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Welcome to The Home Post. THP is my retrospective sharing of my own story and experience to provide encouragement, empowerment, support, resources and connection but to also normalise the struggle of being a Defence Partner.



ANZAC Day 2022

Remembering and Reflecting on ANZAC Day Anzac Day is a time to reflect on our servicemen and servicewomen, past and present. The above words and this ANZAC Day reduced me to tears as I remembered the service and reflected on my husband’s service. We attended the battalion dawn service on base. As I watched my […]

Defence Assistance to the Civil Community (DACC); Defence Emergency & Disaster Relief

Defence Assistance to the Civil Community (DACC), specifically how the ADF can respond and when, the wrong use of ADF images or footage and the correct direction of anger, which isn’t at our Defence Force! I shouldn’t have to but after everything this Defence Spouse saw from the media, elected members of Parliament, influencers, social […]

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My name is Julia, and I’ve been riding the wave of challenges and emotions that comes with being a Defence partner since 2012. My husband and I met in 2012 while we were each home visiting family. I was on uni break and he was 10 days out from deployment – timing! Living the defence […]


In episode 121 on the Military Life Podcast, Defence Partners Hayley Boswell from Defence Kidz, Julia Michel from The Home Post and Tania Attley from the Raw Psychologist discuss the flood events, a damaging and hurtful narrative & how to move forward constructively.
Military Life- Episode 121 PART ONE!
Military Life- Episode 121 PART TWO!

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