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Altitude Change: Inclusion in the Milspouse Community

As military spouses, we like to think that inclusivity comes naturally to us. After all, we so often feel left out ourselves that we would never want anyone else to feel the same way. Right? Rewind to our September Milspouse on a Mission: ALtitude Change brunch, which included an engaging panel session where we discussed,…

The Resignation Experience

Resigning from a job, for me, has to be one of the most unpleasant experiences of my professional career. No matter the circumstances – whether I must leave due to circumstances beyond my control (e.g. because my husband joined the Air Force and I love him, duh, so I’ve got to go (also known as…

The Altitude Change Brunch/Milspouse on a Mission Event in England

Join us for brunch, a game of speed friendship and more in this first in a series of intimate ”Milspouses on a Mission” conferences – presented by More Than a Mrs. and The Veteran Spouse.

Show Me the Ugly

Transparency. What image does that word call to mind? While your answers may vary depending upon your own life experiences, there’s certainly one image it doesn’t conjure up: the icon representing your social media vice – network, that is – of choice. Social media has the very real potential to be the bane of humanity’s…

Combating the Hidden Costs of an Overseas PCS (OCONUS)

One of the more interesting things I’ve realized as a military spouse is that people automatically assume you and your service member have an inordinate surplus of money, when that couldn’t be further from the truth for many military families. In fact, it only takes the perfect storm of a few factors for a military couple to find themselves drowning in debt – like an unexpected overseas/OCONUS PCS, for example, and the (hopefully temporary) loss of one spouse’s income as a result of the move (where both spouses are employed).