15 Gifts For Deployed Soldiers That They Actually Need

Deployment is a painful time for you and your soldier, but it’s necessary for the freedom we enjoy today. However, you can draw strength from this cause and support your soldier through this difficult time by giving them practical gifts. There are tons of military going away gifts but you need something that is going

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PTSD and Marriage: How Counseling Saved Us

I want a divorce! For 12 months, this was the only sentence my husband and I could agree on. We came from 2 totally different backgrounds and blended our families for what we thought would be a great marriage. Neither of us took into consideration what our childhoods, adulthoods, or careers would do to harm

How to Make Military Family Moves Easier On Children

*Guest Post by Jeremy Silverstein. A military family move can be stressful for adults, but even more so for children. Uprooting your kids from their community can be challenging, especially when they must say farewell to close friends. Whether you’re relocating across the country or from a civilian community into on-base housing, there are ways

Keeping a Positive Mindset While Living With Cancer

*Guest Post by Antoinette Truglio Martin I come from a glass-half-full upbringing, where there was always a positive spin on life. The weather is partly sunny, a bad haircut grows out, and traffic will eventually end somewhere along the Belt Parkway. The Cancer Since 2012, I have been walking around with metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic

Journaling Power for Mental Health

*Guest Post from Author Mari McCarthy* Too often, we think about our health in terms of separate categories: physical health, emotional health, and mental health. But our health is holistic and interconnected. When you take care of your mind, you also take care of your body – and vice versa. Journaling is a simple but

The Importance of Writing During Deployment

*Guest Post from Author Rina Neiman* I have never served in the military, but I am half-Israeli, which is synonymous with being from a military family. Israel is a country where every citizen must serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) when they turn 18. Women serve for 2 years and men for 3. In

Experienced Military Moms Offer Advice to Military Spouse Moms-to-Be

Military moms have more than the transition of motherhood to adjust to. Often times than not, they have to adjust to motherhood while separated from their spouse due to deployments or TDY’s. Many do not live near their family or support system, which can make this transition very scary. In hopes of helping new military

Re-Defining Bravery during Deployment

  **Guest Post by Kara Ludlow** It wasn’t supposed to be this way. After all, I had selected the word, “brave” as our family’s word for the year. Grace, my ten-year-old, had painted the word in gold letters on white cardstock and artfully framed it with fabric backing. BRAVE hung on the wall in the