Deployment is hard on a military family. It doesn’t matter how many kids you have or how many hours you work each week, every spouse carries the burden of stress and single-handedly taking care of every family issue that occurs during deployment. Thankfully, a military spouse doesn’t have to do it alone. There are many services […]
By Julie Provost During my husband’s second deployment, I took my two boys and headed to my parents’ home in California for the summer. I needed a break from our duty station, and I wanted to do something different to get through the deployment. I needed a break from everything I was used to and […]
It’s deployment, and your search for friends and support leads you to a Facebook group for the spouses or parents in your service member’s unit. Perfect! These people are sure to understand the challenges you are facing during deployment because they are going through it at the same time, right? Well, not necessarily. Once you […]
Getting creative with “I Love You” can help you bring a fresh connection between the two of you. It can remind you of your commitment, and show hubs that he still has a place in your life while he’s across the ocean.
Your spouse just left for yet another deployment, and you are overwhelmed with everything you will have to do to keep your house and family running while they are gone. It’s time to give yourself a break. Here are six things you shouldn’t feel guilty about paying for during a deployment:
Military spouses hear it all the time: “The best way to get through a deployment is by staying busy.” “If you are feeling sad during deployment, just keep yourself busy and distracted.” Maybe you have even given this advice before, in an effort to encourage another military spouse who was struggling during a tough time. […]
From babysitting to having a listening ear, the support of other military spouses during a deployment is a must. We are all going through this together, and we are the only ones that truly understand how difficult a deployment can be. Here’s how to be a real friend during deployment: Be available Being available for […]
Your spouse is deployed, and you are left alone with your three children. Cooking has never been a favorite of yours, but when your spouse is there, you can share the duties. But right now, your spouse is gone, and you’re responsible for all of the meals. Ordering pizza and chicken nuggets is getting old, and you […]