One of the hardest times for a mom whose husband is deployed is when SHE gets sick. Here is a suggestion of some thoughtful things to leave at her doorstep. This get well kit for solo moms can also apply to single moms. It's hard to get to the store with young kids in tow when you are already under the weather and military spouses are often far away from their own families.
Washington DC for the Solo Traveler - Mom's Flight Out