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Eckhart presents the realities and then offers some solutions for the married-but-single parent, starting out on the bottom rung of the career ladder with each move, and worrying if military life is hurting the kids. She helps newlyweds and long-marrieds alike better understand the people who are drawn to military service and find ways to fit into the military community without losing a sense of self. Her guide offers helpful ideas about managing the demands of a teenager during a move, finding playmates for toddlers in new neighborhoods, and even telling mothers-in-law why they shouldn't be at the homecoming. She also lists methods of finding full and part-time work. From pre-deployment work-ups through Christmas blues and post-deployment problems, Eckhart and her guide are at the homefront ready to help.
|1||Ten true things about a man in uniform||10|
|2||Your place in his career||25|
|3||A life of your own||46|
Posted October 21, 2006
As a long time military wife I found myself wondering how Jacey was able to get into my head and read my thoughts. She was able to put into words what I have lived for over 14 years. I laughed outloud and made coutless phone calls to my other military wife friends just to read parts of her book. It's a must read for the new military bride or the old military wife.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 17, 2006
Jacey made mw laugh and cry as I read this. I felt like she had looked into my own life and wrote about it. The best thing about the book is it made me realize I was not wrong for my feelings, but I needed to understand them better. This book has really made me appreciate where my husband is coming from. I also made my husband read key points so that he could understand where I was coming from as well and it really opened up some lines of communication!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 25, 2005
My husband is in the USMC and we have been married for 11 years and have 2 children. Military life is something difficult to explain to a new spouse or even your own family after many years. Ms Eckhart gives the reader much more than the usual 'how to', but what to expect AFTER you have done the 'how to' stuff. Her insight is more from a friend's point of view...the great friend you'd meet who would tell you if you had something in your teeth at a party. She is funny, honest and gathered wisdom that is without a doubt from years and years of 'ah ha' moments of military spouses. I most enjoyed Ms Eckhart's personal experiences with her family and Navy life. We are a Marine family, but believe me there is not much difference! There were several times that I had to reread sections to my husband because I literally had laughed out loud. I highly reccommend Homefront Club! This would make a great gift for any spouse in our military family.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 25, 2005
I have been a 'fan' of you and your column from the beginning. There are several I've cut from the paper. Last year as chairman of the J/O Spouse workshop you were kind enough to assist me in locating some of those columns to use. When I read in the Pilot last week about your book. I immediately called Barnes and Noble and had a copy sent out. I completed it the other evening and it was wonderful! I mentioned to a friend that I want to get a case(!) of books, and every time I meet someone about to marry into this lifestyle I can say 'welcome, here's a gift.'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.