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Welcome to the Navy Wife Life Podcast- a podcast telling the stories of everyday Navy wives and partners. Listen in to hear from others who are living this military life, juggling all the things on the daily, just like you and I. Let's connect and support each other by telling our stories, celebrating our strength, focusing on self care & lifting each other up.

Welcome to the Navy Wife Life Podcast- a podcast telling the stories of everyday Navy wives and partners. Listen in to hear from others who are living this military life, juggling all the things on the daily, just like you and I. Let's connect and support each other by telling our stories, celebrating our strength, focusing on self care & lifting each other up.
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Australia

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Welcome to the Navy Wife Life Podcast- a podcast telling the stories of everyday Navy wives and partners. Listen in to hear from others who are living this military life, juggling all the things on the daily, just like you and I. Let's connect and support each other by telling our stories, celebrating our strength, focusing on self care & lifting each other up.

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English


Episodes

21- From the heartbreak of infertility to adopting 6 kids

9/18/2019
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This week I talk to Army spouse Lisa about the heart break of infertility and how she and her husband Nathan went from thinking maybe they wouldn't ever have children to having 6! Lisa talks us through the process of becoming a Foster Carer and their long journey to adopt. You can follow Lisa's journey via her Instagram page @thegoodthebadandus Ready to join the MWL community? Click through the link to get connected xx www.militarywifelife.com.au

Duration:00:27:02

20. A life changing service injury, recovery & a new "normal"

9/10/2019
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This week I talk to truly inspirational Air Force spouse Kerrie about the day her husband Nathan had a freak service injury that would completely change their lives. Kerrie talks about the moment she was told Nathan would probably never walk again and the months and months of rehab that followed and continues. Kerrie is all that a military spouse HAS to be and so much more and with her support Nathan is literally kicking goals! If you would like to follow Nathan's recovery you can do that...

Duration:00:27:06

19. Long distance from the start & taking that leap of faith to be with each other

9/4/2019
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This week I talk to Elle about what it's like to be in a long distance relationship from the very start after she and her Army partner met at an interstate wedding late last year. Elle and Andrew stayed in contact and decided to give interstate love a go. 7 months on and they are navigating separation for months on end, applying to go Defacto and Elle has made the decision to move (with her dogs, cats and horses in tow) from Victoria to be with Andrew in NSW when he posts from QLD at the end...

Duration:00:21:52

Ep18- Posting at 38 weeks pregnant & 5 years of being an Army family

8/27/2019
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This week I talk to Anika who recaps 5 years of being an Army family. Anika definitely takes everything in her stride, including posting across country at 38 weeks pregnant with their first baby! We also talk about how important securing work in each posting locality is for her relationship and her mental health and how Darwin went from being at the bottom of their posting list to one of their favorite experiences.

Duration:00:24:44

17. Blended families, custody and what happens when MWDU isn't working

8/20/2019
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This week I talk to Bec who has been with her Army partner for 3 years. Both came into the relationship with children from previous partners and just a few months after being together they fell pregnant and went on to have a baby together. Bec talks about their decision to go MWDU at the start of this year, how they came to the decision that MWDU just wasn't working for them and what now needs to happen custody wise for her children and her partner's children now that she is moving to be...

Duration:00:24:22

16. Deployment from the Military Member's perspective

8/6/2019
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This week I talk to my Husband Scott who has, just days ago, returned from a 6 month deployment. We talk about deployment from the Military member's perspective. What happens when that ship pulls away from the wharf and sets off on its journey. How it feels for the Military member to be away from their family for long stretches and all those little questions you might have but never get the chance to ask. Ready to join the MWL community? Click through the link to get connected...

Duration:00:22:02

15. The first 12 months of being a Military Spouse

7/30/2019
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This week I talk to Susan who has just hit the one year mark of being a Navy spouse. Susan talks us through the huge changes she and her Husband have gone through during the past 12 months and what she expected Military life to be like versus the reality. From months and months of separation, giving birth to their second child without her Husband by her side, a few tears and a couple of hospital trips she has risen to the challenge and tackled everything that has been thrown at her like a...

Duration:00:23:55

14. The Juggle is Real! A compilation of previous podcast guests and their take on self care.

7/23/2019
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This week's podcast episode is a compilation of some of the words of wisdom offered by the beautiful military spouses I have already had on the podcast. What they do to make life easier. How they juggle all they have to juggle while living this military life. What self care means to them and how they look after themselves so they can continue to look after everyone else. We are all in this together! Ready to join the MWL community? Click through the link to get connected...

Duration:00:15:43

13. Making MWDU work for you, starting a new business & PEAP funding

7/16/2019
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This week I talk to Taryn, an Air Force spouse, who embarked on what was supposed to be a one year MWDU stint that eventually turned into three years with a deployment thrown into the mix. Taryn talks about how she cope's with MWDU and two young kids, a new business that is helping other defence partners on their re-employment journey, PEAP funding and how she still finds small but important ways to make sure she is looking after herself and her mental health. PLEASE NOTE- Soon after...

