Michael Russer of GoArmyHomes Joins Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, September 15

Military Mom Talk radio is pleased to feature this little cookbook with a very big heart.

cookbookcoverGoArmyHomes, your military family PCS Relocation Resource, has published an easy-to-carry travel cookbook with recipes that reflect the warmth and love that Army families have for their fighting men and women. The recipes comprised in this book were carefully selected and tested from over 1000 respondents and represent many of our Army moms' and wives' favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert meals.

A portion of the proceeds from every cookbook purchased is donated to OPERATION GRATITUDE which annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items, plus personal letters of support, addressed to individual Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to veterans, new recruits, first responders, wounded warriors and their care givers.

This is much more than a cookbook. It is a keepsake and a reminder that there are real men and women who put their lives on the line for all of us every day. And we invite you to honor their courage and sacrifice and enjoy the special meals that warm their hearts and fill their stomachs when they come home from serving overseas.

Sharing the journey from draft to bookshelf is Michael Russer, CEO of RUSSER Communications and Managing Director for GoArmyHomes, LLC.  Michael is an international speaker, author and columnist.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd Bring Their 200th Show To The Air

Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd are proud to present their 200th broadcast of Military Mom Talk Radio.  Each week, Sandra and Robin bring interesting and informational guests specific to the military family.  Their support to military families includes advice for coping with post traumatic stress disorder, navigating government programs, dealing with family issues with respect to the military, and the struggles of deployment along with being military wife and mother both in and out of the home.

Guest host Michael Russer, author, keynote speaker and radio/tv personality help Sandra and Robin review the road to 200 and preview the journey ahead.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd Offers a Tribute to Military for Labor Day

A Labor Day celebration on Military Mom Talk Radio this week includes tributes to our military who rarely have a day off on this holiday.

Labor day is always the first Monday in September and was conceived by a labor union leader in 1882 who proposed a celebration honoring the American worker. The date chosen was simply "convenient" because it was midway between the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving. Although the day's focus on organized labor has diminished over the years, the legal holiday still marks the end of summer and the traditional time for children to return to school.

Military jobs take the forefront on today's show including music from Lonestar, Alabama, Toby Keith, Roxie Dean, Darryl Worley and SheDaisy.  A reading from Richard C. Geschke's book, Shadows of Combat, describes a farewell to his job "over there". Welcome home to all those who are wrapping up their tours, and thank you to all who worked the holidays for our country.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes Kathleen Rodgers, author of The Final Salute

Kathleen M. Rodgers is the author of the award-winning novel, The Final Salute, featured in USA-Today, The Associated Press, and Military Times. The novel soared to #1 on Amazon's Top Rated War Fiction in 2012 and is being reissued by Deer Hawk Publication Fall 2014. Her second novel, Johnnie Come Lately, is forthcoming from Camel Press February 1, 2015.

Besides writing novels, her work has appeared in Family Circle Magazine, Military Times, Family: The Magazine for Military Families, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Albuquerque Journal, Clovis News Journal, Her War Her Voice, "Spouse Buzz" at Military.com, Women's Independent Press, and in the following anthologies: Because I Fly ( McGraw-Hill), Lessons From Our Children (Health Communications, Inc.), Stories Of Faith And Courage On The Home Front (AMG Publishers), Home of the Brave: Somewhere in the Sand (Press 53), and Red, White and True (Potomac Books, an imprint of University of Nebraska Press).

She is a recipient of a Distinguished Alumna Award from Tarrant County College/NE Campus 2014. She lives in a suburb of North Texas with her husband, a retired fighter pilot/commercial airline pilot, and their dog, Denton. Her oldest son is a graduate of UNT and resides in Denton, TX. Her youngest son graduated from Texas Tech and is deployed to Afghanistan.

Kathleen is working on a sequel to Johnnie Come Lately and is represented by Loiacono Literary Agency.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

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  1. Kathleen M. Rodgers says: Thank you so much for having me on the show today. Robin, really did your homework. Feeling blessed, Kathleen

    Posted on: 08-25-2014 @ 9:02 pm EST


Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome author Lillie Leonardi and family therapist Dr. Jody Bremer

After serving for 25 years and as a result of medical issues related to her Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) diagnosis, Lillie Leonardi retired from the law enforcement profession and now endeavors to pursue her lifetime passion for writing.

From 1998 to 2010, during her tenure with the FBI, Lillie's primary focus and research related to the topic of violence prevention.  She also worked under the auspice of the United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania and served with a prestigious group of instructors who provided training on various subjects including: Community Policing, Crime Prevention, Cultural Diversity, Hate Crimes, Responding to a Major Incident, Threat Assessment and Violence Reduction Techniques, as well as other related topics.

During her work at the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, surrounding the fateful events of September 11th, Leonardi is forced to confront her connection to the divine-something she has struggled with since her youth. Her gripping personal account of the 12 days she spent acting as an FBI liaison between the law enforcement and social service agencies carries you into a world that combines the factual and logistical with the angelic and mystical.

Learn more about Lillie's work at www.lillieleonardi.com

Dr.  Jody Bremer, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, returns to Military Mom Talk Radio to further discuss reintegration, relationships, and the value of family involvement to launch life after military service.  In her words, Jody appreciates all she has in life: "I have experienced a vast array of life's challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master's Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school. During that time, I served a s everything from a karate and self-defense instructor (yes, I have a black belt and 2 brown belts!), a personal trainer, a couples/honeymoon/family cruise and vacation travel company owner. Throughout all of my life, one thing has tied everything together- my love of working with people, and doing what I could to help them achieve their goals. Karate, self-defense, personal training, even travel... all of those career paths prepared me for my eventual road in marriage and family therapy. Helping others. Making people happier than they were, more secure, more confident, more capable."

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome author Thomas van Hees and Debbie Gregory of Military Connection

Thomas Van Hees is a veterans' advocate helping veterans obtain compensation from the VA for their service-connected health issues. Thomas has been doing this for nearly nine years and enjoys every minute of it. He has gone through the compensation process many years ago filing some fifteen claims for his own disabilities, and with each award and denial of claims learned valuable information especially through the claim denials.

These awards and denials led to writing a book specifically targeted towards veterans who may be seeking compensation from the VA mainly because Thomas did not want veterans having to go through what he did when seeking compensation from the VA. "Disability Compensation The Veterans Guide" was the outcome of his first book in a series of three books. "Disability Compensation The Veterans Guide" was submitted to the Military Writers' Society of America for review and was entered in their awards contest in 2011. It took the Gold Medal award in the reference category for that year.  Additionally, his book "Life Interrupted by War" took first runner-up in the memoirs category. "Life Interrupted By War" tells of Thomas' experiences in Vietnam as an M60 machine gunner serving with the 7th Marines in 1966-67.

Thomas currently has six books published, two of which were released this last November. "Unheralded Heroes" has been submitted to MWSA for review and is also entered in the coming awards contest. "The Gulf Wars Veterans Guide to Disability Compensation" has not yet been submitted but may be in the immediate future.  All of Thomas' books appear on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Publish America, Blue water Press and the MWSA websites.

debbiegregoryMilitary Connection is one of the most comprehensive online directories for military, veterans and their family members. The organization's president, Debbie Gregory, returns to Military Mom Talk Radio to talk about initiatives and resources available to veterans.

MilitaryConnection.com offers something for everyone, with thousands of pages of resources and information. Some of the areas of focus include employment and job resources, education and Post-9/11 GI Bill information, scholarships, benefits, pay charts, news and more.

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association, VAMBOA, is a non-profit veteran business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. We know that you possess special skills including leadership abilities and a work ethic second to none. Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners are highly qualified to build successful businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation.

"People from the military have wonderful qualities that lend themselves to entrepreneurship," said Debbie Gregory, one of the co-chairs and founders of  VAMBOA. She said veterans and active military personnel who own businesses needed an organization that could help them get information, collaborate with each other, and grow through connections with government agencies and private businesses that want to use their goods and services.

For more information, visit www.vamboa.org.
For more information about Debbie, visit www.militaryconnection.com

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Richard Geschke, author of In Our Duffle Bags

Today Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Richard Geschke, author of In Our Duffle Bags and Shadows of Combat. In In Our Duffel Bags, Richard Geschke and co-author Robert A. Toto narrate the stories and the experiences of what junior army officers faced as citizen soldiers during pre-voluntary military service from 1969 - 1972. This memoir provides and inside view of the military on the training fields of the Cold War in West Germany and on the combat fields of Vietnam. It presents a poignant and detailed drawing of what junior officers contended with during these turbulent times in American history.

The authors expanded their horizons of their original book with a poetic interpretation of life in the army. With Shadows of Combat the reader will sense the history of what took place in this crucial time in American history.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted byRadio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude,Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome veteran correspondent Stephen Boyd

Stephen Boyd served on active duty in the US Army from 1967 to 1970. He served in Korea in 1968 and Viet Nam from 1969 to 1970.  He has numerous awards and decorations for his military service.

Steve received his Associates degree in Biology , recently returned to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management in 2007 and currently is finalizing his PMP certification. You're never too old for education, he says.

His new experience dealing with the VA came about because of a layoff in 2010. Being without medical coverage, Steve's wife prompted him into investigating the benefits the VA could offer. What a pleasant surprise he had in discovering a wealth of support at the Manchester, NH VA facility.

Today Steve will share portions of an interview he did with veteran Roger Paris, USMC Gunnery SGT. who served from 1938 - 1945.  A native of New Hampshire, he is now a resident at the state's veterans' home.  The full interview will be available on our Veterans' Corner page of our website.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted byToginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radiosupports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude,Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service WorldwideFisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Anita Brikman, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization senior vice president Anita Brikman.

NHPCOlogohorizontalThe National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care at the end of life, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach of expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's wishes. Emotional and spiritual support also is extended to the family and loved ones. Generally, this care is provided in the patient's home or in a home-like setting operated by a hospice program. Medicare, private health insurance, and Medicaid in most states cover hospice care for patients who meet certain criteria.

Anita_Brikman_SmallAnita Brikman joined NHPCO in September of 2013 as the senior vice president of strategic communication and spokesperson for the national organization.   NHPCO represents 1,600 hospice and palliative care providers with 3,400 locations across the United States, and more than 60,000 individual members.  NHPCO's affiliates, the National Hospice Foundation and Hospice Action Network, promote access to this end-of-life benefit and advocate to lawmakers and regulators about its vital importance to patients and families.

Prior to joining NHPCO, Ms. Brikman served as evening news anchor and health correspondent at WUSA9, the CBS affiliate in Washington, DC. She has spent nearly two decades covering medical news and the changing landscape of healthcare, with guest appearances on "Good Morning America, Weekend Edition" and "The Doctors".   Anita also covered the medical relief mission on board the USNS Mercy hospital ship off the coast of Indonesia, following the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

For many years, Anita has also played an active role promoting health-related philanthropic organizations.  She was the spokesperson for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Capital Area fundraising campaigns in 2009, a long-time advocate of the American Heart Association's "Go Red" and "START Walking" initiatives, and is currently on the board of directors for the National Kidney Foundation.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted byToginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radiosupports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude,Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service WorldwideFisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Asperger's Syndrome expert Dr. Kevin Hull

Dr. Kevin Hull, PH.D. Clinical Counseling, is the founder of Hull & Associates, P.A., a private practice specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families. Hull background includes 8 years working in community mental health and teaching at Webster University's Masters of Counseling Lakeland Campus, Liberty University Online. He is the author of Computer/Video Games as a Play Therapy Tool in Reducing Emotional Disturbances in Children, Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome: Helping Children and Adolescents Connect, Grow, and Heal through the Art of Play, and  Bridge Building: Creating Connection and Relationships between Parents and Children/Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum.

Today Dr. Hull will focus on the signs of ADD, ADHD and autism, discuss the benefits of play therapy, and offer suggestions and resources for military parents in finding support and treatment for their children.

Hull enjoys a good game of golf, playing the piano, playing basketball, reading, and most importantly spending time with wife Wendy and their four children.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted byToginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radiosupports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude,Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service WorldwideFisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Grace Tiscareno Sato and Blythe Lipman

Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is a bilingual sought-after speaker and Chief Creative Officer of Gracefully Global Group LLC, the premiere, award-winning publishing and marketing firm for Latino innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership stories.

She's the bestselling author of "Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them." This is the first volume (of a planned series) showcasing Latino-led innovation in the green economy. At the 2012 International Latino Book Awards, she picked up the following awards: 1st Place, Best Business Book, 1st Place, Best Nonfiction eBook, 2nd Place, Best Nonfiction Young Adult Book.

Graciela speaks at universities, business schools, industry conferences, corporate ERG meetings, educational conferences and K-12 literacy & career events. In 2012, she shared the stage with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, as keynote speaker at the Green Schools National Conference. She serves school districts as a STEM Consultant.

Her ground-breaking book"Latinnovating" represents the convergence of Ms. Tiscareño-Sato's corporate sustainability experience, entrepreneurial drive and her desire to share compelling stories of innovation and leadership from the Latino community.

She's a graduate of the School of Environmental Design at Berkeley, a former military officer and aviator and an active mentor to Latino youth. She earned her graduate degree while on active duty with the U.S. Air Force flying onboard KC-135 refueling jets.

Graciela's thought leadership pieces have published in the U.S. and Europe including Environmental Leader, Hispanic MBA and many more. She's been quoted in the New York Times and contributes to the Huffington Post.

In March 2014, The White House named her a Champion of Change with 9 other Women Military Veteran Leaders. LATINAStyle Magazine honored her as the "Entrepreneur of the Year" in Washington D.C.

In July 2013, she published her 1st children's picture book (of planned series), "Good Night Captain Mama." This is 1st bilingual book teaching young children why mommies wear military uniforms; it's been named a finalist in the "Best Educational Children's Book - Bilingual" category in 2014 International Latino Books Awards.

Blythe Lipman
, President and Founder of Baby Instructions based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a nationally recognized baby and toddler expert, a parenting consultant, an author of three award-winning books, Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions,  More...Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions, and Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions, a teacher, a caregiver, a keynote speaker, a blogger AND host of Baby and Toddler Instructions, a weekly Internet radio show which airs live every Wednesday at 11:00 am EST on toginet.

Blythe's love for babies and toddlers started at the young age of eleven and continued while a student at Boston University where she volunteered in the Neo-natal Intensive Care unit at Boston's Lying-In Hospital, lovingly donating hours caring for preemies.

In addition to the seminars and workshops Blythe provides through local organizations, she also works extensively with new parents on an individual basis, sharing her expertise to make those first years easier and building their confidence they need to become great parents.

Blythe has worked as lead teacher in many preschools. She has designed innovative infant and toddler rooms that include state-of-the-art equipment, age-appropriate toys, books and music to help children reach their milestones. Blythe provides turn-key operations including meeting with the Health department, training the teachers, writing manuals, daily report sheets, parent data forms, as well the teachers rule books and contracts. She it the author of the parent introduction booklet "Welcome to Our Infant Room," currently used by many preschools in the United States.

Blythe serves on the board of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona and is a frequent presenter at national educator conferences, schools, pediatrician and OB/GYN offices, hospitals, book fairs, and specialty stores.

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd Memorial Day Tribute

Today Military Mom Talk Radio offer a tribute to military and veterans for Memorial Day.  Featured are interviews with Richard Geschke, author of In Our Duffle Bags and Shadows of Combat. In In Our Duffel Bags Richard Geschke and co-author Robert A. Toto narrate the stories and the experiences of what junior army officers faced as citizen soldiers during pre-voluntary military service from 1969 - 1972.

This memoir provides and inside view of the military on the training fields of hte Cold War in West Germany and on the combat fields of Vietnam.  It presents a poignant and detailed drawing of what junior officers contended with during these turbulent times in American history.

The authors expanded their horizons of their original book with a poetic interpretation of life in the army.  With Shadows of Combat the reader will sense the history of what took place in this crucial time in American history.

Also we revisit our interview with Judy Brizendine, author of Stunned With Grief.  Author, blogger, and speaker, Judy is a woman with a passionate mission that developed through a tragic loss.  The statement, "Out of your deepest pain comes your greatest gift," describes her experience.

Judy was a military wife for over twenty years.  In 1998, her husband died suddenly on a mountain bike ride, and her grief journey changed her life, perspective, and career.

Because she was painfully unprepared to face grief-just as most of us are-she is committed to easing your struggle to understand and deal with loss.  Her Stunned By Grief book and journal gently guide you through the chaos of grief in a personal, revealing, and practical way.  Readers have discovered a source of sanity, solutions, validation, and life-changing support in Stunned By Grief.


Music included in today's tribute are selections by David Ball and Faith Hill.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted byToginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radiosupports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude,Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service WorldwideFisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Maryam Webster, Author and Inspirational Speaker

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Maryam Webster is  is a popular San Francisco, California area inspirational speaker, best selling self-help author, energy psychologist, coach and trainer. She helps people with extreme challenges, and the Experts who help evolve others - coaches, therapists, teachers, medical personnel & entrepreneurs - to "Do the Impossible".

Teaching herself to walk again after being hit by a drunk driver and three years as a paraplegic (with doctors predicting permanent paralysis), PLUS losing over 100 pounds she gained while bedridden, are only two of the many ways Maryam has done the "impossible" in her own life.

She's literally walks her talk and tells it like it is.

Specializing in fast, easy to use methods for change and personal growth, Maryam developes The ETHOS Method for Consciousness and Healing and custom crafts transformational processes for everyone she works with. In private life, Maryam is a yoga enthusiast, comfy shoeist, momcat and nature lover.

Maryam's lively presentations and humorous outlook leave audiences laughing, wanting more and talking about what they learned months down the line. A veteran interviewer herself, Maryam has produced eight telesummits and speaker series on topics in motivation, heart-based marketing, alternative health, spirituality and daily personal evolution.

Listeners leave with immediately-usable tools for personal change, whether the subject is menopausal symptom relief, massive weightloss, recovery from catastrophe, or healing injury, spiritual or social crisis, or any other way your listeners seek to "Do The Impossible".

Women's events especially love Maryam's "Everyday Bliss Stress-Busting Workshop", a highly customizable workshop you can read more about here.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Dr. Jody Bremer, Family Therapist

Jody Bremer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, Summa Cum Laude in 2004.

She received her Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University, Magna Cum Laude. Since embarking on her career, Jody has worked with the Irvine School District as a school therapist, concentrating on working with children and families who are suffering from life changes (divorce, death, etc.) and those with Asperger's Syndrome or other socially challenging needs or skills training.

Jody worked at the Drake Institute, a facility specializing in neurofeedback for the treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in children and adults, as well as Asperger's and autism. She has worked as a case manager/program coordinator and supportive care therapist for families involved in the treatment at this facility.

Jody received a special certification and verification from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in Working with Military and Their Families In Private Practice. Servicemen from the Marines, Navy, Army and Air Force are a significant specialty, allowing her to provide personalized care for all of the military members and their families struggling with the specific hardships the military incurs, such as long-term separations, deployments, and PTSD.

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Jeff Worthington of iHistory, Debbie Gregory of Military Connection, and Marcella Stretch of PODS

 

Shooting in Dallas.Jeffrey Worthington is a seasoned international travel photographer and video producer.  He is the creator of the Worthington Foundation and project director of the iHistory WW2 video contest.  He is on twitter at: @jeffworthington

His work has been published internationally on book covers, in historical novels, calendars, and postcards.  He fell in love with traveling as a child when he accompanied his parents on humanitarian trips abroad, and learned to appreciate other cultures.

As a self-starter he created a video production company, Worthington Media, in 2011 and has Jeffrey Worthington since filmed television commercials and promotional videos for a AAA rated four diamond golf resort, the Ruidoso Tourism Department in New Mexico, and non-profit organizations in the US and overseas.

Worthington created the iHistory WW2 video contest because he realized how important it is for students not just to memorize facts about World War II, but to understand it.  The contest is a nationwide competition that connects teens with American World War II veterans in an effort to help teens gain a greater understanding and appreciation for history while expanding their skills in journalism and video technologies.

His work can be found online at: www.JeffreyWorthington.com

debbiegregoryMilitary Connection is one of the most comprehensive online directories for military, veterans and their family members. The organization's president, Debbie Gregory, returns to Military Mom Talk Radio to talk about initiatives and resources available to veterans.

MilitaryConnection.com offers something for everyone, with thousands of pages of resources and information. Some of the areas of focus include employment and job resources, education and Post-9/11 GI Bill information, scholarships, benefits, pay charts, news and more.

