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Art Therapy: Exploring the Emotions of Military Kids During a Deployment

Art Therapy: Exploring the Emotions of Your Military Child During a Deployment

While there are many challenges associated with being a military family, one of the most difficult is coping with stress when the active duty member is deployed. Military children may also experience this stress despite the love and reassurance of family at home. Beginning with the first deployment, increased feelings of anger, loneliness and fear […]

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Murphy’s Law of Deployment: A Poem

You’ve heard of Murphy’s Law, right – anything that can go wrong, will? Well, we here at Military Mom’s Blog recognize another fundamental law of the universe … Murphy’s Law of Deployment. Anything that can go wrong during a deployment, will. We would exclaim, “Y’all don’t even know!!” but you totally, totally do. The minute […]

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What to Know Before They Deploy

There are things in life to look forward to with eager anticipation; a deployment is not one of them.   For us, the dreaded deployment is underway and with each new document, training or additional uniform, there’s greater awareness that the date is looming.  This post takes a holistic approach for spouses of service members with an upcoming deployment. I’ve combined logistical […]

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Adjusting Your Parenting When Your Spouse Comes Home

Like many military spouses, my husband traveled frequently when our first daughter was born. Often when he would come home, our daughter would treat him like a stranger and cling to me. Not only did I desperately need a break, it was clear that my daughter and her daddy needed some quality time together. Since our lifestyle meant […]

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