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  1. 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...
  2. When You’re Alone for the Holidays

    Being away from family and friends during the holidays can be disheartening. Whether it’s too far to go home, too expensive, or your spouse doesn’t have time off. Last minute changes can happen at any time and throw all plans out the window. If you find yourself stuck at home,...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Renting in the Military

    Moving in the military holds it’s own problems and stresses. From the frequency to unpacking – never-mind trying to find somewhere to live once you get there. Moving to Ft. Bliss held a lot of challenges for us. We had never been here, and with 3 weeks notice we weren’t...
  7. 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...
  8. Last Minute DIY Military Costumes for the Kids

    Tomorrow’s Halloween and you suddenly realize – you have nothing for the kids to wear. This seems to happen to us every year, things get busy in October and we keep thinking, “We’ll just pop in and grab a costume at…” and then we never do. We’re left the day...