TheWaitingWarrior

Hi I'm Michelle Bowler, founder of The Waiting Warriors. Being an Army wife I've experienced a lot of the difficulties that we face when military or first-responders jobs are in a marriage or family. But I also deeply believe that it possible for families to thrive, no matter the job. With some creativity and intentional action we can have happy, healthy, thriving families.

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Supporting Your Military Kids and Creating a Community During Deployment with National Guard Wife Ashley

As a National Guard Spouse, Ashley’s experience as a Waiting Warrior has been more isolating than most. In this episode she shares her experience of finding ways to support her military children and other military families who aren’t surrounded by an immediate military community. Ashley has created Counting Our Heroes Home, a deployment subscription box for military kids!

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How To Easily Deal With The Dirty Bugs At Your Military Base House

Unexpected Things at Your New Military Base House Military life takes us all over the country, brings so many adventures, but there was one adventure I was seriously never expecting; BUGS. I didn’t come from any area of bugs so when we moved to Fort Campbell,KY and all over the neighborhood Facebook page I’m seeing …

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How to Make an Easy Garden for Your Military Home

How to Make an Easy Garden for Your Military Home There’s no question that it’s hard for a military wife to feel settled and at home when they have the next move looming a few years away. While many military spouses get decor for their homes, many dismiss the yard because there isn’t a point …

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How to have a successful Military Deployment Reintegration When Your Soldier Comes Home

Deployments are Hard He left 26 days after our fourth daughter was born for a deployment in Iraq. That was hard I held a crying 6,5, and 3 year old in my arms, huddled together while they longed for their daddy. That was hard But not to diminish from the hards that deployments bring, and …

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The Solo, Smart, Busy, Efficient, Lazy, Tired Mom’s Guide to Back to School Shopping

I love my kids dearly. They are the light and joys of my life. At the same time, I absolutely hate taking them to a store by myself (Can I get an, “Amen?”). I don’t care if it’s grocery shopping or looking for furniture, I LOATHE IT. Maybe it’s because they’re so young and quick …

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