August Brave Crate: Shine

August Brave Crate: Shine

Everything Inside of the August Brave Crate!! Summer has truly arrived- and if you’re like me, you’re tempted to skip out on the summer fun while your spouse is deployed. This is my favorite season, and yet I still need a little bit of encouragement to...
July Brave Crate: Explore

July Brave Crate: Explore

Everything Inside of the July Brave Crate!!   Let me be honest- prioritizing time to make memories while my spouse is deployed can be a real struggle.  Between the busyness of life during a countdown and the stress of missing a loved one it can be tempting to let...
Planning a PRIVATE Homecoming (while keeping family happy)

Planning a PRIVATE Homecoming (while keeping family happy)

It was a tough decision but you made it.You and your spouse are on the same page and have finally settled on a private homecoming. No friends, no extended family, no parties, no visitors or guests- just a few days of down time to reconnect, sleep it off, and settle...
June Brave Crate: Celebrate

June Brave Crate: Celebrate

Everything Inside of the June Brave Crate!!   It can be hard for me to find the energy and motivation to celebrate life’s milestones while my spouse is deployed. But when I dig past the exhaustion, the loneliness and (to be honest) the guilt of celebrating while...
May Brave Crate: Chaos Coordinator

May Brave Crate: Chaos Coordinator

Everything Inside of the May Brave Crate!! One of the realities of deployment that we sometimes overlook is the fact that those of us on the homeside are often taking on the job of two people. We’re maintaining all of our regular rhythms and responsibilities...
Dealing with Delayed Homecomings: An Action Plan

Dealing with Delayed Homecomings: An Action Plan

“How is it possible that this hurts worse than the day he left?” It’s the question I asked myself when my deployed husband called to let me know that his upcoming return-date had been cancelled (#thankscoronavirus). In that moment, the reality of his extension hit me...