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association, VAMBOA, is a non-profit veteran business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. We know that you possess special skills including leadership abilities and a work ethic second to none. Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners are highly qualified to build successful businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation.

"People from the military have wonderful qualities that lend themselves to entrepreneurship," said Debbie Gregory, one of the co-chairs and founders of  VAMBOA. She said veterans and active military personnel who own businesses needed an organization that could help them get information, collaborate with each other, and grow through connections with government agencies and private businesses that want to use their goods and services.

For more information, visit www.vamboa.org.
For more information about Debbie, visit www.militaryconnection.com

marcellaMarcella Stretch is the founder of Parents of Deployed Service Members Facebook Support Group also known as PODS. She is a military mom of 2 Veterans and has experienced the deployment of one son in 2009-2010 to Iraq.  Her second son has just returned from deployment.

PODS provides support to other Parents going thru the uncertainty of deployment by sharing information that would make their experience a little smoother.   The group is comprised of military parents of deployed service members dealing with first, second or even third deployments. This group was created on Facebook September 26, 2009  and has grown to nearly 2,000 members.

This group is open to all parents, grandparents, god-parents, step-parents, mothers/fathers-in-law, and surrogate parents of deployed service-members of ALL branches of service.

They not only support our troops by sending them care packages and birthday cards, they are also a strong support to each other.

For more information, search Parents of Deployed Service Members on Facebook

 Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Deb Boulanger, the Whole Life Coach

Deb Boulanger is the Whole Life Coach for busy women over 40 who want more out of life from the food they eat, the love they get, and the work they do.

She came to this work after her own transformational journey at 53 years old when she left a 26-year marriage and a 25-year corporate career. Her batteries were drained, adrenals were shot and passion had long faded.

Through a three-year transformational journey, Deb learned how to nurture and tune her body as well as her soul. She re-evaluated her career, her relationships, her finances and created a renewed connection to her source. She discovered what it takes to truly be happy in this life - without selfishness or sacrifice - and now she shares this same formula with others.

Today Deb is a sought after coach and mentor who leads other businesswomen on her 6-stage transformational journey and it all starts with food.  She's a certified health coach and runs the very successful program called Feeding Your Freedom and she works with dozens of women each year through her private coaching practice.

If you want to ditch the diet, forget food fads, stop doing what you know how to do and do what you love, and get the love that you truly want and deserve, you will want to connect with Deb at www.connectwithdeb.com and learn more about her work at http://liveawholelife.net

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Veteran Correspondent Stephen Boyd and author Thomas van Hees

Stephen Boyd served on active duty in the US Army from 1967 to 1970. He served in Korea in 1968 and Viet Nam from 1969 to 1970.  He has numerous awards and decorations for his military service.

Steve received his Associates degree in Biology , recently returned to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in 2007 and currently is finalizing his PMP certification. You're never too old for education, he says.

His new experience dealing with the VA came about because of a layoff in 2010. Being without medical coverage, Steve's wife prompted him into investigating the benefits the VA could offer. What a pleasant surprise he had in discovering a wealth of support at the Manchester, NH VA facility.

This week Stephen continues his interviews with veterans and also brings us information about veteran cemeteries that families may not realize or know.

vanhees backThomas Van Hees is a veterans' advocate helping veterans obtain compensation from the VA for their service-connected health issues. Thomas has been doing this for nearly nine years and enjoys every minute of it. He has gone through the compensation process many years ago filing some fifteen claims for his own disabilities, and with each award and denial of claims learned valuable information especially through the claim denials.

These awards and denials led to writing a book specifically targeted towards veterans who may be seeking compensation from the VA mainly because Thomas did not want veterans having to go through what he did when seeking compensation from the VA. "Disability Compensation The Veterans Guide" was the outcome of his first book in a series of three books. "Disability Compensation The Veterans Guide" was submitted to the Military Writers' Society of America for review and was entered in their awards contest in 2011. It took the Gold Medal award in the reference category for that year.  Additionally, his book "Life Interrupted by War" took first runner-up in the memoirs category. "Life Interrupted By War" tells of Thomas' experiences in Vietnam as an M60 machine gunner serving with the 7th Marines in 1966-67.

Thomas currently has six books published, two of which were released this last November. "Unheralded Heroes" has been submitted to MWSA for review and is also entered in the coming awards contest. "The Gulf Wars Veterans Guide to Disability Compensation" has not yet been submitted but may be in the immediate future.  All of Thomas' books appear on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Publish America, Blue water Press and the MWSA websites.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Director Gwynn Sullivan and veteran author Thomas Van Hess

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care at the end of life, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach of expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's wishes. Emotional and spiritual support also is extended to the family and loved ones. Generally, this care is provided in the patient's home or in a home-like setting operated by a hospice program. Medicare, private health insurance, and Medicaid in most states cover hospice care for patients who meet certain criteria.

Gwynn Sullivan is the Director of Access for NHPCO where she is responsible for developing outreach programs and resources that are disseminated to hospice providers across the country. Specifically, she spearheads the Centers for Children's Care and Veterans' Care under NHPCO's Mary J. Labyak Institute for Innovation.  Gwynn also manages NHPCO's contract with the Department of VA's Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

Gwynn has completed the Appreciative Inquiry Certificate Program, and Appreciative Leadership Development Trainer Certification from the Corporation for Positive Change. In addition, Gwynn formerly held an adjunct appointment at the Duke University School of Nursing; was a faculty member for the Being with Dying: Professional Training Program in Contemplative End-of-Life Care at the Upaya Institute; served as a consultant for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Rallying Points initiative; and as a program director for The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization was founded in 1978 as the National Hospice Organization. The organization changed its name in February 2000 to include palliative care. Many hospice care programs added palliative care to their names to reflect the range of care and services they provide, as hospice care and palliative care share the same core values and philosophies. Defined by the World Health Organization in 1990, palliative care seeks to address not only physical pain, but also emotional, social, and spiritual pain to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Palliative care extends the principles of hospice care to a broader population that could benefit from receiving this type of care earlier in their illness or disease process. To better serve individuals who have advanced illness or are terminally ill and their families, many hospice programs encourage access to care earlier in the illness or disease process. Health care professionals who specialize in hospice and palliative care work closely with staff and volunteers to address all the symptoms of illness, with the aim of promoting comfort and dignity.

Learn more at www.nhpco.org

Thomas Van Hess is a veterans' advocate helping veterans obtain compensation from the VA for their service-connected health issues. Thomas has been doing this for nearly nine years and enjoys every minute of it. He has gone through the compensation process many years ago filing some fifteen claims for his own disabilities, and with each award and denial of claims learned valuable information especially through the claim denials.

These awards and denials led to writing a book specifically targeted towards veterans who may be seeking compensation from the VA mainly because Thomas did not want veterans having to go through what he did when seeking compensation from the VA. "Disability Compensation The Veterans Guide" was the outcome of his first book in a series of three books. "Disability Compensation The Veterans Guide" was submitted to the Military Writers' Society of America for review and was entered in their awards contest in 2011. It took the Gold Medal award in the reference category for that year.  Additionally, his book "Life Interrupted by War" took first runner-up in the memoirs category. "Life Interrupted By War" tells of Thomas' experiences in Vietnam as an M60 machine gunner serving with the 7th Marines in 1966-67.

Thomas currently has six books published, two of which were released this last November. "Unheralded Heroes" has been submitted to MWSA for review and is also entered in the coming awards contest. "The Gulf Wars Veterans Guide to Disability Compensation" has not yet been submitted but may be in the immediate future.  All of Thomas' books appear on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Publish America, Blue water Press and the MWSA websites.

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome author and speaker Judy Brizendine

Judy Brizendine-author, blogger, and speaker-is a woman with a passionate mission that developed through a tragic loss.  The statement, "Out of your deepest pain comes your greatest gift," describes her experience.

Judy was a military wife for over twenty years.  In 1998, her husband died suddenly on a mountain bike ride, and her grief journey changed her life, perspective, and career.

Because she was painfully unprepared to face grief-just as most of us are-she is committed to easing your struggle to understand and deal with loss.  Her Stunned By Grief book and journal gently guide you through the chaos of grief in a personal, revealing, and practical way.  Readers have discovered a source of sanity, solutions, validation, and life-changing support in Stunned By Grief.

Judy's goal is to connect with you in such a way that you'll see you can make it through profound loss and discover a new sense of hope and direction. 

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service WorldwideFisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome authors Richard Geschke and Robert A. Toto, also Dana Chotiner of Operation Gratitude

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAIn In Our Duffel Bags, authors Richard Geschke and Robert A. Toto narrate the stories and the experiences of what junior army officers faced as citizen soldiers during pre-voluntary military service from 1969 - 1972.

This memoir provides and inside view of the military on the training fields of hte Cold War in West Germany and on the combat fields of Vietnam.  It presents a poignant and detailed drawing of what junior officers contended with during these turbulent times in American history.

Robert_Toto_PicThe authors expanded their horizons of their original book with a poetic interpretation of life in the army.  With Shadows of Combat the reader will sense the history of what took place in this crucial time in American history.

Mr. Geschke was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  He graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Comprehensive Social Studies in the College of Education.  Upon his graduation he was commissioned a second lieutenant from the ROTC program.  He served from 1969 to 1972 in the infantry in Germany, Panama and Vietnam.  Mr. Toto is a native of Massachusetts.  He is a graduate of Northeastern University.  He received his army commission in the ROTC program.  His time in the service coincides with Mr. Geschke.  Mr Toto resides in North Attleboro, MA.

OpGratHighRes.logoOperation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of our Military. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than One Million Care Packages.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted byToginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radiosupports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude,Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service WorldwideFisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Dr. Kevin Hull, Asperger's Specialist

Dr. Kevin Hull, PH.D. Clinical Counseling, is the founder of Hull & Associates, P.A., a private practice specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families. Hull background includes 8 years working in community mental health and teaching at Webster University's Masters of Counseling Lakeland Campus, Liberty University Online. He is the author of Computer/Video Games as a Play Therapy Tool in Reducing Emotional Disturbances in Children, Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome: Helping Children and Adolescents Connect, Grow, and Heal through the Art of Play, and  Bridge Building: Creating Connection and Relationships between Parents and Children/Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum.

Today Dr. Hull will focus on the signs of ADD, ADHD and autism, discuss the benefits of play therapy, and offer suggestions and resources for military parents in finding support and treatment for their children.

Hull enjoys a good game of golf, playing the piano, playing basketball, reading, and most importantly spending time with wife Wendy and their four children.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted byToginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radiosupports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude,Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service WorldwideFisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Linda Franklin of Shining Service Worldwide and author Richard Fox

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome author Richard Fox and Shinig Service Worldwide founder Linda Franklin.

Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Richard Fox began his decade-long service in the US Army as a Field Artillery and Military Intelligence officer. During that time, he served two fifteen-month tours in Iraq and was awarded the Combat Action Badge, the Bronze Star, and a Presidential Unit Citation.

Drawing upon his personal experiences, Fox infuses authentic details regarding the people, customs, languages, and ever-present threat of death that US Soldiers encountered while serving in the Iraq War.

He lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona, with his incredible wife and two-year-old son, an amazing child bent on anarchy.


Linda Franklin created Shining Service WorldwideTM in November 2010.  She says, "it was destiny"  The whole idea started to germinate when women serving in Afghanistan emailed her saying that they read The Real Cougar WomanTM blog every day and how powerful they felt when they did.  They called themselves "The Combat Cougars" and they just wanted to say thank you for the valuable information she was providing them.

From that fateful day to this Linda has been committed helping all women connected to military service.  Their sacrifices are many and appreciation shows has been limited.  Like many women, they have fallen through the cracks.

Every time Linda talks to these fabulous women, the warmth and love they show is beyond anything she could ever imagine.  Their stories, their courage and their dedication is beyond anything she has ever been a part of.

When Linda met the women at United Veterans Beacon House, who were homeless vets, she couldn't understand how that could happen.  Frank Amalfitano, President and CEO of Beacon House shared his knowledge and experience with her and then invited her to become a special project under the Beacon House not-for-profit umbrella.  It's a solid partnership with a common goal.

This is the beginning of a long journey.  Linda is dedicated to this cause and is constantly amazed by the big hearts who want to help her in her mission to help.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted byToginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radiosupports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude,Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service WorldwideFisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Dawn Zebuhr, Army veteran, Blackhawk Pilot

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Dawn Zebuhr, Army veteran, Blackhawk Pilot.

Dawn Zebuhr attended college at Lafayette College, as a Government/Law major with a minor in teaching (Certification in Secondary Social Studies).  She received a 2 year ROTC Scholarship and became the first female Battalion Commander in Lafayette's history.


Dawn received her commission into aviation and attended flight school after college in Ft. Rucker, AL.  She earned her wings as a helicopter pilot, flying the UH-1 Huey and UH-60 Blackhawk.  Stationed at Ft. Carson, CO , she was the platoon leader and pilot in command for the 4th Infantry Division, 4th Combined Aviation Brigade.  From there she was deployed to Somalia and promoted to Captain.
Returning to Ft. Rucker, AL, Dawn attended an Army Aviation Advanced Course, followed by an assignment with 5-501st Aviation Battalion, Camp Wonju, Republic of South Korea. This was an Apache Battalion co-located on a South Korean Air Base.  She served as Battalion S-1 (Personnel Officer) and UH-60 Pilot.


Once stateside, she served as Brigade S-1 (Personnel Officer) , 1st Aviation Brigade and Chief, Officer Management for the Commanding General's Staff Officer for Officer Personnel Issues again at Ft. Rucker.


After discharge from the military, Dawn earned Masters in Human Resource Management, Troy State University, and became a recruiting manager for US West Communications, Denver, CO.  This lead to a position in Dallas, Texas as an HR manager in management training.  She then became an outdoor environmental science teacher and coached high school lacrosse.


In between she started a family and has furthered her career as a manager in New Hampshire.  Most recently Dawn is the director of human resources for the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted byToginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radiosupports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude,Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service WorldwideFisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes psychologist Suzanne Phillips

Suzanne B. Phillips, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and Postdoctoral Faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couples, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, etc.

Suzanne is author of three books and over twenty articles. Most recently she co-authored, Healing Together: A Couple's Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV as well as Radio.  She blogs weekly on Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples) and Healthywomen.com. Her blogs have also appeared on Huffington Press and PBS This Emotional Life. In 2012 She was chosen as Psychologist of the Year for the Suffolk County Psychological Association.

Suzanne has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Blythe Lipman of Baby and Toddler Instructions

Blythe Lipman, author, publisher, caregiver, consultant, baby and toddler expert, is the owner and CEO of Baby Instructions in Scottsdale, Arizona.   Blythe has 25+ years of experience in the field and cared for over 1000 babies. She has helped new and expectant parents gain the confidence they need to enjoy and care for their little miracles. 

There are hundreds of "tips and tricks" in Blythe's book, "Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions!" - a collection of the best and easiest tips ever!  Now, Blythe has released "Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions!", giving new parents all the resources they need beyond that first year.

Today Sandra and Robin will talk with Blythe about coping strategies for moms with little ones when they find themselves in single-parent mode while their spouse is deployed.  It's a challenge when your partner is away and you have that very busy, demanding baby at home.  Blythe has some tips for us all to get through and make the most of this time with your baby.

Blythe is also host of Baby and Toddler Instructions on Toginet.com, every Wednesday at 11 a.m. eastern.

Visit www.babyinstructions.com for more info.

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes family therapist Dr. Jody Bremer, January 27

Jody Bremer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, Summa Cum Laude in 2004.

This week Jody joins Military Mom Talk Radio to discuss relationships; how to maintain, strengthen while separated, and how to enhance and nurture when reunited.

She received her Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University, Magna Cum Laude. Since embarking on her career, Jody has worked with the Irvine School District as a school therapist, concentrating on working with children and families who are suffering from life changes (divorce, death, etc.) and those with Asperger's Syndrome or other socially challenging needs or skills training.

Jody worked at the Drake Institute, a facility specializing in neurofeedback for the treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in children and adults, as well as Asperger's and autism. She has worked as a case manager/program coordinator and supportive care therapist for families involved in the treatment at this facility.

Jody received a special certification and verification from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in Working with Military and Their Families In Private Practice. Servicemen from the Marines, Navy, Army and Air Force are a significant specialty, allowing her to provide personalized care for all of the military members and their families struggling with the specific hardships the military incurs, such as long-term separations, deployments, and PTSD.

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd celebrate Women with Linda Maloney, aviator and author, Karen Jeffries of Veterans Moving Forwards, and a focus on the Women's Airforce Service Pilots of WW2

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was a paramilitary aviation organization. In 1942, the Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) were the pioneering organizations of civilian female pilots, employed to fly military aircraft under the direction of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. The WFTD and WAFS were merged on August 5, 1943, to create the WASP organization. The female pilots of the WASP freed male pilots for combat service and duties. They flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft.

Some 25,000 women applied to join the WASP, but only 1,830 were accepted and took the oath. Only 1,074 of them passed the training and joined.  After training, the WASPs were stationed at 120 air bases across the U.S., assuming numerous flight-related missions, and relieving male pilots for combat duty. They flew sixty million miles of operational flights from aircraft factories to ports of embarkation and military training bases. They also towed targets for live anti-aircraft artillery practice, simulated strafing missions, and transported cargo. Thirty-eight WASP fliers lost their lives while serving during the war -- all in accidents-eleven in training and twenty-seven on active duty. Because they were not considered military under the existing guidelines, a fallen WASP was sent home at family expense without traditional military honors or note of heroism. The army would not even allow the U.S. flag to be placed on the coffin of the fallen WASP.

It was not until 1977 that the WASPs were granted veteran status, and their full recognition would not come until 2009 when they were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

Learn more about these brave heroes at http://waspmuseum.org. 

Linda Maloney, one of the first women in U.S. history to join a combat military flying squadron, is a retired military aviator and officer and a recipient of numerous military awards, including the distinguished air medal for combat, awarded for flights flown over Southern Iraq in support of the no-fly zone during her deployment to the Arabian Gulf.

Ms. Maloney recently finished authoring the book Military Fly Moms ~ Sharing Memories, Building Legacies, Inspiring Hope, a biographical collection of the inspiring true stories and photographs of  seventy  women who shared the same two dreams-becoming aviators in the military, and being moms. Military Fly Moms was published by Tannenbaum Publishing on February 28, 2012.

Her affiliations include Girls with Wings (www.girlswithwings.com), Women Military Aviators (www.womenmilitaryaviators.org), Women in Aviation International (http://www.wai.org/), Academy Women Organization (www.academywomen.org), and Military Officers Association of America (http://www.moaa.org/), among others.

For more information, visit www.lindaheidmaloney.com

Veterans Moving Forward is committed to transforming the lives of physically and mentally challenged veterans, helping them assimilate into society and lead productive and fulfilling lives.  Veterans Moving Forward has a unique plan to serve this deserving community - to provide "service" dogs to those who have served our country and who are now in need.

Over 750,000 veterans either currently need or could benefit dramatically from having an assistance/service dog to mitigate his/her disability, and this number will grow.   Additionally, strong evidence points to a significant reduction in therapy time, effort and money when dogs are introduced into therapy during recovery and rehabilitation.

Training an assistance/service dog starting today means the dog will be ready for assignment in about two years.  Veterans Moving Forward trains dogs to the highest possible level (to serve as either a service, facility, therapy or comfort dog) and then assigns it to a veteran based on the dog's aptitude and training and on and the veteran's degree of need at the time of placement or engagement.

Veterans who have partnered successfully with a service dog and recover to greater functionality will be offered an opportunity to work for VMF to serve other veterans in need.

