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Four Essentials for Supporting Kids During Deployment

Providing a healthy and supportive environment for children is among the biggest challenges of deployment for military families. Support for kids during deployment begins with these four essentials: preparation before departure, stability throughout deployment,...

Four Healthy Benefits of Journaling During Deployment

Self-care and self-expression are important for military spouses going through the stresses of deployment, and journaling during deployment provides both, says Rachel Robertson, author of the Deployment Journal for Spouses (3rd edition) Memories and...

Deployment Holiday Separations: Finding Reasons to Celebrate

Being apart during deployment is always a challenge, and holiday separations add another dimension. Fortunately, military families are resilient and resourceful. Rachel Robertson, educator, and author of Deployment Journal for Spouses (3rd edition) Memories and...

Deployment Goodbye: Preparation Eases Departure Sorrow

Preparing for deployment doesn't begin with saying goodbye. For a military family, this preparation begins days or even weeks before the deployment goodbye. When a family talks about being apart before the deployment begins,...

Supporting Deployed Sons and Daughters

Parenting has challenges at every stage of life. When a son or daughter is a member of the military, one of those challenges might include deployment. Even if you’ve had a deployed spouse, the...