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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 →

These free summer activities for military kids will keep them busy!

It’s summer, and we still have a long time until the kids go back to school. If this is a deployment year for your family, it may seem like summer is dragging on forever. But don’t worry, there are plenty of easy ways to occupy military kids in the summertime. And most of them won’t cost much money either! So if you need to get out of the house and the kids are driving you crazy, try these ideas between now and payday. 9 cheap and easy summer activities for military kids Library Summer Reading… Read Article →

What to pack when you travel solo with babies or young children

This post is sponsored by FlyBaby. As a military spouse and mom of four little ones, I’ve done my fair share of traveling with children—especially when we lived overseas in Europe. Some of our trips went surprisingly well, like the time I flew cross-country with all four kids by myself! (because… deployment). Other times, however, we had a ‘learning experience,’ like the time we returned from living overseas and the baby cried for most of the trans-Atlantic flight! Note to self: bring the baby carrier. One of the hardest parts about traveling with children is… Read Article →

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