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MilSpouse CoffeeHouse

MilSpouse CoffeeHouse

By Leslie & Britni your MilSpouse CoffeeHouse Podcast Baristas
Podcast where military spouses are free to espresso ourselves! Your podcast Baristas Leslie & Britni have a latte on our minds. Along with our occasional Open Mic Guests, we’ll serve up some of the hottest topics in the military community! This coffeehouse podcast is BYOB - fill your mug with your drink of choice & join us as we serve up the hottest topics in our military spouse world! (Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses.This podcast may be inappropriate for small humans or people offended by 4 letter words.)
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No Expectations!

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How to Get Your Finances Straight During COVID-19
Britni speaks with Mark Steffe, President/CEO of First Command, about the pandemic, financial planning, and how easy it is to get a FREE consultation with First Command!  Mark Steffe is President/CEO of First Command. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois, graduating with high honors. He holds Series 7, 8, 23, 63 and 65 securities registrations, plus life and health insurance licenses.  First Command coaches our Nation’s military families in their pursuit of financial security. Connect with First Command: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram        
24:22
September 25, 2020
Do You Believe in Magic?
Leslie records from a closet! Leslie and Britni chat about the power of manifestation, gratitude, and the law of attraction. It really works!  Have you tried manifesting? Let us know!  Check out The Resource by MilSpouse CoffeeHouse YouTube channel to view our How To's, including the Home Cleansing video we referenced in this episode. (If you're interested in submitting a How To for our channel, send us an email! hello@milspousecoffeehouse.com)
35:32
September 18, 2020
No Expectations!
Britni surprises Leslie with a Surprise Guest - Monica Fullerton with Spouse-ly! This episode was so fun to record - we learned more about Spouse-ly, the background story to MilSpouse CoffeeHouse, and it's an all around good time that you don't want to miss. Britni's kid falls flat on her face during recording (LOL - she's ok) and Leslie has found a new soul sister! 
29:38
September 4, 2020
Bonus: Boldly Hires MilSpouses for Remote Work!
Leslie and Britni chat with Devin Drake, fellow milspouse and Recruitment Manager at Boldly. Find out what kind jobs, experience, and what you need to do to apply for a job at Boldly!  Why Military Spouses Love Working with Boldly For some it's taking their job with them wherever their latest posting takes them. For some it's maintaining their own career in a role that fits their flexible lifestyle. For everyone it's the competitive pay, the flexible schedule and work focused on their area of expertise: executive assistance, book-keeping, marketing, project-management etc. The Boldly team understands family commitment and values the skills you have to offer. https://boldly.com/milso-jobs
21:23
August 28, 2020
Feeling Homesick (& PCS-ing during a Pandemic)
In the Season 4 opener, Leslie & Britni discuss how you can feel homesick for a duty station you thought you hated...until you moved away. What do you do when you feel homesick? Also discussed is the difficulty of PCS-ing during a pandemic. Normally, we advise to "get involved with the community and meet people", but that's exactly what you're NOT supposed to do during this time of the "New Normal".  Moving to a new (or returning) can be stressful and lonely, and is amplified during this time of social isolation. What are some ways to feel better? Announcement! Together with MilSpouse owned Designed with Flare, we have a super cool shirt available for a limited time - order yours here and support fellow milspouses! 
24:31
August 21, 2020
Tug of War
Listener Brooke sent in a topic request: "communicating with family members and friends about the military lifestyle, dealing with the tug of war we play during holidays, etc."
30:37
May 22, 2020
3 A.M. Thoughts
Leslie & Britni discuss the random thoughts that pop into our heads in the middle of the night. What do you do to get back to sleep?  Do the thoughts make any sense?  Surely we're not the only ones who dwell on embarrassing situations 10 years later!
19:29
May 8, 2020
Cup of Ambition
Inspired by the line in Dolly's 9 to 5 "Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen⁣ Pour myself a cup of ambition Yawn and stretch and try to come to life"⁣ ⁣ Supporting fellow milspouse owned businesses is very important to us!
