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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Why Military Families Need a Dog

Why Military Families Need a Dog I knew we would probably always get a dog someday. I grew up with a cat, I didn’t know dogs very well but I knew our family would have one someday. My husband grew up with dogs and even worked with military working dogs in 2011. He knew dogs… 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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What You Need to Do When You Are Overseas for the Holidays

What You Need to Do When You Are Overseas for the Holidays Christmas 2008, my friend and I took our kids out to the local Christmas Market. We lived in a small village and even they had a small Christmas market. I love how the Germans do Christmas. They go big. Every town square is… 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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LoveBook Review

I was provided a free LoveBook for review! This post contains affiliate links as well.  LoveBook Review When your spouse is deployed over the holidays, it can be a bit difficult to figure out what to get them for Christmas. They might be overseas and not be able to use any of the gifts you… Read More »

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For the Military Spouse Who Can’t Go Home For Christmas

For the Military Spouse Who Can’t Go Home For Christmas When I was in college, I went home every Christmas break. I loved that. A break from the college routine, a time to see my family and friends from high school. A time to be a “kid” again, if only for a few weeks. I… Read More »

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4 Steps To Turn A Bad Deployment Day Around

4 Steps To Turn A Bad Deployment Day Around No matter how long your deployment is or how many deployments you have gone through, you will have good deployment days and bad deployment days. Usually, the first few weeks are going to be the most difficult and then the last month will crawl by. But… Read More »

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How To Make Your Holidays Special When Your Heart Is An Ocean Away

How To Make Your Holidays Special When Your Heart Is An Ocean Away He left in November of that year for his 2nd deployment. That meant he was going to miss Christmas that year. We also were not going to be going home as we were in Germany and the idea of traveling with a… Read More »

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Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas CD Review and Giveaway

Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas CD Review and Giveaway Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary… Read More »

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