Even with all the resources available, the spouse unemployment rate is four to six times the national average, and many barriers keep military spouses from finding their place in the job world.
Articles by Mary Lane Montoya
ICYMI: MilSpouseFest goes to Washington, D.C.
MilSpouseFest, the modern network for military spouses, presented by USAA, was thrilled to have our first in-person events for 2022 in the National Capital Region, which included our first ever hybrid event, connecting spouses from around the globe! MilSpouseFest events are for military spouses from all branches of service including national guard and reserves. This was the first visit to the region since 2017.
The military-friendly diaper bag that’s changing parenting stereotypes
When looking at diaper bags, there are many options available with different styles, functionality, and reliability. However, many bags appeal to only one audience: new moms. One company is on a mission to shake up the baby product industry.
There’s a problem with child care for military children
The 2021 Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey results were released to the public in March, and it tells us what we already know about the many challenges facing military families and child care.
Red Friday’s early tech origins and the lasting impact
One of the most recognizable initiatives for honoring deployed service members is known as R.E.D Friday, or Remember Everyone Deployed Friday. From military family members to AAFES employees and beyond, you will see these groups styling in red once a week, but where did this coordinated clothing effort come from?
Taking Ownership of “Dependa”
Ashley’s advice for all military spouses is try and find humor in everything.
Unite and Ignite is Under Way with our February Virtual Events
The MilSpouseFest team launched the first virtual events of the year under the Unite and Ignite theme this past week. Presented by USAA, MSF Director Julie Shepard and team hosted military spouses from across the globe to talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the military space. Keynote speaker Jennifer Dane, CEO of Modern Military […]
MilSpouseFest kicks off new MSF Cast Series with PCS Tips and Tricks
The MilSpouseFest team started the new year right with the first ever MSF Cast on PCS Tips and Tricks. Presented by USAA, MSF Director Julie Shepard hosted an all-star panel to talk about the tools every spouse needs to have a successful PCS. Kellie Artis, COO of Millie, kicked off the discussion with early things […]