Be Safe, Love Mom Retreats

Be Safe, Love Mom Be Brave and Be Strong Retreats

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It’s not easy being a military mom!

BeSafeBookCoverBe Safe, Love Mom “Be Brave and Be Strong Retreats” are an encouraging, relaxing and motivating all-inclusive 4 day gathering designed to build you up to be strong on the homefront. Come join us at our beautiful Rubicon Ranch in western Montana on the edge of the Lolo National Forest and near the Clark Fork River. Let us take care of you while we explore ways to “Hold Ourselves Together” as featured in the book Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Homefront. Create, relax, make new battle buddy friends, and fight your fears while white water rafting-all to prepare you to support your military loved one and bring you joy.

I can’t wait to see you here in beautiful Montana!



All inclusive tuition:


$250.00 deposit holds your spot
(travel not included)


CabinTrees2018 Dates

July 12-16, 2018

September 13-17, 2018


“My biggest take away from Elaine ‘ s Be Safe, Love mom retreat is that I am not alone. I was able to feel connected to other military Moms and to get strength and wisdom from their experiences. Elaine is masterful at understanding what we are all going through, equipping us with strategies that help to cope with the various stages of our children’s service and deployments. She gives hope and strength; insight and courage. I learned that we are stronger than we think we are, and that as warrior moms, we have to be brave and strong for our own warriors! I also learned, from a very wise fellow military mom, to say yes to opportunities and challenges that come along. Thank you Elaine and your amazing retreat team for this life-changing experience! Thank you.for pampering us, for genuinely caring deeply about each of us, for empowerimg us to follow in our children’s footsteps and to be better human beings. I now know that I have my fellow Moms to lean on! I am not alone and I CAN be a brave and strong warrior mom!” Navy Mom

 “I also took away so much more than I can explain. Meeting all these amazing warrior moms, learning so much from their experiences, having them listen and share with such love and compassion warmed my heart time and again. I know I now have a network of support that stretches across this great country that our children so bravely defend. There is strength in our bond, and I am confident this bond will never break. Elaine led us with grace, compassion, humor, and love. She taught us to believe in ourselves, and in this belief taught us all to be warrior moms. Thank you to Elaine Brye and to the rest of you amazing, smart loving women. Love you all.” New Navy Mom

In addition to the comments above, which I absolutely echo, an important take-away for me was the opportunity to expand my already wonderful Army Moms network and connect with some amazing Navy, Marine, and Enlisted Moms. While West Point and Navy have an historic rivalry, once our kids graduate, they are all “in the service” and we are one, big military family. I love that I now have an amazing group of Battle Buddies across all branches to call on when the inevitable deployment comes along. I know they will understand what I’m going through as I wait for my son to return home again. Elaine has graciously shared her home and her heart along with her vast experience with us. I feel like I have been forever changed in the most amazing ways. Thank you, Elaine!!!” Army Mom

Life at the Ranch

CabinRm1We have five rooms designated for attendees in our log home. Rooms have double or twin beds. You will be assigned a roommate since most rooms accommodate 2-3 people. Let us know if you are coming with a friend. We do have one first floor bedroom reserved for someone who has issues with stairs.

CabinRm2We cannot accommodate spouses or children during a retreat but are happy to recommend alternate places for spouses to stay and play while you are attending the retreat.

We are working on a couple curriculum as well as a Mother/Mother in law – Spouse program for future retreats.


We will provide all meals at the Ranch and visit a local steakhouse one evening. If you have food allergies etc please let us know and we will do what we can to accommodate them.

Packing List

After registration we will send you a packing list. Weather in Montana can be variable so you need to plan for hot and cold but nothing dressy. We are on a ranch after all! Please also bring a photo of your military loved one.

What to Expect

We will meet every morning after breakfast for a group session on different mom related topics, ranging from Letting Go, Finding our Place, to Creating, and Calming our Soul. We will take time after lunch each day for relaxation, optional hikes in the National Forest, massage sessions, and finally on day three a raft trip on the Clark Fork River-either white water or a more relaxing version. Evenings will be spent out at the Campfire, watching movies on our 9×12 screen, or conversing with each other.


Please prepare to arrive by 5:00 PM on the first day of the workshop. There is plenty of parking at the ranch if you are driving. Rubicon Ranch is located 30 miles west of Missoula Airport. (MSO) Other airports relatively close are Butte, Montana (2 hours) and Spokane, Washington. We can provide group shuttles to and from the Missoula airport as part of the retreat cost. We will work with you when you provide your travel details.

Please plan to depart by 10:00 AM on the final day of the Retreat. Missoula downtown has nice shopping if you wish to fly out later. We can drop you off downtown if you want time to shop.

Other FAQs

What about computers and cell phones?
Many phones do not work well in the mountains. We will provide you with our landline that you can give to your loved one. We know that moms do not want to be out of touch. Our internet Is not fast (life in the mountains) so plan on limited access. This is a time to relax and unplug as much as we can after all.

What will be the exact cost?
Everything but your transportation is covered. Lodging, meals, (no alcoholic beverages), steakhouse dinner, Missoula airport transportation, and raft trip are included. Tuition is $1795.00 including the nonrefundable $250 deposit.

In the event you must cancel you may cancel up to 30 days before the Retreat. You may also transfer to another person if they wish to buy your spot.

More questions? Email

Be Brave and Be Strong!