37+ Funny Welcome Home Sign Ideas for Military Families
Homecoming

37+ Funny Welcome Home Sign Ideas for Military Families

Yay! Homecoming is here! Whether you are welcoming your service member home from their first or fifth deployment, you’ll want to make sure it’s special. For some military families, the end of deployment means a big ceremony and fuss. For others, it’s a low-fuss airport pickup. Sometimes, it’s a surprise and other times, it’s simply…

13 Totally Awesome Pre-Deployment Gift Ideas
Deployment

13 Totally Awesome Pre-Deployment Gift Ideas

Before deployment, many military couples want to exchange small gifts to show their love and to encourage their partner throughout the upcoming deployment. Finding the right pre-deployment gift can be difficult, since service members don’t have room to pack anything large or bulky. These great pre-deployment gift ideas are small, thoughtful, and meaningful, so they…

Dealing with Difficult Talks Before Deployment: Death Wishes, Wills and More
Deployment

Dealing with Difficult Talks Before Deployment: Death Wishes, Wills and More

I love being an Army wife. This way of life has taught me to be stronger than I ever thought I could be…to “take the bull by the horns” and to make tough calls when needed. I’ve grown and learned so much. The military trains their soldiers to make difficult decisions. Actually, I believe that…

5 Ways to Make an Under-the-Radar Military Homecoming Special
Homecoming

5 Ways to Make an Under-the-Radar Military Homecoming Special

We all love the pictures and videos circulating around social media of military homecomings. Who doesn’t get teary seeing large crowds with their creative welcome home signs? I love watching these videos as much as anyone, but not every service member who deploys gets to experience such a grand homecoming. While the media primarily features…

7 Crucial Components to Highly Effective Deployment Communication
Deployment

7 Crucial Components to Highly Effective Deployment Communication

One of the biggest challenges to deployment is the way it affects your relationship and your ability to communicate with your spouse. Sometimes deployment communication problems can be anticipated, like when the service member knows they won’t have internet. But other problems can creep up on you unexpectedly, like when your service member is acting…