American Snippets with Barb Allen and Dave Brown

E045 - Jackie Toops - Army Wife 101

Episode Summary

Jackie Toops didn't marry a military man, but she's been an Army wife for 7 years now anyway. When her husband told her of his drive to serve, Jackie knew it was up to her to support that drive. The life of a military spouse is grossly misunderstood by the majority of Americans. From frequent moves, to raising and often giving birth to children without their spouse present, to worry for their spouse's safety, to immense difficulty establishing or maintaining a career, these women (and men) are the unsung heroes behind their heroes. Jackie Toops found her own purpose in military life by serving as a conduit for camaraderie and resources for other military spouses. She's the Lead Writer at the incredibly popular and much leaned-upon blog Army Wife 101, and military spouses all over the globe rely on her articles for news, fresh insight, and valuable information to help them navigate their own lives. Jackie shared her story and message of patriotism, service, and resilience with us in today's episode. If you enjoyed this episode, check out the featured article, video, and more at americansnippets.com/045

Episode Notes

Jackie Toops didn't marry a military man, but she's been an Army wife for 7 years now anyway. When her husband told her of his drive to serve, Jackie knew it was up to her to support that drive.  The life of a military spouse is grossly misunderstood by the majority of Americans. From frequent moves, to raising and often giving birth to children without their spouse present, to worry for their spouse's safety, to immense difficulty establishing or maintaining a career, these women (and men) are the unsung heroes behind their heroes.  Jackie Toops found her own purpose in military life by serving as a conduit for camaraderie and resources for other military spouses. She's the Lead Writer at the incredibly popular and much leaned-upon blog Army Wife 101, and military spouses all over the globe rely on her articles for news, fresh insight, and valuable information to help them navigate their own lives.  Jackie shared her story and message of patriotism, service, and resilience with us in today's episode. If you enjoyed this episode, check out the featured article, video, and more at americansnippets.com/045