Karen D. Jeffries, president and co-founder of the non-profit Veterans Moving Forward, Inc., is also a management consultant with more than 25 years experience working directly for senior leaders of the federal government and chief executives of commercial corporations in the Washington, DC area. Ms. Jeffries is a retired naval officer and owner of Jeffries Communications Group LLC, a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business (SDVOSB) specializing in marketing, business development and communications

For information on how you can help, visit www.vetsfwd.org

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome author Kathleen Rodgers and veteran correspondent Stephen Boyd January 13

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Jackie Silver of Aging Backwards, author Kathleen Rodgers, and veteran correspondent Stephen Boyd, 5 pm eastern, 2 pm pacific on Toginet

KathleenRodgers2Jackie Silver of Aging Backwards joins Robin as co-host today to welcome author Kathleen Rodgers, who through her writing has been able to explore many subjects.  Kathleen is the author of the Amazon Best-selling novel, THE FINAL SALUTE, #1 Top Rated War Fiction 2012, #2 Best-selling Military Aviation 2010. Besides writing novels, her work has appeared in Family Circle Magazine, Military TimesFamily: The Magazine for Military FamiliesFort Worth Star-TelegramAlbuquerque Journal, Clovis News JournalHer War Her Voice,Women's Independent Press, and in the following anthologies: "Because I Fly," McGraw-Hill, "Lessons From Our Children," Health Communications, Inc., "Stories Of Faith And Courage On The Home Front,"  AMG Publishers, and "Home of the Brave: Somewhere in the Sand," Press 53. University of Nebraska Press/Potomac Books will publish her Air Force Time's essay "Remembering Forgotten Fliers, Their Survivors"  in the new anthology "Red, White and True"  forthcoming August 2014.

Her second novel, JOHNNIE COME LATELY has been acquired by Coffeetown Press, Seattle, WA, represented by Loiacono Literary Agency. www.loiaconoliteraryagency.com

For more information, visit Kathleen at www.kathleenmrodgers.com

RyanPoirierStephen Boyd is Military Mom Talk Radio's veteran correspondent and is bringing a new dimension to the show this year.  Through interviews with veterans, Stephen is exploring some of the challenges service men and women faced, especially when reintegrating into civilian life and the impact the VA has had on the process.  Today's interview is with Ryan Poirier, Cpl. USMC.  Stephen will feature highlights from the interview, and the full interview will be available on our website.

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes Jackie Silver of Aging Backwards

Jackie Silver is Aging Backwards and she shares her secrets, tips and shortcuts in her books, on her website, AgingBackwards.com, on TV and radio, in print and in person. Jackie is in her 50s and still gets asked for ID to buy wine (and recently, beer)!

Having just endured the stress and celebrations of the holidays, we all feel challenged to start the new year right and to set a resolution we can honestly keep.  Jackie will help us look ahead to the best year yet.

She is a frequent television and radio guest, and contributor to and featured expert on numerous beauty, lifestyle and anti-aging websites.  With her more than 30 years of on-camera, radio and voice over experience, she specializes in representing brands as spokesperson as well as representation on-air with host for shopping television.

Jackie appears in dozens of videos on Livestrong.com and eHow.com, and is sought-after as an anti-aging and beauty expert by the media. She has a large social media presence with more than 13,700 followers on Twitter. She started her company, Aging Backwards, in 2006 to provide secrets, tips, shortcuts and motivation to women everywhere who want to stay as young as possible for as long as possible.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated every Monday afternoon at 2 pm pacific, 5 pm eastern. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Dr. Mary Beth Williams, author of the PTSD Workbook, Life after Trauma: A Workbook for Healing

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Dr. Mary Beth Williams, author of the PTSD Workbook, Life after Trauma: A Workbook for Healing.

Dr. Mary Beth Williams is in private practice in Warrenton, Virginia. She is an instructor for ICISF and teaches Ethics for Traumatologists. She is also a trained trainer dealing with school crisis. A former school social worker, Dr. Williams developed and managed a crisis team for many years. Dr. Williams has written/co-written/edited numerous books and chapters relating to trauma including K-12 school crisis team (not crisis team alone), The PTSD Workbook (New Harbinger 2002) and Life after Trauma: A Workbook for Healing (Rosenbloom & Williams, 1999, GUilford Press), among others. Dr. Williams also is a forensic practitioner and has worked at all levels of local, state, and federal courts including mitigation in death row cases in Virginia. She has trained both nationally and internationally including Kazakhstan where she was the first American to present trauma-oriented training to various organizations while she was in-country to adopt her daughters. Dr. Williams is also the mental health consultant for the EPA's Peer Support CISM team.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes Dr. Jody Bremer, Family Therapist, and Jackie Silver of Aging Backwards

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Dr. Jody Bremer, Family Therapist, and Jacke Silver of Aging Backwards.

Jackie Silver is Aging Backwards and she shares her secrets, tips and shortcuts in her books, on her website, AgingBackwards.com, on TV and radio, in print and in person. Jackie is in her 50s and still gets asked for ID to buy wine (and recently, beer)!

She is a frequent television and radio guest, and contributor to and featured expert on numerous beauty, lifestyle and anti-aging websites.  With her more than 30 years of on-camera, radio and voice over experience, she specializes in representing brands as spokesperson as well as representation on-air with host for shopping television.

Jackie appears in dozens of videos on Livestrong.com and eHow.com, and is sought-after as an anti-aging and beauty expert by the media. She has a large social media presence with more than 13,700 followers on Twitter. She started her company, Aging Backwards, in 2006 to provide secrets, tips, shortcuts and motivation to women everywhere who want to stay as young as possible for as long as possible.

Dr. Jody Bremer, family therapist, visits again to continue her discussion about being comfortable seeking out a therapist, the benefits of visiting a therapist, and why it may be the best choice for you!

Jody appreciates all she has in life: "I have experienced a vast array of life's challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master's Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school.

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Jackie Silver, Aging Backwards, and Marcella Stretch of PODS

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Jackie Silver, Aging Backwards, and Marcella Stretch of PODS

Jackie Silver is Aging Backwards and she shares her secrets, tips and shortcuts in her books, on her website, AgingBackwards.com, on TV and radio, in print and in person. Jackie is in her 50s and still gets asked for ID to buy wine (and recently, beer)!

She is a frequent television and radio guest, and contributor to and featured expert on numerous beauty, lifestyle and anti-aging websites.  With her more than 30 years of on-camera, radio and voice over experience, she specializes in representing brands as spokesperson as well as representation on-air with host for shopping television.

Jackie appears in dozens of videos on Livestrong.com and eHow.com, and is sought-after as an anti-aging and beauty expert by the media. She has a large social media presence with more than 13,700 followers on Twitter. She started her company, Aging Backwards, in 2006 to provide secrets, tips, shortcuts and motivation to women everywhere who want to stay as young as possible for as long as possible.

Marcella Stretch is the founder of Parents of Deployed Service Members Facebook Support Group also known as PODS. She is a military mom of 2 Veterans and has experienced the deployment of one son in 2009-2010 to Iraq.  As things stand now, she expects to experience another deployment next year to Afghanistan with her other son.

PODS provides support to other Parents going thru the uncertainty of deployment by sharing information that would make their experience a little smoother.  The group is comprised of military parents of deployed service members dealing with first, second or even third deployments. This group was created on Facebook September 26, 2009  and has grown to over 1,000 members.

This group is open to all parents, grandparents, god-parents, step-parents, mothers/fathers-in-law, and surrogate parents of deployed service-members of ALL branches of service.

They not only support our troops by sending them care packages and birthday cards, they are also a strong support to each other.

For more information, Search Parents of Deployed Service-Members on Facebook.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd Salute Veterans on Veterans’ Day

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd Salute Veterans on Veterans' Day, including stories from veterans, music paying tribute to our military, and information on the Veterans History Project.

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was a paramilitary aviation organization in WW2. In 1942, the Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) were the pioneering organizations of civilian female pilots, employed to fly military aircraft under the direction of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. The WFTD and WAFS were merged on August 5, 1943, to create the WASP organization. The female pilots of the WASP freed male pilots for combat service and duties. They flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft.

Some 25,000 women applied to join the WASP, but only 1,830 were accepted and took the oath. Only 1,074 of them passed the training and joined.  After training, the WASPs were stationed at 120 air bases across the U.S., assuming numerous flight-related missions, and relieving male pilots for combat duty. They flew sixty million miles of operational flights from aircraft factories to ports of embarkation and military training bases. They also towed targets for live anti-aircraft artillery practice, simulated strafing missions, and transported cargo. Women in these roles flew almost every type of aircraft flown by the USAAF during World War II. In addition, a few exceptionally qualified women were allowed to test rocket-propelled planes, to pilot jet-propelled planes, and to work with radar-controlled targets. Between September 1942 and December 1944, the WASP delivered 12,650 aircraft of 78 different types.

Thirty-eight WASP fliers lost their lives while serving during the war -- all in accidents-eleven in training and twenty-seven on active duty. Because they were not considered military under the existing guidelines, a fallen WASP was sent home at family expense without traditional military honors or note of heroism. The army would not even allow the U.S. flag to be placed on the coffin of the fallen WASP.

Although having served an invaluable contribution to the war effort, the program was abruptly ended in December of 1944.  The women were not given military benefits and were mostly expected to return to the jobs that society expected of women in that decade.

It was not until 1977 that the WASPs were granted veteran status, and their full recognition would not come until 2009 when they were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

Learn more about these brave heroes at http://waspmuseum.org.

Memories from war are often buried deep a veteran's mind, long dormant, a piece of personal history at risk. Often their own families have no idea what risks the veteran faced or the terrors they experienced in battle. The time comes when those stories must be told, when that history must be preserved. They are the real fabric from which America is woven.

Out of the Mist, Memories of War is a compilation of short stories about veterans from various conflicts and more. It includes a brief tribute to those from the author's family who served and are serving, as well as a sharing of his mind during his VA qualification process.  The book concludes with one section dedicated to vignettes about vets he met at a variety of functions.

The author, Michael D. "Moon" Mullins, prefers to tell the stories of enlisted men and officers, who were part of the defense of America and its values; the average person who may not have earned individual awards.  These men have been excluded from traditional textbooks, but their stories must be preserved as well.  Out of the Mist includes vets from WWII, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, and the current conflicts in the Middle East. It includes stories about those who remained behind and supported them.  It is history told from the mouths of those who made it.

Read more about Michael on the Military Writers Society of America site, http://www.mwsadispatches.com/node/434 or on Amazon.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Director Gwynn Sullivan and Veteran Correspondent Stephen Boyd, November 4, 2013

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Director Gwynn Sullivan and Veteran Correspondent Stephen Boyd, November 4, 2013.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and proNHPCOlogohorizontalfessionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care at the end of life, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach of expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's wishes. Emotional and spiritual support also is extended to the family and loved ones. Generally, this care is provided in the patient's home or in a home-like setting operated by a hospice program. Medicare, private health insurance, and Medicaid in most states cover hospice care for patients who meet certain criteria.

Gwynn Sullivan is the Director of Access for NHPCO where she is responsible for developing outreach programs and resources that are disseminated to hospice providers across the country. Specifically, she spearheads the Centers for Children's Care and Veterans' Care under NHPCO's Mary J. Labyak Institute for Innovation.  Gwynn also manages NHPCO's contract with the Department of VA's Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

Gwynn has completed the Appreciative Inquiry Certificate Program, and Appreciative Leadership Development Trainer Certification from the Corporation for Positive Change. In addition, Gwynn formerly held an adjunct appointment at the Duke University School of Nursing; was a faculty member for the Being with Dying: Professional Training Program in Contemplative End-of-Life Care at the Upaya Institute; served as a consultant for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Rallying Points initiative; and as a program director for The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization was founded in 1978 as the National Hospice Organization. The organization changed its name in February 2000 to include palliative care. Many hospice care programs added palliative care to their names to reflect the range of care and services they provide, as hospice care and palliative care share the same core values and philosophies. Defined by the World Health Organization in 1990, palliative care seeks to address not only physical pain, but also emotional, social, and spiritual pain to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Palliative care extends the principles of hospice care to a broader population that could benefit from receiving this type of care earlier in their illness or disease process. To better serve individuals who have advanced illness or are terminally ill and their families, many hospice programs encourage access to care earlier in the illness or disease process. Health care professionals who specialize in hospice and palliative care work closely with staff and volunteers to address all the symptoms of illness, with the aim of promoting comfort and dignity.

Learn more at www.nhpco.org

StevePromo2milStephen Boyd served on active duty in the US Army from 1967 to 1970. He served in Korea in 1968 and Viet Nam from 1969 to 1970.  He has numerous awards and decorations for his military service.

Steve received his Associates degree in Biology , recently returned to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in 2007 and currently is finalizing his PMP certification. You're never too old for education, he says.

His new experience dealing with the VA came about because of a layoff in 2010. Being without medical coverage, Steve's wife prompted him into investigating the benefits the VA could offer. What a pleasant surprise he had in discovering a wealth of support at the Manchester, NH VA facility.

Veteran's Day is next week, and Stephen joins us to discuss points, events, and opportunities across the country honoring our veterans.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes Lillie Leonardi, author of In The Shadow of a Badge, and family therapist Dr. Jody Bremer, October 28

After serving for 25 years and as a result of medical issues related to her Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) diagnosis, Lillie Leonardi retired from the law enforcement profession and now endeavors to pursue her lifetime passion for writing.   

From 1998 to 2010, during her tenure with the FBI, Lillie's primary focus and research related to the topic of violence prevention.  She also worked under the auspice of the United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania and served with a prestigious group of instructors who provided training on various subjects including: Community Policing, Crime Prevention, Cultural Diversity, Hate Crimes, Responding to a Major Incident, Threat Assessment and Violence Reduction Techniques, as well as other related topics.  

During her work at the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, surrounding the fateful events of September 11th, Leonardi is forced to confront her connection to the divine-something she has struggled with since her youth. Her gripping personal account of the 12 days she spent acting as an FBI liaison between the law enforcement and social service agencies carries you into a world that combines the factual and logistical with the angelic and mystical.

Learn more about Lillie's work at www.lillieleonardi.com

Dr.  Jody Bremer, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, returns to Military Mom Talk Radio to further discuss reintegration, relationships, and the value of family involvement to launch life after military service.  In her words, Jody appreciates all she has in life: "I have experienced a vast array of life's challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master's Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school. During that time, I served a s everything from a karate and self-defense instructor (yes, I have a black belt and 2 brown belts!), a personal trainer, a couples/honeymoon/family cruise and vacation travel company owner. Throughout all of my life, one thing has tied everything together-- my love of working with people, and doing what I could to help them achieve their goals. Karate, self-defense, personal training, even travel... all of those career paths prepared me for my eventual road in marriage and family therapy. Helping others. Making people happier than they were, more secure, more confident, more capable."

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com

This is an encore of a broadcast from August 12

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Dr. Suzanne Phillips, psychologist and group therapist, Oct. 21

Suzanne B. Phillips, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and Postdoctoral Faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couples, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, etc.

This week we'll discuss The Gender Divide: The Value of Knowing and Using the Difference between Men and Women.  The differences in men and women from their earliest years really shapes everything from how they fight, the risks they take and how they drive. Instead of feeling stuck in stereotypes – we can be informed about the differences invites mastery and connection.

Suzanne is author of three books and over twenty articles. Most recently she co-authored, Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV as well as Radio.  She blogs weekly on Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples) and Healthywomen.com. Her blogs have also appeared on Huffington Press and PBS This Emotional Life. In 2012 She was chosen as Psychologist of the Year for the Suffolk County Psychological Association.

Suzanne has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Dr. Jody Bremer, Family Therapist

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Dr. Jody Bremer, Family Therapist to the show, Monday, October 14th.

Dr. Jody Bremer, family therapist, visits again to continue her discussion about being comfortable seeking out a therapist, the benefits of visiting a therapist, and why it may be the best choice for you!

Jody appreciates all she has in life: "I have experienced a vast array of life's challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master's Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school.

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Judy Brizendine, author of Stunned By Grief, and Deb Boulanger of Feeding Your Freedom, October 7

Judy Brizendine-author, blogger, and speaker-is a woman with a passionate mission that developed as a result of a tragic loss. The statement, "Out of your deepest pain comes your greatest gift," describes her experience.

In 1998, Judy's husband of twenty-nine years died suddenly on a mountain bike ride, and her grief journey changed her life, perspective, and career.

Because she was painfully unprepared to face grief-just as most of us are-she is committed to easing your struggle to understand and deal with grief. Her goal is to meet you wherever you are, and connect with you in such a way that you will know that you can make it through this experience and discover a new sense of hope and direction.

Her STUNNED by Grief books gently guide you through the chaos and confusion of grief in a realistic, revealing, personal, and practical way. Readers facing grief and loss have discovered a source of sanity, solutions, validation, and life-changing support in STUNNED by Grief.

debboulangerDeb Boulanger is the Whole Life Coach for busy women over 40 who want more out of life from the food they eat, the love they get, and the work they do.

She came to this work after her own transformational journey at 53 years old when she left a 26-year marriage and a 25-year corporate career. Her batteries were drained, adrenals were shot and passion had long faded.

Through a three-year transformational journey, Deb learned how to nurture and tune her body as well as her soul. She re-evaluated her career, her relationships, her finances and created a renewed connection to her source. She discovered what it takes to truly be happy in this life - without selfishness or sacrifice - and now she shares this same formula with others.

Today Deb is a sought after coach and mentor who leads other businesswomen on her 6-stage transformational journey and it all starts with food.  She's a certified health coach and runs the very successful program called Feeding Your Freedom and she works with dozens of women each year through her private coaching practice.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Jennifer Robinson, USA Cares, Rachel Crawford of Teamotions, and Mark Williams author of Selling On The Edge

Jennifer Robinson of USA Cares talks about their non-profit.  USA Cares exists to help bear the burdens of service by providing post-911 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need.  Since being founded in 2003, our non-profit has responded to over 45,000 requests for assistance with approximately $10 million in in-direct support grants!  We have four core programs:  Combat Injured, Emergency Assistance, Housing Assistance, and Jobs Assistance.   

To continue lending a “hand up, not a hand out,” we need to be able to promote our organization across the United States.  Being on your show would be a great resource to let our service members know we are there for them. 
There are other individuals that stand behind our mission and continue to help us spread the word about what we are about.  Some of our spokespersons include New York Times bestselling author James Rollins, Emmy-Award winner, actor, Author, Triple Amputee, and Purple Heart recipient Bryan Anderson, and author Robert Patrick Lewis. USA Cares is also strongly supported by comedian, talk show host, and actor Dennis Miller and singer John Parr.

Feel free to read some of our client stories at http://www.usacares.org/about/client-stories/.  There are countless details of how USA Cares helped military families across the nation.  We have USA Cares representatives that are available for phone interviews:  USA Cares President Peter Giusti and VP of Programs and Services Jennifer Robinson.  For more information log on to http://www.usacares.org.


Rachel Crawford
is a 33 year old military spouse, mother, entrepreneur, and aspiring revolutionary. After the deaths of her twin daughters Aubrey and Ellie in 2008 she, along with her sister, founded Teamotions, an emotional well-being company that specializes in blending adaptogen herbs with tea to support emotional wellness and healing. Her goal is to provide delicious effective tea blends, education, and encouragement to moms everywhere as they navigate the emotional highs and lows of life. Rachel is an expert and speaker on the topic of emotional well-being, healing, and empowering women to live more authentically.

Selling on The Edge is a simple, fast, fun, and easy selling program anyone can use to sell houses. By developing your unique strengths, discovering your passions, and learning how to follow your heart and gut, you will soon be making more money in real estate than you ever thought possible. Selling on The Edge will teach you to develop relationships authentically, never look like a sales person again, easily find an abundance of real buyers and sellers, and have plenty of time and money to do the things you love.

Author Mark John Williams has sold homes in Los Angeles for over thirteen years and is not only well known and well-respected amongst his clients and peers, but he also prides himself on being known as one of the most fun residential real estate agents in Southern California.  Traditional training techniques and the fancy closing tips that the whole industry was teaching were not working for him. Mark decided to come up with his own selling system and it started first and foremost by being himself.

“I figured no one could do me better than me, so that might give me some kind of advantage. I simply started being myself in every situation.”

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Michael Russer, author of Hardly Broken, September 23

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Michael Russer, author of Hardly Broken.

HARDLY BROKEN is the true story of radical intimacy transformation that women and men can learn from and apply, no matter how "broken" their current relationship.

Michael RusserBeginning in September of 2011 Michael Russer began a year-long personal transformation that included a diagnosis of prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy, follow up intensive radiation treatments and full blown impotence. He considers his resulting impotence to be one of the biggest blessings in his life.  It is because of his impotence that he and his partner discovered an entirely new approach to experiencing levels of emotional and physical intimacy that far exceeds anything either experienced prior to when things were working "correctly". It is his personal mission in life to serve other couples who struggle with emotional and physical intimacy due to ED, impotence or simply because they have lost their "spark" and use his communications skills to share what he has learned worldwide. Prior to this phase of his life, Michael was a highly regarded international speaker and author about technology. His media experience includes keynotes, radio and TV interviews, videos, articles for national publications and voice overs.

In addition to Michael's recent book, he is co-founder and Managing director of GoArmyHomes LLC.

