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MAR 2019

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MILITARY SPOUSE ® MAGAZINE IS PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY VIQTORY, A SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE. 420 ROUSER ROAD, BUILDING 3, SUITE 101, MOON TOWNSHIP, PA 15108, TEL: (412) 269-1663 X164, FAX: (412) 269-1646. THE INCLUSION OF ADVERTISING IS CONSIDERED A SERVICE TO SUBSCRIBERS AND IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THE PRODUCTS NOR CONCURRENCE WITH ADVERTISING CLAIMS. MILITARY SPOUSE® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF VIQTORY, COPYRIGHT © 2004-2019. NO PART OF THE MAGAZINE MAY BE REPRODUCED BY ANY MEANS WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF VIQTORY. VIQTORY IS AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER AND IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH OR SPONSORED BY THE U.S. MILITARY. THE MILITARY SPOUSE® CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN HEART, PRODUCTS, PRODUCT DESIGNS, PRODUCT NAMES, TRADEMARKS, TRADE DRESS, LOGOS, DESIGNS, IMAGES, BOTH PHYSICAL AND COLOR DESIGNS AND OTHER ASSOCIATED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES ARE THE REGISTERED OR OTHERWISE PROTECTED PROPERTY OF VIQTORY. ANY FORM OF UNAUTHORIZED USE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND CONSIDERED INFRINGEMENT, AND I S PUNISHABLE BY LAW. Like Facebook.com/MilitarySpouse to get great tips and ideas, plus connect with other milspouses. Email us your story ideas at social@militaryspouse.com for a chance to be published. Follow us on Instagram! We're uploading photos from all aspects of milspouse life. Shoot us a message or tag us in your post for a chance to get your photos shared on our account! @militaryspousemag We're always tweeting. Follow us to keep up with military spouse lifestyle news. @MilSpouseMag M A R C H 2 0 1 9 / V O L U M E 1 5 / I S S U E 3 Scan to visit MilitarySpouse.com Follow us on Pinterest for the latest imagery and ideas that inspire military spouses. MilSpouseMag STAY CONNECTED! Cover photography by: Daniel Fullam Photography danielfullamphotography.com MilitarySpouse.com / Email: customer_service@militaryspouse.com 22 30 16 18 M i l i t a r y S p o u s e® Te a m Managing Editor Janine Boldrin Lead Art Director Joe Maiocco Digital Marketing Specialist Kariah Manwaring Customer Service Manager Courtney Miller C o n t r i b u t i n g Wr i t e r s Terri Barnes Kait Hanson Dee Dee Helfenstein JJ Montanaro Maria Reed Liza Rodewald Amy Schofield, Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney L e a d e r s h i p President Sean McAlister VP Business Development Scott Shaw MILITARY SPOUSE S I M P L I F Y I N G Y O U R C R A Z Y , W O N D E R F U L M I L I T A R Y L I F E ¨ Editor's Note Positive Change ........................... 6 Darryl L . Williams Sales Manager e: darryl.williams@viqtory.com p: 412-758-7601 For more information about advertising opportunities, please contact: O ur Live s March Military Spouse Influencer Meet the godmother of the milspouse book movement................................ 14 The Battle at Home Life as a caregiver to my husband.. .................. 16 Take Your Business to the Next Level A behind-the-scenes look at getting investors on board.. ............................................. 22 Serial Entrepreneur I always have an idea up my sleeve!. ............... 28 What We Love What is your favorite milspouse-owned business, service or product? March 2019 Contributors and Community Shout-Outs!. ................................... 8 Married with Business How a veteran, an idea, and his hard working spouse put junk removal at the top of the heap as a franchising opportunity for those in the military community.. .............. 18 Squeeze the Day Military kids around the US open for business. ......................................... 30 Good Advice Go Green and Save Target these 3 areas when it comes to food waste. ........................... 10 10 Easy Ways to Go Green as a MilFam Save money (and the planet!). ................ 12 Win Government Work 3 pieces of expert advice ....................... 24 Conquering Resume Obstacles ............................. 26 Think About Trying a Trade! Check out these growing fields! ..................... 32 Financial Considerations for the MilSpouse Entrepreneur ....................... 34 4 MILITARYSPOUSE.COM / MARCH 2019

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