Many are surprised when they talk to Amanda Huffman and learn that she is a Veteran. She served as a Civil Engineer with the Air Force for six years, and is now a stay-at-home-mom to two boys. You may recognize Amanda as the driving force behind the popular blog, Airman to Mom.
Transitioning from active duty to “diaper duty” as a military spouse came as a bit of a shock to Amanda. Additionally, she found that most other moms in her circle couldn’t relate to her prior military service. She went from receiving a paycheck, holding rank, and being part of something bigger than herself, to spending her days at home alone with an infant.
She wondered if the old Amanda was still in there.
She began writing five-minute challenges, and discovered that she loved writing. This much-needed outlet turned into blog posts, which soon received sponsors and monetization. Amanda was successfully able to build her identity and meld her worlds as “Airman to Mom” and she embraced her present while honoring her past. She held down the homefront while her husband continued to serve, was available as mom, and built a career that was PCS-proof.
Connecting With Her Sisters-In-Arms
Amanda realized that she wasn’t the only Veteran who most likely needed to connect and share her story, and she sought out others to act as their voice. The ending result is the brand-new book, Women of the Military, now available on Amazon. Through her book and podcast of the same name, Amanda’s goal is to share stories from the female perspective. She examines challenges and ups and downs, while asking the real questions and relating to her sisters-in-arms. Amanda connects, uplifts, and inspires readers through this compilation of stories from the amazing women who bravely served our nation.
Buy your copy of Women of the Military now, and catch Amanda’s Army Wife 101 interview on the replay.
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