Latest Posts Under: Deployment Survival

Pregnant during deployment? Here's how to handle a deployment pregnancy and birth.

So there I was, 28 years old, newly married in a place with no family, my husband just informed me that he “volunteered” for a 12 month deployment, and my doctor is congratulating me on being pregnant…..#thisisdeployment. Honestly, my first thoughts were of panic. How can I do this alone? My mom and sister are teachers, which meant they would not be off when the baby was due. It quickly became clear that this was going to be entirely on me, which was slightly terrifying.  However, after my initial panic attack and my husbands excited… Read Article →

Milspouses have to ask for help during deployment. Here's how one learned that lesson.

This guest post by Megan Harless is part of the #ThisisDeployment campaign, where I encourage military spouses to share their deployment stories and learn from each other. In this post, Megan shares how she learned to ask for help during deployment.  As a military spouse we often fit the stereotype of being everything to everyone. We will bake the cookies needed for the FRG bake sale, we will chaperone the school field trip, and suddenly find ourselves sitting on the board of post organization because someone asked us to.  However, one thing we often find… Read Article →

Our Purple Heart story of the day my husband was wounded.

It was spring of my Senior year of college, just weeks away from graduation. The cherry trees were blossoming, the sun was shining, and students were taking advantage of the lovely weather to get outside and study or play Frisbee on the campus’s green lawns. I had taken my laptop outside to soak up some sun while working on one of my final papers. When I came back to my dorm room, there was a Post-it note on my desk, written by my roommate. Apparently I had missed a phone call. It said, “Your boyfriend… Read Article →

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