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5 Personalities that Make Deployment Miserable

5 Personalities that Make Deployment Miserable

Friendships can truly make you or break you while your spouse is deployed. Not all friends are created equal when it comes to deployment countdowns. Here are the 5 personalities to watch out for while your spouse is deployed (and how we’ve handled them!)

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July 2019 Brave Crate: Flying Solo

July 2019 Brave Crate: Flying Solo

This month the Brave Crate community kicks off our summer countdown by focusing on adventure and travel with our Flying Solo themed box . We’ve sent all of the essentials you need to inspire summer adventures big and small.

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June 2019 Brave Crate: Birthday Bash

June 2019 Brave Crate: Birthday Bash

This months box includes some of our favorite items (and guest experts) featured in Brave Crate throughout the past year. As we countdown the month of June we’re taking inspiration from Brave Crate’s “greatest hits” that we loved during year one!

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50 Things You Can Do on Deployment Day Zero

50 Things You Can Do on Deployment Day Zero

Day zero is a moment that places us firmly between the sadness of goodbye kisses, and the overwhelm of a deployment countdown not yet started. The best advice I’ve been given? Don’t hyper-focus on either. The goodbye is sad. The countdown is overwhelming. Allow both of those realities to exist, but force them to exist alongside of another truth: today is still a day, and you get to choose how you will spend it.

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Learning to “GROW” where you’ve been planted

Learning to “GROW” where you’ve been planted

One thing military spouse life has that military members don’t face is starting over again. Yes, they move too, of course, but they don’t start from scratch like their counterpart. They go to work, meet co-workers and are given a mission.

Military spouses are often left behind to unpack boxes, get life set up for the kids and search for a new career, if they haven’t gotten tired of starting over again. No one hands you a mission

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March 2019 Brave Crate: Perfectly Planned

This month the Brave Crate community is focused on making intentional choices with our time, so we can roll through our countdown feeling Perfectly Planned. Even with the added tasks and projects brought on by this deployment, we can learn to create new routines that keep us efficient so we’re ready to tackle anything Murphy’s Law can throw at us!

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6 EASY Ways To Foster Intimacy During Deployment.

6 EASY Ways To Foster Intimacy During Deployment.

As difficult as it is to believe, there are ways to help you two draw closer to each other, build intimacy (because that doesn’t simply mean sex) and continue moving forward in your marriage even when separated by thousands of miles! Here are a few key tips I would say help the most to keep the fire alive and to feel great during a deployment!

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