Military kids face unique challenges, like frequent moves, changing schools, being separated from a deployed parent, and living overseas. What can we do to fight for these resilient kids?
Could it be Both?That’s the leadership phrase that can save a military marriage. My husband and I have been married for almost 17 years. During that time we’ve navigated 5 deployments, 8 PCS’s, childbirth, isolation, and unexpected friendship. You know, the usual for the average military spouse. We are currently living in Rome, Italy (yes, […]
Deployments and PCS moves put the stress in military life. Use this strategy to stay calm. There are many levels of stress in military life. Sometimes it is surprise orders to another state or country. Other times it is a surprise deployment. Or a deployment that keeps getting pushed back. Or suddenly moved forward. None […]
How to get your kids to stop whining: Make a ‘Bored Jar’ Today’s great idea is brought to you by whining children. I call it the Bored Jar. The thought had been rolling around in my mind for a while, and was one of the first things I did when when my husband deployed overseas. […]
Let’s Talk About Reintegration after Deployment The cycle of Deployment does not end at the Homecoming. Sure, Homecoming Day is an exciting day to welcome them home, but it is followed by a huge period of adjustment for the service member, the spouse, and their children. That adjustment period is called Reintegration. Just as the […]
It’s tough managing kids and a household as the solo parent. These tips will help you make rules that will make life better for everyone!