Post-Holiday Survival Tips

Post-Holiday Survival Tips

Just about this time last year, I fell into what felt like a pretty deep pit of despair. My husband had been deployed 3 months and we still had 5 more to go. It was our second Christmas with him gone, and we all knew we could make it through and still really enjoy the...
Let’s Be Honest About Reintegration

Let’s Be Honest About Reintegration

Someone recently reached out to me to get my thoughts on reintegration issues. I was grateful that she was able to open up and admit that she’s a little scared/nervous about her husband returning from a deployment. She had an infant son at home and was concerned...
Parenting Military Kids (Part 2)

Parenting Military Kids (Part 2)

It’s been a couple months since I wrote about parenting kids through military deployments here. My family is now back together after a 228-day deployment, so we’re in the throes of learning how to parent our kids through the reintegration phase of life. We’ve done...
Check Yourself

Check Yourself

The military has faced a lot of changes over the last decade. One of the big ones I’ve noticed is the increase in deployment requirements of the service members. It makes sense, we’re fighting multiple wars on multiple fronts. There are high numbers needed to complete...

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