Surviving Deployments, Grunts, and Fleet Life | Episode 17

Friends make life better is a true statement, but is especially true in the military. As a N*avy parent, I don’t know what I would do without my N*avy friends and mentors, without my Battle Buddies that have my back and are the prayer warriors that hold my family and me up daily and when the times get tough. This is one of the main topics in my book, the ultimate guide to surviving the Naval Academy, A USNA Mom’s Journal – From Plebe Summer through Commissioning – Everything You Need to Know!

In this podcast episode, I have a very special guest who has become a very special person in my life. She and her family live on the flip side. They have been in the Marine Corps for over 15 years and offer an invaluable perspective of enlisted life.

As the parents of Officers, we are usually concerned with our children’s careers and leadership, but this conversation offers us an insightful opportunity to see how our Officers can learn from everyone, how they can have a positive effect on the men and women they lead, and how we as parents can support their service and their efforts.

Join me in listening to Surviving Deployments, Grunts, and Life in the Fleet | Episode 17, also available on Podbean. Spotify, and Apple Podcast.

Some accompanying blog articles and podcasts that would be good to read and listen to are:

Embrace the Suck and Other Words of Wisdom | Episode 7
Not Your Usual Summer Camp | Episode 1
Riding the Roller Coaster: Shifting Emotions and Relationships | Episode 11
Together We Are Stronger: On Friendship, Courage, and the USNA Journey | Episode 12

Some of this Podcasts’s Notable Quotes:

“You never know what strong is until strong is your only choice you have.”

“Somebody always has more knowledge than you and you can always learn and grow.”

“If I don’t do it, who will?”

“My Husband is my soulmate, but my children are my heart walking out in the world.”

“We’ve made our life and adventure.”

Jess
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