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Handle It With Humor is an uncensored comedy podcast about being a military veteran wife, parenting, marriage, babies, and stress. Mollie Gross is a comedienne, motivational speaker, and author. Her goal is to help you find humor in life's most stressful situations with advice you can LISTEN to, and stories you can laugh at.
 
This podcast is for ambitious women who KNOW they are full of badass, world-changing magic but find themselves stuck in perfectionism, self-doubt, and limits. Instead of wishing and waiting for the right time, Annie & her guests guide you to taking action even if that looks like sitting in silence on a beach! Healing and action can happen simultaneously and we need more exposure to real talk about this!
 
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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!
 
Encouragement for military spouses. Military families make up less than 1% of the U.S. population, and the challenges they face are unique. Whether you're looking for military spouse support or simply want to learn more, join host Jen McDonald as we discuss it all: getting through the separations that go along with training and deployments, moving around the world, seeing the one you love leave for war, raising kids in the military, finding your own place as a military spouse, and strengthen ...
 
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On this episode, I’m thrilled to be speaking with Verenice Castillo, the founder of the Military Spouse Advocacy Network (MSAN). If you're not familiar with MSAN, their motto is to Educate, Empower, Support, and they certainly do that! Verenice and I talk about the importance of connecting with your military spouse community as well as understandin…
 
Have you ever wondered the best process for sending a military care package? Want some help in creating your own or are you looking for a curated care package to send to your service member? On this episode, I'm joined by Hero Care Packages CEO Jack Wray, and we're discussing all things military care packages! Some topics we discuss: The story behi…
 
We talk about the topic of deployment a lot on this podcast, and with good reason. It’s such a challenging time for military members and their spouses, families, or significant others. I’ve been SO excited to bring you this episode, as Becky Hoy and Joanna Guldin-Noll are truly experts on this topic, and they’re sharing their insight and encouragem…
 
Let's talk about homeschooling in the military, as well as a brand-new podcast created to support military homeschooling families! Since all my kids are now grown, one thing you might not know about me is that we were a homeschooling family for a couple of decades and loved that time with our four kids. I was also the managing editor for a large ho…
 
A military marriage is not the same as a civilian marriage, and conventional wisdom doesn’t always apply. From advice like you have to have a weekly date night to you must communicate about everything, how does this work in keeping your military marriage strong? It just doesn’t apply if you're apart a lot or have recently moved and don't have resou…
 
Welcome back to a new season! On this episode, I'm answering listener questions and talking about what's coming. Some topics we cover: Is it ok to call yourself a milspouse or military spouse? What's been the hardest (and best) part of being a military spouse? How much should I share with my spouse when they're deployed? I feel nervous about homeco…
 
Join Annie to identify your tendencies toward perfectionism and allow it to fall away for peace, happiness, laughter and joy. Your donation to Adventures with Annie Peguero Podcast means the world. Any amount is appreciated to anne.peguero@gmail.com on Paypal friends and family. We have an Imperfection Party coming up for business owners on August …
 
On this episode, I'm talking to Julie Tully, the author of the upcoming book, Dispatches from the Cowgirl: Through the Looking Glass with a Navy Diplomat's Wife. Julie is the spouse of a Foreign Area Officer and has spent the last 18 years living overseas in different countries in Africa and Europe. In fact, Julie recorded this episode from Italy, …
 
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…
 
On this episode, I'm talking to Jen Pasquale from Pride & Grit. Jen is a 15-year active-duty Army spouse, mom of two, and champion for seasoned military spouses. In 2018, Jen founded Pride & Grit as a support community, resource hub, and as of 2021, host of an annual personal development retreat for seasoned military spouses. As a Gallup-Certified …
 
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…
 
This week, I’m talking to Mary Monrose and Candus Griffin, military spouses, mothers, and hosts of the Shine Sis podcast. I first connected with them on Instagram, where I saw their posts and loved the positive message they were sharing. When I realized they were also military spouses, I knew we had to talk! About Shine Sis: It’s hard trying to fin…
 
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…
 
Whether you're moving stateside or overseas, making a move with a new baby can be a challenge. Get some tips from experienced military spouses! I was asked about this on social media, and here are some of my tips along with input from other military spouses. We talk about: Flying with a baby Tips for cross-country travel Preparing mentally Giving y…
 
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…
 
Here’s the second installment of the study of my book, You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, that we’ve been doing in the Christian Military Spouse Facebook group. As mentioned on the last episode, I decided to share the audio from my talks there on the podcast, and this is the week 2 study covering readings 5-7. If y…
 
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…
 
In the Christian Military Spouses group, we’ve been doing a book study of my book, You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouses, and I’ve been talking via video each week there. I'm sharing the audio from those talks over the coming weeks. This is the week 1 study, going over Days 1-4 in the book. (Note: If you’d like to joi…
 
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…
 
Whether you’re a new or longtime military spouse, a sudden deployment can throw you into a tailspin. If you’re facing an unexpected deployment of your spouse, this episode is for you. We’re talking about ways to cope, how to connect with others (even if you don’t think you need to), some conventional wisdom that may or may not apply to you, permiss…
 
In this episode, Annie shares her own coach Elizabeth Ralph, The Spiritual Investor. Annie and her husband Al began Elizabeth's Spiritual Investor program in July 2021 after going through a super challenging time in their marriage. In this episode, Annie and Elizabeth unpack the beauty and benefits of connecting your spirituality with your finances…
 
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…
 
In this episode, Annie talked about your brain and thought loops, reclaiming your personal power through orgasm and what that will do for the action you'll take. Please leave a written review on Apple Podcasts Follow Annie on IG at https://www.instagram.com/anniepeguero_/ Download free materials and Service Based to Thousands at https://www.anniepe…
 
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…
 
Guest Jennifer Barnhill shares the vision behind Partners in Promise, the challenges and barriers EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program) families face, especially as pertains to special education for military children, the results of their 2021 survey findings, and what Partners in PROMISE does to advocate for military families. They offer so man…
 
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…
 
Annie chats with Author & Coach Sarah Carter about her new book All About Change: How to Successfully Make Personal Life Changes Sarah shares more of her raw, personal story (that's NOT in the book!) and we know this will be so very valuable for you. Most people shy away from talking about this but Sarah explains how this specific change shifted he…
 
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…
 
It’s a new year, and by now many of us have already given up on those New Year’s resolutions! And you tell yourself, why even bother setting goals when you’ve just moved, are about to move, or find yourself in the middle of a deployment or some other change? Is it even worth setting personal goals for yourself when the demands of the military alway…
 
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 …
 
I’ve had a lot of requests for more Navy spouse interviews, so I’m happy to bring to you my talk with Chelsea Davis from The Submerged Life! I first discovered the Submerged Life through their funny memes on Instagram and knew I had to reach out to these great ladies. Chelsea Davis, Meagan Guise, and Kaileigh Lear are Navy spouses and founders of t…
 
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