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January Deployment Countdown Box: Crushin’ It

January Deployment Countdown Box: Crushin’ It

Everything Inside of the January Brave Crate!!!  Raise your hand if you've ever counted down a deployment during a pandemic... yeah, us too! Whether you embraced every bit of alone time or felt stir-crazy while you moved toward homecoming amidst quarantines and...

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December Brave Crate: All Is Calm

December Brave Crate: All Is Calm

Everything Inside of the December Brave Crate!!   The holiday season is officially here, and for those of us counting down deployment it can feel a little bitter sweet. The lights, the family, the traditions- they're beautiful, but are often tinged with the fact...

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Deployment Holiday Traditions

Deployment Holiday Traditions

Friendsmas We promise- there are other military spouses & significant others longing for added connection and joy during their deployment countdown too.  If you’ve struggled to connect with fellow military spouses in your area, Christmas day can be the perfect...

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November Brave Crate: Gratitude

November Brave Crate: Gratitude

Everything Inside of the NOVEMBER Brave Crate!!!  While friends and family around us are consumed with Thanksgiving grocery lists and perfecting their apple pie recipe, those of us on the home side may be dreading the lead up to this holiday season. There's no...

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October Brave Crate: Back to Basics

October Brave Crate: Back to Basics

Everything Inside of the October Brave Crate!!!  Fall tends to be a season where we get back into life's regular routines. School schedules, work schedules and activities are ramping up after summer time away, and we enter into rhythms that are a little more...

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September Brave Crate: FALLING for you!

September Brave Crate: FALLING for you!

Everything Inside of the Septmeber Brave Crate!!When I think about deployment countdowns my mind is tempted to immediately focus on this season as one of separation and disconnection. A time for wishing away days and waiting. What so many military spouse friends will...

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August Brave Crate: Shine

August Brave Crate: Shine

This month the Brave Crate community is making life a little easier (and a lot more enjoyable) by taking a hard look at our calendar and asking an important question: am I BUSY with the right things?

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July Brave Crate: Explore

July Brave Crate: Explore

Deployment days are only happening once, and I know that part of the joy of our homecoming reunion will be sharing stories about the experiences we’ve had in this season of separation.

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May Brave Crate: Chaos Coordinator

May Brave Crate: Chaos Coordinator

While it can feel overwhelming at times, this season of separation can teach us valuable lessons about efficiency and prioritization. Especailly right now, as many of us also manage new routines and challenges related to state-wide shutdowns, we are learning to stay flexibile and let go of things that are less than urgent. If you haven’t heard this lately, let me tell you: YOU are doing an amazing job- truly, you are a Chaos Coordinator.

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