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We’ve gathered some of the most talented and thought-provoking writers in the blogosphere to provide you and our military families a glance into the lives of individuals just like you.

Amanda Schrimpf

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Navy Spouse

Amanda Schrimpf is a newlywed and Navy wife who has spent the last few years balancing her career and military life. She has a BSBA in Marketing from High Point University and works full-time as a buyer. Her husband, Ron, is a Submarine Officer. They’ve experienced several PCS moves along the east coast and are currently living in Virginia Beach. In her free time, Amanda can be found at the beach or biking with her husband.

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Katelyn Nixon

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Army Spouse

Katelyn Nixon has been married to her Army hubby for 8 years and they added 2 wonderful kids along the way. Through multiple PCS and deployments, she has learned the importance of communication and having a positive outlook. As many spouses can relate, her daily routine is finding balance between being a military spouse, stay at home mom and work from home mom. Inspired to share her message, she launched her blog in November 2018. Her goal is to provide a network for spouses connect and share their lives together. She enjoys time with family finding small jewels around each duty station.

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Kelly Bojan

Kelly Bojan
Army Spouse

Kelly Bojan is an Army spouse of 14 years. Together, she and her husband have experienced both the ups and downs of military life – mostly ups! She is a firm believer in self-love and making meaningful connections with people. Kelly has been a full-time fitness professional for more than 30 years, currently working as an assistant program director, Pilates instructor and personal trainer. She and her husband are the proud parents of three crazy cats.

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Kristi Stolzenberg

Kristi Stolzenberg
Marine Spouse

Kristi Stolzenberg is slowly accepting that she’s now on the seasoned side of the military spouse spectrum, having written about military life since 2008. In that time, she and her C-130-flying Marine added two stellar military kids to the mix and called four bases home. After making good use of her B.A. in English, Kristi finished her master’s in political management in 2018. On a typical day, you’ll find her juggling everything from editing to soccer practice, volunteering to board meetings.

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Lee-Anne Castro

Lee-Anne Castro
Army National Guard Spouse

Lee-Anne Castro is a wife and mother of two. She works full-time (and then some), owns a ranch, races cars and REALLY enjoys sleep. Her husband has served in the Army National Guard for most of their 13-year marriage. Lee-Anne likes sharing her experiences, giving advice and thinks her dry sense of humor makes her pretty darn funny.

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Lizann Lightfoot

Lizann Lightfoot
Marine Corps Spouse

Lizann Lightfoot is a Marine Corps wife, mom of four and author of the book Welcome to Rota. She has been writing for years as the “Seasoned Spouse,” a blog with resources and encouragement for military families. Alongside her husband, she has completed 7 deployments and 5 PCS moves (including one assignment overseas). When she isn’t writing, she enjoys exploring new areas and, of course, chocolate.

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Nora Anderson

Nora Anderson
Army Spouse

Nora Anderson is a new Army wife but isn’t new to Army life. Growing up as an Army brat, she moved 12 times over her dad’s 21-year career. She and her husband, Chris, call Fort Benning, Georgia their first home. Nora received her BBA in International Business from Loyola University and works for a nonprofit supporting surviving military families. She and her husband are kept busy by their rescue puppy, Dixie, and all the food, drinks and activities Georgia has to offer.

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