25:27
April 24, 2020
Summon Your Strength
During these "uncertain times" how do you Summon your Strength in our "New Normal"?
23:28
April 9, 2020
Let's Hang Out & Eat Sandwiches
Leslie & Britni discuss staying at home with family, bear hunts, Christmas lights, sidewalk chalk, staying positive, and eating sandwiches.
22:40
March 26, 2020
Create Your Own Luck (& Don't Get Trampled By a Dinosaur)
Leslie and Britni chat about being in the right place at the right time, and actually talking to people. Talking to people could change your life.
25:00
March 13, 2020
Get the "F" off of Social Media!
Leslie & Britni talk about the positive and negative sides of social media, and how if we didn't spend so much time on it, we'd have time for other things.  What do you think?
35:09
February 28, 2020
Focus on the Positive
When was the last time your shared a GOOD experience that you had somewhere? When was the last time you shared a negative experience? It seems that we are so quick to share the negative. Let's stop being negative, and only share positivity. Pay it forward.  Check out the Leslie O Show episode where Leslie talks about how you shouldn't judge others.
31:21
February 14, 2020
Stop Apologizing For Your Life!
Leslie & Britni chat about social media and being unapologetically yourself.
25:17
January 31, 2020
I've Got Friends of All Ages
It's important to design your friend circle to include friends of all ages! Learning from your friends helps you grow.
24:06
January 17, 2020
Being an Autism Mom
Sheena Arting from the Dear MilFamily Podcast joins us in this episode, where she shares her experience with being a mom of a son with autism.
29:04
December 13, 2019
Patience, or Lack Thereof
23:26
December 6, 2019
Yoga Pants Required Thanksgiving
20:10
November 22, 2019
Connect With Your Higher Self
Leslie & Britni discuss the importance of finding and connecting with your "higher self" and how their recent discovery has made a positive impact in their lives.
27:52
November 8, 2019
The Paranormal Housewife
We chat with Kelly aka the Paranormal Housewife, a fellow milspouse who is also a paranormal investigator!   She also has a haunted doll - what?!? Who is up for a MilSpouse Paranormal adventure meetup?
33:50
October 25, 2019
90 Day VA
In this Season 3 opener, Leslie and Britni chat with Season 3 Sponsor Esther Inman of Virtual Assistant Internship. Esther shares her milspouse story and how she created a program to train military spouses on how to become a successful Virtual Assistant AND helps connect you with paying jobs! Sign up for a free class at 90DayVA.com
24:42
October 11, 2019
I'm 'Just' a Girlfriend
Leslie and Britni respond to a listener email from Max, a military significant other who feels left out since she is not married to her service member yet.
23:26
August 16, 2019
Am I Uninvitable?
Leslie and Britni discuss the importance of RSVP, feeling left out, and doing all of the inviting.
24:34
August 2, 2019
How to Put on a Happy Face When it Feels Impossible
Leslie and Britni answer a listener email about putting on a happy face when you just don't feel happy. Unfortunately, it's a regular life occurrence, but that doesn't make it any easier.
16:40
July 26, 2019
Free For All
This episode is the epitome of MilSpouse CoffeeHouse podcast - we're all over the place and just have a great time! We hope you'll join us.  Leslie is a Math Perthon, we talk TRL and Jersey Shore. Taxes and Lotterys and The Situation. Fun Stuff.
26:01
July 5, 2019
How PCS-ing is like the Oregon Trail
We compare how PCS-ing can be like the game Oregon Trail: you have to ferry your wagon, deal with broken wagon wheels, hunt for buffalo, and someone gets typhoid.
24:56
June 21, 2019
Get Interview Savvy & Stop Getting Ghosted
In this surprise episode, Leslie & Britni chat with Super Julie Braun at Super Purposes about how to Get Interview Savvy & Stop Getting Ghosted when being interviewed for a new job!  The Live Webinar will be held on June 26, 2019 at 8 pm EST.
