Parents/Family

Military Mom, An Unexpected Role

Thirty years ago when I was blessed with my first beautiful daughter, I was overwhelmed by the love I had for her and the joy I experienced knowing I got to be her mom.  I felt the same with the birth of our other two daughters and then with our son.  I loved being aContinue Reading “Military Mom, An Unexpected Role”

Deployment/PCS Homefront Parents/Family

Deployment, What’s a Parent To Do? Part 2

  COMMUNICATION DURING DEPLOYMENT The need for parents to communicate with and do everything possible for their child kicks into overdrive when the child is deployed.  We are blessed to live in a time when there are several ways for families to communicate with those deployed. However, first and foremost we must have their correctContinue Reading “Deployment, What’s a Parent To Do? Part 2”

Deployment/PCS Homefront Parents/Family

Deployment, What’s a Parent To Do? Part 1

  As the mother of a Marine that was deployed in support of both OEF and OIF, I want to give a resounding cry out to other parents preparing for this experience to do all you can to be as equipped as possible. Once your loved one leaves, the emotions and questions become so rampantContinue Reading “Deployment, What’s a Parent To Do? Part 1”