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1001 Tips for Military Families - Tip #465

Focusing In – Tip # 465

When my husband was away I focused on spending time with my kids.  I became my son’s soccer team manager (had no idea what I was getting myself into but best thing I have done with him), went to my daughter’s practices and swim meets, drove them to school once a week, had sleepovers, took them out on the weekends and just made sure I was present and available.   686 more words

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1001 Tips for Military Families - Tip #464

Fitting Back In – Tip #464

For us, reintegrating back together after a deployment is so much harder than the deployment itself.  You would think that after countless absences and three major deployments that we would be pros but we aren’t.   514 more words

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1001 Tips for Military Families - Tip#463

10 Quick Things To Do Before A Deployment

  1. Take pictures – and get them printed before they go (you’ll get busy once they have left and they will not get put up)
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1001 Tips for Military Families - Tip #461

Dividing Time 

My husband came home for 3 weeks after being away for 8 months.  My kids had lists of things that they wanted to do with him that couldn’t humanly be accomplished in 21 days unless he chose not to sleep or eat.   333 more words

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1001 Tips for Military Families - Tip #462

Talking 

As we head into the last weeks of going it solo I am now spending a lot of time thinking about how we are all going to come back together as a family and some of the things that need to be said. 440 more words

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Living It Week 35 and 36

Calendar – Tip #25

When my husband was away, I was great (if I do say so myself) about keeping a calendar with everything and anything on it.   289 more words

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Living It - Week 34

Tip #18 – Ask Questions

I can honestly say that at this point in the deployment there is little extra I am willing to or wanting to take on – I am beyond tired and just want to spend a solid week sleeping.   269 more words

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