Christina Etchberger – Creator of It’s a Military Life and Veteran Pen Pal Project

Written By: Christina Etchberger

Before I married my husband, and the Army, I had a very independent life as a full-time educator with family and friends all around me. It took a lot of patience and effort to learn how to transition from what I knew, to a life I viewed as completely different from my previous one. What I have learned now-with two wonderful children, an adorable dog, and my amazing husband-make a home wherever you are, no matter how long you are there!

I choose to make the best out of being a part of a military family and community. Not always easy, but that is what you got us for! YOU create your own happiness, but we will hopefully make your journey an even happier one.



It’s a Military Life began as a way for me to connect virtually with the military spouse virtual community in June 2020, when my husband was deployed, and I was staying at home with my two little ones. I had been a full time educator before the military life, and I knew it was time to continue my vocation as as a educator with a entrepreneurial twist. Once a blog for military spouses, IML is now a milso and vet networking community!

My business has evolved into a hub for military spouses and significant others, family members, and veterans to come together to learn from each other.

Our newest endeavor is It’s a Military Life Connection, which is not only a network but an official cohort immersion program. Learn more about the success of our pilot here! Fall Series details to come. Stay tuned!


Lifestyle Blogger

Creator of It’s a Military Life-lifestyle blog for military spouses, significant others, and their families. Our website and blog will provide information and personal experiences to hopefully give you some ideas for school and family!


Homeschool Pre-K Teacher

My certification is in Elementary Ed with a minor in Spanish with many endorsements, including ESL. I have many years of experience teaching children of various ages, and adults. I went from full-time public school teacher, to homeschool Pre-K for my preschooler. I love to focus on learn through play with structure.

I will be sharing curriculum ideas, fun interactive activities, and more!

Ideas can now be found on our It’s a Military Child Lifepage, Instagram, and Facebook


Military Spouse

Army wife with a one duty experience so far in his career, but I have learned how to ask the right questions and connect to spouses and families that know the answers. On our website, I will provide my own experiences, as well as the stories of other military spouses and advocates.

Connect with me on social or email me at if you would like to say hello!

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