The deployment slacker’s guide. Sometimes, during military deployments, I feel like an awesome and supportive wife. Other times I feel like a deployment slacker. This is our 6th deployment. I was taking care of our 4 kids full time. So I had to streamline my time and only do things that were important or fulfilling […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Deployments are hard–not just for the deployed service member, but for the family left behind. Stuff happens. Things break. Kids get sick. Emotional breakdowns must be overcome. The spouse becomes a single parent, responsible for all the kids, the house, the vehicles, and everyone’s schedules. It’s a lot to handle. Yet most military spouses I […]