Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Our New Site!

Please be sure to visit our new CHRISTIAN MILITARY WIVES website! There you will find our video/text chat, discussion board, online magazine, blog area and so much more!

See you there!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Great Contest!

We wanted to pass this wonderful contest on to our members... thank you to Mom4Life.Com for this terrific contest!

Being a mom is a rewarding but tough job! Being a mom in a military family carries with it added blessings and difficulties. We want to honor the MANY sacrifices being made by these behind the scenes heroes around the country and let you know that WE APPRICIATE YOU!

During the month of July any mom that is a military wife or is enlisted herself is encouraged to enter to win this amazing selection of USA made products valued at over $834.00 (shown below)!

The first 30 military wives/moms to enter will automatically win a pair of USA Flag BabyLegs!

Most of us have no idea what it is like to be in your position as a military wife or mother. Please share with us any one or more of the following:

  • Something that has been really meaningful to you (i.e. this could be something someone has said or did or something someone in your family has done, etc)
  • Something that you struggle with.
  • What makes you most proud.
  • What a particular challenge is for you.
  • A way that other moms could be a better support.

There are two ways you an share this info with us:

  1. You can create a video and upload it to YouTube and email us a link.
  2. Send us an email answering one or more of the questions above along with a photo of you.

We will post the entries on this page and by July 24th. On that date we will open up the voting. Customers, family and friends will be encouraged to come back and vote for the video or story that they want to win. The winner will be chosen on July 31 and announced in our August Newsletter (as well as being contacted personally).

Bebe Bella Designs Minky Chenille Booties
(you choose the color)
Retail price: $20.00
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Belmama Bundle
Belmama and Cherub's The Shower Hug, Original Burp Cloths and Wash Cloths Set
You choose colors and size
Retail Price: $79.95
Belmama and Cherub 3 Pack Organic Wash Cloths-belmama and cherub, shower hug, organic material, organic wash cloths, wash cloths, bath time, usa Belmama and Cherub 3 Pack Original Burp Cloths-belmama and cherub, shower hug, burp cloths, made in the usaThe Shower Hug by Belmama and Cherub-made in the usa, belma and cherub, shower hug, organic, engorgement, breast relief

Blush {your topless undershirt}
You choose the size and style
Retail price: $16.99-$20.00
Blush {your topless undershirt}-made in the usa, nursing cover, nursing, belly cover, nursing band, pregnancy band, belly, undershir

The Diaper Clutch
you choose style
Retail price: $22.99

The Diaper Clutch - Diaper and Wipes Container In One-the diaper clutch, diaper clutch, diaper bag, diaper accessories, purse

Cozy Cocoon Body Sock
(you choose the size and style)
Retail price: $26.00-$144.00

Cozy Cocoon Baby Bunting Body Sock-Cozy Cocoon, The Cozy Cocoon, Body Sock, Swaddling, made in the usa

Lil'Dressers Drawer Labels for Kids by Mostly Organized Moms
(you choose boy or girl style)
Retail price: $12.99

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Melinda G Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
(you choose the size)
Retail price: $40.00
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My Gooling Body Pillows and Tote by Hedy's Creations
(you choose the style)
Retail price: $39.00
My Gooling Body Pillows and Tote by Hedy's Creations-my gooling, hedys creations, pillows, toddler pillows, on the go, travel pillows for kids, made in t

The Nursing Bracelet Feeding Log by Unique Mums
(you choose color)
Retail Price: $29.95-$64.95

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Nursing Pillow by Cuddoozle
(you choose fabric)
Retail Price: $64.00

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OnTray 2Go Multifunctional Container
(you choose the color)
Retail price: $9.99
OnTray 2Go Multifunctional Container-snacks, to go, containers, snack pack, made in the usa

Parking Pal Magnetic Hand Print for the Car
(You choose the style)
Retail price: $7.99

Parking Pal Magnetic Hand Print for the Car-safety, parking lot, parking lot safety, the parking pal, made in the usa

Patriotic T-Shirts and Shoulder Lap Creepers by Wholesale Kid
(You choose 3 styles and sizes)
Retail Price: $44.85
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Peekaru Ozone™ UV and UVB Protective Baby Carrier Cover
(you choose the color)
Retail price: $44.95
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Pinkies & Piggies Personlized Glass Keepsakes Kit
(you personlize)
Retail price: $69.99
Pinkies & Piggies Personalized Glass Keepsakes-foot print, foot prints, hand print, hand prints, keepsakes, handprint, hand print keep sake, pinkie

Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag
(Your chose the style)
Retail price: $21.00
Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag-made in the usa, diapers, cloth diapers, cloth diaper solutions, wet bag, wet bag, dry bag

SafetyTat™ Quick Stick Write-On! Kids' Temporary Tattoo
6 pack (you choose the style)
Retail price: $9.95

SafetyTat™ Quick Stick Write-On! Kids' Temporary Tattoo-safety, identification, keeping kids safe, amusement park, busy places, tatoo, made in the usa

Seat Belt Release Protector
Retail price: $9.99
Seat Belt Release Protector-seat belt, seatbelt, made in the usa, car seat

Stroller Suspenders for Baby's Blanket
Black color
Retail price: $9.99
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SwaddleDesisgns Ultimate Receiving Blanket
(Little Star style, you choose red or blue)
Retail price: $23.95
SwaddleDesigns® Receiving/Swaddling Blanket-Swaddle Designs Swaddling Receiving Blanket, made in the usa

The Cover-Me Nursing Strap
(your choose the style)
Retail price: $12.00
The Cover-Me Nursing Strap by Little Carr-nursing cover, nursing blanket, nursing, privacy, public, nursing in public, made in the usa, little

The Love Handle® Child Walking Tether by Liberté Apparel
(You choose the color/style)
Retail price: $48.00-$55.00
The Love Handle® Child Walking Tether by Liberté Apparel-leash, safety in crowds, stroller, stroller alternative, child tether, child leash, safety harness,

Twinkle Baby Bonding Doll
(You choose the fabric/color)
Retail price: $18.00-$24.00
Twinkle Baby Bonding Dolls (Minkee, Cotton, or Organic Fabrics)-bonding, baby bonding, twinklebaby, minki fabric, minky fabric, organic, organic cotton, made in the

Yaya Blankets Customizable Rag Quilts
(size small with personalization, you customize)
Retail price: $24.95

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Christina & Shawn Get Married

Thursday, July 2, at 8 p.m on TNT. (ET/PT)

After almost five years of being engaged, Christina and Shawn started to think their wedding would never happen. Each time the two Army captains tried to set a date, one them would get shipped overseas to serve in Iraq. Working with the military and the Catholic Church, WEDDING DAY arranged to fly the couple home for a wedding they’ll never forget. The day includes the ceremony at the very church in which Christina’s parents got married; the New York Police Pipe and Drum Corp; a major donation to The Fallen Soldier Fund, a charity close to the couple’s heart; and a chance for Christina to trade in her fatigues for a couture wedding dress.

I've had the privledge of watching this episode before it has been shown on television. Wedding Day is amazing, I am normally not a fan of reality TV... but this show is clean, and uplifting. The entire family can watch it. It's not often, that the entire family can sit down to watch a show on TV... but, be assured - this television show is family friendly!

I know I could not help but tear up a couple of times. Especially when Christine was so emotional when she was told an insurance company would be donating $10,000 in their names to The Fallen Soldier Fund.

Be sure to set your DVR!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Not Forgotten

I wanted to get this down before it slipped my mind... again. On Memorial day the girls asked why there was a sticker on their calendar. I explained VERY briefly about it. VERY briefly. I really thought they were a little young to "get it". Boy did they prove me wrong. We were driving down the road HOURS later and the oldest asked, "Will Daddy be like the soldiers we think about today? Will he have to die too since he is a soldier?"

Wow. You wanna talk hard? Try answering that one. I did and it brought up more questions, so I explained about freedom. I told them that lots of Mommies and Daddies are soldiers and go far away to fight for us and that Daddy joined so that one day he can take his turn and that will let another Daddy be home with his kids and that is part of the reason why we are so proud of Daddy.

The conversation kept going and has returned over the past few days. Just a random, hard to answer, question every now and then. But yesterday the youngest said, "Mommy, can we go see the soldiers who died for us?" I explained that they would be buried and she said she understood, but wanted to see them anyways. I was amazed.

How many times do we underestimate our children? Obviously I am quite guilty of that. I hope we are all helping raise a generation of children who will want to see "The soldiers who died for us" and that they will understand how blessed we are to live in this country.

