Explore The Boat, Tool Box, and more!

Explore related topics

We ordered a pillowcase with our family photo to give to Sailor Dad.  We took it to the boat and helped set up his rack.  The kids enjoyed this activity as they can see where Daddy sleeps as well as assurance that Daddy has reminders of his family when he climbs into the rack after a shift.

We ordered a pillowcase with our family photo to give to Sailor Dad. We took it to the boat and helped set up his rack. The kids enjoyed this activity as they can see where Daddy sleeps as well as assurance that Daddy has reminders of his family when he climbs into the rack after a shift.

We found Hallmark Gift Books on clearance and Sailor Dad read the book and the recorder captured page for page his narration.  These books are great for read alongs and help the bed time "I miss Daddy".

We found Hallmark Gift Books on clearance and Sailor Dad read the book and the recorder captured page for page his narration. These books are great for read alongs and help the bed time "I miss Daddy".

Sailor Dad and the kids took a special trip to custom build a stuffed animal and Dad used a 8 second voice recorder box to capture a special message for each child to hear each time they hug their "lovey" they built together.

Sailor Dad and the kids took a special trip to custom build a stuffed animal and Dad used a 8 second voice recorder box to capture a special message for each child to hear each time they hug their "lovey" they built together.

Post cards are great and inexpensive souvenirs.  When Sailor Dad is with us for adventures we pick out a card and write a memory and mail it back to the house.  This usually is included in a deployment box for both sailor Dad as well as for the kids to talk about fun memories created when Dad was on dry land.  We select post cards during deployment and send them home to be placed in a special box at the kitchen table.  When a mail drop is announced we have items to include send to Sailor…

Post cards are great and inexpensive souvenirs. When Sailor Dad is with us for adventures we pick out a card and write a memory and mail it back to the house. This usually is included in a deployment box for both sailor Dad as well as for the kids to talk about fun memories created when Dad was on dry land. We select post cards during deployment and send them home to be placed in a special box at the kitchen table. When a mail drop is announced we have items to include send to Sailor…

5 Steps for Solo Parenting During Deployment, our military kids are so resilient, it's important to help them out anyway we can

5 Steps for Solo Parenting During Deployment

In the fog of the newborn days, our patience, rationality, and energy are at an all time low. So sometimes we feel like terrible mothers. --Nourishing Little Souls

Pictures and fun voice recorded post cards are great items to pack in a "halfway" or "deployment box".  We used one recorder to catch the dog barking.  The other recorder was used to capture the kids randomly talking.

Pictures and fun voice recorded post cards are great items to pack in a "halfway" or "deployment box". We used one recorder to catch the dog barking. The other recorder was used to capture the kids randomly talking.

Military deployment care package - Welcome to Fabulous Afghanistan

Military deployment care package - Welcome to Fabulous Afghanistan

2aa1072178d77460b27b60d722c0ef8f.jpg 717×960 pixels

Daddy Kisses Count Down Jar If deployment gets extended you can add more chocolate kisses after bed time. Our FRG made these and sold them as a fund raiser. During the Holidays Elf On The Shelf enjoyed a kiss too!

77903a4ccca935df2b5b7cea3ee957b8.jpg 720×960 pixels

77903a4ccca935df2b5b7cea3ee957b8.jpg 720×960 pixels

Great books to help kids prepare for and stay connected during a deployment. Also help with frequent moves and PCS stress. Must haves for military kid libraries.

5 Tips to Help Kids Stay Connected During Deployment

You probably know that Kate, Jennie and I are all military families. We all have kids and we've all faced the challenges that deployments can bring.

We made night shirts with Daddy's hand print giving the kids a "hug" goodnight.

We made night shirts with Daddy's hand print giving the kids a "hug" goodnight.

Pinterest
Search