151.BIG decisions after ONE month of dating an ADF member!
Military Wife Life Podcast
by Beck Rayner
10M ago
On this week's podcast episode, I speak with new spouse Emily about deciding to move with her ADF member after dating for just ONE month and how they are ensuring Defence life works for both of them.   Emily and I also talk about; Meeting on a dating app and finding out about his ADF career Having open and honest conversations one month into dating Deciding to move from Newcastle to South Australia Telling family and friends and the varied reactions   What happens when you post, and you are not in a recognised relationship Finding a private rental property and living together for th ..read more
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150.Let's CELEBRATE 150 Episodes with Advice, Words of Wisdom & Real Talk from Defence Partners
Military Wife Life Podcast
by Beck Rayner
10M ago
Welcome to the 150th episode of the podcast! What a huge milestone for ALL of us to celebrate.   4 years of the podcast, 150 episodes and 80,000 downloads!!!   I want to say thank you to all of you for sharing your stories, listening, supporting, for getting it! YOU. JUST. GET. IT.   Thank you for this community we have all built and for this amazing space of connection and belonging we have all created.   It has been 4 years, 150 episodes and 80,000 downloads of Defence Partners and Families being seen and heard, allowing us to share in the ups and downs of military life ..read more
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149.Defence Partner Leah from ep29 with an Amazing Update episode
Military Wife Life Podcast
by Beck Rayner
10M ago
On this week's podcast episode, I caught up with Defence Partner Leah who was a guest on the Military Life podcast a few years ago on episode 29. Back in 2019 Leah and I spoke about her quest to find meaningful employment, a long IVF journey and what happened to their remaining and only frozen embryo when they posted out of their location. On this episode, Leah updates us on the last few years, where have they posted to, what was the result of their final round of IVF with that one last frozen embryo, returning to work and pursuing her passion and a surprise decision. Scroll back to ep29 if yo ..read more
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148.Together 4 years, Two kids, Deployments & the First Posting
Military Wife Life Podcast
by Beck Rayner
1y ago
On this week's podcast episode, I speak with spouse Chantel about how COVID lockdowns gave her and her ADF partner the time and space to establish their relationship and start a family. Chantel and I also speak about; How they met and why after only knowing each other for three weeks, Chantel kinda moved in Her ADF partners fears starting a relationship, and the toll deployments take on a couple Why Chantel used time apart as a chance to focus on herself and her own busy life The pressure of being separated while trying to get to know each other Seeing the positives when it came to COVID lock ..read more
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147.PART 1-Why YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
Military Wife Life Podcast
by Beck Rayner
1y ago
TRIGGER WARNING- There is some discussion of suicide in these episodes. If these episodes bring anything up for you, please get in touch with FREE ADF mental health service Open Arms on 1800 011 046 or, in case of emergency, call 000.   This week on the Military Life Podcast, in celebration of the launch of my collaborative ‘YOUR VOICE’ campaign with Julia from The Home Post, a re-released episode, WHY YOUR VOICE MATTERS! Find out more here about how you can get involved with our ‘YOUR VOICE’ campaign- resources to make it easier *SO. MUCH. EASIER* for you to add your support to current ..read more
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147.PART 2-Why YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
Military Wife Life Podcast
by Beck Rayner
1y ago
TRIGGER WARNING- There is some discussion of suicide in these episodes. If these episodes bring anything up for you, please get in touch with FREE ADF mental health service Open Arms on 1800 011 046 or, in case of emergency, call 000.   This week on the Military Life Podcast, in celebration of the launch of my collaborative ‘YOUR VOICE’ campaign with Julia from The Home Post, a re-released episode, WHY YOUR VOICE MATTERS!   Find out more here about how you can get involved with our ‘YOUR VOICE’ campaign- resources to make it easier *SO. MUCH. EASIER* for you to add your support to cu ..read more
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146.Tinder Date to Moving Across the Country
Military Wife Life Podcast
by Beck Rayner
1y ago
On this week's podcast episode, I speak with spouse Freya about her quick introduction to defence life after meeting her RAAF guy through Tinder and three months later posting across the country with him. Freya and I also talk about; ·                     Why she decided to follow her heart and jump in feet first ·                     Making the hard decision to leave her cats behind in WA ·  ..read more
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145.Buying a house-ADF Schemes & Home Buyer Grants Explained
Military Wife Life Podcast
by Beck Rayner
1y ago
So you've decided that now is the right time to look at buying a house....yay, go you! If you're like me, you have so many questions (so many) and need answers STAT about the potential home buyer grants and ADF schemes and entitlements you and your military member may be able to apply for. But…. those answers need to be explained in plain old non-military speak, which is why Defence Bank's Kym Bowles and I talk you through ALL.THE.THINGS when it comes to buying a house.   In this episode, Kym and I talk about; -First steps once you decide to save for a house -Personal debts and how they c ..read more
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143.PART 2-Why YOUR VOICE matters!
Military Wife Life Podcast
by Beck Rayner
1y ago
TRIGGER WARNING- There is some discussion of suicide in this episode. If this episode brings anything up for you, please contact FREE ADF mental health service Open Arms on 1800 011 046 or, in case of emergency, call 000. Have a listen to Ep142 and PART 1 of this Military Life Podcast episode before listening to this ep. This week on the Military Life Podcast- Let’s Discuss WHY YOUR VOICE MATTERS!   In Episode 143 (PART 2) Myself, Defence Partners Marcelle and Julia, Veteran Partner Jo-anna, Veteran Widow and also the parent of a past serving member Madonna and Defence Partner and Psychol ..read more
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142.PART 1-Why YOUR VOICE matters!
Military Wife Life Podcast
by Beck Rayner
1y ago
TRIGGER WARNING- There is some discussion of suicide in this episode. If this episode brings anything up for you, please contact FREE ADF mental health service Open Arms on 1800 011 046 or, in case of emergency, call 000.   This week on the Military Life Podcast- Let’s Discuss WHY YOUR VOICE MATTERS!   In Episode 142 (PART 1) Myself, Defence Partners Marcelle and Julia, Veteran Partner Jo-anna, Veteran Widow and also the parent of a past serving member Madonna and Defence Partner and Psychologist Brooke, discuss why YOUR VOICE MATTERS and NEEDS TO BE HEARD.   We also discuss; -W ..read more
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