To find out more about the book, Michael's newsletters and other resources, visit http://hardlybroken.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome authors Paula Domenici, Keith Armstrong, and Suzanne Best, and Dwight Zimmerman of MWSA

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Paula Domenici, Keith Armstrong, and Suzanne Best - co-authors of Courage After Fire for Parents of Service Members and Dwight Zimmerman of the Military Writers Society of America, September 16.

Parents of returning service members may sometimes feel that their voices are not heard. The media is saturated with stories about troops returning from deployment with mental health problems like post-traumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse. Some also return home with physical problems including traumatic brain injury, physical pain or more severe injuries like amputations. Almost all returning service members experience reintegration challenges such as readjusting to family and community, finding employment or attending school.

But rarely do we hear how parents are taking on the role of supporting their sons and daughters who have served our country. In countless ways these parents provide help-and when their military child suffers significant physical or psychological injuries, they may once again become their primary caretaker. For mothers and fathers and others in a parenting role, it can be overwhelming at times, and resources are limited.

Courage after Fire for Parents of Service Members provides a compassionate and accessible guide for the parents or guardians of returning troops. This groundbreaking book acknowledges the significant contribution and sacrifice parents have made for their military children, provides strategies and resources that will assist them in understanding and supporting their son or daughter, and will validate their own personal experiences. This book is a valuable resource for any parent who is seeking to better understand and support a returning military child while caring for themselves.

Dwight Jon Zimmerman is a bestselling and award-winning author, radio show host, producer and a member of the Military Writers Society of America and the Western Writers of America.

Zimmerman is the co-author, with Bill O'Reilly, of the bestselling LINCOLN'S LAST DAYS, a young adult adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's bestselling KILLING LINCOLN.

Zimmerman's critically acclaimed graphic biography THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL, a dual biography of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln was released in July 2012. Zimmerman is a host of the Veterans Radio program "At Ease." The program airs Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Eastern time and can be listened to on the Internet at www.veteransradio.net. Zimmerman is presently writing a series of articles commemorating the 70th anniversary of World War II for Defense Media Network chronologically recounting events of that conflict. They offer a fascinating mix of history and human interest and can be read for free at Defense Media Network's website: www.defensemedianetwork.com.

Today Dwight talks about the Military Writers Society of America who will be conducting their annual conference in Dayton this year. Dwight also will share more about his ongoing series of WWII 70th anniversary with overlooked, since-forgotten, or unknown aspects of the war and its battles.

 Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome autism specialist Dr. Kevin Hull and Jeffrey Worthington of iHistoryWW2 Project

Dr. Kevin Hull, PH.D. Clinical Counseling, is the founder of Hull & Associates, P.A., a private practice specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families. Hull background includes 8 years working in community mental health and teaching at Webster University's Masters of Counseling Lakeland Campus, Liberty University Online. He is the author of Computer/Video Games as a Play Therapy Tool in Reducing Emotional Disturbances in Children, Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome: Helping Children and Adolescents Connect, Grow, and Heal through the Art of Play, and  Bridge Building: Creating Connection and Relationships between Parents and Children/Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum.

Today Dr. Hull will focus on the signs of ADD, ADHD and autism, discuss the benefits of play therapy, and offer suggestions and resources for military parents in finding support and treatment for their children.

Hull enjoys a good game of golf, playing the piano, playing basketball, reading, and most importantly spending time with wife Wendy and their four children.

Jeff Worthington of the Worthington Foundation has launched an iHistory WW2 Video Contest, a national competition to inspire teen filmmakers to capture stories from World War II veterans on film. There are 1.2 million World War II veterans still living today, but this generation is rapidly disappearing and their untold stories of bravery and sacrifice deserve to be heard.

The interviews will be preserved in the permanent archives at the Library of Congress, and the teens will have the chance to win coveted prizes for themselves and their school. Starting today, August 19, through November 20, 2013, aspiring young filmmakers (ages 13-18), can film interviews with WWII veterans about their experiences during the war.

Interviews meeting the minimum standards and guidelines will be archived at the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project (VHP). The VHP was launched in 2000 and, to date, has collected nearly 90,000 veterans' oral histories, 30,000 of which are from WWII veterans. After the interviews have been submitted to the Veterans History Project, the students will enter the second phase of the Contest (beginning October 1) where they will compete for prizes.

Prizes valuing over $11,000 will be awarded to the top five films that demonstrate excellence in editing and creative storytelling.  Contest winners will be announced in February 2014.

For details about the contest and Official Rules visit: http://www.heroes-ww2.org.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd Present a Musical Tribute for Labor Day

Celebrate the last of summer with Sandra and Robin as they play a musical tribute to all who work for our country.  This encore from last year's Labor Day includes Keith Urban, Pointer Sisters, LeAnn Rimes, Alabama, a moving tribute by Lonestar, and lots more.

While we are enjoying a day off, we remember that our military personnel are on duty, working, protecting our freedoms.  Our Labor Day tribute is to honor all who serve, and the families who remain strong while they are there.

Remember to vote tomorrow for the American Military Spouses Choir on America's Got Talent on your local NBC station. 

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome author Alia Reese, author Bonnie Latino, and Successful Military Wife founder Kay Putnam

Alia Reese is the award winning author of the American Hero Books® series for military children. Her first book, American Hero Books®: My Daddy is a Marine, was written for her children as a way to teach them about their father's very important job and to help them stay connected to him while he was away for frequent deployments and training exercises. Mrs. Reese has a Master's Degree in Psychology and spent several years working in the Marine Corps' Key Volunteer Program as a Unit Coordinator and Advisor helping other military families learn about resources available to overcome the obstacles inherent to military life. Prior to military life Mrs. Reese was a collegiate rowing coach and now spends her days researching, writing, chasing a very active preschooler, and trying to stay ahead of a way too savvy tween while continuing to navigate the waters of life as a Marine Corps family.

American Hero Books®: My Daddy is a Marine is an award winning book that helps young children understand and feel proud of Daddy's very important job and keeps him present in their mind when he is away for training and deployment.

Each page discusses a fundamental aspect of what Daddy does as a US Marine and includes photographs of real Marines at work. AND this book is uniquely formatted so that each page opens at the top and you can insert your own pictures over those that come in the book.

This personalizable book is a terrific gift and keepsake for a young child. It is designed for infant-preschool age children but written at a beginning reader level so all children can safely enjoy it.

A former columnist for Stars and Stripes newspaper in Europe, Bonnie Latino has won national writing awards for fiction and non-fiction. She is passionate about the written word, supporting America's men and women in uniform, and her baby Bichon, Sweetie Pie, a name that is appropriate, Bonnie says, only when the little dog is fast asleep. Bonnie's addictions include Diet Dr. Pepper, shopping at Chico's, and Alabama football "Roll Tide!" She lives and writes for Alabama publications in southwest Alabama. She is married to retired Colonel Tom Latino. The couple enjoyed Air Force assignments to Guam, Greece, Great Britain, Germany, and Hawaii as well as in California, Mississippi, New York, and three assignments in Texas.

Bonnie Latino met her co-author, New Jersey writer (and civilian) Bob Vale, online in a professional military forum on CompuServe. They have been writing together professionally for over a decade. Although they have never met in person, their novel, "Your Gift to Me" won the 2012 Gold Medal for Military Super Romance from the Military Writers Society of America and the 2012 Silver Medal for Inspirational/Healing Fiction from the Stars and Flags Book Awards, Branson, MO.

Kaye Putnam is a marketing consultant for small businesses with a mission to help military spouses figure out how to turn their passions into a career that works with their military lifestyle. She designed her first website in the 5th grade, and then started as an entrepreneur as an idealistic 17 year old. After 5 years of exponential growth, she shifted gears to focus on her passion for online marketing and branding. She launched the Successful Military Wife site in the beginning of 2013 to educate and empower military spouses to create their own massive success and PCS-Proof Life.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes Blythe Lipman of Baby and Toddler Instructions, Lisa Detres, and Autumn Arnold, August 19

Blythe Lipman, author, publisher, caregiver, consultant, baby and toddler expert, is the owner and CEO of Baby Instructions in Scottsdale, Arizona.   Blythe has 25+ years of experience in the field and cared for over 1000 babies. She has helped new and expectant parents gain the confidence they need to enjoy and care for their little miracles.  There are hundreds of "tips and tricks" in Blythe's book, "Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions!" - a collection of the best and easiest tips ever!  Now, Blythe has released "Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions!", giving new parents all the resources they need beyond that first year.

Blythe is also host of Baby and Toddler Instructions on Toginet.com, every Wednesday at 11 a.m. eastern.

Visit www.babyinstructions.com for more info.

Lisa Detres frequents Military Mom Talk Radio with her insight on faith and spirituality.  Lisa is a pastor's wife, writer, and mother of four children who works as an author in Oregon. Her oldest son, Augustin, is currently serving in the Army.

Lisa grew up in Denver, Colorado and followed her dreams of working in the garment industry to California. It is there where she met her husband, Al and earned a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design. She worked in the garment industry for several years and then went into business for herself so she could spend more time with her family. She earned an MBA while caring for her family, running her own business and home schooling three of her children.

Today Lisa's discussion focuses on getting ready for school, finding balance in our new schedules, and realizing the joy in every day.


Autumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great imporvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  But the best part, she says, is that she has lost 33 pounds and gone from a size 20 to a size 14 and still going.


Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America. Autumn is helping us find the healthy approach to conquering our busy lives and how we can set realistic goals for ourselves and our families.  She feels empowered to change lives with health and wants you to be empowered, too!!

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes Lillie Leonardi, author of In The Shadow of a Badge, and family therapist Dr. Jody Bremer, August 12

After serving for 25 years and as a result of medical issues related to her Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) diagnosis, Lillie Leonardi retired from the law enforcement profession and now endeavors to pursue her lifetime passion for writing.   

From 1998 to 2010, during her tenure with the FBI, Lillie's primary focus and research related to the topic of violence prevention.  She also worked under the auspice of the United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania and served with a prestigious group of instructors who provided training on various subjects including: Community Policing, Crime Prevention, Cultural Diversity, Hate Crimes, Responding to a Major Incident, Threat Assessment and Violence Reduction Techniques, as well as other related topics.  

During her work at the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, surrounding the fateful events of September 11th, Leonardi is forced to confront her connection to the divine-something she has struggled with since her youth. Her gripping personal account of the 12 days she spent acting as an FBI liaison between the law enforcement and social service agencies carries you into a world that combines the factual and logistical with the angelic and mystical.

Learn more about Lillie's work at www.lillieleonardi.com

Dr.  Jody Bremer, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, returns to Military Mom Talk Radio to further discuss reintegration, relationships, and the value of family involvement to launch life after military service.  In her words, Jody appreciates all she has in life: "I have experienced a vast array of life's challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master's Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school. During that time, I served a s everything from a karate and self-defense instructor (yes, I have a black belt and 2 brown belts!), a personal trainer, a couples/honeymoon/family cruise and vacation travel company owner. Throughout all of my life, one thing has tied everything together-- my love of working with people, and doing what I could to help them achieve their goals. Karate, self-defense, personal training, even travel... all of those career paths prepared me for my eventual road in marriage and family therapy. Helping others. Making people happier than they were, more secure, more confident, more capable."

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes Dr. Suzanne Phillips and author Dr. Lawrence Enders, July 29

Suzanne B. Phillips, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and Postdoctoral Faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couple s, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, etc.

This week we'll take a look at new findings on the unexpected benefits of long distance relationships - especially common with military families and particularly partners.

Suzanne is author of three books and over twenty articles.  Most recently she co-authored, Healing Together: A Couple's Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV as well as Radio.  She blogs weekly on Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples) and Healthywomen.com. Her blogs have also appeared on Huffington Press and PBS This Emotional Life. In 2012 She was chosen as Psychologist of the Year for the Suffolk County Psychological Association. She has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons.

Hailing from St. Paul, MN, Larry Enders is an M.D. and a surgeon.  He was drafted into military service before he could begin private practice and was given a choice of service. He chose the U.S. Air Force because of his interest in flying.  He was authorize to go to Flight Surgeons school, and after two years of service in that capacity was offered a full four year residency to become a specialist in Aerospace medicine.  This residency included a master's degree in Public Health from a major university, jet aircraft flight school, worldwide qualifying survival school training ( water, jungle, arctic, mountain) and then two years of academics in all potential  medical problems possible associated with air and space travel.

In between space flights he was allowed to take part of several Air Force special mission research flights taking him basically around the world. He was also doing some of the medical selections of new astronauts.
The Viet Nam conflict took him to Southeast Asia, where he helped build a new small hospital at a jungle base, additionally providing medical care to natives in a nearby small village on his own off duty time, and flying 75 combat missions (which earned him 2 Air Medals).
Later positions which were accompanied by increasing rank led to him commanding two hospitals and, finally as a full colonel, command of the USAF School of Aerospace  Medicine.
 
Herein lies the basis for his book, Surviving Serendipity. A memoir of his 23 years as a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force.  Throw in 75 combat missions in Southeast Asia, dinner with the Chief of Staff of the Chinese Air Force, and a persistent FBI agent, and this true story seems almost unbelievable.

Judge for yourself as each serendipitous event unfolds... one after another.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman, and fitness coach Autumn Arnold, July 22

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and New York Times bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday.  Dr. Leman is the author of over 40 books, including The Birth Order Book, Making Children Mind without Losing Yours, Have a New Husband by Friday, and Have a New Teenager by Friday.   As a radio and television personality, and speaker, Dr. Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology.  The doctor has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television programs, including Fox & Friends, The View, Today, Oprah, Janet Parshall's In the Marketplace, LIFE Today with James Robison, The Early Show, CNN's American Morning, Dr. Bill Bennett's Morning in America, and Focus on the Family.  Dr. Leman has also served as a contributing family psychologist to Good Morning America.

Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona.  They have five children and two grandchildren.

Autumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great improvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  Driven by the immediate benefit to basic modifications to her daily lifestyle and eating habits, Autumn is challenging others to move forward to better health.

Autumn is helping us find the healthy approach to the new year and how we can set realistic goals for ourselves and our families.  She feels empowered to change lives with health and wants you to be empowered, too!!

 

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS),

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Bill Harley Discussing Infidelity, and Suzy Manning of Sizzzl to Discuss Empowerment, July 8

Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Bill Harley, clinical psychologist, to discuss infidelity, and Suzy Manning of Sizzzl sharing with us inspiration for empowerment.

Dr. Bill Harley, Clinical Psychologist, has some of the best ways to overcome marital conflicts and some of the quickest ways to restore love.

The information Dr. Harley provides has saved thousands of marriages from the pain of unresolved conflict and the disaster of divorce. His successful approach to building marriages can help you build yours.  Through his website, his publications and his radio broadcasts, Dr. Harley has the tips, the tools and the reassurance one needs to build a marriage to last a lifetime.

Today we will talk about how to survive infidelity, how and why it happens and how to successfully develop a new and better relationship.  How do we avoid temptation, how do we assure our partner won't succumb to those temptations.

Dr. Harley and his wife Joyce host a daily radio program at Marriage Builders.com, and additionally, this website is packed with articles, podcasts, publications, seminars and interactive tools that will assure your marriage will, indeed, last a lifetime.

www.marriagebuilders.com  

Suzy Manning has lived into her description at birth from her parents - "tiny, but mighty". For over 30 years, she has dedicated her life to transforming women's lives. She believes that life is a journey of personal evolution. Every day we have choice to ask powerful questions to overcome limiting beliefs to create the life we deserve. When a woman pursues her passion, she becomes ageless. Abundance flows into her life as creativity, happiness, relationships, optimal health, and financial freedom!

She has inspired women to feel good in their bodies with her own fitness program. She has facilitated seminars and retreats for women to renew, to re-energize, and to reward themselves for their uniqueness. Her articles on women's wisdom have appeared in Healing Garden Journal and phenomeNEWS. Wise Women - Circle of Wisdom is her international selling inspirational gift book.

www.sizzzl.com

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dwight Zimmerman, MWSA, Steve Repak, author Dollars & Uncommon Sense, Baisc Training for your Money, and Happy Family Organic Superfoods, June 24

Dwight Jon Zimmerman is a bestselling and award-winning author, radio show host, producer and a member of the Military Writers Society of America and the Western Writers of America.
Zimmerman is the co-author, with Bill O'Reilly, of the bestselling LINCOLN'S LAST DAYS, a young adult adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's bestselling KILLING LINCOLN.
Zimmerman's critically acclaimed graphic biography THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL, a dual biography of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln was released in July 2012. Zimmerman is a host of the Veterans Radio program "At Ease." The program airs Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Eastern time and can be listened to on the Internet at www.veteransradio.net. Zimmerman is presently writing a series of articles commemorating the 70th anniversary of World War II for Defense Media Network chronologically recounting events of that conflict. They offer a fascinating mix of history and human interest and can be read for free at Defense Media Network's website: www.defensemedianetwork.com.

Today Dwight talks about the Military Writers Society of America who will be conducting their annual conference in Dayton this year. Dwight also will share more about his ongoing series of WWII 70th anniversary with overlooked, since-forgotten, or unknown aspects of the war and its battles.

Most people are living paycheck to paycheck and the average credit card holder is $15,799 in debt. If you are like most people you could be one paycheck away from financial disaster. In DOLLARS & UNCOMMON SENSE, Certified Financial PlannerTM and former US Army Sergeant Steve Repak outlines a strategy to change your misguided common sense ideas about money and learn to think like a true builder of wealth. Steve left the service with over $32,000 in credit card debt. Drawing on his 12 years of military experience in the Army he put his own finances through boot camp, getting himself out of debt and turning his finances around. Repak serves as your drill sergeant for your fiscal transformation in this ground breaking new book to show you why and how to use uncommon sense to show you how to develop the same self-discipline that you need to finally change the way you think about money and start growing your own wealth.

Steve Repak, CFP®, is a Professional Speaker, Army veteran, and the author of Dollars & Uncommon Sense: Basic Training For Your Money. Steve was selected the 1995 Fort Bliss, Texas Non Commissioned Officer of the Year and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Management Communications from Amridge University. Steve has been a frequent guest on Fox and Friends, Fox Business, 700 Club, and CNN Headline News.  Steve has been interviewed on NPR, Bloomberg Radio, Market Watch Radio, Wall Street Journal Radio, and many other National and Regional Shows. Steve's work has been featured in Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, BusinessWeek, New York Post, Chicago Tribune, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance & USA Today


After watching a friend struggle to find healthy food options for her baby (that didn't involve hours of slaving away in the kitchen), founder and CEO Shazi Visram came up with the idea for Happy Family. What began as Happy Baby - a minimally processed frozen, organic alternative to baby food in a jar - has since grown into a comprehensive line of products for the whole family. Today, Happy Family provides organic foods for babies, toddlers, kids, and even adults! It's delicious, convenient and made with a mother's touch for all ages, all stages.

Launched on Mother's Day 2006, and owned and operated by moms, Happy Family is the leading premium organic food brand delivering optimal nutrition for the entire family. Happy Family products are consistently recognized for superior taste and nutrition. In 2011, founder and CEO Shazi Visram earned the title of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year for New York. Happy Family has been named as one of the fastest growing organic food companies in the nation by Inc. magazine for two years running, and was named "Rockstar of the New Economy" by Fast Company in 2012.  What could be happier than that?

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Kelly Orr and Marshele Waddell, authors of Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home, Lisa Detres and Women of Faith, and health and vitality coach, Autumn Arnold, June 17

When a combat veteran struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), every member of the family experiences the effects. Spouses, parents and children must undergo changes on the home front, a process that resembles the phases of grief. Confusion, hurt, anger, guilt, fatigue and fear lie behind their brave smiles and squared shoulders.

Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home gives hurting families a look inside the minds and hearts of wounded warriors and guides them in developing their own personal plan for physical, emotional and spiritual wholeness in the wake of war. The authors, Marshélle Waddell who is the wife of a career US Navy SEAL,  and Dr. Kelly Orr, a clinical psychologist and Vietnam veteran, speak from their own experiences of living with PTSD and TBI. They also share insights from dozens of families and careful research, offering readers a hope-filled way forward.

Lisa Detres frequents Military Mom Talk Radio with her insight on faith and spirituality.  Today Lisa's discussion focuses on the seasons of our lives and how we can live each of them to the fullest. In terms of the military, we can look for ways to enrich our soul with effors such as contribute to the mission of Operation Gratitude or Wounded Warriors, whatever resonates with us and our faith.

