Meet Lizann

Hello, thanks for stopping by! I’m Lizann, a military spouse and your new friend! I wanted a space to connect with other MilSpouses and share my experiences, so we can get through this crazy military life together.

The motto of this blog is that “we are all in this together.” Military life is hard, no question. Sometimes you wonder if you are the only one struggling to get through. This is a place where new military girlfriends, fiancees, or spouses can get tips and perspective about military challenges like deployments, PCSing, raising children alone, and just missing your spouse. Older spouses can relate to these stories and will be laughing along with me.

“We are all in this together!”

The Seasoned Spouse

Why am I seasoned? Well, “seasoned spouse” is a term that military leadership has been using for a while to describe their long-term spouses. I have known my husband since before Boot Camp, and we have walked this military path together for the past 17 years. I’ve been through the sweet and the bittersweet, the challenging and the thrilling. I have been with my husband for 7 deployments (5 of them combat), living overseas, having 4 children together, and moving too many times. Some might say that makes us salty. I say it makes me ‘seasoned.’

I’m someone who has been there, done that, made the mistakes, and wrote the book–literally! (My first book for military spouses, called ‘Welcome to Rota,’ was published 3 years ago.) I write honestly about the challenges we have faced, but I am also able to smile at the ridiculous things we have been through. And I’m happy to share some of my seasoned stories with you! As you browse my articles you will feel encouraged, supported, and laugh a little. You are welcome on this page.

So please say hi and leave some love! I would love to connect with you. If you need advice or have any questions about military life, send them to me at LizannLightfoot@gmail.com.

Hire Lizann

Beyond this blog, I am also a published author and freelance writer. Here are some other places you can view my writing, which is all directed at helping military families.

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I have multiple print articles published in Military Spouse magazine, Military Kids Life, Military Families Magazine, National Guard and Reserve Magazine, and G.I. Jobs.

If you are interested in an article for your website or magazine, I can write about military life, deployments, living overseas, PCSing, and almost anything for children ages 10 and under (since I have four children ages four to ten). To hire me as a freelance writer, please contact me at LizannLightfoot@gmail.com for pricing and details.

I’m available to be a guest on a Podcast. I have been interviewed on several different military-themed podcasts, and they are always fun, informative conversations. I’m happy to be a guest and speak about military life challenges, including deployments, PCS moves, raising children, and military spouse employment.

Sponsored Opportunities:

I do sponsored posts on The Seasoned Spouse blog, on topics or products that are helpful to military families. I also offer Sponsored Facebook Live videos, email blasts, and social media posts on my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. Contact me for rates, and I can help you design a campaign that will maximize exposure for your company.

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My Published Books and Articles

My first book, Welcome to Rota is a guidebook for Americans stationed at Naval Station Rota, Spain. We lived there for 3 years and fell in love with Spanish culture and food. So I wrote a book about it! It contains 200 pages of useful advice about moving overseas, finding your way around the base and town, where to shop and eat, understanding Spanish culture, how to make Spanish recipes, and a whole section about traveling in Spain. It is a must-have for anyone moving to Rota, and has received all 5-star reviews on Amazon. The book is available in paperback at Amazon.com, and is also available as an EBook.