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MilSpouse House

Erin Ward-McCarty & Molly Cruzen

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Erin Ward-McCarty and Molly Cruzen discuss their experiences as military spouses and what they wish they would have known in the beginning. Join us for some heartwarming conversation and great laughs. From our house to yours, we can’t wait for you to join us!
 
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Hello MilSpouses! Thank you all for an amazing first season of MilSpouse House! As we close this season, we look back on all the amazing stories we've shared, what we've learned and what we hope for the future. From our house to yours, have a great summer! *** Are you struggling to win your VA disability claim? Check out VA Claims Insider! Schedule…
 
We all have those memories as military spouses that we will never forget. Whether it's the first time we went on base, the first call that he's coming home, or the realization our spouse is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country–these memories will forever be imprinted in our brains. Join us as we share our core memories as milita…
 
Today we celebrate Memorial Day. A day of reflection and gratitude for those heroes who gave their lives for our freedom. We dedicate this episode to those Americans who never made it home–as well as those who did make it home but are no longer with us. This is a very special episode for both of us and we thank you for listening. Emails us at milsp…
 
Divorce is never a fun topic and getting divorced in the military can seem scary. We are here today to give you the facts. Whether your spouse is still in the military or a retired veteran... what are your rights as the military (ex)spouse? Do you get to keep your military ID if you are separated? What about BAH? Are you allowed to get divorced if …
 
We all know the statistics. We hear horror stories, but how do we nurture our military marriages? What steps do we take to bring love back into our relationships? How do we journey through the hard times together without growing apart? Too often we hear from military couples who want to stay together but aren't sure how to get started on the path o…
 
Today we talk about the top 5 things to do before your spouse gets out of the military! Whether your spouse has served 4 years, 14 years, or 24 years... this episode is a MUST LISTEN TO episode for every milspouse! **** Do you know a veteran who is struggling to win their VA disability claim? Help your service member and check out VA Claims Insider…
 
We dedicate this episode to all military mothers who may be listening–but especially the mothers of children serving in the U.S. Military. Today, Molly shares a question and answer segment with a mother who has more than one child serving in the U.S Military. She shares her initial reaction as her first child answered his call to serve, how that re…
 
Military spouses are an essential part of our military's success. We provide support and stability to our service members, veterans, and our families during times that can be very challenging. Here at MilSpouse House, we want to recognize YOU and thank you for everything you do! So join us as we share our thoughts on Military Spouse Appreciation Da…
 
The death of a loved one is always a difficult time, and the loss of a veteran or active duty service member can be especially hard to cope with. In addition to the emotional toll, surviving family members may also face financial challenges. Fortunately, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides survivor benefits to help dependents of deceased ve…
 
After years of service, it is finally time to leave the military. As a veteran, your spouse is entitled to certain benefits, but did you know some states are more veteran-friendly than others? In today's episode, we discuss the top 5 states for veteran benefits! Knowing these benefits could make all the difference when deciding where to settle down…
 
If you're a military spouse, or even if you're just a parent who has to work from home sometimes, you know that it can be challenging to balance work with home life. Juggling kids, housework, and trying to get work done can feel impossible at times! But don't worry–we've got some tips for how to make working from home a little bit easier. Keep list…
 
This month we celebrate the military children of America. To honor them, Kayla Lyon came back to talk about what they face as well as tips for parents in deployment time or when things change suddenly with little ones at home! She also explains how resilience can be found inside every child of those who has served this country. Kayla Lyon is a vete…
 
Pulling yourself out of the darkness is not easy. It takes a lot of time, commitment, and effort to turn your life around. And that's why it can be so easy to give up on yourself. You don't have to be lost in the dark. There are many things you can do to pull yourself out and these tips will help! Is your spouse struggling to win their VA disabilit…
 
We owe so much to the brave men and women who have served our country, but what about their four-legged counterparts? K9s are often found in law enforcement, military or search and rescue. This episode is for all our K9 Veterans out there who served so selflessly and bravely. It's also important to remember the role pets play in our lives as milita…
 
