Category Archives: Kristen

Riding The Deployment Roller Coaster

Deployment, or any separation really, is a funny thing – both hardship and opportunity. There are scores of media stories and YouTube collage videos about incredible military spouses and their deployment accomplishments. We could lose dramatic amounts of weight, develop and grow a successful business, donate hours of service to our community. For me there […]

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Starlett Henderson - July 2, 2014 - 2:04 am

Just keep swimming!

Malori Mayor - July 2, 2014 - 3:30 pm

I know those feeling far too well (minus the having a kid part). Always here for ya!

6 Tips For Creating A Summer Schedule

As the school year winds down and the temperature goes up, parents everywhere are both longing for and bracing themselves for SUMMER VACATION! Set yourself up for success by creating a summer schedule! The 2013-14 school year was my son’s first venture in a seasonal school calendar (he’s in Pre-K). In just 4 days, his […]

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AWN Core Team: Kristen Smith

Your Name: Kristen Smith Your Position with AWN: Loving A Soldier Blog Coordinator Month and Year you became a Core Team Member: October 2010  Tell us, briefly, about your family: I am married to Major Kevin Smith with one son, 4 year old GM. Our little zoo also includes one neurotic Mini Australian Shepard- Mozart, […]

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Five Stages of Pre-deployment

For much of the world, the “war” is winding down. Military budgets are being slashed to make way for more immediately apparent domestic demands. More and more medals are being awarded to heroes for actions taken in a conflict that is quickly, willingly fading from public awareness. Except in my home and the homes of […]

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Matthew Unger - May 9, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Yeah that’s about it.

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