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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Sep 28th, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am

On this week's briefing:

We talk about Joy Liu’s tips I’ve been using since our interview, Military Influencer Conference (MIC) 2018, Daily Mom Military is holding a giveaway for workout shirts from Dedication Gear, and keep sharing the fundraiser for Childhood Cancer awareness month! Help DMM raise funds. Share the image on their facebook page or donate if you can! And DMM has a great article called The Real Mom's School Guide all about how you should take care of things like lunch, homework, and teacher gifts. Check it out!

Next week’s Dear MilFamily longform episode is on Special Duty Assignments with The Empirinesta Alicia Henderson.

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

Sep 25th, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am

With the constant change in military lifestyle, sometimes it can be difficult to get a handle on your finances or even know where to begin when you first start out. In today's episode, I talk to Joy Liu about budgeting and how to get a handle on your finances while still getting to do things you enjoy.

Joy Liu is a Certified Financial Trainer® at The Financial Gym. While her employers and clients are based in NYC, she works from her home office in North Carolina. She started her career in Account Management in major NYC creative advertising agencies working on iconic brands like M&M’S, Dove Chocolate, Ricola, and Yellow Tail wine. After time spent realizing her passions lay outside of creating 30 second commercials combined with becoming a military spouse, she began her mission to craft a career that was geo-independent and focused on solving problems that were important to her values.

Find Joy on Social Media:
Instagram: instagram.com/joyzliu

Guess Who's in the MilFamily:

This week it's Pat Sajak! Links to articles:

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

https://www.uso.org/stories/283-wheel-of-fortune-host-pat-sajak-recounts-his-days-as-an-army-dj

https://blog.togetherweserved.com/2016/08/08/sp5-pat-sajak-us-army-served-1968-1970/

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. https://www.troopster.org?ref=5b4d3cf3e75ad

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

In this briefing, we talk about: 

Hurricane Florence and the flooding aftermath, Military Influencer Conference 2018, Facebook Live with Moni Jefferson & Maria Reed talking about My Ultimate PCS App, DMM Facebook live with Jenah Wieczorek of PCS Grades. Lots of other conferences to check out in the military world if you can: MilSpouse Fest (Norfolk, VA this week, JBLM for Career on the Move at the end of the month, as well as JSC in Hawaii, and then another career on the move conference in October at JBSA.) Check out all the details here.

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

Sep 18th, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am

This episode is the third and final in a series about Back-to-School time. In today's show, I talk to Zoie Hoffman of Hoffman Tutoring Group (name change occured after episode aired) all about growth mindset and how it can help your students this school year, but also how it can help them win at life!

Zoie is a passionate educator, cat mom, bookworm, and proud Air Force spouse. As the owner and founder of Zoie Hoffman Tutoring, an online tutoring company that serves students in K-6th grade, Zoie dedicates her days to ensuring kids get the education and mindset building they need through personalized tutoring sessions that cater to their personality, preferences, and learning style. Zoie prides herself in being a lifelong learner and is currently pursuing a masters degree in math instruction at Boise State University. When not helping students, leading her team of talented tutors, or doing homework, you can find Zoie exploring the beautiful mountains near her home in Boise, ID.

Find Zoie:
 

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: Morgan Freeman! Links below!

https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/military-transition/famous-veteran-morgan-freeman.html

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

Sep 14th, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am

September, 14 2018:

-This week on Dear MilFamily I talked to Wendi Iacobello of Strength 4 Spouses about her hashtag campaign #morethanamilspouse after some online bullying she experienced last December. Lauren is one half of the Dependas which can be a stigmatizing word. She shares how they are taking that word back.

-Sept. 11th: We share where we were and how the terrorist attacks affected us.

-Hurricane Florence is threatening to take the East Coast down. Read up on some disaster preparedness whether you live in hurricane territory, tornado alley, earthquake zones, or wildfire country here.

-Check out these other amazing podcasts for moms that DMM put together.

-Facebook Live with Moni Jefferson & Maria Reed talking about My Ultimate PCS App! Send Sheena your questions for Moni & Maria at dearmilfamily@gmail.com

-DMM has some amazing Back to School Homework tips from Meg Flanagan of MilKids Ed.

-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 here!

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

Sep 11th, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am
Bullying can happen whether in person or online. But bullying on the internet or social media is more widespread because so many of us feel comfortable saying hurtful things when we are behind a computer screen than we would if we are face to face. So how do we stop it and what can you do if it happens to you? I talk to Wendi Iacobello of the blog Strength 4 Spouses about her story and how she's trying to fight back. 
 
Wendi Iacobello is an Army wife and a Beagle mom. She has spent the last nine years as an adult educator, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, and recently graduated  with her Master of Arts in Instructional Technology. She is a blogger, freelance writer, instructional designer, and advisor to military spouses seeking career and education assistance. In her free time, you can usually find her volunteering at story time, outdoors gardening, running, or playing with her Beagle puppy. Wendi is extremely passionate about helping others find their strength by sharing her experiences, insight, resources, and inspirational stories on her blog.
 
Find Wendi here:
 
Guess Who's in the MilFamily:
This week it's Sean Connery! Links to articles:

http://www.seanconnery.com/biography/

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

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

Sep 7th, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am

Sept. 7th: What are you pinning for healthy meals? Have you given up? I’ve also pinned a few MilSpouse articles on packing school lunches that I’ve also shared this week.

-DMM has some great articles on Military Sister Wives and What to Do When Your Spouse is Passed Over for Promotion.

-Enter their giveaway for the Robin McGraw Georgia Gift Set here.

-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 here!

-PCS Kids is now live go check them out and help your kids make friends before or after a PCS!

-Katie Haney of Belle Fitness and Nutrition has an interesting take on food and talking to your kids about food that we talked about on this week’s podcast. Listen here--------->Ep 33 A Healthy School Year

-Stitch Fix Giveaway & I’m in the MilFamily Sticker Giveaway! Check them out on Facebook and Instagram!

-SGT Sleeptight from ZZZ Bear on Side Hustle School Podcast. Created by a former marine. Buy a bear for your child who has problems going to sleep with any branch of service uniform. And they have teamed up with TAPS (tragedy assistance program for survivors) you can donate a bear to a child whose parent died while serving. ZZZ Bears
 

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

 

Sep 4th, 2018 by dearmilfamily at 7:00 am

This episode is the second in a series about Back-to-School time. This one is all about keeping your family healthy during the school year with exercise and nutrition. If you're like me, sometimes during the school year you can get into a rut and don't really make the best choices. I talk to Katie Haney of Belle Fitness and Nutrition about how to make those healthy choices that also make your life easier. 

Katie is a Certified Personal Trainer and Precision Nutrition coach who believes in hard work, enjoying life, and laughing a lot. As a trainer, she has earned several specializations in order to serve her clients better including: Fitness Nutrition, Corrective Exercise, Group Training, Youth Fitness, Weight Loss, Women's Fitness, and Pre and Postnatal Fitness. She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, three kids, and German Shepherd puppy. When she's not training clients, she works part time for Operation Gratitude, an organization that supports our deployed troops, veterans, military kids, and first responders. 

Find Katie:
 

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: Ice-T! Links below!

https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/stars-who-served-in-the-military/13/

https://www.military.com/veterans-day/these-guys-served.html

https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/military-transition/famous-veteran-ice-t.html

https://atlantablackstar.com/2014/07/26/8-black-celebrities-may-known-served-us-military/