What Can Be Sent To The Deployed Spouse

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin January 24, 2012 @ 12:00 am

When a spouse is deployed, one of the most thoughtful packages that can be sent is a care package that contains personal and useful components as well as entertaining items. Paperback books, magazines and other reading materials are greatly appreciated by spouses who are deployed. A used book store has lots to choose from for bargain prices. Crossword puzzle and word game books are great to pass time with.
Toiletries are always useful items to send to a deployed spouse. Shower gel, toothpaste, shaving cream and deodorant along with other personal toiletries can be put to good use. Fun items like hacky sacks, playing cards yo-yos are also recommended to be included in the package. A spouse will also appreciate practical gifts such as socks and underwear.
Small food items may also be sent in a care package to a spouse, particularly beef jerky, tuna fish pouches, nuts and crackers. Candy, chips, gum and other junk food can be special treats included for your deployed spouse.
Perhaps the best items one can send to their spouse are personal, handmade items. Crafts made by children are unique and will always be appreciated. Nothing is more special and personal than handwritten letters.

Surprise the Deployed

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin January 14, 2012 @ 12:00 am

If your husband’s deployed for any length of time you may be wondering how you can surprise him on his return. We’ve got some suggestions for great welcome home surprises from the easy to the elaborate!

Make Dinner: What’s better than his favorite dinner the second he gets home? Go around town buying his favorite take-out eats or make his favorite like spaghetti or chicken fried steak. Serve with a nice bottle of wine or his favorite beer.

Get in Shape: Depending on what you looked like when he left, change your appearance. Start working out and get rid of the flab or get a sexy new haircut or extensions. Your husband will be so glad to see you he won’t even notice what you’ve changed!

Redo the House: If you own your home, make some improvements while he’s gone. Get in touch with Sears Remodeling and change the kitchen or the bathroom or even switch up the paint colors. The smallest changes can really update a house and make your husband even more glad to be home.

How To Stay Positive When You Are Left Behind

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin January 11, 2012 @ 12:00 am

When you have a spouse who has been deployed it is very common to feel lonely and just kind of down in the dumps. There are several things that you can do to cheer yourself up and remain positive until your soldier comes marching home.

One of the first things that you can do is take a class at the local community college that interests you. This will help you not only to stay busy, but may also help you meet others who share the same interest and can lead to friendships with others that you can take outside of the classroom.

You can also join a gym or take a fitness class for fun. By setting up a daily time to workout or to be in a class has many benefits. One of the benefits is that you will be getting out of the house and will have your mind cleared to focus on the workout that you are doing. Exercise in general has been proven to make people feel healthier as well as to reduce stress.

Another option is to take advantage of the resources that the military offers to spouses who are left behind. They may have support groups you can join and it may help to talk out any frustrations you have.