Welcome Them Home

Welcome Them Home

Welcome Them Home I’m so excited to be on the blog today you guys! Julie offered to let me use her platform to share with you about my non-profit because we both believe that you guys would totally be into it because THIS IS FOR YOU! Here goes… My name is Bethany Cox and I am the founder of the non-profit Welcome Them Home. I wrote a little about it on our website but I thought I ould share that here with you as well. Welcome Them Home is simple. It is a network of photographers who donate their time …

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Sometimes They Miss So Much

Sometimes They Miss So Much

Sometimes They Miss So Much This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Holt’s Cigar Company via SoFluential Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When my husband joined the military, we already had children. A little boy. One of the reasons I went back and forth on it for so long was that I knew that when my husband joined the military, it would mean he would miss some of my son’s life. And that we would not be able to pick and choose what we would miss and what he would be home for. In the last …

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101 Things to Do With Your Kids During a Deployment

101 Things to Do With Your Kids During a Deployment So your spouse just deployed and you and your kids are in for a long journey. You look at how many months you have to get through, and you want to cry. How will you deal with this? How will you be able to stay busy enough to make it through? If you have children, they will keep you busy. But sometimes you might need some ideas. Especially as the deployment goes on. Here are 101 things you can do with your kids during a deployment: 1.  Create a deployment …

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6 Tips for Solo Parenting With Anxiety

Solo Parenting With Anxiety

6 Tips for Solo Parenting With Anxiety I hate solo parenting. I hate being the only parent in the house. I love having my husband there. Yes, I love having someone else that can help with the kids, but I also like having that other person to bounce ideas off of or to work through problems with. When he is gone, solo parenting gets to me. My anxiety goes up, and that makes solo parenting even harder than it could be. Over the years, I have found ways to make this part of military life easier for myself. I have …

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What To Do When You Are Having A Bad Deployment Day

What To Do When You Are Having A Bad Deployment Day

What To Do When You Are Having A Bad Deployment Day There was so much to do that day, and my patience was running thin. He had been gone for a few months now, so most days were better than they had been. Still, I felt on edge and on the verge of tears. I send one kid off to school, took one to hourly care, and took my baby home to get some work done. A few hours later, I was picking up my middle son at hourly. I knew I had to get home and wait for my …

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For the Military Spouse, When The Deployment Begins

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For the Military Spouse, When The Deployment Begins When the deployment orders come, and the bags start getting packed, we watch, we cry, we understand that this is what they signed up for. To leave, to deploy, to go too far away and do what they are trained to do. When the deployment begins, we start the countdown, we think about the days ahead, we find ways to power through. We look at our children, we know this will be hard for them too, but we power on, we know this is what we have to do. We know that deployments don’t …

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9 Things You Can Say To People Who Tell You They Could Never Do Military Spouse Life

9 Things You Can Say To People Who Tell You They Could Never Do Military Spouse Life

9 Things You Can Say To People Who Tell You They Could Never Do Military Spouse Life I am sure you have heard it before, when you are telling a friend that your husband has to deploy for six months. They look at you and say, “I could never do it.” And you just want to roll your eyes a bit because even though you understand what they are saying, you also sometimes feel like you couldn’t do it either. And that you only “do it” because you love your spouse and they happen to serve their country by serving …

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A Super Long List of Fiction Books to Keep You Busy During a Deployment

23 Memes That Explain What Going Through A Deployment is Really Like

A Super Long List of Fiction Books to Keep You Busy During a Deployment I love to read, I have as long as I can remember. My dad was a librarian when I was born and I guess it was just meant to be. I read about 40-70 books a year and wish it could be 100. Seriously. Books are amazing! I love how you can get truly lost in a story, learn more about something you didn’t, or connect with characters and hear their stories. Getting lost in a book is a good way to handle those deployment days. …

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To the Military Spouse Starting Their First Deployment This Year

To the Military Spouse Starting Their First Deployment This Year

To the Military Spouse Starting Their First Deployment This Year With a new year brings a lot of promise. We can’t help but think of all the things we will achieve, all the ways we will grow, and all the fun we will have. But for those with a deployment in the near future, things aren’t quite as exciting. Instead of looking ahead to the potential a new year can bring, there is dread. Instead of being happy about the new year, there is sadness, thinking about everything their spouse will miss. If you are a military spouse starting your first …

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19 Solo Parenting Hacks to Use the Next Time Your Spouse Deploys

19 Solo Parenting Hacks to Use the Next Time Your Spouse Deploys

19 Solo Parenting Hacks to Use the Next Time Your Spouse Deploys Solo parenting is the pits. Being the only adult in charge can be challenging. Luckily, there are ways to make solo parenting a little bit easier. Here are some solo parenting hacks to use the next time your spouse deploys, or even just goes away for any amount of time. 1. Meal prep Planning out your meals is always a good idea. Then, when dinnertime comes around, you won’t be struggling with what to make. This will also save you money each week too. 2. Use your village …

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