Road Warrior

Holding Down the Fort…Sort Of

I’ve written before about the challenges of being the full-time parent in charge when a spouse frequently travels for work. After reading Abby Green’s blog post, “The Week in a Life of a Stay-at-Home Mom” on TheBump.com, I was reminded of some of the crises that always seemed to erupt when my children were small …

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Loving Your Road Warrior: Time Tracking Rituals

For some families it helps to track the days until a loved one returns home, especially if he will be away for a week or more. Crossing the days off the calendar is one way. If you have young children, another fun, tangible way to track time is with a colorful paper chain. Have your …

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Loving Your Road Warrior: Connecting from Afar

“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.” Roger de Rabutin After you get used to your spouse traveling frequently for work, it’s easy to get into a rut and get caught up in the day-to-day craziness and activities of parenting alone. In my humble opinion, …

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