If you are lucky throughout your job as a military spouse you may avoid a deployment, but as luck has it majority of military spouses will go through a deployment. In this section, we will highlight how to make deployments as bearable as possible with ideas on care packages, ways to keep yourself busy, ideas on how to make children have as positive experience and more! One thing to remember is deployment is part of our spouses job. They know what they signed up for but life changes with family members being added and so on. Deployment is hard on everyone, the active duty member, the family members and the family afar. One thing to remember is to stay positive and upbeat. We will focus this section on how to make deployment as positive as possible with tips I have learned along the way. My husband has completed 4 deployments over 6 months with one deployment only receiving a 2 week notice of the deployment which makes it very stressful. Stay tune as we will be posting lots of tips and of course if you have anything you want to share please share away!!
Preparing for a deployment is difficult and time consuming but a must. It is usually something we don’t want to do because as we complete one task we are a day closer to the inevitable deployment day. First thing you should do is to sit with your spouse (active duty member) and discuss what needs to be done. The active duty member will be told by their chain of command what steps needs to be done like updating a will with legal, physicals and more. It is important as a spouse that you sit down and discuss these as you may need to update beneficiaries on policies and so forth.
Military Ball Gown on a Budget This past weekend we attended the Navy Ball. We have been to a few in the past where I went overboard spending money on just the dress. This year my husband wanted to go, but I refused to spend more than $100 on alterations, dress and shoes. Guess what? […]
TriCare Prime Experience with Pediatric Orthopaedic at Army Hospital Two weeks ago my 4 year old daughter, Avery, broke her arm and wrist playing at a friends house. We brought her to Doctors Emergency Room in Augusta, which was the closest Emergency Room and a civilian hospital. We had a great experience from sitting in […]
Mardi Gras Shoe Box Parade Float – DIY Craft Growing up in New Orleans is fun and unique craft traditions you remember for a lifetime. Some of my favorite memories from childhood has to do with Mardi Gras. One thing every child participates in while growing up in New Orleans is Mardi Gras Shoe Box […]
Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Pizza Recipe This recipe is a from scratch recipe to make the pizza in a heart shape which is perfect to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries and more! This is a kid friendly recipe meaning kids can easily help with making the pizza. Pizza Dough: 2 1/2 cups flour 1 package or […]
A Man’s Bouquet Are you looking for a creative DIY gift for the man in your life? This would make a great welcome home gift (like deployment gift), Valentine’s Day gift, Father’s Day gift and more! You will need: Cloth Stem Wires Pot 1 – Tissue paper Foam Brick Kabob Sticks Tape – depending on […]
In the below sections, I will explain how to start couponing. These tips and tricks are essential to becoming a successful couponer! Coupon Organization First and foremost, organization is key to being a successful couponer. You will need to create a way to become organized. Once you start couponing, you may find other organization methods might best […]