The Art of Volunteerism

By: Jenna Soliani, IML Guest Writer Those of you who follow us here at It’s a Military Life know that we are avid supports of the veteran community. Christina’s initiative, the Veteran Pen Pal Project (VPPP), pairs our nation’s veterans with pen pals from around the country with the mission to spread joy with the […]

The First Ever IML Internship Cohort Pilot Program

Our Cohort showed us that when we come together and support each other, anything is possible. Over the last several weeks I have the privilege to work alongside some amazing women. Their drive to succeed, build and encourage each other has been so rewarding.

Jenny Lynne Stroup: Military Spouse and Mental Health Advocate

Mental health is such an important topic to discuss, especially for our military servicemembers, families, and veterans. IML is excited to have Jenny Lynne Stroup join us today about mental health within the military community and beyond. Jenny Lynne is an outreach coordinator for a military family clinic. She is a mental health advocate with personal and professional experiences that have provided her with the resources and knowledge to help those in the military community and beyond.

It’s a Military Life: Be the Lead in Your Own Story, Origin of IML

Our Family Portrait @amandacreatesart: @amandacreatesart Written By: Christina Etchberger, Lifestyle Blogger and Founder of It’s a Military Life   Be the lead in your own story, while guiding others to also find themselves. Christina Etchberger, Founder of It’s a Military Life My name is Christina – Army wife, boy mom x 2, former full-time educator […]

America’s Dinner Table: Submit Your Family’s Recipe!

Written By: Christina Etchberger @itsamilitarylife All great change in America begin at the dinner table. Ronald Reagan Submit Your Recipes HERE for America’s Dinner Table Cookbook by Christina Etchberger One of my favorite memories as a child involved my mother’s home-cooked meals. We all gathered around the dinner table, prayed as a family, and discussed […]

Mission Ready: Finding Aquatic Resources Near You

Knowing how to save yourself in an aquatic environment is important but it’s very different from swimming proficiently. I encourage everyone to learn to swim a moderate distance, gain endurance, and skill development enough to sustain yourself. Open water such as a beach or lake creates different challenges than a pool environment. Read More

IML Must-Read: You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse

When you marry a military member, your life is suddenly no longer your own. You not only marry the one you love, but also a whole new way of life—one filled with separations, moves, deployments, and other challenges. How to cope with this ever-changing life? Jen McDonald is right there with you. . Read More

How to Hack a Gratitude Practice to Keep Your Health, Fitness, Performance (& Life!) on Track

What are some simple ways you will practice gratitude? Aim to keep it realistic, as enjoyable as possible, and flexible…you’ll be surprised at the benefits it will create in your life!
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Military-Transition.org

We provide unique insights to help the military community and employers. Our research and analysis focus on four primary audiences. We Deliver unique insights that inform transition decisions for the military community and assist employers that recruit, hire, develop and retain military/veteran talent. Read More

How are you connected to military family life?

We have launched the latest iteration of its biennial Military Family Support Programming Survey, a national study that has helped shape the narrative around military life. All active-duty service members, veterans, and their families are encouraged to participate… Read More

IML Must-Read: The Military Child Chronicles – Mission: Mistletoe

“A young boy, Atticus, experiences his first Christmas away from his grandparents in a new location. The story creatively depicts the challenges and complex emotions that military children may face during the holiday season and offers adaptive solutions to an adverse climate. Mission: Mistletoe also provides family activities to help build excitement and comradery in a military community. Come join Atticus as regains his holiday spirit and saves Christmas!” Read More

Streamline Teams: Navy Swimming & Diving

Extremely tight-knit, highly functioning teams are the expected norm in the military including the United States Naval Academy. In any branch of the military past or present, this point of emphasis is spelled out both in writing and through word. There may be variations in how the message is crafted and presented. However, it is my observation that the theme, the directive, the expectation remains the same: we cannot achieve our goals without working as one.
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Resume Builder

Resumebuilder.com has created guides to help our active-duty military and veterans craft the perfect cover letter and resume to help them successfully transition back into civilian careers. We’ve created a detailed guide that will walk through every step of creating an effective military to civilian cover letter and resume, from choosing the correct format to avoiding red flags that may cost getting that dream job. Read More

The Journey Behind Flow Art Expression

Acrylic Art Pouring is my imaginative escape and opportunity to express myself. I am self-taught and draw inspiration from deep within myself, thus, no two pieces of this motion-filled art will ever be the same. My acrylic pour creations have a sense of depth, are alive, have a name, and tell a story. Read More