Lizann Lightfoot: Author, Speaker, Military Spouse

I’m a military spouse, a mom of 5 kids, and a published author. I write and speak to encourage and uplift the community of military spouses and loved ones. You may know me as the “Seasoned Spouse” from my blog and social media sites, or as the author of these works.


Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses. Published 2021 from Elva Resa Publishing Company

Ultimate Deployment Guide. Published August 2018, available on Amazon

Welcome to Rota. Published August 2015, available on Amazon

My writing is all directed at helping military families. I have multiple print articles published in Military Spouse magazine, Military Families Magazine, National Guard and Reserve Magazine, and G.I. Jobs. I have published hundreds of digital articles on websites such as Military One Source, MilspouseFest, Task & Purpose,, PCSgrades, Military By Owner, and Military Wife and Mom. 

If you are interested in an article for your website or magazine, I can write about military life, deployments, living overseas, PCSing, and almost anything for children ages 13 and under (since I have five children ages zero to thirteen). To hire me as a freelance writer, please contact me at for pricing and details.


As an experienced military spouse and professional public speaker, I’m available to speak at your next milspouse event, or be a guest on a Podcast. I can do keynote addresses, workshops at conferences, and small-group discussions for military spouses. I have designed deployment training events for military spouses and Reintegration sessions for families. I have been interviewed on many military-themed podcasts, have spoken publicly at military spouse conferences and deployment events, and I have done Live recordings and video presentations on the following topics:

Deployments and Military Spouse Challenges

Moving Cross Country with Kids

PCS Do-it-Yourself Moves

Mental Health During Military Life Challenges

I’m happy to be a guest speaker for your military spouse meeting, FRG event, pre-deployment training, or base spouses’ club. I speak encouragement through strength about military life challenges, including deployments, PCS moves, raising children, and military spouse employment.

For details on my speaking experience, visit my SpeakerHub profile here.

To invite me to speak at an upcoming event, use my Speaker Contact Form here.

Military Spouse

I’ve been with my Marine for two decades now, and we’ve been married for 15 years. Together, we have gone through 7 deployments, lived at 6 different duty stations, had 5 children, and spent 3 years living overseas in Spain.

I’m someone who has been there, done that, made the mistakes, and wrote the book–literally! I write honestly about the challenges we have faced, but I am also able to smile at the ridiculous things we have been through. And I’m happy to share some of my seasoned stories with you. I am passionate about supporting other military loved ones through the challenges of this crazy life.

If you are media seeking an interview or quote about military life, please click here.

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