Tag: family

Diary of a Deployment 3: Telling the Kids

My name is Jackie and I am an Army wife. My husband has served for five years and has been fortunate enough (in my eyes, not so much his), to be assigned to non-deploying units. Everything changed the day he…

How I Found My Village While Stationed Abroad

When we learned that our first duty station would be Wiesbaden, Germany, my husband and I were elated. I soon realized that I would be raising our 2-year-old and a 5-month-old sons without my hometown support network of family and…

Holiday Travel Tips for Military Families

Although the holiday season inspires festive feelings, holiday travel can quickly drain the merriest of us. From crowded airports, to interstates resembling parking lots, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress and exhaustion of it all. Your best…

We Moved While He Was Deployed

Moving and deployment are two of the most stressful elements of military life, and Army wife Shandi Young tackled them simultaneously. While her husband was deployed to Qatar and Kuwait, Shandi made an international move from Germany to Washington State…

5 Ways to Survive Your Summer Road Trip

Ah, summertime. You take to the open road with your family and embark on an adventure that you’ll one day look back on fondly. But let’s get real, first you have to survive the stress and make it in one…