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  1. Readjusting After a Deployment

    You wait and you wait and you wait for the day your soldier gets home from deployment.  Finally your life can go back to “normal,” finally you won’t have to shoulder all the responsibilities of holding down the home front.  But homecomings aren’t always the fairy tale we build up...
  2. NFL Football Team Surprises Marine Widow with a New House

    United States Marine Scott Wood died several weeks ago after getting wounded during a combat mission in Iraq.  Before his funeral, his spouse dressed him in 2 uniforms.  First, the marine wore his dress blues.  Beneath, he was wearing a Houston Texans, number 80 jersey, that of receiver Andre Johnson. Scott  and his wife, Sara Wood, were married 8...
  3. 7 Moments to Capture During Military Life

    In military life, there are always moments, little and big, that make wonderful memories when we get pictures of them. These times can be easily forgotten under emotions and the rush of life and getting things back to normal or the irritation of having everything to start over again. From...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...