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Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 27th, 2006

I heard something today that really surprised me: Did you know that people spend more on Halloween than any other holdiay except for Christmas? I had no idea. But the more I look around at how elaborate the outdoor decorations and costumes are getting I think I’m beginning to. I stopped by a “Spirits” Halloween […]

New source for making “Flat Daddies”

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

This will be a short post because I just want to alert all of you to something I’m working on…and I’m excited about it. I spoke with the representative of a national company who is working on a plan to be able to make a Flat Daddy for any family that wants one at a […]

“Flat Daddy” for older kids?

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Flat Daddy, the great idea making the rounds that creates a visual reinforcement of a deployed parent for a young child, seems to have been relegated for the use of those under the age of five. The problem that Flat Daddy is solving revolves around being sure that a youngster recognizes the parent when he/she […]

Some Flat Daddy – and other – ideas

Friday, October 20th, 2006

I received an email from a spouse of a deployed serviceman who asked about Flat Daddy and its application for her 4 year old daughter. I was touched by her letter and when I emailed back I found myself sharing some other information and ideas for making Flat Daddy most effective. I thought that some […]

Flat Daddy and Flat Mommy help with deployment.

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

The New York Times did a great article this weekend focusing on one of the best ideas used by families for staying in “visual” contact with each other during deployments – Flat Daddy. I had the pleasure of speaking with the reporter to share families who have suceeded with this idea. To read the article, […]