Author: Emileigh

6 Ways to Love Your Husband from Afar

Where are my warrior women at?!  This post accompanies our previous post 6 Ways to Love Your Wife from Afar, but it’s geared toward you ladies that are serving your country and the men you’ve left behind to hold down the home front.  These guys are a rarer few, but they’re doing their part and fighting stereotypes and expectations while they do it.  You can do quite a lot with just an internet connection and a credit card!  They deserve to be appreciated for all of their hard work, and here are some ways you can show love to...

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Silent Warrior: Pressing Onward & Upward

Emileigh:  I “met” Kelley through Instagram, and it’s been great getting to know her.  An Army wife and mom of three, Kelley encourages other women on their journey to be their best self on her blog, the Hot ‘N’ Fit Mama’s Club.  She’s learned some great character lessons through fitness and the military life that she is kind enough to share with us in this post! I haven’t always thought of myself, a military spouse, as a silent warrior. But that’s really what we are. Every experience in life moulds us into who we were destined to become. One...

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Home Decor: Forget the Joneses

“My advice for you guys?  Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses.” That’s kind of random advice, I thought to myself.  Out of all of military life, this is what he chooses to share with us now?  Maybe he doesn’t realize how independent I am and how little I care what others think.   When a retired chaplain gave Jacob and I this advice in passing at an event for chaplain candidates, I’ll admit I didn’t think “keeping up with the Joneses” would be much of a problem for me.  Well… the man was right and I was wrong.  Although this...

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Fitness Gear: Feed Me Fight Me

Having the right gear for a workout makes all the difference to me.  I got my first items from Feed Me Fight Me this past Christmas, and I am SO happy with them!  Before I gush over the clothing, you know the coolest part about FMFM?  It’s owned by veterans, and they donate 10% of their profits veteran homelessness, addiction, and PTSD aid.  I’m glad to buy quality clothing, but I’m REALLY happy when I can buy quality clothing and do good with my money at the same time. I got the women’s camo shorts and “Burgers, Weights…” muscle tank.  They are THE...

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8 Creative Letter-Writing Ideas

It always seems so romantic to talk about “back in the day” when couples wrote each other letters during war time, but it’s quite another to actually have to do it!  Happily, modern technology allows us to talk with our loved ones in lots of ways, but there are still times when only letter-writing is allowed or possible.  Even when other kinds of communication are possible, letter-writing still has a special sentimentality. Don’t let your times apart go to waste!  Continue to communicate with each other and build yourself a fantastic stack of letters to cherish for years to come...

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