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Easing the Burden of Deployments
Being a military family is often a rewarding experience. When you and the family get to accompany your military spouse to overseas assignments and the amount of travel is fun and a great learning experience for the kids. We have lived on or visited five of the seven continents of the world. We have experienced many different cultures and been exposed to lots of great influences along the way. There is only one catch…..THE DEPLOYMENTS! During these times our family’s normal every day life is turned completely on it’s head. I lose my soulmate and companion. The kids lose their source of protection, strength and homework help. 🙂 Even though I know he is probably not living comfortably and misses us too, it is hard for us to relate because life goes on even when he’s away.
Here are some methods to minimize the stress at home when your spouse is deployed:
1.) Keep regular activities going as much as possible.
2.) Keep your children busy with playdates etc.
3.) Network with other spouses.
4.) Skype as much as possible with your spouse.
5.) You and your children put care packages together along with crafts and kids’ artwork.
You may have seen a Duracell commercial that features a little girl whose father is deployed. He records his voice saying “I love you, baby girl” in a teddy bear and sends it to her. If you haven’t seen it, be prepared to cry.
Duracell made the commercial after meeting a little girl in California who was comforted by her father’s voice during his deployment in a battery operated teddy bear. Items like the bear and recoradable story books help bring comfort to kids during deployments, when they are otherwise missing the love and affection of a parent. In honor of all of the children and families who stand beside our troops, Duracell wants to power more comforting moments for loved ones through a donation of $100,000 to USO’s Comfort Crew for Military Kids.
In honor of all of the families who stand beside our troops, Duracell wants to power more comforting moments for loved ones through a donation of $100,000 to USO’s Comfort Crew for Military Kids. Continue the conversation by sharing the film and find out how you can donate to the cause through the USO at http://www.uso.org/donate.