12 Things You Must Do As Soon As Your Spouse Deploys

12 Things You Must Do As Soon As Your Spouse Deploys

12 Things You Must Do As Soon As Your Spouse Deploys Your spouse just deployed. What now? What are you supposed to do? Here are 12 things you must do as soon as your spouse deploys. 1. Have a good cry If you feel like you need to cry, do so. Put on a Disney video for your kids, go into your room, and let it all out. Then pick yourself back up, and plan for the rest of your deployment. For a lot of people, crying is a way to get all the sadness out. And having a good …

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On This Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Why We Celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day

On This Military Spouse Appreciation Day Today is Military Spouse Appreciation day. This started with Ronald Reagan in 1984 and is always the Friday before Mother’s Day. If you go on any of your favorite military spouse Facebook pages, you will see memes and articles about the day. Military Spouse Appreciation day is the perfect day to celebrate being a military spouse. Military spouse, this day is for you. A day to thank you, to tell you that what you do is amazing, and to recognize those who support those who serve. While being a military spouse does not make you a …

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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 Day Before They Deploy

The Day Before They Deploy

The Day Before They Deploy I wrote this post in 2013, a day before my husband left on his 4th deployment. No OPSEC rules have been broken. This is the last day. How did this happen so fast? The deployment was coming up for so long and now the day is almost here. He is at work. They have him at work the day before he goes. Why Army why? You get him for the next nine months, why can’t I have him all day today? I just want to freeze time…but then I don’t. I want time to move …

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To the Military Spouse Who is Solo Parenting for the First Time

To the Military Spouse Who is Solo Parenting for the First Time

To the Military Spouse Who is Solo Parenting for the First Time My son was 13 months old when my husband left for Germany to start his Army career, leaving us behind in Kentucky to join him as soon as possible. Other than a trip to my parent’s house when my son was five months old, my husband had always been around to co-parent with me. Then he was gone, across the ocean and I became a solo parent. I was lucky. At that time I would put my son down at 7 pm and he would sleep until 7 am. …

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