Bring Yourself Back in Balance Part OneMegan’s tips for families #131: Record the entire seasonPre – Deployment Checklist – Tip #152Assumptions – Tip #18Eat Together – #43

Bring Yourself Back in Balance Part One

By Megan Egerton There is no better time than the start of the new year to think about where you are at in terms of your military life. It may be the perfect time to re-prioritize, get organized, re-assess how you are doing, how your relationships are working, what you need and what you don’t need...
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Megan’s tips for families #131: Record the entire season

For many of us, this is a holiday season. There are a number of events and family traditions that take place over the entire month. However, your absent family member won’t have memories of the hurried Christmas shopping, baking, parties, people visiting, dinners, wrapping, hiding gifts, etc. We remember to take pictures at the big...
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Pre – Deployment Checklist – Tip #152

When my husband went on his first deployment to Bosnia, many years ago, I was completely and utterly clueless. It was one of the hardest experiences of my life, next to my mother dying. I was alone, in a strange city, no family close by. I was also 6 months pregnant and with a 1 year...
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Assumptions – Tip #18

Megan Egerton Graham Whether you are on your first or fifth reunion/re-integration from a deployment it is important not to assume you know how your returning member will think, feel or act. Each deployment is unique. You and your family member will have grown and changed each time, which will make each experience different. What your family...
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Eat Together – #43

Eating together everyday will connect you as a family. It will be an essential way of communicating with each other – sharing successes and failures, frustrations and triumphs and just talking together about yourselves, your dreams, frustrations and goals. When you have an absent family member these meals are even more important as they will also...
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