The only way I’ve made it through my husband’s seven overseas deployments was with a little help from my friends. OK, sometimes it was a lot of help. And sometimes the friends were organizations and services that are available all over the country. As we went through one deployment after another, I became better at […]
The problem: your spouse is leaving their car in the driveway during deployment. Keep reading because: You want to learn how to prevent a dead battery and flat tires, and the basics to maintain parked cars! Do you have to maintain parked cars? So your spouse deployed, and their car is still sitting unused in […]
The effects of September 11 hit home a few weeks later, when my boyfriend went off to Boot Camp. I watched my boyfriend prepare for war. I watched our country declare war. I stood by and supported him as a girlfriend, then his wife, while he fought on the front lines of that war. Again. And again, and again. It is a war that we continue to fight today.
What is the hardest thing about military deployments? Deployments are tough. Almost everything about them is difficult–from the emotional turmoil, to the constant worry and stress, to the frustration of maintaining a house or vehicle or keeping small children alive all by yourself. Sure, there are good days and bad days, ups and downs. On […]
Want to save money during deployment? This article isn’t about cutting back your spending. It’s about finding charges you didn’t realize you were making. You might be surprised to discover your credit card is sucking away your money with small repeating charges. When your spouse is deployed, and you are the only one using the […]
The first day of my husband’s first deployment, I cried most of the day. The first deployment is terrifying and intimidating, whether you are dating a service member or married to one. It doesn’t matter if they are going into combat or to a relatively safe location– this is going to be a challenging and […]