Latina Military veteran, Author, Educator

Graciela was born in El Paso, Texas to Mexican parents and grew up in Greeley, Colorado. As the first-born daughter of immigrants, she had a weight of responsibility on her shoulders, but she also had dreams. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of California at Berkeley as an Air Force ROTC scholarship […]

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

Pillar Deployment Retreat

What is PILLAR and who can get involved? PILLAR is the first ever digital retreat for deployment countdowns! We’ll be gathering more than 21 military spouses and lifestyle experts online November 4-6 to share their best strategies for a healthy, happy deployment countdown. The entire retreat will happen right in our private Facebook Group for […]