Duration:00:28:04

Ep 12. PART 2. A PTSD diagnosis, marriage breakdown & a long awaited home coming

7/9/2019
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Following on from last week's Podcast Episode I talk to Kiri about her Husband Luke's medical discharge from the Army, his decision to admit himself into hospital to get the help he needed and what happened when he told her he was walking away from their marriage. Kiri stood by her Husband for nearly two years while he got the help that he needed for his PTSD and got himself well enough to be able to participate in life again. There was no guarantee he was going to come back home but Kiri...

Duration:00:27:55

12. PART 1- Deployment, a medical emergency, medical discharge & the road to healing

7/2/2019
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A re-connection via Facebook sparked a romance between Kiri and Luke and before she knew it she was moving from Adelaide to Darwin to be with her Army guy, only for him to get word that he would be deploying to Afghanistan just 6 weeks after she moved to be with him! That deployment would change Kiri's now Husband forever after two of his mate's were killed in action. He would also go onto have a medical emergency out in the field, face medical discharge and so much more. Luke put his hand...

Duration:00:16:34

11. Staying strong, Making YOU a priority & Growth

6/25/2019
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This week I'm on the podcast talking about a medical emergency involving my 4 and a half year old and how it could have been the total unraveling of me. I talk about how laying some strong foundations over the last year and a half and consistently saying YES to me allowed me to pull myself out of a spiral of self pity and get back on track straight away. Ready to join the MWL community? Click through the link to get connected xx www.militarywifelife.com.au

Duration:00:08:18

Ep10- Kate swiped right and just months later became an Army wife

6/19/2019
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This week I talk to Kate about meeting her now Army Husband Byron online, dating for a few short months, getting engaged, moving to be with Byron and getting married. This time last year Kate was still single and now she is in the thick of Army Wife life and loving it. Ready to join the MWL Community? Click through the link to get connected xx www.militarywifelife.com.au

Duration:00:23:20

9. Married with a baby within a year, splitting up & Army to Navy Wife

6/4/2019
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Mel met her Military guy online and after a few months they went on their first date. The next day he left town with the Army to take part in the clean-up following the Brisbane floods and Mel didn't know when she would see him again. Once he returned they knew they wanted to be together and within a year were pregnant, engaged, married and her Husband was deployed to Afghanistan. In this episode I talk to Mel about what happened when he got back from deployment, the breakdown of their...

Duration:00:46:49

8. DFA and their role in advocating for Defence Families

5/28/2019
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This week I talk to Michelle, Communications Manager from advocacy organisation Defence Families of Australia. Michelle talks about the role DFA plays as the advisory body FOR US to the Minister for Defence Personnel and CDF, what that means for us and how it helps us, the difference between DFA and DCO, the major topics they are currently bringing to the fore on our behalf and how we can have our voices heard. PLEASE NOTE: Our name has changed from Navy Wife Life to Military Wife Life...

Duration:00:41:04

Episode 7- Long distance, Moving and Working from home

5/16/2019
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Ashley met her Military guy while on a girls weekend in Sydney. They chatted via text/online for 6 months before even coming back together to go on their first date, dated and did long distance for another 6 months and then Ashley made the huge decision to leave her family, friends, business and life to move to be with her Navy guy. 4 years on and they are happily married, have added a fur baby to their family and are eagerly planning their long awaited honeymoon. I talk to Ashley about...

Duration:01:08:43

Episode 6- A scandalous start, custody arrangements & breaking point

5/7/2019
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In Episode 6 of Military Wife- The Podcast I talk to Joanna who has been a Navy spouse for a little under 5 years and has certainly experienced the ups and downs of spouse life during that time. Joanna and her now Fiance had a little bit of a scandalous start, a brief breakup, have navigated custody arrangements and Navy life, deployments, a difficult pregnancy and so much more. Ready to join the MWL community? Click through the link to get connected xx www.militarywifelife.com.au

Duration:00:54:38

Episode 5- Tough decisions and making Military life work FOR you

4/30/2019
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This weeks episode of Military Wife Life- The Podcast is all about how making a tough and scary decision in my life would ultimately lead me to really being my TRUE self and has now allowed me to shift my mindset and make Military spouse life work FOR me. Please note: The words I use at the end of this Episode are a quote from Brene Brown and her 'The Power of Vulnerability' Ted Talk. Ready to join the MWL community? Click through the link to get connected xx www.militarywifelife.com.au

Duration:00:08:27

Ep 4. A mental health diagnosis and being a Spouse and Navy member

4/25/2019
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In Episode 4 of Military Wife Life- The Podcast I talk to Kasey who has had some twists and turns in her journey as not only a Navy spouse but also a Navy member. From falling pregnant unexpectedly while doing her Officer training, to being diagnosed with Post Natal depression and then Bi-polar, managing dual postings and everything in-between. Kasey has overcome some huge setbacks but continues to rise to the challenges that Spouse life and Navy life present. She is a true inspiration...

Duration:00:30:53

Episode 3- Living MWDU, Health scares & Afghanistan

4/17/2019
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"Make sure you are open and honest with yourself and to other people. Tell your partner how you are feeling about them going. Ask them how they are feeling about it too. It does work both ways." "Make sure you have got that support network in place. Because as much as 6 months goes fast, it doesn't aswell." In Episode 3 of Military Wife Life- The Podcast I talk to Katrina, a family focussed, coffee catchup lover and book worm who admits she hardly gets time to read! Well duh her Husband...

Duration:01:30:26