Tuesday, March 24, 2009
CinCHouse.com Founder Meredith Leyva Interviewed on YourMilitaryLife.com
CinCHouse.com began in 1999 as a way for military spouse Meredith Leyva to share the concerns of a military spouse with other military spouses. This "little" website that she started has now grown to the largest online community of military wives -- as well as women in uniform.
Nancy Brown and I interviewed Meredith Leyva today on our BlogTalkRadio show YourMilitaryLife.com. What I found most interesting as someone who was a Mrs. Lieutenant from 1970 to 1972 is how, according to Meredith, military wives today do not identify themselves as military spouses. Instead they identify themselves by what they do -- and their husbands are in the military.
Meredith says that senior military personnel -- who started in the military when the wife of an army lieutenant was still very much a Mrs. Lieutenant -- often find this "sea change" hard to adjust to.
Besides being the founder of CinCHouse.com, Meredith is also the author of the military spouse guidebook MARRIED TO THE MILITARY, which will soon be coming out in a revised edition.
Listen to Meredith now talking about the concerns of today's military spouses.
Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also blogs at PZ the Do-Gooder Scrooge and Operation Support Jews in the Military, and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life. Her company Miller Mosaic LLC builds call-to-action websites for book authors and small businesses.
Visit the site of Mrs. Lieutenant: A Sharon Gold Novel.