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  1. Why You Need a “Deployment BFF”

    Deployment is hard, there is no getting around it.  Whether it is your first time around or your fifth, having your spouse gone for months at a time is just no fun.  Having a great support system is one of the best things you can do to help you through...
  2. Why you should blog during a deployment

    If you have ever thought about starting a blog, a deployment might be a good time to start. I started my first Army wife blog during my husband’s second deployment. We were in Germany and I really wanted to share some of what I had been through. I figured there...
  3. Should You Move Home for a Deployment?

    When deployment orders come down for your soldier, it can be pretty emotional. You have a lot to do to get ready for them to leave. One decision you might have to make is if you plan to stay at your duty station for the deployment or if you plan...
  4. Benefits of a Deployment

    When I hear the word deployment I think about loneliness, saying goodbye, war and missing the person I love. When it comes time to get ready for a deployment, I want to find ways to make it more tolerable. One way to do that is to look at all the...
  5. Saying Goodbye to Friends

    When you are a Military family you get to meet a lot of wonderful people no matter where you go. The sad part of that is that most Military families move to a different duty station every 2-4 years. This means having to start all over, make new friends and...
  6. 5 New Year’s Resolutions for this Military Wife

    I’m not a über involved Army wife. I don’t attend many FRG meetings, I don’t host get togethers with other wives, and I don’t really know many of the people my husband works with. This isn’t anything that is different, I didn’t get involved heavily when Sam was in the...
  7. 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...
  8. Adopting a Soldier for the Holidays

    Recently I heard about a program that allowed families to adopt soldiers, or military families, for the holidays into their homes or just for gift giving/donations to help with expenses. I love this idea. Sam and I know of many soldiers who aren’t able to head home for the holidays...
  9. 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...