19:11
June 14, 2019
Dear New MilSpouse Me
Leslie & Britni share nuggets of advice to their former new milspouse selves. Do you agree with these?
28:24
June 7, 2019
Be Uncomfortable
Leslie & Britni talk about how military spouses have the "being uncomfortable" thing under control - we do it without even realizing it! Change can be scary, but important for growth.
28:46
May 24, 2019
MilSpouses Without Kids
Both Leslie and Britni were MilSpouses without kids - Britni and her husband waited 7 years before they were ready for a child!  It can be isolating to be a military spouse without children... but if you don't have kids yet or aren't going to at all, you're not alone.  What can you do to feel like you're not left out?
23:00
May 10, 2019
I Forgot to do Productive Things cause I was Drunk
Leslie & Britni discuss their good intentions to be productive, but how other things get in the way (like alcohol, or...squirrel!...)
30:51
April 26, 2019
She's Like 12
Being/Looking younger doesn't mean that there is any less experience. Don't judge.  Leslie & Britni talk about how they have been judged and how they have judged other women based on their age or how young they look.
33:00
April 12, 2019
Working From Home
Leslie & Britni chat about the perks and drawbacks about working from home. It's not as difficult to find a work from home job as it seems... you just need to know what to do! BabyQuip is a great way to make extra cash as a side gig, renting out your baby furniture. All MilSpouse CoffeeHouse listeners will receive 10% off at checkout when they use the code MilSpouse!
24:33
March 29, 2019
The "Civilian World" Doesn't Care Who Your Spouse Is
In this episode, Leslie & Britni talk about how easy it is to forget that you are your own person! Britni has a much needed "lightbulb moment" during a work trip.
22:01
March 15, 2019
I'm a Crappy Friend
Leslie & Britni discuss how difficult it can be to be a good friend through every PCS. The struggle is real, and we turned out to be really crappy jerky friends.  How do you stay in touch with your friends and keep the connection going?
22:40
March 1, 2019
"Wag the Sock" and Other Things
In this episode, Leslie & Britni discuss the negotiation tactics of threenagers, cleaning out your closet, and in true MilSpouse CoffeeHouse fashion - other random things.
23:23
February 15, 2019
Spouse Clubs, Yay or Nay?
In this first episode of Season 2 of MilSpouse CoffeeHouse, Leslie & Britni discuss joining military spouse support groups and connecting milspouses. And because we are a Shitshow with a purpose, we laugh and go off the rails a bit.  Register for the Military Spouse Wellness Summit 2019 and use code MILSPOCOFFEE19 Episode Sponsors: Baby Tula: Military families receive 10% off! Classy Broads Coffee
31:28
February 1, 2019
Badass: Running a Business with Cancer
Donna Ferguson is a brave military spouse who is a warrior; she is wrestling with breast cancer and is a military spouse business owner. She is amazing and inspiring and can take on the world!
27:48
October 19, 2018
It's OK To Ask For Help
Military life (and life in general) can bring some major stresses. It's ok to ask a friend or family member (or use a resource available to military families!) for help. You don't have to juggle it all and be a Jack or Jane of all trades. You don't have to do all of the things! Take some time for yourself and ask for help.
35:04
October 5, 2018
Murphy's Law
Britni and Leslie chat with Michelle and Lauren of The Dependas about Murphy's Law and how he's out to get us!
28:14
September 21, 2018
Debunk the stigma of officer vs enlisted spouses
Yep, we're going there. We are all human beings and do NOT wear the rank. In this episode, we chat with Moni Jefferson about how we don't care who your spouse is - we want to get to know YOU.
11:57
September 7, 2018
What do you want to be when you grow up?
As a military spouse, many of us aren't able to start a career or "grow up" until our spouse is out of the military. For many spouses, remote work isn't possible, so you wait until your spouse gets out to "grow up" and start your career.
