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Shorter days, longer hours

By Allison Marlow

Mommy zombies are everywhere.

School has barely begun and already my friends are bleary-eyed, hunched in defeat as they drive from tumbling to cheer to scouts to tutoring to here to there to everywhere.

This kid needs money for homecoming. This one needs band shoes. That one has the wrong color folder for science. Another can’t find the three brand new uniform shirts we purchased in July.

Know Your Support Services for Suicide Prevention

By Salute to Spouses Staff 

A new study suggests that suicide attempts within a military unit may lead to more.

This summer CNN reported that a study in the JAMA Psychiatry journal found that a suicide attempt by one individual in a unit is often followed by more attempts by other members of that unit. 

Labor Day classes start

By Amy Nielsen

Nothing like stepping off the proverbial master’s degree cliff into your next career step - on Labor Day.

While I just completed a year-long, online certificate program, this beginning feels so much bigger. I am embarking on something I had no idea I would ever in a million years need to do, let alone want to do. I am so stoked for this educational adventure it makes me giggle.

Choosing a school for my master’s degree

By Jenna Moede

We have already covered how I narrowed down my potential Master's degree options, but while I did that, I had to narrow down universities as well.  

After the Storm

By Salute to Spouses Staff

Nature strikes. After the tears and the destruction, it is time to pick up the pieces and start again.

For military families who move between states, and climates, knowing what to do after a natural disaster can be even more difficult. They didn’t grow up learning about tornadoes, hurricanes or mudslides. Every piece of information is new information.

Military spouses around the nation have been sharing - and adding to - a list of things “to do” after disaster strikes. It is the culmination of decades of experience of hundreds of women.

What is the currency of time?

By Amy Nielsen

Lately I have been struggling with deciding what to charge for my services. I have a unique set of certifications and degrees and am in the process of starting my Master’s degree. I teach several different programs all of which have suggested retail prices associated with them.

Choosing my Master’s Degree, Wisely

By Jenna Moede

I already told you all one of my secrets that I keep locked away - that I messed up my first go-round on my Master’s degree. Coming from the top of my class in high school and a Dean’s List student in college, it hurt, but I also learned how to choose a path that, this time, will help me reach my goals.

I realized that when it comes to choosing a degree, I didn’t have to see all my high school and college friends as competitors. Instead, they could help me and guide me.

Military Spouse Job Fairs in September

The kids are heading back to school and you finally have the house to yourself. Peace and quiet all day and time to kick start your job search into high gear!

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation continues to host military and military spouse only job fairs across the nation every month. Employers at these fairs known the skills and assets that military spouses have and they are looking to hire, regardless of how long you will be stationed in the area.

Ritual Rites of Passage

By Amy Nielsen

I am exceptionally proud of myself and I thought I would share it with you all. I have been working very hard over last two years to complete a study at home correspondence course with a well-known herb school. It is an intense study and requires presence, forethought, and definite attention to intention to complete.

Taking time for play while you work

By Amy Nielsen

Today was the last booth of our season for our local grass roots community flea market. Once a month I have been setting up a little booth there to get my name and face out and about in the community. I decided in the spring that I needed to find a way to study my community, to see who really lives here and who comes in the summer. This was one of the ways I chose.

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