There are tons of resources available to military spouses nowadays. There are truly so many that have helped me along the way. Today I’d like to share just a few of my favorites that I regularly visit that I thought you might enjoy. If you have a military spouse resource that you love, please share with all of us in the comments so we can check it out! I’d love to add more to this list and place them on my military spouse resource page for this blog. It would be so awesome to have you all be a part of that!
Without further ado, here are my favs:
This site is a great resource that I think is really underutilized. Many of us know about it, but I think we all have so much to gain by using it more. From everything kids and parenting to moving in the military, One Source has a ton of great information out there for military spouses. It also has great resources for money management and saving tips that are specifically geared toward military families on a budget.
A free fabulous guide for service members and family and friends of service members! This book shares how to survive pre-deployment, deployment, and reintegration. A few major topics discussed include building resilience, strengthening relationships, developing effective coping strategies, and preparing for the return of a spouse or family member. This is such a great free resource for military spouses to read and learn about everything related to deployment.
This is such a wonderful and encouraging blog for military spouses by Kristin Strong. When you arrive on her site, you immediately feel welcome. Her ebook, 31 Days of Encouragement for the Military Spouse, is a great read. What an amazing deal for such an encouraging and uplifting read. She also has a great Military Resource page on her blog that includes links to tons of encouraging blog posts, books, and other blogs she enjoys.
Another encouraging blog for military spouses to read written by Kathryn Sneed. She is a fellow military spouse that offers so many valuable resources and information on her site. In her military life category, she includes sections on deployment, top 10 military posts, military links, military discounts, books for military families, and young & in the military. Kathryn also has a great book called Journey Through Deployment, which I read and reviewed on my blog. Honestly, it’s not to be missed. It is a wonderful resource for all military spouses yearning to learn more about all things deployment from a military spouse perspective.
5. Jo, My Gosh
This is a favorite blog of mine when it comes to care package ideas. Jo offers tons of care package resources, in addition to awesome tutorials for making the most perfect package for your spouse, friend or family member overseas. Before discovering her blog, I was making the most boring care packages. Seriously. I had no idea people got so creative in preparing these boxes for their friends and family members overseas. If you click on over to her site, be sure to follow her on Pinterest before you leave. She has some amazing boards with tons of pins on military life and care packages.
This is a website written for exclusively for the military spouse, which is awesome. There is endless information on the site about PCS, deployment, starting and maintaining a career, receiving an education, as well as information for new military spouses. The articles are thought provoking, encouraging, and overall a great resource for spouses.
While this isn’t the most comprehensive resource on the list, I do try to pin relevant information that would be useful to the military spouse. I am always adding pins from great posts around the internet. Come on over, follow the board, and let’s start pinning together. If you’d like to be added as a contributor to the board, I’d love to add you. Just comment on one of my pins, letting me know you’d like to join!
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