With careers ranging from preschool teacher to psych nurse, JULIE LABELLE's most challenging role was mothering her three young children during her Marine husband's deployments, and then years later standing by when their son enlisted and deployed with the Marines. Julie wrote the activities in My Dad's Deployment based on things she felt she should have done with her children, but didn't, during deployments. With 20/20 hindsight, Julie gets a do-over in life by sharing activities for young children that will be loved by parents and children alike as they face deployment together.
Born overseas to multicultural parents, CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ grew up as an Air Force brat, moving from place to place. Christina loved to draw and paint. She was awarded a generous scholarship to the Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a fine arts degree in illustration. Christina is an award-winning children s book illustrator.
Got this book for my four year old. We haven't done many of the activities yet but I have flipped through the entire book. It is perfect and will really create lasting memories. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sarah H.
Best for children 5+. This is a great tool to help kids understand/cope with deployments. I suggest getting it BEFORE a deployment as there are pages the child and the deploying... Read morePublished 11 months ago by K. Frizz
I got this book for my 4yr old. My husband and my son have been working on the book and he is leaving for deployment. This book was so helpful. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kimberly
This book had been such a big help for my girls. love that it has activities for pre deployment, during deployment, and for homecoming!Published 17 months ago by Centrice Smith
Though just a teensy bit mature for my 2.5-year old, this is a GREAT resource with plenty of variety of simple and wonderful activities for kids and caregivers experiencing... Read morePublished on July 14, 2013 by DIYhappiness
My husband recently deployed. Before he left we were trying to figure out how best to prepare our 4 and 2 year olds for Daddy being away for so long. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Cynthia
Great for kids but shame it does not about mum and dad. Perhaps i missed the My mums deployed issue.Published on April 28, 2013 by Donna
This is our first deployment and I bought this for my 5 year old. There are pre-deployment acitivities, deployment activities, and then returning home activities. Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by colleen
I was hoping that since this said for young children that it would be good for a 3 year old and I was wrong it is more for a 7-8 year old.Published on December 7, 2012 by Kristen Gupton