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  1. Making Family Memories before a deployment

    When a deployment is on the horizon, a Military family starts to think about how to prepare before they leave. There is an urgency in wanting to make family memories together before the deployment begins. What are some good ways to make some family memories before a deployment? 1) Pictures are always...
  2. The Importance of OPSEC

    If you are a Military family you have probably heard of OPSEC. It stands for Operations Security. It protects the operations of the Military from those that could do harm. As a Military wife I need to remember OPSEC when it comes to talking about my husband’s deployments and trainings....
  3. How friends and family can help a deployed spouse

    During a deployment the spouse of a Military service member needs a lot of support. He or she may be going through a difficult time and would really benefit from people helping them. Most of us Military spouses don’t want to ask for help. And even if someone says, “Let me know...
  4. Doing it Again: How to prepare for yet another deployment

    This past week we got the semi-official news that my husband will be deployed again next year. I don’t consider anything official until he leaves, but this announcement most likely means he will be deploying for a fourth time in 2013. This deployment won’t be our longest with the Army,...
  5. 5 Myths about Military Life

    I have been an Army wife for a little over 7 years now. Before my husband joined I had some idea about Military life, but I really didn’t know what it truly meant to be married to a soldier. A lot of people don’t. If you don’t have a close...
  6. Celebrating the Holidays During a Deployment

    If you are a Military family, most likely you and your spouse have been away from each other during the holiday season. The holidays can be a difficult time when your spouse is deployed. You may even feel like you don’t want to celebrate it or that it is pointless...
  7. Creative Ways to Countdown a Deployment

    I don’t know about you but I love countdowns. When my husband is deployed I have my own personal countdowns. I countdown to when I think he might get home, even though I know it will change. I countdown to when a book I want to read is going to...
  8. What to wear to Homecoming

    The deployment is almost over. You may have a homecoming date. You may even have a time which will of course change several times I am sure. But what in the world are you suppose to wear? You might be feeling pressure to dress a certain way or spend a...
  9. What I Love about Army Life

    Being an Army wife has been a difficult and humbling experience for me. Seven years ago this November we became an Army family and it hasn’t been what I thought it would be. We have had our ups and downs. Deployments and frustrations. There are however a few things I...
  10. Traveling alone with kids

    Being a Military wife there are going to be times when you will have to travel alone.  If you have kids, you will have to travel alone with kids.  Although I don’t make this a habit, because of the Military I have had to travel several times with just me...