Flat Daddies show up in numerous places and family events. As a way to help those with a common desire to connect with their loved ones, we offer this web space to share how Flat Moms and Dads participate in the lives of those who care to share.

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My husband just left for Iraq for the second time and I have my ups and downs but my way of dealing with it is prayer. I have a 15 year old step son who lives in Florida. My husband and I were trying to have a child together but we have had difficulties and then he had to leave so that makes it hard. I try to be strong for him because I do not want him to have to worry too much while he is gone. We have only been married for 4 years and in that time, 2006, was the first full year we have had together. Many people ask me how I get through and I tell them God, My Family and My Husband. Otherwise I would be pulling my hair out. During the time of his deployment I do not watch the News nor do I read articles in the paper or on the computer because I do not think that I could cope the way that I do not knowing. I thank everyone who supports the Soldiers and their families, without you guys and gals we wouldn't make it. I always tell my husband before our conversation ends: That I Love Him, I Miss Him and To Be Safe, and I let him know that he is My Bestfriend, My Soulmate And My Hero. Thank you for letting me share my story.....

Eunice Aiken

We received our flat daddy about a week before my son turned 3. He was thrilled to see such a life-size picture of daddy! He helped me stick it to the poster and cut it out! He carried him around the house and yard showing him everything! He played with him when he woke up in the mornings and before bed at night. Daddy helped with bathtime, watched us read books, and even watched us eat dinner. It was just so nice to have a reminder of daddy around. I even caught my son reading books to daddy. But the photo shows the true importance of our flatdaddy, when mommy couldn't make it better, there was flatdaddy. Thank you flattdaddies for helping so many families through the months. You are such a blessing!

Amanda Brandon

My husband was recently deployed so I ordered a Flat Daddy. Our girls love him and fight over who gets to have him in their room at night. I didn't do so well at putting our Flat Daddy on the poster board so I ordered another one. Since we have two of them both girls can sleep with him at night. He even made a road trip to Chicago this past weekend. I think this is an awesome idea and I plan to order a fabric family for my husband.

Kara Heuer

Thank you for the Flat daddy, my husband left for Afghanistan on a 15 month deployment when my daughter, Isabella was 3 weeks old. We practice walking to "daddy" daily and she now waves and smiles whenever she see's his photo (she is 9 months) We are hoping she will have an easy transition to her Dad when he gets home. Thank you again for being so thoughtful in providing us with the free flat daddy, it really does mean a lot to us.


USS Dwight D Eisenhower homecoming, 2007. How was I going to make sure my husband and the girls' daddy knew where to find us on a pier with tens of thousands of other people? The answer was easy - it wouldn't be hard to spot us if he spotted himself first! Enter FLAT DADDY! Prior to homecoming, our Flat Daddy was a comfort to us - a little part of the man we love was still with us. Homecoming day was a huge hit with our Flat Daddy. Not only for my husband, but everyone that saw it. Every newspaper and TV station wanted an interview. Complete strangers wanted our photo. Everyone thought Flat Daddies is the best idea ever. For so many reasons, they're right. Thank you so much for what you do for so many of us in the service.

Bindi, Sapphire and Trinity Stokes