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Military Spouses

Liberating Ourselves from Our Dependence on Traditional Careers

Leigh Searl | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

As we reflect back on another Independence Day filled with family, fireworks, and food, let us remember the sacrifices that are made every day by members of the armed forces who are serving our great nation.

"Insource" Instead of Outsource and Hire Just One Military Spouse

Leigh Searl | Posted 06.16.2016 | HuffPost Home
Leigh Searl

The Military Spouse Employment report of 2014, found that compared to the general public, military spouses have a higher level of education with 35% of military spouses having an undergraduate degree, post-graduate degree or advanced degree.

Rethink Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Hire a Military Spouse

Leigh Searl | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

Friday, May 6th 2016 is the National Military Spouse Appreciation Day. What is the best way to show appreciation for our nation's military spouses?

Why We Celebrate Military Spouse Day

Christi Ham | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Christi Ham

May 6 is Military Spouse Day. But in a time with "National Goof Off Day," and "Pig in a Blanket Day," it's easy to overlook the passing of this day wi...

Kind Gesture for Military Family Leads to Blue Star Families Neighbor Award

Karen Hart | Posted 04.07.2016 | Good News
Karen Hart

The Blue Star Families Neighbor award is one of the many ways the nonprofit, comprised of military spouses, is working to close the divide between the military and civilian community. It's the group's way of thanking members of the nonmilitary community for their friendship and support.

Sound Off: Should Military Spouses Speak Out on Politics?

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Lisa Smith Molinari

On bases around the US, military officials have released guidance on what military folks can and cannot do during this primary election season, citing the laws restricting partisan activity and giving special instructions on social media.

Leading the Way to Change -- D.R.E.A.M.S. Supports Talent Management

Leigh Searl | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact
Leigh Searl

One of the leading concerns for employers is how to keep and retain top talent. Companies invest time, energy and resources into hiring talent, spending thousands to onboard a new employee.

Hire Just One - Military Spouse for a Remote Job

Leigh Searl | Posted 02.22.2016 | Impact
Leigh Searl

Did you know the women below are military spouses? I can guess it probably wasn't the first thing that came to mind. Kate Middleton is arguably the ...

Huge Growth in Businesses Owned by Women Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Craig Newmark

Folks, I'm a big supporter of both veterans and small businesses. Recently, I heard some good news regarding women veterans success in business. Ac...

3 Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success

Leigh Searl | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

Clichés are prevalent throughout our culture because they reflect a certain truth about life. The phrases here are common everyday phrases and are words to live by both in your personal and professional life.

What I'd Tell My 23-Year-Old Self On My Wedding Day

Shannon Prentice | Posted 12.17.2015 | Divorce
Shannon Prentice

I know you'll be self-conscious as you get ready with your bridesmaids, who are so much skinnier than you. But do you know what? That dress is breathtaking, and so are you. When you see your husband for the first time, he'll start crying. That will be the only time you ever see him cry. You, on the other hand, will cry many, many times over the next six years.

Reaching The Military: Do Magazines Work?

Tom Aiello | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Tom Aiello

With the effort to stay atop the latest innovations in digital marketing, many advertisers are overlooking media channels that still have great efficacy. When we look deeper at print media in the military community, it starts to make sense in the context of an overall campaign.

5 Common Myths About Veterans And Military Families

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veterans Day seems the right time to educate and inform the American people about who we are by refuting the myths about what veterans and military families are not. We simply cannot afford to allow the sea of goodwill for our veterans turn into an ocean of apathy.

November, A Time To Be Thankful For Military Families

Leigh Searl | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Leigh Searl

In 1996, the Armed Services YMCA launched a month long celebration to promote the support of military families. The concept was a hit and now every November, we focus on the dedicated commitment military families give to support their service member and our country.

Small Business D.R.E.A.M.S.

Leigh Searl | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Leigh Searl

The strength of our nation lies with local economies and local economies thrive on the success of small businesses. When those businesses fail, the surrounding economy fails.

9 Questions Military Spouses Are Tired of Answering

Jenna Wawrzyniec | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
Jenna Wawrzyniec

The reason you likely know so many military couples who tie the knot young or fairly quickly upon dating is because the distance they have endured and experiences they have shared brought them closer.

5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues When You're Far From Home

Samantha Munoz | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Munoz

Have you found yourself away from home, family and friends this holiday season? For most people, holidays are about surrounding yourself with love and...

Mission Transition: Much Accomplished, But More to Do

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

It was an honor to present at last week's Mission Transition summit in Washington, D.C., alongside President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. I joined decision-makers from every sector and industry to discuss the transition process for post-9/11 veterans and military families. And I have to say, I am encouraged by what I saw.

Coming Home 9 Months Later

Kaitlyn Jones | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Kaitlyn Jones

It wasn't until he walked through our door that I realized it would be a long time before we would feel like a family again. That we could manage living together.

Why a Military Spouse Is Your Best Friend

Kaitlyn Jones | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Kaitlyn Jones

Happy Military Spouse Month! Not many know that the month May focuses on the wife or husband standing by their soldier. After all, we are a very, very small percentage in this country. However, if you ever get to know us, you will soon agree that we make a great friendship that you will never forget nor replace for the rest of your life.

Death of Honor

Marc Joseph | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Besides celebrating our military with these special days in May, we must all do more than just wave the American flag or take the day off and watch the parade. We have to help and embrace our veterans so the transition from military life to civilian life is not as painful.

A Military Childs' Life

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

In four months, she will be 2. I know there will be more work trips. Some will be a week, some will be a month, and in the future, depending on where we go, they may be many months. That is the military life. That is the life my husband and I chose. But it is not the life she chose.

The Pentagon, Misogyny, and Cyber Bullying

Jeremy Hilton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Hilton

Our military depends on you just like you depend on our military; it is after all, your military. For all the faults I just listed, I still believe we have a military and veteran community, including their families, we should be proud of... let's keep it that way, by reducing, if not eliminating cyber bullying.

What We Are Learning From Employing American Military Spouses

Jeremy Hockenstein | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Hockenstein

Based on the headlines I've read recently, the news is good on the unemployment front. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent summary report, the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.8 percent -- the lowest it has been since 2008.

The Unwanted Guest

Blair Hughes | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Blair Hughes

I have been blessed with this ESP. I gladly concede to this clairvoyant gift so long as my husband remains untouched -- but that is impossible. The demon is sewn to my husband's soul. We can lock him up, but he will never leave us.