Autumn Arnold returns today to discuss the summer months and what that does to our bodies - what our system needs, what our skin needs, and what we might inadvertently be denying ourselves that we should be having.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Julie Levin, speech therapist, Marcella Stretch from Parents of Deployed Service Members, and Daniel Saynuk, author of children's book about Guide Dogs, June 10

Wee Speech is a private practice owned and operated by two Speech and Language Pathologists, Laura Drower and Julie Levin.

Wee Speech has been serving the north suburban Chicago area since 1989.  Their services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and social work.  They are also participating providers in the Illinois State Early Intervention Program

Julie Levin M.S. is an NDT certified speech and language pathologist with many years of experience working with babies and young children.  Special  areas of interest include literacy, oral motor /feeding and developing communication and early speech skills in the neurologically involved child.

For more information, visit www.weespeech.com

Marcella Stretch is the founder of Parents of Deployed Service Members Facebook Support Group also known as PODS. She is a military mom of 2 Veterans and has experienced the deployment of one son in 2009-2010 to Iraq.  As things stand now, she expects to experience another deployment next year to Afghanistan with her other son.

PODS provides support to other Parents going thru the uncertainty of deployment by sharing information that would make their experience a little smoother.  The group is comprised of military parents of deployed service members dealing with first, second or even third deployments. This group was created on Facebook September 26, 2009  and has grown to over 1,000 members.

This group is open to all parents, grandparents, god-parents, step-parents, mothers/fathers-in-law, and surrogate parents of deployed service-members of ALL branches of service.

They not only support our troops by sending them care packages and birthday cards, they are also a strong support to each other.

For more information, Search Parents of Deployed Service-Members on Facebook

Legally blind writer Daniel Saynuk has a special fondness for guide dogs. His own beloved guide dog helps him more easily live his life in his home town of Baltimore, Maryland. Daniel began writing stories while pursuing his Business Administration degree, and established his own company to bring this book to life. He is passionate about educating others about the valuable services guide dogs provide to the visually impaired.

Learn How Guide Dogs Help The Blind In This Coloring Book is a fun and unique coloring book is a great way to introduce children to the world of a guide dog. Help educate your child while they have fun with Guide Doggie! Meet Guide Doggie when he is a puppy, then follow him on his adventures during  guide dog training. Learn what a guide dog does during the day, including the chores he completes for his handlers in order to keep Guide Doggie ready to serve. Your child will learn how guide dogs help the blind live more independently, and how dogs can be heroes too!

For more information visit www.danielsaynuk.com

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes author Julie Schrock, author Paul Kendall, and Jerry Clark from Evacus Technologies, June 3

Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes author of Missing Max Julie Schrock, Paul Kendall, author of Walking the Tiger's Path: A Soldier's Spiritual Journiey in Iraq, and Jerry Clark from Evacus Technologies.

Julie Schrock has experience and training in a variety of fields, none of which are traditional qualifications for writing a book. What qualifies her to write Missing Max: Finding Hope After My Marine Son's Death are her experiences as a mother of a Marine son deployed to and killed in Afghanistan. On that topic she is a subject matter expert.

Missing Max is a compelling story of one mother's journey as she recalls the extraordinary events surrounding the death of her Marine son, Corporal Max W. Donahue, who was killed in Afghanistan in August, 2010. You will share her despair, fears, tears and finally, her hope as she moves through the days and months following word of Max's injury, and then his death.

Missing Max is a must-read for anyone who has lost a loved one. It encourages the reader to live a life that is focused on making their lost loved-one proud. She writes of moving through the grieving process and, through her faith and the love of family and friends, begins the healing process and going forward with her life.

Julie's hope in writing Max's story is that it will provide strength, hope, courage and faith to others. And she hopes that Max, and all fallen soldiers, will never be forgotten.

Find more information at www.missingmax2011.com

Walking the Tiger's Path: A Soldier's Spiritual Journey in Iraq puts you on the ground with National Guardsman Paul M. Kendel as he faces roadside bombs, ambush, and potential suicide bombers while patrolling the "Triangle of Death" outside Baghdad in 2005. Already familiar with the Middle East through travel and study, he's acutely aware of the local people and culture around him-in a way that many American soldiers are not. As his friends start dying and the other soldiers grow embittered toward the Iraqis, he struggles to maintain his humanity and sense of compassion with his finger on the trigger.

He makes a connection with an instructor, Margot Neuman, Executive Director of the Ratna Peace Initiative, and they begin a correspondence that provides him with advice and spiritual teachings, particularly those of Sakyong Mipham (declared one of Time magazines most influential people), and the well-known Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron. When he returns to America, he finds that his "ordinary" life is not immune to death and suffering either, affirming the principles he's been learning and the need for compassion.

Walking the Tiger's Path combines a compelling, quick-reading, gritty military narrative with a voyage of spiritual discovery centered on principles of eastern religion.  There are few, if any, stories like it in modern Buddhist literature. At the same time, it fits into the realm of classic war memoir, replete with the details of battle and the modern soldier's life, told in a voice by turns humane, humorous, sarcastic, and thoughtful.     

Please visit http://walkingthetigerspath.com

Jerry Clark, C.P.M., is the President & CEO of Evacus Technologies. His company helps position individuals to find job opportunities on the Social Media platform LinkedIn.

Today we will discuss why being properly positioned on LinkedIn is important to your job hunt and how you can take control of getting back to work faster.

One of the market sectors Evacus supports is the military and their family members. Additionally Evacus employs military veterans who in turn can support others like themselves. Their lead marketing person served in Iraq and mentors other veterans with PTSD.Whether you are down-sized, out of work, new graduate, or looking to change jobs, the LinkedIn discussion is for you. So do not be discouraged and remember: Reflect. Perfect. Move Forward.

For more information visit www.EvacusTech.com.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes children's author Kristin Ayyar, author Tom Young, and health coach Autumn Arnold, May 20

Autumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great improvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  Driven by the immediate benefit to basic modifications to her daily lifestyle and eating habits, Autumn is challenging others to move forward to better health.

Today, Autumn shares with us the power of protein!  Autumn is helping us find the healthy approach to the new year and how we can set realistic goals for ourselves and our families.  She feels empowered to change lives with health and wants you to be empowered, too!!


Kristin Ayyar Has been an Air Force spouse for over 22 years and has experienced many separations from her husband during several deployments, lengthy military training courses and long flying missions. These experiences inspired her to write the children’s book Countdown ‘til Daddy Comes Home.

For the last 17 years, Kristin has been an avid volunteer in her 3 children’s schools and in the military community. She was awarded the Commander’s in Chief’s Outstanding Community Service Medal in June of 2006.

Throughout the numerous moves of her husband’s Air Force career, Kristin has held many sales and marketing positions from a Sales Representative of Unilever Corporation to a Senior Sales Representative of Apartment Guide Magazine. Her family has moved more than 13 times, including assignments in India, Hawaii and across the U.S. mainland. Kristin lives wherever the United States Air Force sends her family.

Kristin is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Economics.

Tom Young served in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Air National Guard.  He has also also flown combat missions to Bosnia and Kosovo, and additional missions to Latin America, the horn of Africa, and the Far East.  In all, Young has logged more than four thousand hours as a flight engineer on the C-5 Galaxy and the C-130 Hercules, while flying to almost forty countries.  Military honors include two Air Medals, three Aerial Achievement Medals, and the Air Force Combat Action Medal.
Young is the author of three novels set in the Afghanistan War: The Mullah's Storm, Silent Enemy, and The Renegades. His newest novel, The Warriors, will be released in July 2013.

In civilian life, Young spent ten years as a writer and editor with the broadcast division of the Associated Press. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
Young's nonfiction publications include The Speed of Heat: An Airlift Wing at War in Iraq and Afghanistan.  His narrative, "Night Flight to Baghdad," appeared in the anthology, Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Jody Bremer, family therapist, and Stephen Boyd, Veteran Correspondent, May 13th

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Today we will address the family dynamic when their military loved one is being deployed.

Jody appreciates all she has in life: "I have experienced a vast array of life's challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master's Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school.

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com

StevePromoStephen Boyd served on active duty in the US Army from 1967 to 1970. He served in Korea in 1968 and Viet Nam from 1969 to 1970.  He has numerous awards and decorations for his military service.

Steve received his Associates degree in Biology, recently returned to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in 2007 and is currently is finalizing his PMP certification. You're never too old for education, he says.

His new experience dealing with the VA came about because of a layoff in 2010. Being without medical coverage, Steve's wife prompted him into investigating the benefits the VA could offer. What a pleasant surprise he had in discovering a wealth of support at the Manchester, NH VA facility.

He will be featured on Military Mom Talk Radio periodically to discuss veteran resources and VA benefits.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Trudy Harris, author Glimpses of Heaven, and Jason Strickland and Caitlin McCleary Horn of TroopSwap, May 6th

There is more to death than simply ceasing to live. In Glimpses of Heaven, retired hospice nurse Trudy Harris offered an intimate look at the final days and moments of terminally ill and dying people. Now she shares more of her stories and also stories from other medical and hospice professionals, allowing the veil to be drawn back on God's handiwork, while we are both living and dying. If you have lost a loved one, are facing a terminal illness, or are simply curious about what happens when we pass from life to death, More Glimpses of Heaven offers you an even deeper insight into God's plan for our lives every day.

Trudy Harris, RN, was a Hospice nurse for more than 22 years and former president of the Hospice Foundation for Caring. During those years she was responsible for all public relations, marketing, fund raising and development, raising more than 45 million dollars for her local Hospice program.

Trudy's first book, " Glimpses of Heaven " has sold over 300,000 copies and is currently published in 9 languages. She remains active in connecting the needs of terminally ill and dying patients in her community with the Hospice program she knows can best meet their needs.  Her latest book, " More Glimpses of Heaven " was published in November 2010 and is already enjoying a wide readership.

She and her husband live in Jacksonville, Florida and enjoy the love and friendship of their 4 sons and 7 grandchildren.

Find Trudy's books at www.glimpsesofheavenbook.com

Caitlin McCleary Horn and Jason Strickland join us from TroopSwap

Founded by two Army Rangers, the company developed technology to validate military affiliation online in order to empower brands to honor military service through online discounts without fear of fraud. The site has attracted over 80,000 users in five markets since commencing operations in May 2011.

Caitlin McCleary Horn is a proud military spouse to an active duty US Naval Aviator as well as the Director of Sales for TroopSwap.com. As the first female (and 4th overall) employee of the company, Caitlin has seen the startup through each stage of the company's life cycle and, in

turn, has had the incredible opportunity to work hand in hand with each of the 12 military spouses and veterans on the ground in each of the local markets as they work to build relationships with local and national military-friendly businesses.

Caitlin graduated from the College of Charleston in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and Legal Studies. Prior to coming on board at TroopSwap, Caitlin resided in the DC area and garnered professional experience working for top corporate law firm Cooley LLP as a Business Development Associate as well as with Deloitte & Touche, LLP's Audit and Enterprise Risk Services sector.

Caitlin currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA with her husband, LT Ben "Ex-Lax" Horn, and their two year old yellow labrador, Hampton :)

Jason Strickland is a Partner Development Executive for TroopSwap and a retired U.S. Army Officer.  He's been married for nearly 20 years and has twins that are seven years old.

  Based in Colorado Springs, Jason recently launched the first new market for TroopSwap since 2011.  He's grown the membership base in Colorado from just over 300 in May 2012, to over 2,000 in March 2013.  He's listed over 50 businesses offering either a TroopSwap discount or daily deal.

Jason graduated with a BA in Government (International Relations) from California State University, Sacramento, in 1991, where he was also a Distinguished Military Graduate.  He later earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Florida in 2003.  

Jason served as a Military Intelligence Officer during his career in the U.S. Army and had several deployments to the Middle East for Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He earned the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star during his service.  He commanded a unit of over 125 Soldiers during a humanitarian assistance mission in Central America in the late 90s.  He has also written five articles for various Department of Defense journals / periodicals highlighting geospatial intelligence, critical infrastructure protection, and force protection issues.

Jason also serves with his wife as a Director of Awana within his church and he helps facilitate mentorship programs at the Center of Leadership and Character Development at the United States Air Force Academy.

For more information, visit www.troopswap.com.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes author Leland Shanle, Project Seven Alpha; Drs. Kelly and Pat Bulkeley - Nightmares of Childhood, and Sue Lynch of There and Back Again April 22

An accomplished writer in both fiction and non-fiction; nominated by the MWSA for Historical Fiction 2012, Leland Shanle has also written screenplays for major motion pictures as well as television.  He is a member of The Society of Authors in the United Kingdom and the Military Writers Association in the United States.

Project Seven Alpha, is his first novel in a Trilogy set in WWII. Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal is the second. End Game in the Pacific, the third, is scheduled for release in late 2012. Leland has also been an aviation/military technical adviser on 5 major motion pictures (Pearl Harbor, Behind Enemy Lines, xXx, The Day After Tomorrow and Stealth). His production company, Broken Wing LLC, is featured in an intense documentary for Discovery (Plane Crash).

A rare author that has actually lived the passion he writes about; Leland is a retired Naval Aviator and Test Pilot who continues to fly with American Airlines and as an active Test Pilot. He also flies for fun with his 4 kids, in his 1967 Beech-Craft Musketeer.

Leland was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. He attended Chaminade College Prep Class of 1977. After High School he joined Naval ROTC at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Upon graduation in December of 1981, he was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy.  A month later he married Laura L Cantrell and they set out on their Navy adventure together.

For more information visit www.project7alpha.com.

There & Back Again is a non-profit reintegration program offered at no cost to veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of their combat service abroad, many veterans return home with a myriad of complex emotional issues, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). TABA offers a structured program of yoga, meditation and alternative approaches to healing the whole body to help veterans transition back to their lives stateside.

Our objective is teach veterans how to use breath awareness, meditation and yoga to manage their symptoms of PTSD, to improve their relationships with loved ones, to begin to fully participate in their lives, and to give back to their fellow veterans through TABA's Train the Trainer program. TABA is comprised of respected professionals who are dedicated to the healing of our military men and women, and our program is based on both the latest research on the benefits of alternative therapies and staff and advisory board members' personal successes managing symptoms of PTSD.  For more information, visit www.thereandback-again.org.

Executive Director Sue Lynch is an attorney and an officer in the Judge Advocate General Corp in the US Army Reserve.  A veteran herself having served in the Gulf War and in Kosovo, Sue found practicing yoga to be instrumental in recovering from PTSD, became a certified yoga instructor and has since opened her own yoga practice in Charlestown, MA where she also offers Train The Trainer programs for There And Back Again.  Based on her personal experience, Sue is passionate about offering a comprehensive approach to healing to her fellow veterans now, not 10 years from now, so that they too can find relief. Sue works with the Veterans Administration, Vet Centers, Yellow Ribbon Program, Warrior Transition Program and Department of Veteran Services to educate and train staff and veterans on techniques to facilitate self-care. Being in charge of our own healing paves our journey back to ourselves.

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., is a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He earned a doctorate in Religion and Psychological Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from Stanford University. A former President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and a Senior Editor of the APA journal Dreaming, he has written and edited several books on dream research. His recent works include Dreaming in the World's Religions: A Comparative History (New York University Press, 2008), American Dreamers: What Dreams Tell Us about the Political Psychology of Conservatives, Liberals, and Everyone Else (Beacon Press, 2008), and Dreaming in the Classroom: Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education (SUNY Press, 2011). He is the director of the Sleep and Dream Database (SDDb), a digital archive and search engine designed to facilitate empirical dream research.

Patricia M. Bulkley, D.Min., is a former Interfaith Spiritual Services Director at Hospice of Marin and teacher in the Pastoral Counseling Program of San Francisco Theological Seminary. She earned her doctorate of ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. Together with her son Kelly she is co-author of the book "Dreaming Beyond Death: A Guide To Pre-Death Dreams and Visions" (Beacon Press, 2006).

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd Welcome Frank Amalfitano of United Veterans Beacon House

Began by the efforts of a group of philanthropic Vietnam Veterans, one residence was opened in 1994. UVBH is proud to say we now operate and support 24 locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties (23 for housing and 1 for our headquarters) and provide services to over 185 men, women and children on any given day. Primarily, UVBH was formed to work with the homeless veteran population of the Tri State area and continues to do so; we work with veterans who come to us with physical disabilities, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, mental health issues and/or alcohol addiction. Many years ago we expanded our efforts to include assisting the non-veteran population and the issues they face, including homelessness, drug and/or alcohol addiction and job skill/readiness development.

UVBH places each person or family that comes to us in the home and program that best supports their needs. Along with a safe and structured living environment we provide our residents with a host of supportive services, including Case Management, transportation for medical visits and appointments, education and job placement programs and services as well as coordination of all mental and emotional counseling. We also connect our residents with entitlements.

Of our 23 housing locations, 9 homes are for veterans only, one of which is dedicated to female veterans and one of which is dedicated to Frail & Elderly. Our non-veteran housing includes 2 Congregate Emergency Shelters for homeless families and one home for non-veteran females in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction. Beyond those, we support 4 homes that house both veteran and non-veteran males and 8 apartments which serve as permanent residences to both populations.

Our efforts reach beyond those that reside with us. We assist Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn returning veterans and their families through a job assistance and placement program called Military and Family Assistance Project. In addition we assist those in our community who are in need by providing vouchers they can use in our Thrift Store and Food Pantry, which are both located at our headquarters.

Within UVBH a community spirit among residents and staff is established. Many of our staff are former residents. Every aspect of life is given attention and residents are provided every opportunity to develop the necessary coping skills for successful return to independent living. With an 85% success rate and an extremely low rated of recidivism, UVBH offers all who come to us an excellent chance of overcoming the dire circumstances which brought them in.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes author Janet Rebhan, Brenda Garth of Semper Fi Sisters, and Danny Dubose of Visalus

Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes author Janet Rebhan, Brenda Garth of Semper Fi Sisters, and Danny Dubose of Visalus, April 1, 2013 at 2 pm eastern, 5 pm pacific.

Janet Rebhan was born and raised in a west Texas oil and military town, where she also volunteered one summer at the local Veterans Administration hospital. When she was sixteen, her family moved to Los Angeles, where she studied creative writing at UCLA and Moorpark College. She currently resides in Agoura Hills, California. Finding Tranquility Base is her first novel.

You can learn more about Janet Rebhan at www.janetrebhan.com

BrendaGarth is President and Co-Founder of Semper Fi Sisters, a non-profit organization serving women who stand beside and behind our men and women in the uniforms that serve our nation.  Brenda is also President of Forgotten Coast Warrior Weekend, a non-profit honoring combat injured war heroes annually in Gulf County.  Both are 100% volunteer based organizations.

An always faithful sisterhood, open to women who have a family member who has served or is serving in ALL BRANCHES of the U. S. Armed Forces. We offer support to each other and military family members as well as to individuals that are active duty or having served or are now a veteran. Our goal is to promote and provide moral support, assistance and empowerment by promoting communication, exchange of information and resources to help one another and individual military members and veterans.

Annually each October we host a Semper Fi Sisters Beach Blast in Gulf Country, FL for our female members. We offer seminars that are educational in nature and support materials. Registration & donations are made by attendees and we receive public donations for shipping the "boxes of love from the home front" care/comfort packages plus purchasing items not received as a contribution to this program. In 2009 our first year, we shipped 36 boxes, in 2010 we packed over 300 boxes & 2011 over 700 and expect to exceed over 1000 boxes this year (Oct 17-21, 2012).

For more information visit www.semperfisisters.com
 

Shelly Sellers and Danny Dubose represent Body by Vi current 90 days Challenge. This program promotes:

Life: A community, building quality relationships and creating memorable experiences.
Health: A platform, combining the right products, programs and support for lasting personal transformation.

Prosperity: A path, delivering freedom and financial independence through the value we bring to others, while doing our part to give back.


Robin Body and Sandra Beck have not been paid to promote this program, nor have they received any incentives for this segment. Military Mom Talk Radio brings this program to the public for informational purposes only.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes authors Mike Guardia,

Military Mom Talk Radio, hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome authors Mike Guardia, "Shadow Commander", Barbara Allen, "Front Toward Enemy", and vitality coach Auturm Arnold, Monday March 25th, 5 pm eastern, 2 pm pacific.

Mike Guardia, author Shadow Commander

Amidst the chaos of the American defeat on Bataan in April 1942, Army Captain Donald D. Blackburn escaped to the jungles of North Luzon, raising a remarkably effective guerrilla regiment known as "Blackburn's Headhunters." Blackburn's World War II exploits were but the first in a storied life that took him to the highest echelons of the U.S. military.  Shadow Commander follows Blackburn from World War II to his days as a one of the pivotal figures in the development of America's Special Forces.