31:33
August 25, 2018
I Found a Toothpick (and put your cart in the corral)
We're all over the place in this episode! We talk embarrassing stories, karma, the beautiful tribute to Natalie the milspouse, fan clubs, and weird 80s movies. "Be Kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle". Oh, and Leslie was a poster, BTW. Ear buds alert!
1:09:25
August 17, 2018
Why Kids Suck (But We Love Them Anyway)
Kids change your life. I used to be be a beautiful princess, now I'm a wicked witch. Who or what have I become?!  Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses. This podcast may be inappropriate for small humans or people offended by 4 letter words.
32:55
August 10, 2018
Choosing Adventure: How to Travel Well When Stationed Overseas
Being stationed overseas brings some opportunities for amazing adventures! How to take all the trips and not drive yourself crazy. Be the ultimate tourist. Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses.This podcast may be inappropriate for small humans or people offended by 4 letter words.
40:51
July 27, 2018
Space Force Families
Wonder what it would be like to PCS to Space? We know allthethings! (no we don't). Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses.This podcast may be inappropriate for small humans or people offended by 4 letter words.
20:14
July 18, 2018
Becoming a MilSpouse later than "Average"
In the military, service members tend to hang out with fellow service members outside of work. Which means, as a military spouse, you'll most likely tag along and meet the other significant others and families. Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses.This podcast may be inappropriate for small humans or people offended by 4 letter words.
45:00
July 13, 2018
Duty Stations: How to make them not suck (when they really do)
Ugh. Some duty stations just suck no matter what. BUT, there are ways to make them better. The company you keep can make a huge difference! Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses.This podcast may be inappropriate for small humans or people offended by 4 letter words.
30:49
June 29, 2018
You make an Ass out of U and Me When you Assume
In this surprise episode, Leslie and Britni discuss Diets, Ice Dreams, Workouts, Snakes in Trees, Baristos and other various randoms. Come join the chaos! We also talk about our meeting with Joy, a fellow milspouse at the Financial Gym! Check them out www.financialgym.com Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses.This podcast may be inappropriate for small humans or people offended by 4 letter words.
46:49
June 22, 2018
Making Friends is Weird When You're an Adult
**See someone who looks like an awesome friend while at the store/playground/coffee shop...Passes Note on receipt found in purse** Will you be friends with me? Check yes or no. We have to go a little out of our way to make friends, and it can be awkward. Do you say "Do you want to be friends?" Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses.This podcast may be inappropriate for small humans or people offended by 4 letter words.
30:29
June 15, 2018
What is your Flugelbinder?
If you could create your dream business - money, logistics and real life aside, what business would you create and why? Creative juices are flowing! Military spouses turn necessity into solutions and reality by creating our own businesses. Let's talk about our dream business! (Teleportation service, anyone?) (Flugelbinder is from the movie Cocktail) Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses.This podcast may be inappropriate for small humans or people offended by 4 letter words.
36:23
June 1, 2018
Don't be a Dependa (or offended by the word)
Oh, the word "Dependa". Are you offended by this word? Why?  Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses.This podcast may be inappropriate for small humans or people offended by 4 letter words.
26:42
May 18, 2018
Helium Hands!
Volunteering your house for the spouse club meeting, or saying Yes to chair an event, or saying yes to being Team Mom when you don't have time. Agreeing to bake 32548 cookies for the spouse club bake sale fundraiser. You don't have to say yes to everything. Megan Hall joins us to talk about the Helium Hands issue that we milspouses seem to have.  Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses.This podcast may be inappropriate for small humans or people offended by 4 letter words
37:28
May 4, 2018
WTF Did I Get Myself Into?
WTF Did I Get myself into? Leslie and Britni talk about different WTF moments: Being a military spouse, becoming a mom, being a business owner, getting married, going back to school, going to school, joining the FRG, creating a podcast..... Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses.This podcast may be inappropriate for small humans or people offended by 4 letter words.
35:00
April 13, 2018