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Mrs. Murphy Returns

  Mrs. Murphy visited several times while Horatio was deployed.   (For those of you who don’t remember, Mrs. Murphy’s Law is the corollary to Murphy’s Law.  Murphy’s Law is: “If it can go wrong, it will go wrong.”  Mrs. Murphy’s … Continue reading

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Staying Connected During Deployment

  Helping your kids stay connected with a deployed parent is very important, but it is equally critical to not dwell on the issue.  Finding the balance is a challenge and staying connected can be difficult.  Having survived and thrived … Continue reading

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Care Packages They Won’t Forget

Guest Post: If your soldier or military spouse has been deployed a long time and you feel like you’ve sent care package after package after package, you may feel like you’re running out of ideas. Here are a few ideas … Continue reading

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Please Sign Our Autism Petition

As most of you know, my eldest son, Zack, has high functioning Autism.  My second oldest son, Dwight, wanted to help make other people more aware of what Autism is and what it’s like for people with it and for … Continue reading

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Don’t Feel Much Like Celebrating? Do It For The Kids

Holiday time can be very stressful for a military family with a deployed parent.  I’m glad to not be celebrating as a single parent this year.  Having Horatio at home has made this holiday season much more festive than the … Continue reading

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Permanent Effects of Deployment

The toilet overflowed today. Bob came downstairs this morning and said, “I think our toilet is broken.  There’s lots of paper in it and it won’t go down.” So, there went my plans for the morning.  I’d gotten up early … Continue reading

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Strength Finds Us

These days, four months after Horatio returned from his 20 month deployment, people still say they don’t know how we did it. Horatio gets looks of pity for having been away from his family for so long, and friends and … Continue reading

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Will a Nation at War Remember its Veterans the remaining 364 days of the year?

We are a nation at war. Why, then, don’t we hear about it on the evening news every night?  This veterans day, as we celebrate the men and women who have served our country, we should also remember the 68,000+ … Continue reading

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Deployment Diatribes at Our Mom Spot

I have written an informative article about the effect of Deployment on families.  Please go check it out at OurMomSpot.com

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