Jackie Toops

A self-described “Jackie of All Trades,” former Army wife Jackie Toops enjoys exploring the various facets of her personality by chronicling military life, world travels, family, her love of the arts and more. Her academic background is in the fields of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management, and she has overseen public relations for museums, galleries and universities. Jackie’s articles have been featured on Army Wife 101, Wall Street International Magazine, SoFluential, HomeAway, Military Biz Connection and FamiliesGo. While stationed in Germany, she regularly discussed her articles on-air with the Armed Forces Network in Wiesbaden. A mother of two, Jackie enjoys coffee, freelance writing, languages and discovering new ways to express herself. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Surprise Him with the NEW Military Men’s Line from The Jewelry Republic

When shopping for military jewelry him, trust a USMC veteran! The veteran and milspouse team behind The Jewelry Republic has sponsored this post to provide the ideal gift for your military man. All thoughts and opinions are our own.  We want to let you in on a secret: men want jewelry too! “Veterans from coast-to-coast […] Read more…

Meet the Milspouse Behind Your Dream Jewelry

This post features the importance of treating yourself, and is sponsored by The Jewelry Republic. Owned by a USMC Veteran and a milspouse, TJR is the jeweler of the military community. All thoughts and opinions are our own. “I think at this point, I deserve it, don’t I?” Milspouse Emma Boudah hears this question from […] Read more…

Meet the Milspouse Entrepreneurs Behind makeHER

Three successful milspouse serial entrepreneurs, Krystel Spell, Kesha Cole, and Kia Young, noticed that there was something missing in the milspouse entrepreneurial community. They were in search of an intimate business retreat that would focus on entrepreneurial tactics balanced with essential wellness. Krystel shares, “We searched and couldn’t find that experience. So in true milspouse […] Read more…

Military Mamas, Want Your Body Back? Check Out M.O.M.S.

Taking care of ourselves as a military spouse tends to fall further and further down the priority list the crazier life gets. It can easily be attributed to work, kids, our spouse’s career, moving, and the never ending “hurry up and wait” games we often play. I’ve lived through this perpetual state of change. As […] Read more…

Meet Milspouse Moni Jefferson: PR and Social Media Pro

Moni Jefferson is a milspouse entrepreneur who believes that you can create a career of your dreams while supporting your spouse’s military career. The Air Force spouse was also raised as a military kid, so for as long as she can remember, the military has played a role in shaping Moni’s life. She spent years […] Read more…

A Special Gift For Your Valentine At A Military Discount

This gorgeous post filled with gold and love, is sponsored by The Jewelry Republic. Owned by a USMC Veteran and a milspouse, TJR is THE jeweler of the military community. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Think of your favorite piece of jewelry. When you look at it, what do you feel? What do […] Read more…

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