Kristen Jeffery

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Unspeakable Joy

Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: (1 Peter 1:8)

This verse became a precious comfort to me when I was nineteen. I was very lonely, very single, and desperately wanting to be married. While I don’t know that my personal interpretation was exactly God’s intent when He wrote this Scripture, this verse filled me with hope. I knew that God wanted me to be married, but it seemed there were no possibilities in sight. Even though I did not know who my husband would be, I tried to focus on the fact that he was out there, somewhere, and believe in the fact that God would bring us together in His time. While I could not see him, I could begin to love him. It was this hope that gave me joy.

Now I’m a young woman married to a soldier. This verse took on a new meaning to me during this deployment. As military wives we are daily faced with the choice to love someone we cannot see, touch, and sometimes even talk to. The only thing that can sustain us during times of separation is our faith…faith that we will be together again someday soon. And it is this faith that gives us an “unspeakable joy” that allows us to smile even when our husbands are on the other side of the world.

When I turned the calendar to June, my joy-meter skyrocketed. My husband’s return is now eminent and I have begun frenzied homecoming preparations! As I look back over the last eleven months of my life, I am somewhat disappointed. I feel like I could have done so much better than I did, accomplished more, had a better attitude, the list could go on. But one thing I have no doubt about…my faith has been strengthened. I have had a lot of low moments, probably more lows than highs, but I can remember specific times when God did fill me with unspeakable joy, and that joy was directly connected to my belief and faith.

God also gives us this verse as a reminder about the ultimate homecoming awaiting us…when our Saviour will return! Let us not forget to truly love Him even when it seems like we cannot see him.

No matter where you are in your journey as a wife of faith, whether it be just beginning a deployment, in the darkness of the unending middle of the deployment, planning for homecoming, or just living the ever difficult challenges of garrison life … I pray that this verse will be a comfort to you as it has been to me. May God fill you with unspeakable joy!

Written By: Aprille, Proud CMW Member

Friday, May 22, 2009

CMW Weekend Get Away

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Go to Sandy Cove Military Wives Weekend to register online!
Don't forget to check out the 50% scholarship! This means, prices start out at only $90. per person.
Child care is extra... but, well worth it!

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Schedule subject to change to better serve you!


Registration and Check In
Pools & Hot Tub Open
Gift Shop, Treasure Chest, mini golf, marina, shuffle board, Fitness Center, etc.

Chair Massages ($16)
Mary Kay Facials & Pampering
Dinner Buffet
ClubCove Program for Children
Session 1: The Song in the Storm - Victoria & Frances
Concert with Frances Drost (Children are invited)

Pools and Hot Tub open
Chair Massages ($16)
Mary Kay Services

7:00 AM
Water Aerobics with Sue Sabo
Breakfast Buffet
ClubCove Program for Children
Session 2: Struggle and Temptation - Victoria & Frances
Beverage Break
Session 3: Embracing the Military Lifestyle - Diana & Frances
Lunch Buffet

Optional Activities: (See descriptions above)
"Working Out-On Inside Things" Breakout Session by Frances Drost
Crocheted Rag-Rug Workshop ($20)
Massages ($16)
Mary Kay Facials & Pampering
Shuffle Board, Frisbee Golf, Mini Golf, Treasure Chest & Gift Shop open

Pools and Hot Tub open
Marina Rock Wall, Zipline, Big Swing
2:45 & 4:15
Ribbon Necklace Craft Workshop ($6)
Crocheted Rag-Rug Craft Workshop ($20)
Dinner Buffet
ClubCove Program for Children
Session 4: Overwhelmed-Regrets and Monotony - Victoria & Frances
Evening Snack

Pools and Hot Tub
Chair Massages ($16)
Mary Kay Services
Video TBD

8:00-10:00 AM
Chair Massages ($16)
Breakfast Buffet
Check Out of Rooms
ClubCove Program for Children

Session 4: The Battle Belongs to the Lord - Victoria & Frances
~ A love offering for Sandy Cove will be taken at this session ~
Conclusion of conference

If anyone in the North Carolina area is interested in going, we may be able to car pool or shuttle. We need to know how many are interested in attending...
Email: if you are interested in attending this great event!

Memorial Day Weekend

As we take time to have our BBQs and our get togethers this weekend, let us not forget the soldiers who died on behalf of our country. Let us remember their families, embracing them and letting them know how thankful we are also for their sacrifice.