In her book Smith details what it was like to be a suddenly single, not quite 50-year-old “Gramma”, caring for a toddler while his parents were on deployment. Most remarkably, she realized that Marcus saved her from herself and showed her just how strong she really was.
One of the greatest stresses on a military marriage is deployment, and when you’re “suddenly military” – ie. active orders are delivered to a Guard or Reserve member for deployment – the potential emotional tsunami can wash out a relationship.
The Army's new paternity leave policy gives fathers additional time to be with their Families when a child is born.
One night, a couple of weeks before the end of school, my oldest son said, “Hey, mom, this is the last time you’ll have to pack three lunches.” He said it like he was relieving me of a burden, instead of breaking my heart.
Books for Brats, the first series of picture books for military brats, has partnered with First Book to continue its mission to donate their titles to military families.
Military parents have been relocating their families for years. And while most of the focus is on how the child will fare with making friends and liking their new surroundings, there is additional cause for concern when it comes to academics.
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