I Could Never Do It

I Could Never Do It

“I could never do it.” “I couldn’t be a military spouse…” “There is no way I could handle my husband being away from me” If you have been a military spouse for any length of time you have probably heard people say that to you before. It just seems to be the thing to say. I am sure it is not because people want to insult us or make us feel bad. I am sure saying this is just an honest response to hearing about our lifestyle but it still bothers us. This phrase makes it sounds as if we …

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A Deployment Tool Kit: What You Need To Get Through A Deployment

A Deployment Tool Kit: What You Need To Get Through A Deployment

A Deployment Tool Kit: What You Need To Get Through A Deployment The time has come and your spouse has left for a deployment. You’re feeling a little out of sorts. You haven’t fully accepted that he is actually gone and now you have three, six or nine months ahead of you. Months of a deployment where you will not see your husband. Where you will be both mom and dad for your kids and where you know the loneliness will set in. How will you get through a deployment? In order to get through this season, you are going …

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Should You Live On Post During A Deployment?

One question a lot of people have is if it is better to live on post during a deployment or not. Most Military families know that a deployment or even a time of separation is in their future. They have to ask themselves what would be best. I think that question is a hard one to answer. For some, on post living is best. For others, it is a different story. Here are a few things to think about when it comes to living on or off post during a deployment- When you live on post, you have better access …

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Can I Really Make it Through This Deployment?

Can I Really Make it Through This Deployment?

  Can I Really Make it Through This Deployment? I was looking through some of the keywords that people use to come to this blog and “Can I Really Make it Through This Deployment?” came up a few times.  I want to tell these people that although it does seem hard, you can make it through.  The time before they leave can be really difficult.  You wonder what it will be like, if you can do this time alone, if you can parent alone if you can handle him being in a war zone, etc.  It is hard to know exactly …

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Advice For Your First Deployment

Advice For Your First Deployment

Advice For Your First Deployment My next guest post is by a friend of mine, Jess.  She was the very first Army wife I met when we started this Army adventure. She was also my FRG leader.  I asked her to write about advice she would give someone who was getting ready for their first deployment.  Our first deployment was in 2006 and Jess was there to tell me a little bit of what to expect so I just knew this would be a great post!  Thank you Jess 🙂 Stressed? Emotional? Perhaps even a bit stand-offish? Sounds like you’ve …

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Getting Through A Deployment

Getting Through Your Deployment

Getting Through A Deployment I have gotten a few emails recently about how to get through a deployment.  So I figured I would do a blog post about it. When I finally know when my husband is going to deploy, I start making some plans on how to deal with what is going to happen and get through it.  I make lists.  Lists of things I can do for fun.  Lists of things I want to accomplish.  Lists of places I want to go. The lists never seem to end but they are helpful in keeping focused on getting through a …

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