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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.

Kristi Stolzenberg

Kristi Stolzenberg
Military 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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Lizann Lightfoot

Lizann Lightfoot
Military 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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Julie Dymon

Julie Dymon
Navy spouse

Julie Dymon has been a Navy spouse for 12 years. She and her sailor raised their family through PCSes (OCONUS and CONUS), deployments, earthquakes and hurricanes. Julie also continued her education, found employment at each duty station and spoke Spitalish (her ill-contrived mash up of Spanish, Italian and English that she used to communicate with Sicilians and other Europeans). Give her a cookie — for real.

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Cassie Grainger

Cassie Grainger
Marine Corps spouse

Cassie Grainger is a writer, speaker and consultant specializing in finding purpose, personal growth and military quality of life programs. She has been a Marine Corps spouse for more than 20 years and has a diverse professional and volunteer portfolio working with servicemembers and their families. Originally from California, Cassie currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and two fur pups, Molly and Charlie. She has B.A. in Communications and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing.

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Lee-Anne Castro

Lee-Anne Castro
Military 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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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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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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