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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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April Brave Crate: (Not) So Serious

April Brave Crate: (Not) So Serious

Living life on the home-side of a deployment can seem like a heavy weight. By simply becoming open to joyful experiencing these things, we can begin to help ourselves shift focus away from the struggle and onto life’s little pleasures. Deployment is tough- but it is NOT So Serious.

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80 Habits to Try While Counting Down Deployment

80 Habits to Try While Counting Down Deployment

No matter what habits I’ve chosen to add to my life during deployment, they help me create normalcy and routine in a season that is anything but normal (PLUS, I have some super cool new habits to share with my spouse when he returns home!)

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February Brave Crate: Long Distance Love

February Brave Crate: Long Distance Love

By shifting my focus away from what we’re missing and onto what we’re learning about ourselves and each other in this season I’m encouraged to embrace the lovey-dovey aspect of this month of the year. Deployment can give us a unique opportunity to grow our relationship in ways that many other couples will never get to experience.

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