The Phone and the Doorbell

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the crisis in Afghanistan.  While I’m not going to bog you down with my political views in light of this situation, I will tell you about my personal perspective on the loss of our service members and how it has affected this retired Navy spouse. 23 years ago, my husband left for Bootcamp.  We were both kids, and at the time, it seemed like the world was…  Read More

Spouses & Service Members Have a Brand-New Way to Optimize Their Performance

A few months ago, Louise Valentine got word she had successfully reversed a precancerous condition of her stomach after being told by her doctors there was nothing she could do about it. Incredibly, at the same time, she started running her fastest times ever as a competitive runner. Named a Top 10 Performance Coach to Follow in 2021 and a fierce, military spouse, Louise is no stranger to… Read More

EFMP

Exceptional Family Member Program  a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs. Each branch of the military has an EFMP Family Support Provider to help with resources, enrollment, referrals and any information related […]

Minimizing Pantry Waste during a PCS

We’ve all been there. You’re getting ready to move, and you probably have quite a few groceries left. I mean, when do you really stop buying groceries? After all, you have to feed yourself, your spouse, and likely some kids or fur babies. At first… Read More

AMSE (Association of Military Spouses)

IML founder is a military spouse entrepreneur that is a premium member and writer at AMSE. This organization has helped her build up this community and network!     AMSE™ (Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs) connects Military Spouse entrepreneurs with the tools and resources needed to become successful in launching and growing their businesses. AMSE […]

US VetWealth

US VetWealth is unique amongst military financial services firms because though we obviously deal with money, we are not about money; we are about opportunity, leadership, and service. Where traditional financial services firms will advise you to focus on retirement, here at VetWealth we understand that veterans are unique amongst Americans in that we have a passion for […]

Calling All Military Spouses & Veterans!

It’s a Military Life is excited to announce the upcoming fall series of our cohort immersion program, It’s a Military Connection! This program is a fully immersive 10-week professional development experience aimed at helping military spouse participants navigate career and volunteer pathways as they grow their skillset. Read More

Behind the Scenes of a Passionate Photographer

When I was five my parents gave me a small Canon PowerShot point-and-shoot camera for Christmas and I’ve had a camera in my hands ever since. About five years later, since I still showed an interest in taking photos, my parents upgraded me to a larger point-and-shoot and then to my first DSLR in middle school. Read More