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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.

Dawn Smith

Army Spouse

Dawn M. Smith is an Army spouse, mom to a high schooler, and a senior Golden Retriever. The dog isn’t the only senior in the house, though. Somehow, Dawn is now considered a senior spouse thanks to her husband’s 20+ years of military service. She’s owned a writing and consulting business for 15 years. The content she writes focuses on military life, real estate, and home topics. Dawn’s family lives in the National Capital Region, and they work on their DC bucket list as much as possible.

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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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Lizann Lightfoot

Lizann Lightfoot
Marine Corps Spouse

Lizann Lightfoot is a Marine Corps wife, mom of five 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 6 PCS moves (including one assignment overseas). When she isn’t writing, she enjoys exploring new areas and, of course, chocolate.

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Sydney Smith

Army Spouse

Sydney is an Army wife and mother of two. She likes to write on the raw experiences military spouses face during challenging times, striving to be a voice of encouragement and validation among the military spouse community. Sydney launched her personal blog, Life Beside the Colors, shortly after she married in 2017. When Sydney isn’t writing, she enjoys being outdoors with her family, reading and sourdough baking!

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Tanecia Favors

Navy Spouse

Tanecia Favors is a Navy spouse of 8 years and mother to three amazing children. Wanting to share the knowledge she has gained over the years with other spouses, she started her blog “Everyday Favors” in 2022. Her content focuses on military spouse life, motherhood and everyday life. When she is not writing, Tanecia works as a RN specializing in maternal, child, infant health and provides lactation support and education.

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