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Entries in My Mom's Deployment (2)


My Mom's Deployment Book Released

Elva Resa Publishing is pleased to announce the release of My Mom's Deployment: A deployment and reunion activity book for young children. Written by Julie LaBelle and illustrated by yours truly, the new release is specific to a mom's deployment and follows the same format as the previously-released My Dad's Deployment. The fun activities in this 112-page activity book offer young children a safe way to ask questions, talk about their feelings, and feel connected to a deployed parent.

Deployment-related mazes, dot-to-dots, counting, matching, coloring, and craft activities help children feel a part of the deployment process and prepare for what's coming next. Different sections provide appropriate activities for each stage of deployment (preparation, deployment, and reunion), from packing and saying goodbye to welcoming Mom home.

My Mom’s Deployment: A deployment and reunion activity book for young children is available from local retailers as well as MilitaryFamilyBooks.com and Amazon.com.


Activity Page: After Deployment

It’s been awhile since I posted an activity page on my blog! This one was a draft cover for My Dad’s Deployment, featuring a military family opening their deployment time capsule. It ultimately wasn’t used for the cover, but I liked it so much I wanted it to post it here.

Time capsules are a great activity for military kids when a parent deploys. The activity is featured in My Dad’s Deployment, as well as the forthcoming My Mom’s Deployment that I’m currently illustrating, and is one of my favorites from both books.

Download the activity page and have fun!

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