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  1. Care Packages, Part 2: How to Send Them

    Now that we’ve covered What To Send in a Care Package in Part 1, today in Part 2 we explain HOW to send it. Without a doubt the best way to go is USPS. They have priority flat-rate boxes (pictured) made specifically for those who are sending mail to APOs...
  2. 10 Books for Children Who Have a Deployed Parent

    Deployment takes a toll on children often in completely different ways than adults. Most of the time, young children are unable to verbalize how they feel. They may act out, have nightmares, lose interest in things they loved, become picky with foods, have a hard time sleeping – all of...
  3. Helping kids though a deployment

    One of the hardest things about getting through a deployment with kids is knowing how hard it can be for them. They might not totally understand what is going on or they might have a very difficult time missing one of their parents through a long time of being apart....
  4. Are FRGs worth your time?

    In the Army we have what are called FRGs. They stand for “Family Readiness Group” and are usually made up of the spouses from the same Company that your soldier is apart of. Sometimes they have FRGs at the unit level. When you first move to a new place, you...
  5. Ways for a Military Wife to Prepare for a Deployment

    With the mess going on overseas, as well as just knowing what your husband signed up for in the military, there comes that feeling of knowing any moment life could drastically change with a few words. “I’ve got orders to deploy.” Preparing for a separation, shift of duties, and an...