Listen again to these short podcasts as Louise interviews military families on their experiences of raising Little Troopers through their military journeys.

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Louise met with Sarah whose husband serves in the Royal Navy. They talk about a golden posting in London to then relocating and a career change to Portsmouth on posting and starting a family. A lovely insight into the highs and lows of military life.

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Cat Stephens

Cat speaks to Louise in a very raw and honest chat about their military journey. Cat’s husband was in the RAF, now MPGS and suffered with PTSD, here Cat talks about the impact of that on the family and how they came out the other side.

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Mary-Claire Booth

Louise met with Mary-Claire where they chatted about their military life including pregnancy and mental health while also dealing with your husband deployed thousands of miles away in the Falklands Islands.

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Sophia Lumley

In this beautifully honest chat Louise speaks to Sophia. The military journey for Sophia has come with real challenges including Afghanistan where her husband served in a traumatic time, they also talk about education choices and stability for their children.

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Lisa Buttar

Louise and Lisa chat military love in this episode of Family Time. The whirlwind romance that started on Tinder, to moving the length of the country and taking a career break. Lots of laughs in this episode as we look at the positives Lisa and her family have taken from their military life so far.

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Charlotte Harker

Charlotte Harker met Louise to talk in this Family Time chat to take about her military journey and how she felt isolated at first with her anxiety meaning she stayed at home lots. Social media really played a part in Charlotte gaining confidence and meeting others within the military community.

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Stacey Jones

Stacey Jones chats to Louise about living in Germany as part of a military family since she was a teenager and then marrying a soldier herself. After over 20 years living in British Forces Germany Stacey, her husband and son Noah were posted back to the UK. Stacey talks about Noah and his SEN and settling into UK military life.

Family Time is a feature of the radio show Team Talk broadcast on BFBS Radio, this show was produced by TBI Media and made possible with funding from the Audio Content Fund