A while ago I joined the Spousely vendor community. Have you seen it? Its the Etsy of military spouses, veterans and first responders. So many of us have a small business tucked in around military life. Founder Monica noticed all those side hustles and created a single platform to verify, search & support those hustles.
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Why Support Military Families
Unique Challenges – There are unique challenges to living a military lifestyle. Solo parenting tops the list being a chauffeur, tutor, chef and housekeeper to a family single handedly.
Instability – The frequent moves makes finding childcare expensive or impossible. Usually the spouse handles childcare burdens, school pick ups, appointments and the like. That makes it nearly impossible to find a job.
Discrimination in the workforce: Many employers avoid hiring military spouses because of their frequent turn overs.
When we support small businesses, especially that of military families and first responders, the impact compounds: kids can join karate, parents find financial relief and freedom, and service members get the peace of mind to focus on their job.
Spousely Makes supporting these families possible.
My Spousely Shop
You can find my shop here on Spousely. Its a bit tricky with a location-specific service instead of a product or virtual offer. But its still worth supporting the platform and being apart of the community!
Shortly after joining Spousely I was asked to be interviewed for their podcast: Turning the Impossible to I’m Possible. It was a no brainer: YES. Even just the title summed up my ups and downs with entrepreneurship and military life!
What I didn’t realize when I joined was that there is an entire community of sellers in a private circle group that is so collaborative and supportive. From ideas, to working together, and even virtual co working sessions!
Listen to the Spousely Podcast
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I'm a USMC spouse, South Carolina native, recovering homeschool mama of a 4 boy circus. They've taught me the most important facet of family photography: KEEP IT FUN!