Category Archives: Family Life

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Valentine's Day During Deployment: 4 Tips

Spending Valentine’s Day alone can be tough, but so are you – you can handle it. Here are some alternatives for celebrating the day: Plan for Next Year– Planning a romantic getaway will help keep you distracted. Skype Your Husband–Seeing his face is a surefire way to make the day better. ‘Gal’entines Day– Go out […]

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What NOT to Say to a Military Spouse

Navigating certain subjects can be a potential challenge when you have a friend or family member who’s in the military, or is a military spouse. You want to know what’s going on in their lives and encourage them when they are struggling. Each situation is different; you may not know what to say, but we […]

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Celebrating the Holidays When a Parent is Deployed

Military deployment is tough on a spouse and the entire family during the best of times. During the holidays, it can be downright heartbreaking. While it may be easier for occasions like Valentine’s Day, the deployment that leaves an empty seat at the table during the Thanksgiving dinner or the Christmas breakfast can be among […]

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5 Fun Military Care Package Ideas for the Holidays

If you think it’s too early to be plotting Christmas care packages, think again. If your spouse is overseas, you need to send your holiday package early to ensure it arrives in time – but what should you include? Hopefully this list will get your brain juices flowing with great military care package ideas for […]

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Celebrating Thanksgiving as a Military Family

Many military families and newlyweds are often away from relatives during Thanksgiving. Whether you find yourself on the other side of the country, or unable to travel this year, take the opportunity to start some new Thanksgiving traditions, or just try something out of the ordinary. Think Outside Your Inner Circle Typically, we limit our […]

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9 Parenting Tips for Moving

Moving can be stressful for the entire family, but it can be especially hard on kids. However, with these tips, you can make your move more enjoyable for everyone. Let your kids know what to expect. Give them special roles during the move. Allow them to keep their favorite things with them. Keep a positive […]