Following World War II, Blackburn played a key role in initiating Special Forces operations in Southeast Asia, taking command of the highly classified Studies and Observations Group (SOG), which targeted Communist incursions along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. In the wake of the CIA's disastrous Leaping Lena reconnaissance program, Blackburn revitalized Special Operations in Vietnam, and later conducted full-scale operations against the NVA and Viet Cong infiltrating the south via Laos.  Following his return to the U.S., Blackburn was appointed "Special Assistant for Counterinsurgency and Special Activities," where he was the architect of the Son Tay Prison Raid, the largest Special Forces operation of the Vietnam War.

Mike Guardia is an Armor Officer in the United States Army.  He holds a BA and MA in American History from the University of Houston.  As an author, his interests include the history of guerrilla warfare, armored warfare, and World War II in the Pacific.  He is the author of the critically-acclaimed book American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann by Casemate Publishers, and the forthcoming US Army and Marine Corps MRAPs, scheduled for release this November from Osprey Publishing.  He is currently stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Barbara Allen - author Front Toward Enemy

Barbara Allen is the widow of 1LT Louis Allen, who was killed in Iraq in June of 2005. Her award-winning book, "Front Toward Enemy" chronicles the personal and factual accounts of her husband's murder at the hands of a fellow soldier, and the subsequent acquittal of his killer. How can American soldiers be at risk among their fellow soldiers? How could these murders have been prevented, and how could this government allow a killer to go free?
Front Toward Enemy is the personal and factual account behind the scenes of a case that is to the military judicial system what the O.J. Simpson case is to the civilian judicial system.

Barbara is currently at work on her second book, expected to be published in 2014. In addition to her work as an author and a freelance writer, Barbara is co-founder of Bold Biographies, a business dedicated to writing personal biographies for her clients to pass down in their families.

Barbara received a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University, and actively reaches out to other families grappling with the military judicial system. She continues to pursue the Purple Heart for her husband, as the government has thus far refused to classify Lou's death as "Hostile."  She resides in NY with her four boys.

Autumn Arnold - vitality coach

Autumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great improvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  Driven by the immediate benefit to basic modifications to her daily lifestyle and eating habits, Autumn is challenging others to move forward to better health.

Autumn is helping us find the healthy approach to the new year and how we can set realistic goals for ourselves and our families.  She feels empowered to change lives with health and wants you to be empowered, too!!

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Jody Bremer, Author Michael Moffett, and Carol Howard-Johnson

Dr. Jody Bremer, family therapist, visits again to continue her discussion about being comfortable seeking out a therapist, the benefits of visiting a therapist, and why it may be the best choice for you!

Today we will address managing relationships and how to keep those bonds strong during stress, separation, or even after reintegration. 

Jody appreciates all she has in life: "I have experienced a vast array of life's challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master's Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school.

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com

A native Granite Stater, Michael Moffett has taught history and management courses on the high school, community college, and university levels. Moffett also served on active duty with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment from 1983-85. He returned to active duty in 1990 as commanding officer for the Marine Reserve Detachment out of Topsham, Maine, later designated as A-Company of the 1st Battalion, 25th Marines. Captain Moffett led these Marines to the Persian Gulf where they were attached to the 1st Marine Division for Operation Desert Storm and the liberation of Kuwait. Lt Col Moffett again returned to active duty after the 9/11 attacks, serving on General Tommy Franks' Operations Staff at Central Command.

Lt Col Moffett later served as Director of the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program's (MECEP) Prep School from 2003-2008. He joined Marine Corps University's History Division in 2008, where he co-authored a monograph on the history of the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center with Major General Orlo Steele (USMC, retired). In January 2010, LtCol Moffett received one-year orders to serve as a field historian in Afghanistan. After retiring from the Marine Corps Reserve in 2011, Professor Moffett returned to Concord, N.H., where he teaches at the New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI-Concord) and writes a column for the Weirs Times (www.weirs.com).

In 2012 Warriors Publishing Group published the critically-acclaimed "FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor's Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back," co-authored by Professor Moffett and Fahim Fazli, an interpreter Moffett met in Afghanistan. The book received the Gold Medal  for "Best Military Biography" from the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) on Sept. 29, 2012.

Born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, Fahim Fazli enjoyed a relatively privileged childhood until the Russians invaded his country. As a young adult he supported the resistance and when he and his family got the opportunity they fled first to Pakistan and then eventually to the United States (in 1985). Forced to support his family, Fahim was not able to pursue his passion of acting right away.  Eventually, though, he found work as a Hollywood  extra in 1987. Sixteen years later he finally earned a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card which positioned him for speaking roles.  Since 2003 Fahim has appeared in numerous movie and television productions, and has also served as a cultural/technical advisor for several movie productions. Most recently, he played an Iranian militant in Ben Affleck's film "Argo," which was released on Oct. 12.  Fahim currently lives in Orange County, California, and continues his work in television and movies. His memoir, Fahim Speaks, was released in March of 2012.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson's first novel, This Is the Place, won eight awards. Her second book, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, creative nonfiction, won three. An instructor for UCLA Extension's world-renown Writers' Program, her book The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't is recommended reading for her classes, was named USA Book News' Best Professional Book, and was given the Irwin Award. Her second book in the How To Do It Frugally series for writers is The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. It won USA Book News and Reader Views Literary Awards and the campaign for it won New Generations Marketing Award. Her chapbook of poetry Tracings, was named to the Compulsive Reader's Ten Best Reads list and was given the Military Writers' Society of America's Silver Award of Excellence. She is also the author of a series of chapbooks in the Celebration Series. They were coauthored with Magdalena Ball and include Cherished Pulse, Imagining the Future and She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Motherhood. She is the recipient of the California Legislature's Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award; her community's Character and Ethics Committee awarded her work promoting tolerance with her writing. She was also named to Pasadena Weekly's list of 14 "San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen." She blogs at Writer's Digest 101 Best Website pick, www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Suzanne Phillips, psychologist, and veteran correspondent Stephen Boyd

Tune in to Military Mom Talk Radio Monday, March 4th at 5 pm eastern, 2 pm pacific as they welcome Dr. Suzanne Phillips and Stephen Boyd.

Suzanne B. Phillips, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and Postdoctoral Faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couple s, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, etc.

This week we'll take a look at Just How Much We Worry - Strategies for Winding it Down.  We all worry, we all have stress.  Suzanne helps us face it, identify it, and keep from being overwhelmed by it.

Suzanne is author of three books and over twenty articles.  Most recently she co-authored, Healing Together: A Couple's Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV as well as Radio.  She blogs weekly on Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples) and Healthywomen.com. Her blogs have also appeared on Huffington Press and PBS This Emotional Life. In 2012 She was chosen as Psychologist of the Year for the Suffolk County Psychological Association. She has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons.

StevePromoStephen Boyd served on active duty in the US Army from 1967 to 1970. He served in Korea in 1968 and Viet Nam from 1969 to 1970.  He has numerous awards and decorations for his military service.

Steve received his Associates degree in Biology , recently returned to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in 2007 and currently is finalizing his PMP certification. You're never too old for education, he says.

His new experience dealing with the VA came about because of a layoff in 2010. Being without medical coverage, Steve's wife prompted him into investigating the benefits the VA could offer. What a pleasant surprise he had in discovering a wealth of support at the Manchester, NH VA facility.

He will be featured on Military Mom Talk Radio periodically to discuss veteran resources and VA benefits.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Blythe Lipman, Baby and Toddler Instructions, and Melissa Bowersock, author "Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan"

Blythe Lipman, author, publisher, teacher, caregiver, consultant, keynote, blogger and baby and toddler expert,  is the owner and CEO of Baby Instructions in Scottsdale, Arizona.   Blythe has 25+ years of experience in the field and cared for over 1000 babies. She has helped new and expectant parents gain the confidence they need to enjoy and care for their little miracles.  There are hundreds of "tips and tricks" to get baby to do what you want - tips you've never thought of in  Blythe's book, "More Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions!" - a collection of the be st and easiest tips ever!  The book is designed for your "Help!" emergencies. It's fast and easy!

Blythe is also host of Baby and Toddler Instructions on Toginet.com, every Wednesday at 11 a.m. eastern.

Visit www.babyinstructions.com for more info.

Marcia Gates was an Army nurse and prisoner of war during World War II. As an "Angel of Bataan," she spent three years in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines. This is her award-winning story, told through her own words and the newspaper clippings, photos and letters collected by her mother. Author Melissa Bowersock is the niece of Marcia Gates.

Melissa Bowersock is an eclectic writer who turns her hand to any kind of story that moves her, be it contemporary, western, fantasy, romance, action/adventure, biography, satire or spiritual. To date she has published 9 novels and 1 biography. She thrives in the Sonoran desert of Southern Arizona with her husband and an Airedale terrier. She is also a certified hypnotherapist.

Learn more about Melissa and Marcia Gates at www.newmoonrising.net.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Kevin Hull, clinical counselor, Linda Jefferson, GoArmyHomes, and Autumn Arnold, fitness coach

Dr. Kevin Hull, PH.D. Clinical Counseling, is the founder of Hull & Associates, P.A., a private practice specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families. Hull background includes 8 years working in community mental health and teaching at Webster University's Masters of Counseling Lakeland Campus, Liberty University Online. He is the author of Computer/Video Games as a Play Therapy Tool in Reducing Emotional Disturbances in Children, Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome: Helping Children and Adolescents Connect, Grow, and Heal through the Art of Play, and  Bridge Building: Creating Connection and Relationships between Parents and Children/Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum.

Hull enjoys a good game of golf, playing the piano, playing basketball, reading, and most importantly spending time with wife Wendy and their four children.


Linda Jefferson created a national network of GoArmyHomes Websites to help military families through the rigors of finding housing when relocating to a new Duty Station. As a seasoned REALTOR®, Linda knows from a very personal level, the pressures and problems facing our soldiers and their families, especially when it comes to finding immediate, affordable and comfortable housing.  GoArmyHomes family of housing professionals are waiting to provide immediate experience, knowledge and solid support. GoArmyHomes will soon launch the GoArmyHomes Cookbook filled with wonderful family recipies and personal stories of fellow military families.  Linda is an author, writes a regular blog for GoArmyHomes, and is a military mom whose son Kyle is serving in the US Army.

Linda Jefferson and her team at Century 21 Prime are specialists in Lawton, OK real estate service, they know the best homes for sale in Lawton, OK and they offer Army friendly support to families relocating to Fort Sill. When you are making a PCS move to Fort Sill, OK, you will find that her team knows that when a family member enlists in the military, the entire family joins - and when you are ready to move, her team is proud to serve.


Autumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great improvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  Driven by the immediate benefit to basic modifications to her daily lifestyle and eating habits, Autumn is challinging others to move forward to better health.

Autumn is helping us find the healthy approach to the new year and how we can set realistic goals for ourselves and our families.  She feels empowered to change lives with health and wants you to be empowered, too!!

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Suzy Manning of Sizzzl.com, Lisa Detres, women of faith, and Lori Bell of NAMMAS.org

Suzy Manning has lived into her description at birth from her parents - "tiny, but mighty". For over 30 years, she has dedicated her life to transforming women's lives. She believes that life is a journey of personal evolution. Every day we have choice to ask powerful questions to overcome limiting beliefs to create the life we deserve. When a woman pursues her passion, she becomes ageless. Abundance flows into her life as creativity, happiness, relationships, optimal health, and financial freedom!

She has inspired women to feel good in their bodies with her own fitness program. She has facilitated seminars and retreats for women to renew, to re-energize, and to reward themselves for their uniqueness. Her articles on women's wisdom have appeared in Healing Garden Journal and phenomeNEWS. Wise Women - Circle of Wisdom is her international selling inspirational gift book.

Suzy holds a Masters degree in Agency Counseling from Siena Heights University. Continual immersion in her own self-growth and evolution allows her to connect with others with authenticity and impeccability. Her studies have included shamanism, reiki, massage, enlightened warrior training, train the trainer, millionaire mind intensive, investment and business building, and 4T prosperity. Her motivation comes from her own life's challenges and realization that all of our stories overlap.

Her personal intent is to empower women to own their magnificence, to ignite their dreams, and to illuminate their beauty, power, wisdom, and leadership in their Sizzzl years of 50+. There is powerful energy at a cellular level in women as we embrace our 60′s, 70′s, and 80′s. It is not a time to be invisible, but a time to be seen and heard. We are the change agents.

Lisa Detres is a pastor's wife, writer, and mother of four children who works as an author in Oregon. Her oldest son, Augustin, is currently serving in the Army and is stationed at Fort Drum, New York.

Lisa grew up in Denver, Colorado and followed her dreams of working in the garment industry to California. It is there where she met her husband, Al and earned a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design. She worked in the garment industry for several years and then went into business for herself so she could spend more time with her family. She earned an MBA while caring for her family, running her own business and home schooling three of her children.

She is currently writing her first book which deals with helping women get closer to God.

Lori Bell is founder and president of nammas.org (National Association of Military Moms and Spouses), the only network of its kind that brings thousands moms of service members and spouses together in one fun, supportive online community.  Author of the forthcoming book Prosper Where You're Planted: The Military Spouse Guide To Creating the Life You Want With The Military Life You Get,  Lori was recognized and named Military Spouse Magazine's 2010 "Military Spouse of the Year&rdquo ;.  Today, she helps leading brands connect with the influential "military mom market" and provides innovative solutions to increase bottom line profits.  In addition, Lori is a by-name requested motivational speaker and singer.  Called "a remarkable woman" by Lifetime Television Network and having her personal story featured on NBC Nightly News Making A Difference, Lori has appeared in front of more than 20 million people via major media such as CNN, ABC, Fox News, and The Huffington Post.

Learn more about Nammas at www.nammas.org

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

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Jody Bremer, Family Therapist, author LtCol. Michael Moffett, writing coach Carolyn Howard-Johnson
 

Dr. Jody Bremer, family therapist, visits again to continue her discussion about being comfortable seeking out a therapist, the benefits of visiting a therapist, and why it may be the best choice for you!

Today we will address managing relationships and how to keep those bonds strong during stress, separation, or even after reintegration. 

Jody appreciates all she has in life: "I have experienced a vast array of life's challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master's Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school.

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com

A native Granite Stater, Michael Moffett has taught history and management courses on the high school, community college, and university levels. Moffett also served on active duty with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment from 1983-85. He returned to active duty in 1990 as commanding officer for the Marine Reserve Detachment out of Topsham, Maine, later designated as A-Company of the 1st Battalion, 25th Marines. Captain Moffett led these Marines to the Persian Gulf where they were attached to the 1st Marine Division for Operation Desert Storm and the liberation of Kuwait. Lt Col Moffett again returned to active duty after the 9/11 attacks, serving on General Tommy Franks' Operations Staff at Central Command.

Lt Col Moffett later served as Director of the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program's (MECEP) Prep School from 2003-2008. He joined Marine Corps University's History Division in 2008, where he co-authored a monograph on the history of the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center with Major General Orlo Steele (USMC, retired). In January 2010, LtCol Moffett received one-year orders to serve as a field historian in Afghanistan. After retiring from the Marine Corps Reserve in 2011, Professor Moffett returned to Concord, N.H., where he teaches at the New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI-Concord) and writes a column for the Weirs Times (www.weirs.com).

In 2012 Warriors Publishing Group published the critically-acclaimed "FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor's Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back," co-authored by Professor Moffett and Fahim Fazli, an interpreter Moffett met in Afghanistan. The book received the Gold Medal  for "Best Military Biography" from the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) on Sept. 29, 2012.

Born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, Fahim Fazli enjoyed a relatively privileged childhood until the Russians invaded his country. As a young adult he supported the resistance and when he and his family got the opportunity they fled first to Pakistan and then eventually to the United States (in 1985). Forced to support his family, Fahim was not able to pursue his passion of acting right away.  Eventually, though, he found work as a Hollywood  extra in 1987. Sixteen years later he finally earned a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card which positioned him for speaking roles.  Since 2003 Fahim has appeared in numerous movie and television productions, and has also served as a cultural/technical advisor for several movie productions. Most recently, he played an Iranian militant in Ben Affleck's film "Argo," which was released on Oct. 12.  Fahim currently lives in Orange County, California, and continues his work in television and movies. His memoir, Fahim Speaks, was released in March of 2012.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson's first novel, This Is the Place, won eight awards. Her second book, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, creative nonfiction, won three. An instructor for UCLA Extension's world-renown Writers' Program, her book The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't is recommended reading for her classes, was named USA Book News' Best Professional Book, and was given the Irwin Award. Her second book in the How To Do It Frugally series for writers is The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. It won USA Book News and Reader Views Literary Awards and the campaign for it won New Generations Marketing Award. Her chapbook of poetry Tracings, was named to the Compulsive Reader's Ten Best Reads list and was given the Military Writers' Society of America's Silver Award of Excellence. She is also the author of a series of chapbooks in the Celebration Series. They were coauthored with Magdalena Ball and include Cherished Pulse, Imagining the Future and She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Motherhood. She is the recipient of the California Legislature's Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award; her community's Character and Ethics Committee awarded her work promoting tolerance with her writing. She was also named to Pasadena Weekly's list of 14 "San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen." She blogs at Writer's Digest 101 Best Website pick, www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Marcella Stretch of PODS, veteran correspondent Stephen Boyd, and Angela Rehak author of Uncle Sam's Kids Books

Marcella Stretch is the founder of Parents of Deployed Service Members Facebook Support Group also known as PODS. She is a military mom of 2 Veterans and has experienced the deployment of one son in 2009-2010 to Iraq.  As things stand now, she expects to experience another deployment next year to Afghanistan with her other son.

PODS provides support to other Parents going thru the uncertainty of deployment by sharing information that would make their experience a little smoother.   The group is comprised of military parents of deployed service members dealing with first, second or even third deployments. This group was created on Facebook September 26, 2009  and has grown to over 1,500 members.

This group is open to all parents, grandparents, god-parents, step-parents, mothers/fathers-in-law, and surrogate parents of deployed service-members of ALL branches of service.

They not only support our troops by sending them care packages and birthday cards, they are also a strong support to each other.

For more information, search Parents of Deployed Service Members on Facebook.

StevePromoStephen Boyd served on active duty in the US Army from 1967 to 1970. He served in Korea in 1968 and Viet Nam from 1969 to 1970.  He has numerous awards and decorations for his military service.

Steve received his Associates degree in Biology , recently returned to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in 2007 and currently is finalizing his PMP certification. You're never too old for education, he says.
His new experience dealing with the VA came about because of a layoff in 2010. Being without medical coverage, Steve's wife prompted him into investigating the benefits the VA could offer. What a pleasant surprise he had in discovering a wealth of support at the Manchester, NH VA facility.
He will be featured on Military Mom Talk Radio periodically to discuss veteran resources and VA benefits.

angelaAngela Rehak, MS. Ed is an Instructor at the United States Military Academy and teaches in the Center for Enhanced Performance  and has taught for the Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership.  She holds an advanced degree in Psychology (CSUSM) and Educational Leadership (Troy State), as well as a New Jersey, Principal certification K-12.  At the academy Angela has created innovative classes in instruction in General Psychology applicable to military families by using scientific theories and principles taught at West Point.

Currently she is using those theories to develop future leaders for admission to the prestigious West Point.

She works collaboratively with other United States Military Academy departments and the Department of the Army, US Army Community and Family Support Center, US Army General Library, DODEA, and Family Readiness Groups and Support Services in all branches of the military to address the specific challenges children experience when a parent deploys or transitions in support of the GWOT.

Prior to her position at the military academy, Angela served as a Faculty member and an Academic Advisor at Ocean County College. Ms. Rehak bridged the gap between the civilian community and the military by incorporating her experiences as a dependent and an educator into classes in general psychology and education to include classes that dealt the "exceptional child" as well as those with "special needs."   She has also taught at the Department of Defense Schools in Okinawa, Japan working closely with locals and Japanese nationals, served as the Director of Private Industry Council, and the Tech Prep Consortium in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Angela has written two children's books, ‘Uncle Sam's Kids in When Duty Calls' and ‘Uncle Sam's Kids in Moving Again Mom' which have been featured in military publications as well as national and local networks to include a recommendation by Former First Lady Laura Bush, on Meet The Press. At the Senior Leaders Forum in Bad Kissingen, Germany Ms. Rehak presented "Resilience in Children and How to Build it into Units."At the APA DIV 21, Division 19 and HFEA Angela was a Chairman at the Annual Symposium on Applied Experimental  Research for the panel " Distributed Cognition Teams, Technology, Family and the Individual: Soldier Deployment Issues: Diverse Perspectives." Ms. Rehak has also presented" Teaching  Emotional Resilience" at the 31st Annual National Institute on Teaching, and the Psychological Stages of Deployment at the Pryluck Distinguished Lecture series Recently ‘Uncle Sam's Kids Moving Again Mom' has been featured on  the First Lady of the Marine Corp's Recommended Reading List.

