Handling parenting alone
> Here are ways to cope with being the only spouse on duty at home while the other half is away most times
dried wild flowers to show him when he returns.
Send postcards, letters or care packages to each other by mail. You could write a love-note for your husband and the kids could make a card or craft for Daddy.
Remind him to send back thoughtful gifts periodically if he’s not already doing it. Or show him this article.
When your husband is back, schedule some of these activities to get the feel of family togetherness again:
Family outings such as trips to the park, or a visit to the zoo. It’s usually just you and the kids when your husband is away. Take the opportunity to do something as a family.
Date nights with your husband to keep your romance new.
Father-and-child activities. This is an opportunity for Daddy to spend some time alone with the young ones, while you have some “me-time” for a change.
It could be something as simple as an hour of playtime with Daddy, while you barricade yourself in the bedroom to read or catch up on your sleep.
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