Tips for Your First Deployment Day

Tips for Your First Deployment Day We learned from the last time and decided to drop my husband off a few hours before he would have to leave. I didn’t want to stick around until the last moment. We hugged, we kissed and took some videos. Knowing full well that our boys would be that… Read More »

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Debunking Myths About Deployment

Debunking Myths About Deployment Waiting for a deployment to start can be a bit scary. There is a lot of advice, and you might be feeling a little unsure about what a deployment will be like. Will the deployment be too hard for you? Will you struggle every day or be able to find a… Read More »

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So, Your Spouse Just Deployed? What Should You Do Now?

So, Your Spouse Just Deployed? What Should You Do Now? The day has come and you had to say goodbye. Day one. Day one of who knows how many days. Day one of this deployment. Whether this is your first deployment or your last, you are going to need some support to get through all… Read More »

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To the Military Spouse on Valentine’s Day

To the Military Spouse on Valentine’s Day! The day is coming. You know the one. The holiday that you would just rather skip. You know your friends are getting flowers and chocolate. And a date night. You are getting more dirty diapers and possibly a Skype call from Iraq. But that might not even happen.… Read More »

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Tips for Getting Through the Pre-Deployment Period

Tips for Getting Through the Pre-Deployment Period I had only been a military spouse for about 10 months when my husband left on his first deployment. 4.5 of those months were spent in the US while he waited for me and my son in Germany. I wasn’t surprised about him deploying, he was in the… Read More »

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To The Military Spouse Right in the Middle of a Deployment

To The Military Spouse Right in the Middle of a Deployment Getting used to a deployment can be pretty difficult and let’s face it, do you ever really get used to a deployment? Nah, not really, but something happens a few weeks or even months in. You get to a place where the deployment doesn’t… Read More »

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10 TV Shows You Should Binge Watch During Deployment

10 TV Shows You Should Binge Watch During Deployment During deployments or even during drill weekends I have found that binge-watching a television show can really make things a lot easier. I can get lost in the show, lost in the characters and that can take away those lonely nights missing my husband. Focusing on… Read More »

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There is Nothing Quite Like a Holiday Homecoming

There is Nothing Quite Like a Holiday Homecoming The morning was cold but being December in Tennessee, that wasn’t a surprise. When we arrived at the hanger, I knew this would be different than our last deployment, which ended on a hot day in July. Our deployment was over and I only had to wait… Read More »

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What Should You Do With the Extra Deployment Pay?

What Should You Do With The Extra Deployment Pay? Extra deployment pay! One of the “benefits” to a deployment. Earning extra money each month is going to help you and your family. The money can give you a chance to work on your long-term goals and to work towards what you and your spouse want… Read More »

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8 Things You Won’t Have To Do If Your Spouse Is Deployed

8 Things You Won’t Have To Do If Your Spouse Is Deployed Deployments are no fun, any military spouse can tell you that. However, when they happen, which they usually do, there are things you simply won’t have to do because your spouse is gone. I am not going to say these are benefits, but… Read More »

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