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The Story Behind Milspouse Matters - Episode 9

By Jen McDonald

In this episode, we're turning the tables and Jen McDonald is being interviewed! Find out more about Jen's story as a military spouse of three decades, which led to her writing a book for other spouses and starting the Milspouse Matters podcast. Lana Simmons, cohost of the Reinventing Midlife podcast, puts Jen on the hot seat.  We'll talk about feeling like a fish out of water as a new military spouse, adapting to the quirks of military culture, all the moves, living overseas, raising military kids, deployments, her family's homeschooling journey, and the second career she's found.  You'll want to tune in to this fun episode, where Lana does her own "quick 5" questions and we talk about that one time Jen met Chris Hemsworth and her brief (and of course, embarrassing) encounter with legendary "Stormin' Norman" General Schwarzkopf. Mentioned in this episode:  Jen's book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse Jen's blog Jen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest Strengthening Your Military Marriage What Surprised Me Most About Life After the Military MilitaryByOwner Advertising Steve Lambert/Five in a Row This American Life Mike Roe: The Way I Heard It Copyblogger Reinventing Midlife Connect with Lana Simmons! 12 Strong and Chris Hemsworth Interview Learn more about Milspouse Matters, get show notes, and more content at jenmcdonald.net. *contains affiliate links

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