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  1. Making the Most of Christmas with Your Spouse

    A lot of people talk about how to get through the holidays and especially Christmas while a family member is deployed, but I wanted to touch on a different subject: making the most of the holidays when your spouse IS home. My husband’s first deployment was last year and he...
  2. Christmas and the Military: 9 Must Read Books for All Ages

    There isn’t any time like Christmas to curl up and read a good book by the fire. It’s also the perfect time to learn more about special and different Christmas stories that have happened all over the world, or that elaborate on families missing a member during the holidays. There...
  3. 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...
  4. 5 Things to Know When Your Child Joins the Military

    As an Army wife and mother to three young boys the prospect of my children one day joining the military obviously makes me proud.  It would, however, be a lie to say it doesn’t scare me as well.  As someone familiar with the ins and outs of military life I...
  5. Thankful: The Army Edition

    In keeping with the theme of thankfulness in November, I wanted to share what I’m grateful for in my life – but with a military twist. Sometimes it’s so easy to forget all the good things that come from a life when you or your spouse is in service, so...
  6. A Christmas Dinner

    A guest post from David J. Karwoski - John was a disabled Vietnam veteran who struggled with debilitating health issues as a result of the war. His daily struggles centered around diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and residual problems from malaria—not to mention the several pounds of metal used to hold his...
  7. 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...
  8. Staying Connected During the Holidays

    As the holidays approach many of our military families will be spending them apart, some for the first time.  While deployments inherently have an enormous amount of challenges the holidays can be even more stressful.  Here are six ways families can connect when separated during the holidays. Skype If your...