Keeping Daddy as Close to Home as Possible

As a military wife, I’ve been fortunate to have avoided deployments. And while some days I wouldn’t mind if my husband took a short trip across the ocean, I imagine it really stinks for the kids. My daughter gives my husband the cold shoulder after a long day at work, so I’m thinking 6 months to a year (even longer, sometimes) would be pretty rough for everyone.
Well, military moms Nikki and Tricia have a wonderful way to keep dad (or mom) as present as possible with their cool Daddy Dolls. You send them a picture of dad and they make a cuddly stuffed doll pillow so that your youngster can enjoy his company even when he’s physically a world away. For an extra fee, they will add a cute little pocket and voice recorder (not attached), so your child can hear daddy’s voice at the press of a button.
If you don’t have a deployed family member, you can sponsor a child by donating to a fund set up by these great moms that allows children (chosen by military chaplains) to get a doll of their own.
So, why not collect a dollar from everyone at your barbeque today and use that cash to sponsor a child. What a great way to say "thank you" to the troops who make it possible for us to enjoy our FREE day off. -Kristen
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  • Reply May 29, 2006


    Because I live in a military town, I know a lot of children with a parent deployed overseas. They would adore one of these. What a great idea!

  • Reply May 29, 2006


    This is amazing. Great idea. Fab x infinity.

  • Reply June 1, 2006


    This is a wonderful idea! My husband is in the Coast Guard and deploys for one month periods. Our little one (only 9 months) thankfully remembers him when he comes home and is too young to really notice he’s gone. But I’m keeping this product in my brain for the future!

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