STAR WARS CARE PACKAGE

STAR WARS CARE PACKAGE

Deployments come with their many lows, but one of the wonderful wonderful wonderful HIGHS for me is creating care packages. I am soOoOoOoOo extra in creating these boxes for my husband, so if you would like to browse previous themed posts - visit the blogs main menu, hover over "Military", and select "Care Packages" Another [...]

5 WAYS TO HELP A TODDLER TRANSITION TO A SINGLE PARENT

5 WAYS TO HELP A TODDLER TRANSITION TO A SINGLE PARENT

Dun dun dun... the time has come. Our first deployment with a child that is a toddler. Last deployment, Anakin was only an infant. The one before that, he was growing in my belly! We're exploring a new territory, and while I'm so sad my husband isn't around for the rest of the year, I [...]

What To Do When Your Friend’s Spouse Deploys

What To Do When Your Friend’s Spouse Deploys

I sometimes forget that not everyone knows what it feels like to spend half their marriage away from their spouse (and their lifelong friends, family, etc.) We have been so blessed being stationed at MacDill AFB and have met the greatest clients, ministry leaders, and fellow military families who just get us. They are seasoned [...]

5 Ways To Help An Infant Transition To A Single Parent

5 Ways To Help An Infant Transition To A Single Parent

  We are now a few weeks into this deployment and I am surprisingly surviving. Even when my husband first mentioned joining the military, all I imagined was raising babies alone. That sounded awful. Welp - here I am! Raising those babies alone, and guess what... IT'S NOT AWFUL! I am actually enjoying the extra [...]

How to Survive the 1st Week of Deployment… w/ an Infant.

How to Survive the 1st Week of Deployment… w/ an Infant.

I often refer back to the heartbeat of what started this blog... It was my first day as a supporter of my (now) husband's career in the military. From boot camp survival guides (as a girlfriend), to long distance relationships as a fiance... to care packages and homecoming signs as a wife, and what to [...]

Supporting Your Spouse During ALS (Airman Leadership School)

Supporting Your Spouse During ALS (Airman Leadership School)

Ahhhh, going back to Anchors & Planes basics today... a new step in the military life. One of my most popular blog series is about Basic Training. After BMT, we headed for Tech, first duty station, multiple deployments, training's, and most recently ALS (Airman Leadership School.) My husband tested out of cycle post-recent deployment, and [...]

SPRING-ing Into Financial Confidence

SPRING-ing Into Financial Confidence

We are not millionaires. We are not even hundred thousand-aires. But we are debt-free, saving growing, single-steady income-aires... with an infant. This is culturally the year we are supposed to be overwhelmed financially; it is the year of having our first child. Yet, we are working less and saving more... What sets us apart from [...]