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It is possible to be honest about what makes military life hard and be positive at.the.same.time.

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Why Pride & Grit?

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For The Military Spouse

Welcome to the conversation. We're excited to have you here!

Building a life, as a military spouse, requires an immense amount of PRIDE in the work your Service Member is doing. It also requires an immense amount of GRIT to embrace the uniqueness of this life.

Whether you are rowing through a valley or standing on a peak, your story and your voice matters to this community.

In the end, the difference between seasons of thriving and those of just surviving can often be traced back to authenticity and unconditional support. And maybe, just maybe, a little grit.

4 Ways to Navigate Military Life as an Introvert

For The Military Spouse

Welcome to the conversation. We're excited to have you here!

Building a life, as a military spouse, requires an immense amount of PRIDE in the work your Service Member is doing. It also requires an immense amount of GRIT to embrace the uniqueness of this life.

Whether you are rowing through a valley or standing on a peak, your story and your voice matters to this community.

4 Ways to Navigate Military Life as an Introvert

For Those Who Support Us

Thank you! We need you! This site is designed for you too.

Pride & Grit provides a glimpse into the lives and stories of the military-connected families. We know our supporters often struggle with how best to show up for us.

Share one of our stories and start a new conversation about the challenges we face and the support we need. Use these stories as a window into our world, so you may fully join (and support) us there.
5 Ways To Support Your Military Spouse Friend

Our Mission

Anxious moments.
Joy-filled moments.
Taxing moments.
Hopeful moments.

Anxious moments. Joy-filled moments.
Taxing moments. Hopeful moments.

Join us as we share stories and spotlights that help you find your “mirror moments,” those moments when a story, read or told over a cup of coffee, reminds you of your own experiences. These are the moments that make us all walk taller, stand stronger, live prouder, smile wider, and even laugh louder.

Let’s do that, together.

Join us as we share stories and spotlights that help you find your “mirror moments,” those moments when a story, read or told over a cup of coffee, reminds you of your own experiences. These are the moments that make us all walk taller, stand stronger, live prouder, smile wider, and even laugh louder.

Let’s do that, together.

Our Spotlights
She’s a force. An entrepreneur, a dreamer, a creator, a problem solver, a business owner. She’s a military spouse, and she’s paved her own path. Learn from her, support her, or just know she’s out there doing her thing. And you can too!
Meet them all
CHRISTY DEWITT
Director, Business Development and Sales at Nomadés
Meet Christy
Megan Thoele
Artist and Owner of Joyful Lily Studio
Meet Megan
Monica Fullerton
Owner of Spouse-ly.com
Meet Monica
Kathy Glaser
Owner, Wandering Ashram Yoga & Meditation School
Meet Kathy
Meg Flanagan
Owner, Meg Flanagan Education Solutions
Meet Meg
Maralis Self
Founder, Empowered Energy
Meet Maralis
Joanne Holbrook
Author of Your Passport to Parenting
Meet Joanne
Dr. Laurel Proulx
Pelvic Health Researcher and Therapist
Meet Laurel
Claire Cain
Author of military-inspired love stories
Meet Claire
Lindsey Smith
Owner, Charcuterie Chic
Meet Lindsey
Christa Curtis
Owner, Permanent Change of Storing
Meet Christa
C.C. Gallagher
Creator, Stressless PCS Kit
Founder, Military Quality of Life Consulting, LLC
Meet C.C.
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Our Stories

Encouraging stories. Vulnerable stories.
Insightful stories. Reassuring stories.

Use our stories to start a conversation with your circle about how to thrive under the weight you may be carrying. This life is hard. It’s also amazing. 

Find a story that speaks to you and share it with your spouse, share it with your mother-in-law, share it with your neighbor. Use these stories to gain perspective, to hope, to dream, to heal, and ultimately to treasure this unique life

And when you’re ready, tell us your story and add your voice to the conversation.

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Have you ever wondered:

– What keeps military marriages strong?

– Do others struggle with the same marriage and military life conflicts?

– What does it look like to weather deployments in a military marriage?

Our marriage focused storytellers have you covered!

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Have you ever wondered:

– How do I thrive in, instead of just survive, our military life?

– How do I prioritize my own self-care while living this military-connected life?

– Am I the only person who struggles with being honest about how military life impacts me?

Our self-care focused storytellers have you covered!

Diverse group of friends.
Have you ever wondered:

– How do I explain what I need to my non-mil friends & family?

– Does everyone experience grief when moving and adjusting to a new location?

– What do other introverts do to help them find their tribe in a new community?

Our community focused storytellers have you covered!

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