Mommy Monday’s: Military Parents

As most of you know, my husband is in the Navy. What some may not know is that his ship is set to leave on deployment two weeks after my due date. How brutal is that right?

As much as it breaks my heart that he will miss the first seven months of his daughters life, what gives me comfort is knowing how many other military families there are out there who have a parent, or maybe even two, that is gone for long periods of time. If you have a military parent, it’s just inevitable and all you can do is make the transition easier on yourself, them and ultimately your child.

Ever since finding out I was pregnant and realizing that Tyler was going to be away for a big chunk of the first year of her life, I was determined to do everything I can so that my daughter knows who her dad is when he gets back. Of course we will Skype and talk on the phone as much as possible, but, the reality is we won’t be able to do that as often as I would like…and there will be periods where we wont have any verbal communication for weeks.

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Wish List Wednesday: Teepee for Kids

So, I don’t have kids, but if I did this would definitely be in my home.

I am a firm believer that children’s toys and entertainment don’t need to be cheap, plastic and horrendous to look at. For anyone who does have kids, especially small children, you know their things will be around the house and not hidden away in a tidy manner like you hope for. Why not make their play areas a part of your decor?

This black and white stripped teepee is so adorable, chic and I’m pretty sure any kid would love hanging out in there.

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