The problem: Holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries can be the most challenging deployment holidays. Keep reading because: I’ll show you how to keep them fun without losing your mind, and there’s a FREE guide to deployment holidays for you to download! Deployment holidays are the worst. These celebrations are all about family, and it’s hard to […]
The holidays can be stressful for anyone, but they are probably more stressful for a mom. And they are most stressful for a military spouse mom of several young children going through a deployment. (That would be me right now). But this year, I am surprisingly not stressed. We’re still celebrating everything, but I am […]
I found a new website for holiday shopping this year! I was invited to purchase something on GovX.com in exchange for writing this review. I have known about GovX for a while now, and my husband has used it before to purchase high quality gear with great discounts. But most military discount sites require authentication […]
Over the years, we have adapted to all the challenges, and have learned an important lesson about celebrating holidays: the military IS your family. So no matter where you find yourself this year, here are some creative ways to adapt and have a great time with your military family.
The Holidays we ARE Together: Sure, we have celebrated way too many holidays in separate time zones. But the times my husband is home are times I really treasure. We make an extra effort to spend time together, create family memories, and establish traditions… because we have to make each celebration count for the next year too.
Here’s how our military family got a free Christmas tree during deployment I didn’t want to celebrate Christmas without a Christmas tree. But this year, I didn’t buy a tree. It was mainly because my husband was deployed. But also because… our base offered free Christmas trees to hundreds of military families! We typically buy […]