She resides on campus at West Point during the week and down the Jersey Shore on weekends.  For more information about Angela's books, visit www.booksformilitarykids.com.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Suzanne Phillips and Luhse Tea owners Mindy Ferris and Brittney Wholihan

Suzanne B. Phillips, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and Postdoctoral Faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couple s, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, etc.

This week we'll take a look at 'Emotional Challenges of the Sandwich Generation' in light of deployment when there is a single parent dealing with children.  There is a mixed blessing of needing to depend on parents for the care of your children as well as the complicated aspects of that period of time.  

Suzanne is author of three books and over twenty articles.  Most recently she co-authored, Healing Together: A Couple's Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV as well as Radio.  She blogs weekly on Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples) and Healthywomen.com. Her blogs have also appeared on Huffington Press and PBS This Emotional Life. In 2012 She was chosen as Psychologist of the Year for the Suffolk County Psychological Association. She has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons.


"Life's toiling, the water's boiling, drink more tea!"

Luhse Tea is an online tea company established by a  mother-daughter team who have begun the tea bag prohibition. Mother Mindy Ferris being married to a soldier and daughter Brittney Wholihan growing up a military brat, they have traveled the world. For them, part of experiencing cultural differences has been to partake in each country's imbibing of tea.  It is their favorite drink.

After years of country hopping, they are now in a permanent location and felt it was time to take tea to a whole new level. When you are passionate about something, work is a pleasure.

Currently Luhse Tea is solely ecommerce, selling loose leaf tea and a special spice blend. Mindy and Brittany also publish weekly recipes for cooking that are really quick to make. Their website has just begun selling their own branded accessories for tea.

Mindy and Brittany are always learning and interested in hearing about tea. They encourage you to share your stories, pictures, and comments! Luhse Tea's vision is to grow through their consumers' feedback.

For more information visit www.LuhseTea.com

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Donna Lyons and Nancy Negron, 12 Army Wives Give The Best Advice They Never Got, and fitness coach Autumn Arnold

12 Army Wives Give the Best Advice They Never Got is truly an unprecedented look into the lives of 12 real Army wives, including the wives of generals, wounded warriors, dual Army career families and isolated moms. Unlike the popular TV show, this groundbreaking book opens the often closed door of Army life with stories, and advice earned the hard way - through real life experience. Thousands of Army wives - and the families who love them - are eagerly awaiting this new "instruction manual" that offers advice about topics as varied as what to do when tragedy strikes, adjusting to being a mom, raising children alone and blending families. This book will inform, entertain and connect A rmy wives across the country.

Author Donna Lyons is a military news journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. Donna has published articles in Military News, Defense News, Veterans Affairs, Military Communities, Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs, Law Enforcement, WWII Veterans, Female Service Members and International Military Travel, along with two weekly columns for Examiner.com. Her writing has concentrated on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, highlighting the positive aspects of individuals, projects and programs that benefit our military, veterans, wounded warriors and their families. She offers a nonparti san and inspiring journalistic view, working in tandem with numerous veterans and military organizations. Donna has three adult children-Brooke, Britt and Nick-and a grandson, Sean Riley; they are a very proud military family.

Nancy Negron is one of the Army wives whose story is featured in 12 Army Wives.  Nancy was born into a large family in Puerto Rico and just after she joined the military at age seventeen, she started college and joined ROTC where she first met First Lieutenant Carlos J. Diaz Santiago.  They were married just after he was commissioned as second lieutenant.

Having a marriage with dual military careers was very difficult. Communication was highly important.  The fact that Nancy and Carlos made every effort to communicate and stay connected could possibly be the one element of strength Nancy would have to hold onto when she received the visit that no Army wife ever is prepared for.

For more information, visit http://armywives.nowyoutellmebooks.com/


Autumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great imporvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  But the best part, she says, is that she has lost 33 pounds and gone from a size 20 to a size 14 and still going.  

Autumn is helping us find the healthy approach to the new year and how we can set realistic goals for ourselves and our families.  She feels empowered to change lives with health and wants you to be empowered, too!!

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Author Carol Stratton, DC Women's Theater Group Director Star Johnson, and Dwight Zimmerman of MWSA

After 22 moves with husband and four children, author Carol Stratton understands why moving is number three on the list of life stressors. During a move, an invisible spatula comes into your life, flips your entire household upside down and you are left in a new home, sorting out the mess. Children miss their friends and tell you how you’ve ruined their lives. Dog runs away, neighbor comes over to inform the moving van is parked too near to their driveway and you can’t use your debit card from the new bank. Welcome to relocation.

As a reluctant relocation expert she’s developed a passion to help newcomers. For four years she’s written a blog about moving and adjusting to a new community. Her forty-day devotional book from real life helps women cope with finding new friends, adjusting to a new neighborhood, and home. She shares how a move may be a call on one’s life to be a light in a new community. It makes an excellent for anyone in the military, newcomers in your church or anyone looking for community.

For more about Carol, visit www.ChangingZipCodes.com
 
Star Johnson is the director and co-writer of DC Women's Theatre Group's Lost Letters: From the Frontline to the Homefront. She has worked on several DCWTG productions, including Burning Her Name, The Vagina Monologues and the original installment of Lost Letters in 2011.
 
The inspiration for this piece started out as a desire to bring much needed light to an area that greatly affects women but does not have much focus in a large forum.  In order to clearly illustrate the conflicts and issues that women face, the writers decided to focus on female veterans in particular.  To show the highs and lows of these experiences, many different situations are presented in the play where women would deal with some sort of inner turmoil or physical conflict.

With its focus on the military, this production highlights the struggles, hopes, and unique journeys of female veterans and their families as they recount their experiences in the armed forces.  Throughout the play, we take the time to meet these remarkable characters, sharing in their good and bad experiences on the frontline and back on the homefront as they are forced to face situations they never expected.

Star is a graduate of The George Washington University and currently works for an affordable housing association in Washington, DC.
 
Keep in touch withStar and DCWTG at dcwtg.tumblr.com.

Dwight Jon Zimmerman is a bestselling and award-winning author, radio show host, producer, and president of the Military Writers Society of America and a member of the Western Writers of America.  His most recent publication, Lincoln's Last Days, co-authored with Bill O'Reilly, is a young adult adaptation of O'Reilly's bestselling Killing Lincoln continues as a #1 NY Times bestseller.

Zimmerman is a host of the Veterans Radio program "At Ease." The program airs Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Eastern time and can be listened to on the Internet at www.veteransradio.net. 

We look forward to Dwight's visits with us on Military Mom Talk Radio in 2013 as he presents a series to inspire and encourage all whose stories have yet to be told. 

For more information about the Military Writers' Society of America, visit www.mwsadispatches.com

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  1. Carol G. Stratton says: Comment Thank you for allowing me to be a guest on your show. I hope my book, Changing Zip Codes will encourage many military moms who find themselves packing up for another relocation. I enjoyed both Sandra and Robyn... so professional and welcoming

    Posted on: 01-07-2013 @ 9:58 pm EST


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Linda Maloney, one of the first women in U.S. history to join a combat military flying squadron, is a retired military aviator and officer and a recipient of numerous military awards, including the distinguished air medal for combat, awarded for flights flown over Southern Iraq in support of the no-fly zone during her deployment to the Arabian Gulf.

Ms. Maloney recently finished authoring the book Military Fly Moms ~ Sharing Memories, Building Legacies, Inspiring Hope, a biographical collection of the inspiring true stories and photographs of  seventy  women who shared the same two dreams-becoming aviators in the military, and being moms. Military Fly Moms was published by Tannenbaum Publishing on February 28, 2012.

Her affiliations include Girls with Wings (www.girlswithwings.com), Women Military Aviators (www.womenmilitaryaviators.org), Women in Aviation International (http://www.wai.org/), Academy Women Organization (www.academywomen.org), and Military Officers Association of America (http://www.moaa.org/), among others.

For more information, visit www.lindaheidmaloney.com

While teaching in the English Department at Radford University in Virginia, Margaret Brown was given the creative license to develop a unique curriculum for the Honors Program that would focus on one topic for the semester.  For a number of years, her focus was The Vietnam War.  Aided by members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #138, Margaret witnessed a new generation gaining new insight on a war that some may say we are still fighting.

That Time, That Place, That War is an illustrated reference book that sprang from  Margaret Brown's experiences teaching this honors program.  The book is arranged alphabetically from Alpha through Zulu, explaining the general vernacular of the infantrymen during the Vietnam War.  With poetry by the soldiers themselves and photos very personal and unique to those who were there, those who remember, those who might not have shared their story in any other way, Margaret's book is poignant and depicts perspectives not published before.

For more information, visit www.televisionwar.com.

Dwight Jon Zimmerman is a bestselling and award-winning author, radio show host, producer, and president of the Military Writers Society of America and a member of the Western Writers of America.

Zimmerman is the co-author, with Bill O'Reilly, of the New York Times #1 bestselling Lincoln's Last Days, a young adult adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's bestselling Killing LincolnLincoln's Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history-of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's bestselling historical thriller, Killing Lincoln, this book will have young readers-and grown-ups too-hooked on history.

In the spring of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln travels through Washington, D.C., after finally winning America's bloody Civil War. In the midst of celebrations, Lincoln is assassinated at Ford's Theatre by a famous actor named John Wilkes Booth. What follows is a thrilling chase, ending with a fiery shoot-out and swift justice for the perpetrators.

With an unforgettable cast of characters, page-turning action, vivid detail, and art on every spread, Lincoln's Last Days is history that reads like a thriller. This is a very special book, irresistible on its own or as a compelling companion to Killing Lincoln.

http://www.amazon.com/Lincolns-Last-Days-Shocking-Assassination/dp/0805096752

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Adam Stacy of VetQuest and Blogger Gina Sclafani,

VetQuestTM is a one-stop resource of college and post-military career information for transitioning veterans. Built using CollegiateZone's proven systems, the VetQuest system uses a MindSightTM assessment to help veterans discover who they really are, what really motivates them and why. From that foundation of confidence, the VetQuest system provides veterans the best tools available to prepare and go forward into higher education.

CollegiateZone Enterprises, LP, a leader in workforce, college, and career readiness, provides the only one-stop resource for student evaluation, administrative systems management, college and career preparation tools and services, and self-marketing.

Adam Stacy joined CollegiateZone in 2012 with a decade of experience in sales and operational management with various small to medium-sized privately held, entrepreneurial companies. In his most recent position, Adam served on the Operations Management team for BMF Solutions, LLP, a Houston-based fire-protection firm.

In his current position with CollegiateZone, Adam works closely with CollegiateZone investors, management and current customers to develop and grow CollegiateZone's presence in both retail and institutional markets. He also manages CollegiateZone's social-media networks, using them to expand awareness of CollegiateZone and share new products and company news.

Adam has a BA in Economics and a BA in French from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. Adam is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys many hobbies including motorcycling and his kit-car. He currently lives in Houston with his wife.

For more information, visit www.vetquest.us

Gina Sclafani is a Writer and Creative Director in advertising who has worked on major brands such as Downy, Pringles, Kraft, Seagram's, Mars, Hasbro, Panadol as well as the Ad Council.  Gina is also a single mom who has helped over 800 troops.

Gina has no military background and had no involvement until a random event inspired her to adopt a soldier. When she saw the difference she was making for this soldier and his family, she was inspired to do more.

Gina noticed that when she spoke about her soldiers, people felt more connected and would often be moved to take action.  So she started a blog, Gina left the mall to increase the impact.  In it, she shares the good, bad, funny and sometimes heartbreaking things she's learned.  She hopes to inspire others to care, provide information for those who want to put that care into action, and ultimately, help close the divide between military and civilians.

Gina lives in Manhattan with her daughter Sofia who is her greatest joy and biggest helper when it comes to supporting our brave men and women.

For more information, go to ginaleftthemall.com

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Debbie Gregory of VAMBOA, Marcella Stretch of PODS, and fitness coach Autumn Arnold

Military Connection is one of the most comprehensive online directories for military, veterans and their family members. The organization's president, Debbie Gregory, returns to Military Mom Talk Radio to talk about initiatives and resources available to veterans. 

MilitaryConnection.com offers something for everyone, with thousands of pages of resources and information. Some of the areas of focus include employment and job resources, education and Post-9/11 GI Bill information, scholarships, benefits, pay charts, news and more.

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association, VAMBOA, is a non-profit veteran business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. We know that you possess special skills including leadership abilities and a work ethic second to none. Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners are highly qualified to build successful businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation.

"People from the military have wonderful qualities that lend themselves to entrepreneurship," said Debbie Gregory, one of the co-chairs and founders of  VAMBOA. She said veterans and active military personnel who own businesses needed an organization that could help them get information, collaborate with each other, and grow through connections with government agencies and private businesses that want to use their goods and services. 

For more information, visit www.vamboa.org.

For more information about Debbie, visit www.militaryconnection.com

Marcella Stretch is the founder of Parents of Deployed Service Members Facebook Support Group also known as PODS. She is a military mom of 2 Veterans and has experienced the deployment of one son in 2009-2010 to Iraq.  As things stand now, she expects to experience another deployment next year to Afghanistan with her other son.

PODS provides support to other Parents going thru the uncertainty of deployment by sharing information that would make their experience a little smoother.   The group is comprised of military parents of deployed service members dealing with first, second or even third deployments. This group was created on Facebook September 26, 2009  and has grown to over 1,500 members.

This group is open to all parents, grandparents, god-parents, step-parents, mothers/fathers-in-law, and surrogate parents of deployed service-members of ALL branches of service.

They not only support our troops by sending them care packages and birthday cards, they are also a strong support to each other.

For more information, search Parents of Deployed Service Members on Facebook.

Autumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great imporvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  But the best part, she says, is that she has lost 33 pounds and gone from a size 20 to a size 14 and still going.  

As a massage therapist for 10 years, Autumn spent eleven months to plan and open the doors to her own Nutrition Club and has been open for one year six months.  She feels she is changing lives with health and wealth and loving every minute of it!!!

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd Honor America’s Veterans and Welcome Authors Margaret Brown and Dwight Jon Zimmerman, Nov. 12

While teaching in the English Department at Radford University in Virginia, Margaret Brown was given the creative license to develop a unique curriculum for the Honors Program that would focus on one topic for the semester.  For a number of years, her focus was The Vietnam War.  Aided by members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #138, Margaret witnessed a new generation gaining new insight on a war that some may say we are still fighting.

That Time, That Place, That War is an illustrated reference book that sprang from  Margaret Brown's experiences teaching this honors program.  The book is arranged alphabetically from Alpha through Zulu, explaining the general vernacular of the infantrymen during the Vietnam War.  With poetry by the soldiers themselves and photos very personal and unique to those who were there, those who remember, those who might not have shared their story in any other way, Margaret's book is poignant and depicts perspectives not published before.

For more information, visit www.televisionwar.com.

Dwight Jon Zimmerman is a bestselling and award-winning author, radio show host, producer, and president of the Military Writers Society of America and a member of the Western Writers of America.

Zimmerman is the co-author, with Bill O'Reilly, of the New York Times #1 bestselling Lincoln's Last Days, a young adult adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's bestselling Killing Lincoln.  Additionally, among his many published tities, Zimmerman was the researcher for The New York Times Complete History of the Civil War, a critically acclaimed dual biography of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln The Hammer and the Anvil, and through beautifully rendered artwork, The Vietnam War: A Graphic History depicts the course of the war from its initial expansion in the early 1960s through the evacuation of Saigon in 1975, and what transpired at home, from the antiwar movement and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy andMartin Luther King Jr. to the Watergate break-in and the resignation of a president.

Zimmerman has been a guest lecturer at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Naval War College.  He was a producer for the independent film, Trooper, which received the Bronze Remi Award at the 2010 Houston International Film Festival.

Zimmerman began his career in publishing at Marvel Comics, where he held a variety of editorial positions. Among his Marvel comic book writing credits are stories for Spider-Man, The X-Men, and The Hulk, and other superheroes. In 1992, Zimmerman became executive editor of Topps Comics and was responsible for the editorial and art direction of its lines of media tie-in comics including series based on The X-Files, Mars Attacks, Jurassic Park, Zorro, Xena: Warrior Princess and other titles. In addition, Zimmerman was the writer, editor, and art director of Princess Diana the graphic novel biography of Diana, Princess of Wales published by Topps.

Zimmerman is a host of the Veterans Radio program "At Ease." The program airs Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Eastern time and can be listened to on the Internet at www.veteransradio.net,  and we look forward to his visits with us on Military Mom Talk Radio as president of the Military Writers' Society of America.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Sue Pollard, Blue and Gold Star mother from Operation Gratitude, and Debbie Gregory of Military Connection and VAMBOA

Today on Military Mom Talk Radio Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Debbie Gregory of Military Connection to talk about the VOW to Hire Heroes Act, Gary Sinise and his foundation, and an update from the Event at Gold Coast Veterans where host Sandra Beck was a honored guest this past week.

The show will also feature Sue Pollard, both a Gold Star Mom of Spec Justin W. Pollard killed in Iraq and a Blue Star Mom of MASN Cameron M. Pollard honorably discharged. She will also give us an update on Operation Gratitude's annual holiday military care packages.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Sydney Knott Horses4Heroes, Karen Jeffries Veterans Moving Forward, and Dr. Rus Jeffrey of General Sarge

Since 2006, Horses4Heroes, a Las Vegas-based non-profit, has introduced more than 5,000 service men and women to horses and horseback riding, simply because of their sacrifice and service to our country.  Horses4Heroes serves all active duty military personnel, veterans, First Responders and their families.  Their growing national network of 190 kid-friendly, family friendly equestrian facilities in 43 states plus Canada provide affordable (sometimes free) recreational, instructional and health & wellness programs for all ages, all riding levels and all disciplines.   The host facilities provide equestrian programs that emphasize fun and safe activities with horses, mounted and un-mounted for all ages. Participants learn valuable leadership and teamwork skills, make new friends, and develop a lifelong love of horses!   Many of the facilities are equine rescues and others offer free programs to all veterans and their families!

Sydney Knott, Founder/President/Executive Director of Horses4Heroes, Inc. is a Santa Barbara-native.  She grew up on a steady diet of John Wayne movies, "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," and her favorite books were by Marguerite Henry.  Although horses weren't part of her life, they were her passion since she was a little girl.  A public relations professional for the past 30 years, Syd won her industry's highest honor, The Silver Anvil, for a public relations campaign promoting the Resolution Trust Corporation.  In 1999, she fulfilled a lifelong dream to finally own a horse.  Her first horse, like her favorite book, was named Misty!  It was, however, her father's diagnosis of terminal lung cancer, that became the catalyst for the creation of Horses4Heroes, a national non-profit dedicated to providing affordable horseback riding programs to the heroes and their families in our communities.

For more information, visit www.horses4heroes.org

Veterans Moving Forward is committed to transforming the lives of physically and mentally challenged veterans, helping them assimilate into society and lead productive and fulfilling lives.  Veterans Moving Forward has a unique plan to serve this deserving community - to provide "service" dogs to those who have served our country and who are now in need.

Over 750,000 veterans either currently need or could benefit dramatically from having an assistance/service dog to mitigate his/her disability, and this number will grow.   Additionally, strong evidence points to a significant reduction in therapy time, effort and money when dogs are introduced into therapy during recovery and rehabilitation. 

Training an assistance/service dog starting today means the dog will be ready for assignment in about two years.  Veterans Moving Forward trains dogs to the highest possible level (to serve as either a service, facility, therapy or comfort dog) and then assigns it to a veteran based on the dog's aptitude and training and on and the veteran's degree of need at the time of placement or engagement.

Veterans who have partnered successfully with a service dog and recover to greater functionality will be offered an opportunity to work for VMF to serve other veterans in need.

