The Seasoned Spouse

The Seasoned Spouse

Lizann is a professional writer, speaker, mom of 5, and experienced military spouse. Learn about her mission, her published experience, and how to reserve her as a speaker for your next military spouse event.



Find tips and resources for military life here: from deployments and PCS moves, to military discounts and strategies for raising military kids. You’ll find all the Seasoned Spouse experience on the blog.

Military Spouse Books

Military Spouse Books

Best book for military spouses? It’s here! Find encouragement in “Open When,” join the Deployment Masterclass, or download military spouse resources.

Military Spouse Speaker Sharing Encouragement for Military Life

Lizann is an engaging public speaker passionate about encouraging our military spouse community. She has presented workshops at national conferences, delivered keynotes for milspouse retreats, and engaged small groups in virtual or in-person discussions. You can invite Lizann to speak at your milspouse event, Book Club, or podcast.

Topics: Resiliency, Military Life Challenges, Deployments, PCS Moves, Military Kids, Milspouse Entrepreneurs, Book Signings
Prices available upon request.

“Lizann is an electrifying public speaker, and her passion is infectious.”


Air Force Aid Society

“Lizann is a delight to work with. Everything she does is excellent, and she has a tremendous work ethic.”


Owner, Nomades

Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses

Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses

Military Family Books, $20.00

Award-winning book with inspiring messages for common military life challenges. Deployment, PCS moves, long-distance relationships, and more. Perfect gift for new milspouse or anyone dating a service member.

Ultimate Deployment Guide

Ultimate Deployment Guide

Amazon, $15.00

Your service member is going to deploy, and you want to be prepared. This booklet has checklists, essential info, fun tips, and answers to your deployment questions. Get organized and feel more confident about deployment!

Welcome to Rota

Welcome to Rota

Amazon, $20.00

This guidebook for military families with PCS orders to Rota Spain tells you everything you need to know about moving overseas, Spanish food and culture, where to shop, and fun daytrips in Southern Spain.

Deployment Resources

Lizann supports military spouses & loved ones through deployment. Download the Deployment Masterclass to answer your deployment questions. Join the free Facebook group for deployment support. Grab a free ebook for new military spouses. 

Deployment Masterclass
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Why Your Service Member Hasn’t Called During Deployment (and 5 Ways to Avoid Panicking)

Your service member hasn't called for days. Your stomach is in knots. Your anxiety is going crazy. Part of your brain wants to believe that...

Your First Deployment

The first day of my husband's first deployment, I cried most of the day. The first deployment is terrifying and intimidating, whether you are dating...

Host Family Visitors in Base Housing: Essential Info for Military Families

When you live on base, it can be tricky to invite family to visit. They will want to know if you are allowed to have visitors in base housing. The...

4 Things to Expect from the First Week of Deployment

The problem: You are facing a military deployment. Why you should read this: It will tell you what to expect and how to cope with the first week of...

101 Moments of Crazy Military Life Stress for Milspouses

The problem: military life can be really, really stressful. Why you should keep reading: because you know you want a laugh and need to unload some...

What is a Milso? The Secret Life of Military Significant Others

This one is for everyone who has wondered-- what is a milso? You are the ones who love a service member, but aren’t married yet. You may live far...

Beating the Deployment Curse

Call it the Deployment Curse, or call it Murphy's Law of deployment. It's the same thing: everything will start to go wrong and fall apart the day...

10 Essential Ways to Maintain Parked Cars (During Deployment)

The problem: your spouse is leaving their car in the driveway during deployment. Keep reading because: You want to learn how to prevent a dead...

Why Do Military Spouses Celebrate RED Fridays?

What are RED Fridays and what do they mean? On Fridays, military spouses and loved ones wear red. The idea of R.E.D. Fridays has been around for a...

New Open When Book Encourages All Military Spouses

There are moments in military life where we all need encouragement. What if there was an Open When book for spouses to read whenever they needed...