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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Aug 31st, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am

In this week's briefing we talk about:

-How do you volunteer? Show your pics of how you volunteer using the hashtag #spousesvolunteer,one person will win a "I'm in the MilFamily Sticker" Ends Sept. 7th

-Facebook live Sept. 3 1030 am EST Get Out and Volunteer with Marla Bautista 

-TSgt John Chapman, first airman to get medal of honor since Vietnam, posthumously promoted to MSgt, died at Battle of Takur Ghar in Afghanistan, his widow Valerie Nessel has been instrumental in helping other Gold Star Spouses since. She is definitely #morethanamilspouse.

-Sen. John McCain will lie in state at the US capitol in Washington D.C. today. A special ceremony will be held there at 10 am and members of the public will be allowed to visit from 1 - 8 pm. He will be laid to rest at the US Naval Academy cemetery on Sunday in a private service.

-EventPrep is giving away a franchise to one lucky MilSpouse. Go vote for one of these amazing MilSpouses at eventprepfranchise.com/contestants.

-Friend of the podcast, Seasoned Spouse Lizann Lightfoot, is holding a Deployment Master Class beginning today. It gives you the tools you need to face deployment with confidence and feel supported by the milspouse community. You get access to a 28 page deployment guide and exclusive video interview from military spouse who share their experiences and expertise in creating a budget, quick and easy meal planning, sending and making care packages, and much more! And you also get access to the exclusive facebook group with over 900 milspouses also going through a deployment. Click the link to sign up! https://seasonedspouse.com/deployment/

-Hurricane Lane and Disaster Prep. Read this DMM article -------> Living in Hurricane Territory

-DMM is doing their Muster with PCS Grades on Facebook. Share your PCS stories with them! 

-September is Childhood Cancer awareness month! Help DMM raise funds. Record a video of your story of how childhood cancer has affected your family and email it to Lauren! lauren@dailymommilitary.com. Share the image on their facebook page or donate!

 

Ebates is a proud sponsor of The Dear MilFamily Podcast. Check out their latest military program where you can get your military discount and get cashback with your online shopping here.  https://ck.ebtrak.com/?a=116&c=245&s1=

Thank you to Troopster for supporting the podcast. You can get 15% off your first care package by using the code MYMILFAM at checkout. Here's the link: https://www.troopster.org?ref=5b4d3cf3e75ad

 

Aug 28th, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am
Do you volunteer? There are so many ways to do it in our military community and so many reasons why from helping with animals, children, the community you are living in currently, or even with your spouse's unit. You are needed, and your help is valued! On today's episode, I talk to Marla Bautista, an avid volunteer, about how to do it and the benefits for everyone. 
 
Marla Bautista is a published author of My Thoughts Abandoned, released in January 2017. She is a freelance writer and blogger. Marla is also the Co-Founder of The Bautista Project, a custom décor and apparel company, which uses a percentage of their profits to provide for homeless communities. She was recently named Armed Forces Insurance 2018 Military Spouse of the Year Base Level Winner for Fort Drum. Marla is an all-around generous woman who thrives on the happiness of her local community. She has volunteered within the U.S. Army community since 2008.
 
 

Ebates is a proud sponsor of The Dear MilFamily Podcast. Check out their latest military program where you can get your military discount and get cashback with your online shopping here.  https://ck.ebtrak.com/?a=116&c=245&s1=

Thank you to Troopster for supporting the podcast. You can get 15% off your first care package by using the code MYMILFAM at checkout. Here's the link: https://www.troopster.org?ref=5b4d3cf3e75ad

Guess Who's in the MilFamily: Bea Arthur! Links below.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/bea-arthur-was-truck-driving-marine

https://www.military.com/veterans-day/famous-women-veterans.html

Aug 24th, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am

Dear MilFamily Podcast and Daily Mom Military are teaming up to bring you a weekly briefing of all the good things we are seeing going on for military families on the internet and in the real world. 

For our first episode, we talk about Back to School time, Bad PCS stories to share with DMM on a Facebook Live with PCS Grades, homemade margarita recipes, and the new Military Spouse Employment Act of 2018. Take a listen and tell us what you think!

 

Ebates is a proud sponsor of The Dear MilFamily Podcast. Check out their latest military program where you can get your military discount and get cashback with your online shopping here.  https://ck.ebtrak.com/?a=116&c=245&s1=

Thank you to Troopster for supporting the podcast. You can get 15% off your first care package by using the code MYMILFAM at checkout. Here's the link: https://www.troopster.org?ref=5b4d3cf3e75ad

 

Aug 21st, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am

Welcome back! Not only is it the start to our latest season, but it's also back to school season of course. This episode is the first in a series about back to school and how to get started off on the right foot. I talk to Meg Flanagan of MilKids Ed about just how to do that. We talk about how to partner with and communicate with your child's new teacher. And also how to help your child after PCSing and with the homework struggle. Don't suffer in silence, get help!

Meg Flanagan, founder of MilKids Ed, is a teacher, mom and military spouse. She is dedicated to making the K-12 education experience easier for military families. Meg has regularly writes for MilitaryOneClick, Military Shoppers, The Military Wife & Mom and NextGen MilSpouse.

 

You can find Meg, and MilKids, online on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

http://milkidsed.com/

twitter: @milkidsed

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/milkidsconsulting/

instagram: @mlkidsed

Some of her resources include:

 

Guess Who's in the MilFamily:
This week it's Drew Carey! Links to the articles:

http://www.businessinsider.com/celebrities-who-were-in-the-military-2016-11

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drew_Carey
https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/military-transition/famous-veteran-drew-carey.html

Ebates is a proud sponsor of The Dear MilFamily Podcast. Check out their latest military program where you can get your military discount and get cashback with your online shopping here.  https://ck.ebtrak.com/?a=116&c=245&s1=

Thank you to Troopster for supporting the podcast. You can get 15% off your first care package by using the code MYMILFAM at checkout. Here's the link: https://www.troopster.org?ref=5b4d3cf3e75ad

 Guess Who's in the MilFamily: Drew Carey! Links below.

http://www.businessinsider.com/celebrities-who-were-in-the-military-2016-11

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drew_Carey

https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/military-transition/famous-veteran-drew-carey.html