Amy is the editor in chief of Military.com’s spouse and family blog SpouseBuzz.com. A journalist by trade, Amy also covers spouse and family news for Military.com where she is the managing editor of spouse and family content. An Army wife and mother of two, Amy has been featured as a subject matter expert on CNN.com, NPR, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC and BBC as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Follow her on twitter @amybushatz.
Mari Krueger is a freelance journalist and Navy wife with two little kids. She’s written for daily newspapers, magazines and blogs, been a stringer for Bloomberg News, and contributed to the New York Times, Life and Style Magazine, and the Associated Press. She likes meeting her sailor in exotic ports of call.Keating Bartlett
Keating Bartlett is a military wife of two years, PR student at SNHU, blogger at High Heels & Combat Boots, and a freelance writer. Her husband has been in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years now and they are currently enduring a year long separation while he is stationed overseas. Her blog focuses on married life, military life, and everything in between. You can keep up with their life by visiting highheelsandcombatboots.com or follow her on Twitter at @keatingbartlett.
Kristen Smith is digital media strategist and equestrian lifestyle blogger. Her writing and photography have been featured in numerous digital and print publications. Kristen empowers women to overcome the overwhelm and perpetual learning process of blogging to take action on their most audacious goals through BloggingInBalance.com. Reach her on Twitter at @klsmithcreative.
Rachel is a freelance writer, blogger and content creator, specializing in military and military family issues, pregnancy and parenting, and relationships. Her work has been featured on and in The Huffington Post, DFWChild.com, Military1.com, Military Spouse magazine, Parenting magazine, Mom365.com, and many other websites and print publications. Follow her on Twitter at @rachel_engel and check out her blog at https://rachelthejournalist.wordpress.com.
Raleigh Duttweiler is a writer and social media expert living just outside the gates of MacDill in sunny Saint Petersburg, Florida. A Marine Corps wife, she has navigated the stress of Active Duty moves, trainings, and deployments, and now that her family has transitioned to the Reserves, she’s experiencing the “weekend warrior” side of military life. (NB: It’s not quite as part-time as advertised.) When not writing about benefits and military families, Raleigh posts here about truly life-altering, important issues like What Not to Wear to a Military Ball (visible thongs), Military Halloween Costumes We Love to Hate (ones that generally resemble both military uniforms AND thongs), and how to pack awesome care packages. She is passionate about spouse employment, higher education, and helping families navigate the often-bumpy transition back into civilian life. Raleigh also manages the SpouseBuzz and Military.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest pages, so be sure to say hi!
Rebekah Sanderlin is an Army wife, a mother of three and a professional writer. She writes the “Must Have Parent” column for Military.com. Her work has been published nationwide including in The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Public Radio, CNN, and in Self and Maxim magazines. She currently serves on the advisory boards of the Military Family Advisory Network and Blue Star Families.
T.T. Robinson is a proud Navy wife, writer, speaker and crisis management consultant — a skill that proves useful every day as the mother of two young children. She currently writes the Deployment Diary for Motherlode, the New York Times parenting blog. Follow her on Twitter @T_T_Robinson.
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Why Didn’t You Tell Me is an occasional feature that gives our readers a space to tell their own “Why Didn’t You Tell Me” story. If you have a story for us, please submit using the contact button above. All stories must be original and unpublished.