Your first deployment

Your first deployment

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--...

Keeping Holidays Simple

Keeping Holidays Simple

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...

Surviving Holidays at your Parents’ House

Surviving Holidays at your Parents’ House

Spending the holidays with my parents can be refreshing and make deployment speed by. It can also be a huge stressful headache. Whether you are just visiting your parents, or living with them during a deployment, here are some tips for surviving your time at your parents’ house.