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A podcast brought to you by Deployed Love talking about all things military life.

Ruck Up Buttercup Ruck Up Buttercup

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A podcast brought to you by Deployed Love talking about all things military life.

    Season 4 Episode 10 Motherhood

    Season 4 Episode 10 Motherhood

    Season 4 Episode 10 Motherhood

    On this week’s episode of Ruck Up Buttercup we are having a girl chat about our experiences in Motherhood. From babies, to preteen; from hilarious stories to tales of woe. Motherhood is the adventure of a lifetime. From the moment you realize you are pregnant and life is about to change, all the way through your kids being adults you will think about your kids non-stop. Don’t worry mama, even on the hard days you aren’t alone!!

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Season 4 Episode 9 Military Spouse Advocacy Network.

    Season 4 Episode 9 Military Spouse Advocacy Network.

    Season 4 Episode 9 Military Spouse Advocacy Network.


    On this week’s episode of Ruck Up Buttercup we speak with Verenice Castillo the Founder and CEO of Military Spouse Advocacy Network. She tells us her story of coming from a different country to having to adjust to being a US Military Spouse. She, like all of us, felt out of place, and pretty isolated, but realized that doesn’t have to be the case. She founded MSAN in order to create a space where spouses could support each other by mentoring each other through different situations.

    They now have 3 important aspects of their non-profit.

    1. Mentorship- With trained, and certified mentors available 24/7 no matter if you are new to the military, going through your first deployment, struggling through a transition, or even a veteran spouse there is someone there for you to talk to.

    2. Leadership Training- Not everyone wants to be a volunteer but EVERYONE is a leader in their own way. With this well sought after training available to a group of spouses each year, more amazing opportunities will open up to those who seek them.

    3. The Hub- Think social media but better. A secure platform with only military spouses who want to support each other.

    For more information about MSAN:
    https://www.militaryspouseadvocacynetwork.org/

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    Email: sabrinajohannes@deployedlove.org

    • 46 min
    Season 4 Episode 8 Fisher House Foundation

    Season 4 Episode 8 Fisher House Foundation

    Season 4 Episode 8 Fisher House Foundation

    On this week's episode of Ruck Up Buttercup we had the opportunity to speak with Mary Considine, the Chief of Staff for the Fisher House Foundation. She has been with this amazing organization for 20 years and has seen them grow from only a handful of houses to being on their journey to building the 100th house hopefully later this year.

    Fisher House Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 that provides a home away from home for military families when they are having a medical situation. Located next to hospitals and Va’s nationwide, they provide a free place to allow families to visit, and support each other during times of medical need. They also provide support to Gold Star families during that process.

    On top of their many houses, they also have other programs that help pay for flights, as well as hotels as the need may arise. As well as some really great scholarships for students as well as spouses to help support the future of families in the military community.

    If you find yourself with a little free time and are interested in serving others in the military community there are many volunteer opportunities you can look into at a Fisher House near you.

    We're available to answer any questions listeners may have, and of course, tons of info is available at our website: www.fisherhouse.org


    Here are some quick links for show notes:


    Fisher House locations (for volunteering opportunities, too): https://fisherhouse.org/programs/houses/current-houses/
    Hard copy directory of all house locations: https://site.production.v3.fisherhouse.org/site/media/210733/fh_directory-_january_2024.pdf
    Video about how to stay at a Fisher House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTX-YwzBNc0&t=19s
    Virtual tour of a Fisher House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9MzEef3rUc
    Interview with Jessica Lynch about her family staying at Fisher House: https://youtu.be/FDbAwz_uueQ?feature=shared
    Hero Miles program: https://fisherhouse.org/programs/hero-miles/
    Hotels for Heros program: https://fisherhouse.org/programs/hotel-for-heroes/
    Scholarships: https://fisherhouse.org/programs/scholarship-programs/


    We didn't get this on-air, but here's the Scholarship Search Engine I mentioned: https://search.militaryscholar.org/


    At, last but not least, the donate link: https://connect.fisherhouse.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=1


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    Email for more information or to be on the show:

    sabrinajohannes@deployedlove.org

    • 53 min
    Season 4 Episode 7 Work From Home

    Season 4 Episode 7 Work From Home

    On this week’s episode of Ruck Up Buttercup we had Lauren Lomsdale from The Work From Home Milspo on the show. She told us all about the different things she offers through her website and programs. And we discuss how military spouses can get involved with working from home. Being able to work from home is an opportunity that not everyone has but as a military spouse is a career that actually fits pretty well with our frequently moving lifestyle. We talk some benefits, and challenges of working from home.

    To read more about The Work from Home Milspo be sure to check out Lauren’s Website here:

    https://thewfhmilspo.com/about/

    Find us Here:

    Website: www.deployedlove.org/podcast
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    • 36 min
    Season 4 Episode 6 Honor Your Season

    Season 4 Episode 6 Honor Your Season

    On this week’s episode of Ruck Up Buttercup we are having a girl chat about what it means to slow down and honor the season of life you are in currently. Military life can be so hectic and there is always that “what’s next” mentality. But sometimes you really need to slow down, put your feet up and enjoy what you are doing now!!

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    Website: www.deployedlove.org/podcast
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    • 57 min
    Season 4 Episode 5 United Through Reading

    Season 4 Episode 5 United Through Reading

    Season 4 Episode 5 United Through Reading

    On this week's episode we are spot lighting a well known resource in the military community. United Through Reading; Vice President of Marketing and Communications. She spent this time with us explaining the amazing program of United Through Reading, where your service members can record themselves reading to you or your kids and then you are able to access the recordings during deployments. We talk about really creative and outstanding ways to use this resource to keep the connection with your military members as well as family members when you are stationed far away.

    For more information check out United Through Reading here:

    https://unitedthroughreading.org/

    Find us:

    Website:www.deployedlove.org/podcast
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ruckupbuttercup
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/ruckupbuttercuppodcast
    Email: sabrinajohannes@deployedlove.org

    • 32 min

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