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Jacey Eckhart

Jacey Eckhart

Jacey Eckhart is Director of Spouse and Family Programs at and a military sociologist.  Since 1996, Eckhart's take on military families has been featured in her syndicated column, her book The Homefront Club, and her award winning CDs These Boots and I Married a Spartan??

Most recently she has been featured as a military family subject matter expert on NBC Dateline, CBS morning news, CNN, NPR and the New York Times.  Eckhart is an Air Force brat, a Navy wife and an Army mom.

Have you been married more than 15 years? And you (or your spouse) are still in the military? How did you do that?

Can you thank warriors with a building? Not a monument. Not a wall. Not a statue.

Every First-Timer secretly wonders how she will do during deployment. Funny how the "do" we wonder about doing is never a successful "do."

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4 Impossible Interview Questions for MilSpouses

Our readers appreciated the what-not-to-wear-on-an-interview tips from our friends at the MOAA. But once they were dressed, our readers were far more interested in what they should say when faced with impossible interview questions. “Personally, I hate, hate, hate ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’ and ‘What do you... more

Beth Hicks

Real Spouse Employment: Bank Vice President

I am often a skeptic when it comes to corporations with military spouse programs. I'm just so sure that the only thing on offer will be a position as a cashier or call center operator. Yet some of these corporations really do have a good thing going for miltiary spouses -- especially when they are willing to move the job when a spouse must ... more

LaToya Moore-Broyles

Real Spouse Employment: Crafting Entrepreneur

If your kids want all the accessories for their American Girl, Barbie, Calico Critters or Monster High dolls, you may already be one of the 400,000 subscribers to the My Froggy Stuff YouTube Channel. Instead of buying all those doll accessories, Air Force wife LaToya Moore-Broyles has made a business out of teaching viewers to make those thi... more

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How Long-Married Military Couples Stay Together

Long marriage in the military is not the opposite of divorce. Yet we study the divorce rate among couples married less than five years as if that explained everything. When researchers do consider long-married military couples, they note that the divorce rate declines as couples become more senior. They hypothesize that those military coupl... more

CEO of Adjacent Apps Anthony Garcia with Lydia DiCola

Real Spouse Employment: Help Develop An App

Nearly half of all military spouses are employed, but what exactly do they do? This new series allows military spouses to answer for themselves. We met Lydia DiCola at the Inc. 500/5000 conference Military Entrepreneurs Mentoring Fair. Originally trained as an elementary school teacher, Lydia grabbed at a great opportunity and is now the m... more

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