The Semper Fi Household Podcast
By Shannon Vavich
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Shannon Vavich is Marine Corps Spouse of 21 years, mother of seven, and creator of The Flying Kitchen cooking show. She is on a new mission to interview as many Marine Corps Spouses as she can, through this podcast. Shannon believes that all Marine Corps Spouses have a story of courage, resilience and fortitude to tell. After losing one of her dear Marine Corps Spouse friends to suicide, Shannon is determined to reach out to all Marine Corps Spouses with a resounding assurance that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Shannon and her guests openly talk about their best days, their worst days, how they retain a sense of their own identity in the midst of USMC culture, and the changes they would like to see.
||ExplicitEpisode Two: Authenticity in Friendship and Hospitality||In Episode Two of the Semper Fi Household Podcast, Shannon interviews Alyson Schumacher – Marine Corps Spouse of 13 years, preschool teacher and Relational Authenticity Expert. Alyson has a master’s degree in social work and has used her education||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Eight: Simplicity Through The Holidays||In Episode Eight of The Semper Fi Household Podcast, Shannon interviews Lizann Lightfoot. Lizann is a Marine Corps Spouse of ten years (was girlfriend to her husband for seven years before that!), mother of four,||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Seven: “Keeping Up With The Joneses” (Part 1)||In Episode seven of The Semper Fi Household Podcast, Shannon interviews Jaclyn Jones – Marine Corps Spouse of 24 years. Jaclyn tells her story of how she met her husband as a teenager, and how they were married after a 3-day engagement.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Six: Finding Belonging at the United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball||In Episode Six of The Semper Fi Household Podcast, Shannon interviews Jessica Drake – Marine Corps Spouse of 23 years and mother of five. The Marine Corps Birthday Ball “season” is upon us, and Shannon and Jessica talk candidly as how we, as spo||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Five: Safety and Quality of Life Through Boundaries||In Episode Five of The Semper Fi Household Podcast, Shannon brings back Alyson Schumacher to talk about BOUNDARIES. What are boundaries? How do we know what boundaries we can and should employ? Who gets to define and set our boundaries?||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Four: Building a Career as a Virtual Assistant||In Episode Four of The Semper Fi Household – Shannon interviews Melissa St. Clair, Marine Corps Spouse of 28 years and successful business owner. Melissa shares how she has built a career as a “virtual assistant”,||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Three: True Resilience||In Episode Three of The Semper Fi Household, Shannon interviews Heather Miller – Marine Corps Spouse of 18 years, breast cancer survivor and health and wellness advocate. Heather shares tender details about her valiant battle with breast cancer –||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode One: Meet Shannon and Hear What This is All About||The Semper Fi Household Podcast is off and running! I just completed episode #1. Thank you for joining me on FB live for the event. Here’s the MP3 of the complete episode. It will be accessible on iTunes soon. You can subscribe and everything! Please,||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a new podcast and I'm so glad I found it! Great first two episodes. Wonderful tidbits of advice for Marine Corps families. Shannon is so authentic and has a great attitude and perspective.