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Everyday Military Life

How do you Communicate when you return from Deployment?

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At a Yellow Ribbon workshop recently, I asked the group to respond to this question: “When your spouse returns home, how do you go about feeling comfortable with each other again, and resume good communication?” Here are a few of the answers I received: Always make it a priority to keep communication open during deployment. […]

Navigating a new Military Marriage

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Being early in a marriage and early to the military is quite a daunting experience. We’ll smooth out some of the speed bumps you might incur along the way by bringing you helpful tips, information and advice right from those who have lived through exactly what you’re feeling now. You just might find yourself saying, […]

Stress Management for Military Families

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Like so many others, I got busy this summer. But you know what? It’s no excuse! I went back and reviewed some comments that came in and a couple asked why I wasn’t more consistent with my blogging? Was I busy? Occupied elsewhere? It got me to thinking that they were right in calling me […]

I made a wish and got the unexpected!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 The Hoffmann family

True to my word and – commitment to my business colleague Brad Montgomery – we’re starting out a series of blogs dedicated to answering the question, “What’s it like being a military speaker?” Since being a speaker is truly personal and encompasses so many great things, I’ll share a fun and different perspective in each […]

Your Inspiring Military Family

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

I think I’m going to really like this series of blog posts these coming weeks. Every time I read a card that has the thoughts of a military family written on it, I get chills. The intensity, emotion and support for each other show through every word. I hope that someone’s words will affect you […]