To The Military Spouse Who Needs To Know They Are Not The Only Ones

To The Military Spouse Who Needs To Know They Are Not The Only Ones

To The Military Spouse Who Needs To Know They Are Not The Only Ones One of the best things about the military spouse community is to be able to meet other spouses and know that you are not alone. To know that you are not the only person who is going through what you are going through. To know that you have people to share with, and people who get it, and having people who understand is such an amazing feeling. Military spouse, you are not the only one who misses their husband or wife, even when they are gone …

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Let Brave Crate Get You Through A Deployment

Let Brave Crate Get You Through A Deployment I was provided a free box for review!  When you are going through a deployment, you have to take the time to relax and breathe; you have to. If you don’t, you will go crazy. And although this can be hard to do, especially if you are in the midst of solo parenting or a busy schedule, making time for you is important. There is a brand new box, just for military spouses going through a deployment! I got the chance to review a box, and I have to say, this military spouse …

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To The Military Spouse Who Is Afraid Of The Unknown

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To The Military Spouse Who Is Afraid Of The Unknown Not knowing what to expect is scary! I am a big planner, and I hate when things are up in the air. I want to know what is going to happen and when. And if you tell me a date for when something is supposed to happen, I want that date to stick. I don’t want the date to change. I also want to know that everything is going to work out okay and that everything will figure itself out. Well, life, especially military life doesn’t work this way. I learned …

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6 Reasons Why Deployments Can Be So Difficult With Small Children

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6 Reasons Why Deployments Can Be So Difficult With Small Children Deployments with children are all I have ever known. When my husband joined the Army, we had a 13-month-old. My husband left for Germany, and we stayed behind waiting for our Command Sponsorship. This pushed me right into the solo parenting role and one I never expected I would be in.   Over the years, I have been through four deployments as well as plenty of other separations where I had to parent alone. I have always felt this was a bit of a deployment weakness for me. Being both …

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When is The Best Time For a Military Family To Have a Baby?

When is The Best Time For a Military Family To Have a Baby?

When is The Best Time For a Military Family To Have a Baby? We started this military journey with one little boy. Over the years we added two more and many times I wonder what we would have done had we started this journey without any children. As you probably already know, when you have children as a military family you will be a solo parent, at least some of the time. You know that your spouse can miss the birth of your child, your pregnancy, and the terrible twos. The truth is, a lot of military couples end up having …

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Don’t Get Sucked Into the Deployment Hole

Don't Get Sucked Into the Deployment Hole

Don’t Get Sucked Into the Deployment Hole I was in several long distance relationships when I was in college. I can remember so clearly how hard they were. I wasn’t married, but I missed my boyfriend very much. So much so that I felt split down the middle. Half of me was with him, and the other half was trying to live that normal college life.   This was in the day before everyone had a cell phone so I would have to wait in my dorm room for him to call. I couldn’t just go out and do something …

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Military Life is Hard and It’s Okay To Say So

Military Life is Hard and It's Okay To Say So

Military Life is Hard and It’s Okay To Say So When I started my blog in 2009, I did so for a few reasons. I was a bit bored but more than that, I wanted to share what I was going through. I knew I couldn’t be the only military spouse that felt the way that I did. I was at the end of our 2nd deployment, missing my husband, and just waiting for the day he would be home. One of the first things I noticed when I started getting into blogging was the online military community. Other bloggers …

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When You Are Used to Living in Survival Mode

When You Are Used to Living in Survival Mode

When You Are Used to Living in Survival Mode When you have your first baby, you go into a bit of survival mode. Everything is so new, and now you have this other person that depends on you for everything. You are not getting much sleep, and you just want to get through each day. And somehow you do. Your baby learns to sleep through the night, they start to walk, then run. They start to eat real people food and before you know the fog lifts and you feel more like yourself again. As a military spouse, having a …

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The Weight of Multiple Deployments

The Weight of Multiple Deployments

The Weight of Multiple Deployments In 2013 my husband left for his 4th deployment. I didn’t want him to go. I really didn’t want him to go. He left for his 1st deployment in 2006 and the longest break he had had from deployments was just short of 2 years. I felt like he was always gone or leaving or getting ready to leave. He deployed 1 year after he returned home from his long 15-month deployment. That was definitely not enough time. I felt like after 15 months they should have been home for at least as long as that, …

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31 Things To Do When You Are In A Deployment Funk

31 Things To Do When You Are In A Deployment Funk

31 Things To Do When You Are In A Deployment Funk There comes a time in everyone’s deployment when you just hit a funk. Homecoming seems too far away, there is nothing to look forward to, you are stuck and not sure how you are going to make it through the next few months. You wake up sad, you go to bed sad, how to break out of this? Here are some ideas… 1.Plan something with some friends- Plan a night out or a lunch or something you can put on your calendar. Make plans. Let your friends know you …

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