If you're married to a veteran or active duty service member, then you know that they deserve all the benefits they can get. But understanding VA benefits can be difficult - especially when it comes to your spouse. Today we share with you our TOP TIP for making sure their needs are met. Instagram: milspouse_house Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/…
 
Milspouses are feeling uncertain and stressed about the current state of affairs. We want to check in with you and see how you're doing. We know that it's hard right now, but we want to be here for each other. You are not alone. Let us be your battle buddy as we navigate through these uncertain times together. We will check in with each other every…
 
Molly understands the difficulties in transitioning out of military life and helping her husband adjust. In this episode, she shares their experience with him making that transition- including tips for how you can be there as a spouse or family member! How to Successfully Transition from Military to Civilian Life | Brian O’Connor | TEDxOakland Chec…
 
We talk with Virginia, author of "The Soldier's Guide To PTSD", a combat veteran, military spouse ,and Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor specializing in Military Issues and Combat-Related Trauma. Being honest is a really tough thing to do, but it's necessary. In this episode, Virginia helps us navigate conversations a…
 
Have you ever wanted to work from home but thought it was too difficult or unrealistic? Numerous people desire the flexibility and peace of mind that comes with working in your pajamas, but few actually take advantage. Why? It's simple: because they don't know how! Join Molly and Erin as these two work-from home milspouses share their secrets on cr…
 
Are you a new military spouse? Is your service member about to leave the military? Are you curious about what it's like to be a military spouse? This episode is for you! We answer three of the questions that you submitted on our Instagram! We love to share our knowledge with other military spouses who might be wondering the same things as us. Liste…
 
Are you feeling lost and struggling to find your way? Are you looking for guidance and support but don't know who to turn to? Meet our special guest, certified life coach Kayla Lyon. In this interview she offers advice on how to not just survive, but THRIVE as a military spouse. Listen now for inspiration and valuable insights! Kayla Lyon is a Navy…
 
This Thursday Erin and Molly interview Kayla Lyon!! Kayla Lyon is a Navy veteran, Marine wife, Mom to 3 kids under 4, and a Certified Life Coach. She helps military spouses love this crazy life now, instead of just counting down to retirement. Her unique perspective of both the service member and the spouse, combined with her training and experienc…
 
How do you measure your self worth? When you strip away the titles of spouse, parent, co-worker, friend… who are you? How do you measure your personal value? Don't worry! We have asked ourselves the same questions! We often put all of our energy into helping those we love and keeping our homes in running order. We define ourselves as who we are to …
 
Molly shares with Erin the five aspects of self-care and how they can help us get through the holidays! In this short episode, we get straight to the point so you can enjoy your family time and embrace the spirit of the season. Check out our other channels! Instagram: milspouse_house Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/milspousehouse Website: milspo…
 
Erin gets nervous about coming back to America and the anticipation of her husband being deployed again. Molly has tips for getting our listeners through the countdown till deployment send-off, including how they should care for themselves mentally during this time of uncertainty in order to not only survive but thrive! From our house to yours! Che…
 
Erin Ward-McCarty and Molly Cruzen talk about the challenges Military Spouses face when trying to find their identity. Looking for a job when they know they could be moving at the drop of a dime, and balancing the work-life schedule. Grab a cup of coffee, find a cozy corner and get ready to laugh! From our house to yours! Check out our other channe…
 
Erin Ward-McCarty and Molly Cruzen talk about their Holiday traditions and the struggles military families face. Deployments during the holidays, being away from home, and figuring out how to keep traditions alive! The Struggle is REAL! Grab a cup of coffee, find a cozy spot and get ready to laugh! From our house to yours! Check out our other chann…
 
Erin & Molly discuss coping with tragedy when you can't be with your loved ones and how to cope with loss. Molly shares what it was like for her husband to come home to her 40 weeks pregnant after deployment and the ever so fun packing a house in 48hrs. From our house to yours! Check out our other channels! Instagram: milspouse_house Facebook: http…
 
Erin and Molly talk about their experiences with unexpected training, deployments, and never having an answer to what are your plans for next week! Curl up with your favorite beverage and get ready to laugh with these amazing MilSpouses! Check out our other channels! Instagram: milspouse_house Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/milspousehouse Websi…
 
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