Welcome to the Military Wife Life Podcast
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 24
This week I talk to Navy spouse Sera about coping with her husband being posted to a ship, going MWDU and deploying all while she juggled running a business, teenage kids and supporting her in laws during her Father in laws terminal illness. We talk about how Sera kept her Husband across his Dad’s condition during times of no contact and what happened when her Husband had to be pulled off the ship to make the harrowing journey home to say goodbye.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 23
This week I talk to Army spouse Arusha about the juggle that is MWDU, kids, working and how taking on a side hustle (when she was already stretched) ended up being the best decision she could make for herself, her health and everyone around her.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 22
This week I talk to US Air Force spouse and Life Coach Becca Brown about her experience as a spouse and how that led her to wanting something more. Fast forward to now and Becca is helping other spouses handle life better, finding purpose, drive, and passion in our lives and facing deployments and separation with confidence . We go deep and talk about how stepping into emotional adulthood (don’t worry it is explained in the episode) can help us lead the life we want to live through acknowledgement, allowing our emotions, getting intentional and taking responsibility for our thoughts and feelings!
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 21
This week I talk to Army spouse Lisa about the heart break of infertility and how she and her husband Nathan went from thinking maybe they wouldn’t ever have children to having 6! Lisa talks us through the process of becoming a Foster Carer and their long journey to adopt.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 20
This week I talk to truly inspirational Air Force spouse Kerrie about the day her husband Nathan had a freak workplace accident that would completely change their lives. Kerrie talks about the moment she was told Nathan would probably never walk again and the months and months of rehab that followed and continues. Kerrie is all that a military spouse HAS to be and so much more and with her support Nathan is literally kicking goals!
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 19
This week I talk to Elle about what it’s like to be in a long distance relationship from the very start after she and her Army partner met at a wedding late last year. Elle and Andrew stayed in contact and decided to give interstate love a go. 7 months on and they are navigating separation for months on end, applying to go Defacto and Elle has made the decision to move (with her dogs, cats and horses in tow) from Victoria to be with Andrew in NSW when he posts from QLD at the end of the year. It sounds complicated but they are making it work by making sure they support each other’s long term goals and by keeping communication open.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 18
This week I talk to Anika who recaps 5 years of being an Army family. Anika definitely takes everything in her stride, including posting across country at 38 weeks pregnant with their first baby! We also talk about how important securing work in each posting locality is for her relationship and her mental health and how Darwin went from being at the bottom of their posting list to one of their favorite experiences.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 17
This week I talk to Bec who has been with her Army partner for 3 years. Both came into the relationship with children from previous partners and just a few months after getting together they fell pregnant and went on to have a baby together. Bec talks about their recent decision to go MWDU and how they quickly realised it wasn’t working for them and she is now in the process of organising to move to be with her military member.
Bec also talks about what moving means custody wise for all of their children and the harsh reality that leaving her children with their Dad may just end up being the best decision she can make for her children. Bec is open, honest and brave in this episode and really explains some of the complex, tough, unspoken decisions that so many spouses with blended families face.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 16
This week I talk to my Husband Scott who has, just days ago, returned from a 6 month deployment. We talk about deployment from the Military member’s perspective. What happens when that ship pulls away from the wharf and sets off on its journey. How it feels for the Military member to be away from their family for long stretches and all those little questions you might have but never get the chance to ask.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 15
This week I talk to Susan who has just hit the one year mark of being a Navy spouse. Susan talks us through the huge changes she and her Husband have gone through during the past 12 months and what she expected Military life to be like versus the reality. From months and months of separation, giving birth to their second child without her Husband by her side, a few tears and a couple of hospital trips she has risen to the challenge and tackled everything that has been thrown at her like a true Military spouse does.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 14
This week’s podcast episode is a compilation of some of the words of wisdom offered by the beautiful military spouses I have already had on the podcast. What they do to make life easier. How they juggle all they have to juggle while living this military life. What self care means to them and how they look after themselves so they can continue to look after everyone else.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 13
This week I talk to Taryn, an Air Force spouse, who embarked on what was supposed to be a one year MWDU stint that eventually turned into three years with a deployment thrown into the mix. We talk about how she cope’s by herself with two young kids, a new business that is helping other defence partners on their re-employment journey, PEEP funding and how she makes sure she is looking after herself.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 12, Part 2
Following on from last week’s Podcast episode, I talk to Kiri about her Husband Luke’s medical discharge from the Army, his decision to admit himself into hospital to get the help he needed and what happened when he told her he was walking away from their marriage. This is Part 2 of their story.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 12, Part 1
In this Episode I talk to Kiri about getting through a deployment that would change her Army Husband forever after two of his mate’s were killed in action. Kiri’s Husband would also go onto have a medical emergency out in the field, face medical discharge and so much more. This is Part 1 of their inspiring story.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 11
In this Episode I’m on the podcast talking about a medical emergency involving my 4 and a half year old and how it could have been the total unraveling of me. I talk about how laying some strong foundations over the last year and a half and consistently saying YES to me allowed me to pull myself out of a spiral of self pity and get back on track straight away.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 10
In this Episode I talk to Kate about meeting her now Army Husband Byron online, dating for a few short months, getting engaged, moving to be with Byron and getting married. This time last year Kate was still single and now she is in the thick of Army Wife life and loving it.
Military Wife Life- The Podcast Episode 9
In this Episode I talk to Mel about her whirlwind of an introduction to military spouse life! 10 months in and she was married, with a baby and her new husband was deploying to Afghanistan. Soon after his return from deployment they split and went their separate ways but came back together a few years later.