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Meet Jen

Jen McDonald, an award-winning author of two non-fiction books, draws from her three decades of military life to offer support and understanding to fellow spouses. Beyond writing, she hosted the Milspouse Matters podcast for over five years, providing invaluable assistance to military families. Now settled in Texas, alongside her Air Force veteran husband, they cherish their roles as devoted grandparents. Join her as she ventures into fiction writing, marking a thrilling new chapter in her journey!

Things I love

My Family

They're the best! I'm married to my hero, and our four kids are now young adults. It's so fun having your children grow up and become your best friends! I've also discovered how great it is to be a mom-in-law.

My Pup

Our rescue dog, Syd, is a sweet border collie mix. We found each other at the local animal shelter. He makes sure to walk me every morning!

Being Gigi

Who knew a grandchild could grab such a big piece of your heart? My little granddaughter pronounces Gigi as “Zeezee” and it’s the best sound in the world! Read more about it in Becoming Gigi.

My Jean Jacket

Who doesn't love a good jean jacket? They go with everything! I didn’t realize how much I wear them until my daughter mentioned it. My favorites are from Old Navy and Loft.

Where You Can Find Me

My parents used to say that I “have a lot of words” and I guess that’s true! I’ve worked as a writer and editor for over 20 years, specializing in the topics of military life, parenting, and homeschooling. I’ve written hundreds of articles, columns, and guest blogs over the years for outlets like Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Christian Military Wives,, Military Spouse Magazine, and all the major homeschooling magazines. I’ve partnered with major brands like Warner Bros. and Walmart. 

See below for more of my writing and podcast guest appearances.

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Jen’s Podcast and Radio Show Guest Appearances

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Change Maker To Follow

In Military Influencer Magazine, Jen was included in the 17 Changemakers to Follow in 2021 article. Read the full list here.