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...
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...
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...
April Brave Crate: (Not) So Serious

April Brave Crate: (Not) So Serious

Everything Inside of the April Brave Crate!! Living life on the home-side of a deployment can seem like a heavy weight. The weight of loneliness and worry ach of our moments with an added sense of stress and tension. Over the years, I have definitely experienced...
March Brave Crate: Blossom

March Brave Crate: Blossom

Everything Inside of the March Brave Crate!! I know this may sound strange, but while my spouse is deployed I always admire the cactus. A cactus grows stronger, more resilient and can even create beautiful blooms even in the harshest of conditions. This reminds me so...