When service members are deployed, their spouses are often left to run the household on their own, including paying the bills and balancing the checkbook. Planning and preparation can make a big difference and help keep you from coming down with four common money woes.
One of the most common challenges during a deployment is getting a restful night's sleep. Sleep is essential for making it through the long haul of deployment and reunion. We need sleep to keep us happy and healthy—for ourselves, our families, and our military loved one. Try these tips to help your mind and body get much-needed rest
Patriotism means love and devotion to one's country. Although patriotism can be shown in a variety of ways, it’s important to begin with the basics. Here are some suggestions to help kids learn about patriotism.
A basic budget should be a part of everyone's financial planning, regardless of deployment status. A carefully planned budget helps ensure you have enough money for your daily living expenses as well as for your longterm savings goals.
Request a deployment/reunion event for your group.
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Terri Barnes collected her best Stars and Stripes columns in her award-winning book Spouse Calls: Messages From a Military Life. Deployment, reunion, moving, motherhood, friendship, and more.
Military Life: Stories and Poems for Children is a collection of original stories and poems that touch on many aspects of military life from a child’s point of view. From moving to making new friends, deployment, homecoming, patriotism, and tender family moments.
Deployment Journal for Spouses: Memories and milestones while my loved one is deployed by Rachel Robertson is a personal journal for anyone who has a loved one deployed with the military. Gentle journal writing prompts and inspirational sayings guide you through deployment and homecoming.