On Friday, May 7th, 2021, we celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day. We honor the sacrifices and contributions made by military spouses as they support our servicemembers. Moreover, the military spouse plays an integral role during deployments, ship duty, and training exercises, while they manage the homefront in their servicemember’s absence.
To take this a step further, there are spouses who, in addition to their roles as spouses and parents, they also work and contribute to their household income. As a military spouse, I can attest to the difficulty that comes with managing the home, raising the kids, and still trying to work while my soldier is away.
On this Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we celebrate all military spouses and we honor their sacrifices. Additionally, we highlight five businesses that are owned and operated by a military spouse.
5 Businesses Owned by a Military Spouse
Monica Fullerton – Spouse-ly – Air Force Spouse
An online marketplace to shop a wide variety of handmade products and services created by military spouse & veteran-owned businesses. Think Etsy meets Angie’s List but with all military family-owned businesses.
Heather Konigsbauer – Travel Consultant – Air Force Spouse
I help busy professionals discover their vacation dreams and turn them into reality with thoughtfully crafted, personalized vacation experiences. It’s all about extraordinary adventures without the stress and hassle of planning.
Martine Leveillee – Closet Stylist – Air Force Spouse
More style, Less waste? It’s possible! Martine helps women get control of closet clutter, create outfits to find our style, and ensure we are being, and looking, our best everyday while promoting sustainable values.
Crystal Kirschman – Emily Wish – Air Force Spouse
Created from tragedy as a beacon of hope, Emily Wish, LLC promises dedication, commitment, and compassionate strength in the healing and recovery from any and all eating disorders.
Julie Provost – Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life – Army National Guard Spouse
Julie Provost is the owner of Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life, a blog and social media community encouraging military spouses through the more difficult parts of military life, from deployments to anything military life brings.
Support Our Military Spouses
These businesses are owned and operated by military spouses from across our armed forces. They not only work hard to keep these businesses running, they also create jobs for others, and support their service members.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of businesses owned and operated by a military spouse. They are all worthy of your consideration and support.
So on this Military Spouse Appreciation Day, check out these businesses, or any of the others around you. Here’s a good start:
If you are a Military Spouse, thank you for all that you do. Without your dedication and support, our military would not be as great as it is today.
If you are a Service Member, please take a moment and thank your spouse for their support. There are a number of ways to show your gratitude, and it only takes a moment.
- Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2021: Discounts & More
- Military Discounts on Your Favorite Hotels
- The VA’s Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Program
About the author
Robert Haynes is a retired Army infantryman who has a squad of kids and is married to an active duty Soldier. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, who spent his last few years in the Army as a Drill Sergeant. He is now a full-time dad, freelance writer, and out-of-work comedian.