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Episode 9 – The Story Behind Milspouse Matters with Jen McDonald


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Jen McDonald on Milspouse Matters

In this episode, we’re turning the tables and Jen 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 FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

Strengthening Your Military Marriage

MilitaryByOwner Advertising

Steve Lambert/Five in a Row

This American Life

Mike Rowe: The Way I Heard It


Reinventing Midlife

Connect with Lana Simmons!

Connect with Milspouse Matters on Instagram

Christian Military Spouse Facebook Group

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The Story Behind Milspouse Matters with Jen McDonald



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