Deployments. The word trudges up a host of negative emotions. But one company works diligently to support and encourage military families on the homefront, making the experience a little bit easier and much less isolating. Counting Our Heroes Home brings joy and connection to families separated from service members through their subscription box for kids with a deployed parent.
Ashley Weinert, a National Guard spouse, is the founder of Counting our Hereos Home. Using her experience as a school counselor, she aimed to prepare her kids for her husband’s 13-month deployment in 2019. She spent countless hours researching all the best books, activities, and apps to help support her five children during their separation from their dad.
Thankfully, Ashley decided to wrap up all her knowledge and creativity into a beautifully curated box that ships out monthly (or you can order a single box). She’s held to her promise to make our lives a little easier during a deployment by boxing up happiness and connection that comes right to our doors. Each themed box includes a deployment-related children’s book (with discussion questions), a family activity, a unique countdown tool, a yummy treat, and a parenting tool.
Ashley’s customers love the handwritten notes she includes, as well as those written by her children. Everything is thoughtfully chosen, designed, and sent with love. Subscribers also gain access to a private Facebook page. There, customers receive valuable training about the items in their box and the parenting tool of the month. This is designed to help make things easier for the homefront parent and kids.
You can also send these boxes as a gift to friends or family in the middle of the deployment, or your service member can sign up to send this to your family while they are away. Gifting a Counting Your Heroes Home box is a powerful way we can help support our military loved ones around the world when we’re not there to help physically.
Ashley graciously created a coupon code for Military Spouse readers. When you visit her website, www.countinourheroeshome.com, simply enter the code “SPOUSE” for a 20 percent discount off your first box. Enjoy unboxing happiness with Counting Our Heroes Home!