends as an adult can be difficult, but finding military friends can be even harder! We all need someone to lean on during the roller coaster of military life. When you just PCSed to a new area (or maybe all your friends just PCSed) it's scary to think about putting yourself out there again. But it is so important that you do! I talk to Lauren and Michelle of The Dependas of how to find that military friend and keep trying to find your people despite setbacks.
Lauren is a USMC spouse to her husband, James, and a mom of three girls. She is an avid fitness buff to include lifting heavy weights, running further than most people find sane, and yoga so she doesn’t kill anyone around her. She is one half of #TheDependas as well as a small business owner specializing in brand development and VA services and the managing editor of Daily Mom Military. 
Michelle is the other half of The Dependas. She is an Air Force wife, and the mother of two monkeys and a fur baby. She loves her  Mama, Jesus, and America, too! In addition to managing the controlled chaos of motherhood and military life, she is also a registered nurse and dietician who gets her kicks providing TLC to laboring mamas and new babies. Military life has given her the realization that she is not in control and that is incredibly freeing. She enjoys  running, watching real-estate shows with my hubby, and credits her positive attitude in life to her faith, lots of laughter (often to inappropriate things), and the power of relatively cheap Riesling and sweet red wines. 
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Jul 3rd, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am

PCS (permanent change of station) season is in full-swing! We are right smack-dab in the middle of it with about two more months to go. I don't know about you, but once I have moved into a place I like to make it feel like home as soon as possible. But we can't change too much about our new home especially if we are renting. We have to find new and creative ways to decorate our homes while on a budget and while keeping the damage to a minimum. On today's episode, I talk to Maria Reed of Moving with the Military about how to do just that (and of course we gab about other things too). 

Maria Reed is the creator of "Moving with the Military," a home improvement and lifestyle web series that helps military families turn a house into a HOME. As an active duty military spouse, she understands the struggles and joys of military family life. During her 25 year career in the television and film industry, she worked on locations all over the world;  creating spectacular scenes from the modern design to traditional. As a military spouse of 14 years, she has learned to be resilient, kind and resourceful. Through decorating and design she has discovered that treasures can be found in the most unlikely places, and helping people through creativity is her passion.

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