Drive On Podcast
Drive On Podcast
Soldier, Military Spouse, And Mother On Deployments With A Newborn

Natalie Sanders is an Army Veteran who gave birth to her first child about a month before her husband was deployed.

Natalie talks about some of the struggles she faced as a new mom who had to go it alone during that time. She was able to lean on the support network on base through Facebook groups and classes as well as nearby family to help her out.

Her number one piece of advice for parents with a deployed spouse is to avoid isolation that comes from staying at home alone with your newborn. Get out and get involved with groups, classes for your child, or any number of other activities so that you don't end up in isolation.


  1. Debbie on 5 November 2019 at 11:18

    Natalie’s mom here, so I might be a little biased. Great job on the interview, both of you. I was lucky to be able to spend time with Natalie and the new baby, but I was also caring for my elderly mom in Texas. I know that a lot of military grandmas don’t have the time or finances to fly back and forth. It’s hard being a military grandma!

    • Scott DeLuzio on 5 November 2019 at 11:20

      I’m sure it is. Thank you for sharing!

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