Mental Health/Wellness Military Kids/Special Needs

Helping Our Military Children Deal with Loss

In 1968, my dad’s oldest brother was killed while serving in Vietnam. The following year, his son, Jimmy, was born. By the time I came around, my cousin Jimmy was already a teenager. But ever since I was old enough to understand his situation, I have wondered how Jimmy felt about never having met his father. I wondered how he managed theContinue Reading “Helping Our Military Children Deal with Loss”

Military Kids/Special Needs Parents/Family Reviews

Month of the Military Child: 6 Books for Military Children

During the Month of the Military Child, it’s important to recognize that your child serves and sacrifices, too. Military children often go without the love and support of their parents while one, and sometimes both, serve overseas. They transition schools an average of between six and nine times during the course of their academic careers,Continue Reading “Month of the Military Child: 6 Books for Military Children”

Military Kids/Special Needs

Do Our Military Kids Grow Up Too Fast?

Too often I find myself thinking about how the military lifestyle has affected me, a military spouse. My blog and many others I follow are directed toward military spouses and how we can overcome the difficulties of deployments, numerous moves, demanding schedules, single parenting, and the unpredictability that is military life. I get so wrappedContinue Reading “Do Our Military Kids Grow Up Too Fast?”

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Last Minute Ideas for Easter

Last Minute Ideas for Easter… Easter has snuck up on me and now I only have a few days to pull something together! Eek! Let’s face it, holidays can be hectic for military families, especially if your spouse is deployed. So I’ve put together a list of fun and easy last minute ideas for Easter!Continue Reading “Last Minute Ideas for Easter”