New Military Wife and mom, just looking for some advice!

Janet - posted on 04/23/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hello,
My name is Janet, i'm 21 and i have a 14 month old daughter. My husband leaves on wednesday for bootcamp, and i'm nervous. We've never really spent much time apart , aside from a few hunting trips and family events. He'll be gone for 15 weeks total. I also might be pregnant with our second, but we're waiting for him to leave to find out for sure. He wants to have a really nice surprise the first time we get to talk and something that will help distract him. I'm not really worried about him as much as I am myself and my daughter. She's very attached to him and i'm worried about what him being gone for so long will do. I currently have a job but I usually have 3 days off at a time, was looking for some tips or idea to keep us both busy!
Thank you :)

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Mary - posted on 04/23/2016

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Hi Janet!
While I am not a military wife myself, I do think that establishing a really good daily routine for you and your daughter is important (for the both of you). I know that both you and her will have to adapt to daily life without your hubby, but it might be the first of many times that he is gone. With a regular routine you will be able to provide both you and your daughter a grounded foundation that will bring security (especially to her). I can't recommend what to do as I don't know what your into, and I know you said that you worked so that is helpful time wise. But fine things that both you and her enjoy and make a habit of it, next thing you know he'll be home and you wont realize where the time has gone. I think it will also be helpful for you when your next little one comes along. (Congrats by the way!)

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