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Two Weeks Before Deployment…

The last two weeks before a deployment can be stressful.  You constantly think about it and sometimes, you even wish that your spouse would go ahead and leave so that you can get it over with. There is so much to do. You think you have plenty of time to take care of things, but… Read More


Financial Preparation for Deployment

I’ve learned a lot from my husband’s recent deployment.  As a result, I’ll be sharing some “Lessons Learned” with you over the next few posts. Today, I will be discussing what I’ve learned about financial preparation before a deployment. Even if you aren’t a military family, you can still benefit from these tips. Be prepared… Read More


Skype is my Friend!

Okay.  I’m a believer.  Skype is one of the best things since sliced bread! I didn’t have too much prior knowledge of Skype, outside of knowing that Oprah always has her guests “Skyping in” from random locations. I guess even Oprah has to save money in this economy.  But anyway… I decided to try it… Read More


God’s Got It Under Control

My husband is playing with our son in the backyard.  A gentle breeze is coming through. I’m sitting in a lawn chair, reflecting on life and how good God has been to us.  It’s the perfect evening. Dear Hubby will be deploying soon to serve our country and I will be a “single parent” temporarily. … Read More


Deployment Stress

A study published in the Journal of Development & Behavioral Pediatrics found that children of military members are 2.5 times more likely to develop psychological problems than American children in general. The study also found that 42 percent of parents that remained home were found to be under “high-risk levels of parental stress.” Click here… Read More

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