Karen D. Jeffries, president and co-founder of the non-profit Veterans Moving Forward, Inc., is also a management consultant with more than 25 years experience working directly for senior leaders of the federal government and chief executives of commercial corporations in the Washington, DC area. Ms. Jeffries is a retired naval officer and owner of Jeffries Communications Group LLC, a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business (SDVOSB) specializing in marketing, business development and communications

For information on how you can help, visit www.vetsfwd.org


General Sarge "Comforting Military Families One Furry Friend At A Time"

Dr. Rus Jeffrey and his wife Sandra's son, SPC Benjamin Jeffrey, is currently serving in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Lewis, WA as part of 11B Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Battalion. He is currently deployed to Afghanistan.

At the age of 10 they gave Benjamin a Christmas Gift Certificate for Build-A-Bear Workshop. For as long as they can remember Ben has always wanted to join the Army. So, it really came as no surprise that he named his bear Sarge and dressed him in an Army uniform. On his 18th birthday in August 2010 Ben joined the Army as an active duty soldier.

Before heading for Basic Training at Fort Benning, GA they gave Sarge a new uniform. Ben instantly recognized that Sarge was promoted to General Sarge. Dr. Rus started taking daily pictures of things General Sarge was doing each day and it has now grown into an organization that "deploys" Build-A-Bear Workshop teddy bears to military children.

General Sarge's mission has grown beyond the Jeffrey's living room to a website serving hundreds of military families.  Weekly and monthly salutes go out to honor military children, the Gift-A-Bear Campaign including the Fallen Hero Bear and Deployment Bear Mascot programs.  Operation B.E.A.R. recruits individuals, businesses and organizations to Bring Encouragement And Recognition as sponsors.  Additionally, General Sarge's Families First Campaign partners with the Fresh Wind Ministries to help offset the traveling expense to a family member so they are able to attend the graduation of their troop from Basic Training.

For information, visit www.generalsarge.com

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Dr. Suzanne Phillips: Why Couples Disagree About Time, Oct. 8

Suzanne B. Phillips, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and Postdoctoral Faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couples, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, etc.

Today we'll take a look at stress relative to time.  When we can't control time how do we manage energy and stress? Folks are often in deployment cycles waiting (too much time) - while on a day-to-day basis the single parent at home is "out of time." Research from the corporate world invites people to consider - if you can't manage time, manage your energy and stress. Time is finite - energy can be expanded and stress can be reduced. How can we expand energy - how can we help children do the same?  A related and interesting topic is while everyone knows that couples argue about money, kids and sex, a less visible but stressful topic for couples is "Why Couples Disagree About Time."  

Suzanne is author of three books and over twenty articles.  Most recently she co-authored, Healing Together: A Couple's Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV as well as Radio.  She blogs weekly on Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples) and Healthywomen.com. Her blogs have also appeared on Huffington Press and PBS This Emotional Life. In 2012 She was chosen as Psychologist of the Year for the Suffolk County Psychological Association. She has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Lori Bell, Steve Appelbaum, and Joyce Faulkner

Lori Bell is founder and president of nammas.org (National Association of Military Moms and Spouses), the only network of its kind that brings thousands moms of service members and spouses together in one fun, supportive online community.  Author of the forthcoming book Prosper Where You're Planted: The Military Spouse Guide To Creating the Life You Want With The Military Life You Get,  Lori was recognized and named Military Spouse Magazine's 2010 &ldq uo;Military Spouse of the Year".  Today, she helps leading brands connect with the influential "military mom market" and provides innovative solutions to increase bottom line profits.  In addition, Lori is a by-name requested motivational speaker and singer.  Called "a remarkable woman" by Lifetime Television Network and having her personal story featured on NBC Nightly News Making A Difference, Lori has appeared in front of more than 20 million people via major media such as CNN, ABC, Fox News, and The Huffington Post.

Learn more about Nammas at www.nammas.org  


 
Steven Appelbaum has been a professional dog trainer for over 30 years and he is the President and founder of Animal Behavior College (ABC), the largest animal career vocational college of its kind in North America.  ABC offers certification programs for Dog Trainers, Veterinary Assistants, and Pet Groomers and the courses are available in all 50 states and every Canadian province.

Appelbaum always knew that dogs were his passion in life and that someday he would devote his career to working with them. In 1977, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he worked as a Security Specialist and Patrol Dog Handler and trainer. Upon leaving the Air Force, Appelbaum began his journey towards becoming a seasoned expert in dog behavior and training.  He went on to attend numerous conferences, seminars and educational programs to further build on the dog training education he received in the military.

Appelbaum learned that there was a great demand for dog trainers who were in need of a structured education and in 1998 these revelations led him to create Animal Behavior College, where students are making positive, lasting changes in the lives of animals. Much of ABC's success is due to its unique program design which combines an in-home study curriculum with hands-on externship training.

Steve is a devoted "pet parent" to his Bassett Hound Truffles and he is the author of the book The ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training.  He is a lecturer, consultant, and a member of the Love That Dog Hollywood podcast team.

For more info, visit www.animalbehaviorcollege.com

It's the first of the month, and Joyce Faulkner returns this week with another segment of our series, Authors' Corner.  Joyce, past-president of the Military Writers Society of America, published her first article in high school back in 1965.  Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles.  She also wrote columns - "The History of Aerial Applications" for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine "Scribe & Quill."  She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer.

Joyce's series on Military Mom Talk Radio encourages everyone to look for the story inside them... and write it!  Every story is important!

Joyce has been a member of MWSA since 2006 and has served as Secretary and MWSA Webmaster since January of 2008.  Her skills include Management, Project Management, Web Site Design, Writing and Layout.  She volunteered for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for several years and has led various corporate, community and volunteer committees & organizations. Her goal is to help veterans record their piece of history - for themselves, their families, their communities - and our country.

For more information about Joyce and her organization, visit www.mwsadispatches.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Debbie Gregory of VAMBOA, Marcella Stretch of Facebook Group PODS, and fitness and health coach Autumn Arnold

Military Connection is one of the most comprehensive online directories for military, veterans and their family members. The organization's president, Debbie Gregory, returns to Military Mom Talk Radio to talk about initiatives and resources available to veterans. 

MilitaryConnection.com offers something for everyone, with thousands of pages of resources and information. Some of the areas of focus include employment and job resources, education and Post-9/11 GI Bill information, scholarships, benefits, pay charts, news and more.

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association, VAMBOA, is a non-profit veteran business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. We know that you possess special skills including leadership abilities and a work ethic second to none. Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners are highly qualified to build successful businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation.

"People from the military have wonderful qualities that lend themselves to entrepreneurship," said Debbie Gregory, one of the co-chairs and founders of  VAMBOA. She said veterans and active military personnel who own businesses needed an organization that could help them get information, collaborate with each other, and grow through connections with government agencies and private businesses that want to use their goods and services. 

For more information, visit www.vamboa.org.

For more information about Debbie, visit www.militaryconnection.com

Marcella Stretch is the founder of Parents of Deployed Service Members Facebook Support Group also known as PODS. She is a military mom of 2 Veterans and has experienced the deployment of one son in 2009-2010 to Iraq.  As things stand now, she expects to experience another deployment next year to Afghanistan with her other son.

PODS provides support to other Parents going thru the uncertainty of deployment by sharing information that would make their experience a little smoother.   The group is comprised of military parents of deployed service members dealing with first, second or even third deployments. This group was created on Facebook September 26, 2009  and has grown to over 1,500 members.

This group is open to all parents, grandparents, god-parents, step-parents, mothers/fathers-in-law, and surrogate parents of deployed service-members of ALL branches of service.

They not only support our troops by sending them care packages and birthday cards, they are also a strong support to each other.

For more information, search Parents of Deployed Service Members on Facebook.

Autumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great imporvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  But the best part, she says, is that she has lost 33 pounds and gone from a size 20 to a size 14 and still going.  

As a massage therapist for 10 years, Autumn spent eleven months to plan and open the doors to her own Nutrition Club and has been open for one year six months.  She feels she is changing lives with health and wealth and loving every minute of it!!!

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome mentor Norma Stratten, Sue Lynch of There And Back Again, and author Emma Donnelly, Sept. 17

Having a successful career in real estate takes hard work. BALANCING your career with your LIFE is even harder.  Most often, it's just about knowing WHERE to start.   Real Estate for Women by Women is a website with  Real-Life Coaching and Mentoring for Women in Real Estate.

Founder Norma Stratten says, “Don’t do anything that I wouldn’t do.” She means it. This energetic, confident Realtor® has seemingly done it all—achieving success in her life as a wife, mother, friend and neighbor as well as in her business. Now, she is committed to helping you find joy, balance and success in your life through Learn to Dance with Life, her coaching program for women in Real Estate.

In addition to ranking among the top 5% of Realtors nationally, Norma raised a daughter, owns 2 vacation homes and spends a lot of time traveling with her husband, John. She has been able to achieve her business and personal success by determining her core values, setting goals, following a plan of action and reaping the rewards. Thankful for her rich and fulfilling life, Norma is now helping other women change their mindsets and live life to the fullest.

Through her programs, Norma shares the insights that have led to her success.

For more information, visit www.realestateforwomenbywomen.com.

There & Back Again is a non-profit reintegration program offered at no cost to veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of their combat service abroad, many veterans return home with a myriad of complex emotional issues, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). TABA offers a structured program of yoga, meditation and alternative approaches to healing the whole body to help veterans transition back to their lives stateside.

Our objective is teach veterans how to use breath awareness, meditation and yoga to manage their symptoms of PTSD, to improve their relationships with loved ones, to begin to fully participate in their lives, and to give back to their fellow veterans through TABA’s Train the Trainer program. TABA is comprised of respected professionals who are dedicated to the healing of our military men and women, and our program is based on both the latest research on the benefits of alternative therapies and staff and advisory board members’ personal successes managing symptoms of PTSD.  For more information, visit www.thereandback-again.org.

Executive Director Sue Lynch is an attorney and an officer in the Judge Advocate General Corp in the US Army Reserve.  A veteran herself having served in the Gulf War and in Kosovo, Sue found practicing yoga to be instrumental in recovering from PTSD, became a certified yoga instructor and has since opened her own yoga practice in Charlestown, MA where she also offers Train The Trainer programs for There And Back Again.  Based on her personal experience, Sue is passionate about offering a comprehensive approach to healing to her fellow veterans now, not 10 years from now, so that they too can find relief. Sue works with the Veterans Administration, Vet Centers, Yellow Ribbon Program, Warrior Transition Program and Department of Veteran Services to educate and train staff and veterans on techniques to facilitate self-care. Being in charge of our own healing paves our journey back to ourselves.

Visit www.charlestownyoga.com for more information.

The Reminder Book was born in December, 2007, when the author's mother, Dorothy, age 88, was in nursing care for rehabilitation after a prolonged hospital stay. Dorothy had vascular dementia, which caused frequent confusion, excessive worry, and debilitating sadness, especially when her loved ones were absent.

Unable to find a tangible resource that Dorothy could use to help remind, calm and reassure herself when alone or upset, her daughter conceived an idea--- writing a collection of personalized self-help reminders for her mother! That little book soon became Dorothy's "constant companion". It proved to be a wonderful resource for Dorothy, as well as a great collaborative tool for her family, friends, and care-givers.

Dorothy has since passed away, but her legacy, as the inspiration for The Reminder Book, lives on! Now revised and re-written, the book has been published to help others with memory disorders and/or brain injury, and, to promote "peace of mind" --- for them and those they love.

Author Emma (Cormier) Donnelly is originally from Massachusetts. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been a flight attendant for United Airlines since 1979.

Ms. Donnelly has long been a voice for empowering others. Over the years, she has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused/neglected children (Lawrence, MA) and as an advocate for taxpayers/ratepayers (Methuen, MA), which led to candidacies for State Representative and Mayor.

Now living in Hampton, NH, Ms. Donnelly has written and self-published The Reminder Book, her first and only published work. The book is dedicated to her parents, both of whom suffered the challenges of cognitive decline before their passing. It is now being marketed to gift shops, book stores, hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities.

For information and ordering, visit www.thereminderbook.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome business coach Bubba Mills, author Janie DeVos, and Joyce Faulkner of Military Writers Society of America

Corcoran Consulting and Coaching is a real estate broker consulting and coaching company focused on growing your business. Corcoran Consulting and Coaching was founded by Bob Corcoran. Bubba Mills, chief operating officer and managing partner, joined Corcoran in February 2011. 

"Bubba has been instrumental in the growth of our company since he joined us several years ago to head up our REO coaching division and business development," says Bob Corcoran, whose clients include 43 of the Top 250 real estate professionals in the country according to the Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends.

Prior to joining Corcoran Consulting & Coaching, Mills was Bubba was the former REO Operations Manager for Financial Asset Services; and has also held the positions as the High Risk Loss Mitigation Manager for Option One Mortgage, Mergers and Acquisitions for WJ Bradley, Wholesale and Retail Origination for First Magnus/Charter Funding and Pool Sales Departments for four major companies.

Corcoran Consulting & CoachingSM is internationally renown for performance coaching and the implementation of sound business systems into the broker or agent's existing practice.

For more information, visit www.corcorancoaching.com.

Janie  DeVos entered How High Can You Fly?, in a national poetry contest, where it received a third place award.  She was then invited by River Road Press to have the poem made into a children's book, and was paired up with illustrator Renee Rejent from Boston, MA.  Their combined efforts resulted in the hard-cover picture book, How High Can You Fly?, which is now available in major bookstores, and is also found in libraries and schools throughout the United States and abroad.

In 2003, Janie teamed up with Ms. Nancy Marsh, a South Florida art teacher, to create a second hard-cover children's picture book; The Path Winds Home.  Both books grabbed the attention of a New York publisher, East End Publishing, and in 2006 Janie and East End joined forces to began work on her third and best-selling book to date;  Barthello's Wing.  Scholastic Books was interested in including Barthello's Wing in their American and North American Book Fairs, and asked that it be produced in soft-cover.  It was, and to date it has sold over 80,000 copies from its debut in January, 2007.

Janie's stories teach gentle lessons about love, tolerance and acceptance and appreciation of people's differences, and recognizing the special gifts that each one of us possesses.  They vary in age appropriatness for 3-7 yr. olds.  Herby Hoyt and the Tin Can Trees will be coming out next spring; a story about littering and learning to recycle.
 
Additionally her first adult novel, The Wart Buyer, is coming out in 2013.  It is an historical fiction which takes place at the turn of the 20th century in the Blue Ridge Mtns. of North Carolina which is where Janie calls home. 

Learn more about Janie at www.janiedevos.com.

Joyce Faulkner returns this week with another segment of our series, Authors' Corner.  Joyce, president of the Military Writers Society of America, lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She published her first article in high school back in 1965.  Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles.  She also wrote columns - "The History of Aerial Applications" for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine "Scribe & Quill."  She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer.

She has been a member of MWSA since 2006 and has served as Secretary and MWSA Webmaster since January of 2008.  Her skills include Management, Project Management, Web Site Design, Writing and Layout.  She volunteered for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for several years and has led various corporate, community and volunteer committees & organizations. Her goal is to help veterans record their piece of history - for themselves, their families, their communities - and our country.

For more information about Joyce and her organization, visit www.mwsadispatches.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Brenda Garth/Semper Fi Sisters, Marcella Stretch/Parents of Deployed Service Members, and Autumn Arnold/Fitness Coach

Brenda Garth is President and Co-Founder of Semper Fi Sisters, a non-profit organization serving women who stand beside and behind our men and women in the uniforms that serve our nation.  Brenda is also President of Forgotten Coast Warrior Weekend, a non-profit honoring combat injured war heroes annually in Gulf County.  Both are 100% volunteer based organizations.

An always faithful sisterhood, open to women who have a family member who has served or is serving in ALL BRANCHES of the U. S. Armed Forces. We offer support to each other and military family members as well as to individuals that are active duty or having served or are now a veteran. Our goal is to promote and provide moral support, assistance and empowerment by promoting communication, exchange of information and resources to help one another and individual military members and veterans.

Annually each October we host a Semper Fi Sisters Beach Blast in Gulf Country, FL for our female members. We offer seminars that are educational in nature and support materials. Registration & donations are made by attendees and we receive public donations for shipping the "boxes of love from the home front" care/comfort packages plus purchasing items not received as a contribution to this program. In 2009 our first year, we shipped 36 boxes, in 2010 we packed over 300 boxes & 2011 over 700 and expect to exceed over 1000 boxes this year (Oct 17-21, 2012).

For more information visit www.semperfisisters.com

Marcella Stretch is the founder of Parents of Deployed Service Members Facebook Support Group also known as PODS. She is a military mom of 2 Veterans and has experienced the deployment of one son in 2009-2010 to Iraq.  As things stand now, she expects to experience another deployment next year to Afghanistan with her other son.

PODS provides support to other Parents going thru the uncertainty of deployment by sharing information that would make their experience a little smoother.   The group is comprised of military parents of deployed service members dealing with first, second or even third deployments. This group was created on Facebook September 26, 2009  and has grown to over 1,500 members.

This group is open to all parents, grandparents, god-parents, step-parents, mothers/fathers-in-law, and surrogate parents of deployed service-members of ALL branches of service.

They not only support our troops by sending them care packages and birthday cards, they are also a strong support to each other.

For more information, search Parents of Deployed Service Members on Facebook.

Autumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great imporvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  But the best part, she says, is that she has lost 33 pounds and gone from a size 20 to a size 14 and still going.  

As a massage therapist for 10 years, Autumn spent eleven months to plan and open the doors to her own Nutrition Club and has been open for one year six months.  She feels she is changing lives with health and wealth and loving every minute of it!!!

 

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Debbie Gregory of Military Connection and VAMBOA, and Linda Jefferson of GoArmyHomes

Military Connection is one of the most comprehensive online directories for military, veterans and their family members. The organization's president, Debbie Gregory, returns to Military Mom Talk Radio to talk about initiatives and resources available to veterans. 

MilitaryConnection.com offers something for everyone, with thousands of pages of resources and information. Some of the areas of focus include employment and job resources, education and Post-9/11 GI Bill information, scholarships, benefits, pay charts, news and more.

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association, VAMBOA, is a non-profit veteran business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. We know that you possess special skills including leadership abilities and a work ethic second to none. Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners are highly qualified to build successful businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation.

"People from the military have wonderful qualities that lend themselves to entrepreneurship," said Debbie Gregory, one of the co-chairs and founders of  VAMBOA. She said veterans and active military personnel who own businesses needed an organization that could help them get information, collaborate with each other, and grow through connections with government agencies and private businesses that want to use their goods and services.

There were 2.4 million veterans who owned businesses in the United States in 2007, the Census Bureau reports. Those businesses had receipts totaling $1.2 trillion. California had 9.8 percent of the nation's veteran-owned businesses.

For more information, visit www.vamboa.org.

For more information about Debbie, visit www.militaryconnection.com

Moving your family from post-to-post comes with the territory of being part of the Army. But it doesn't have to be stressful or frustrating.

With this in mind, Linda Jefferson founded the national network of GoArmyHomes websites to help smooth a military family's PCS move. Each site focuses on a particular post and gives you access to Army Family Relocation Specialists* (whether for purchase or rental) who know the area and can help you find the Army Family FriendlyTM neighborhoods that best fit your family's needs.

For more information visit www.goarmyhomes.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes psychologist Suzanne Phillips and author Bob Doerr

Suzanne B. Phillips, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and Postdoctoral Faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couples, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, etc. 

Suzanne is author of three books and over twenty articles.  Most recently she co-authored, Healing Together: A Couple's Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV as well as Radio.  She blogs weekly on Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples) and Healthywomen.com. Her blogs have also appeared on Huffington Press and PBS This Emotional Life. In 2012 She was chosen as Psychologist of the Year for the Suffolk County Psychological Association. She has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons.

For more information visit www.couplesaftertrauma.com.

ANOTHER COLORADO KILL is the fourth book in the Jim West mystery/thriller series.  In this fast paced story, Jim and friend Edward "Perry" Mason are in route to Colorado Springs to play some golf when they discover a dead body, an apparent murder victim, at a rest stop along the interstate highway.  Perry's stress levels hit the max during the subsequent police interview.  He has a heart attack and the golf outing falls apart.

When the police find two more murder victims the next day, both killed with the same weapon that killed the victim whom West had discovered the day before, and the female victim has his name written on a notepad in her purse, their focus on West intensifies. 

A Sheriff's deputy, Lieutenant Michelle Prado befriends West, and the two work together in an effort to find the real murderer. As their relationship develops, West finds himself physically attracted to her, but does she feel the same way?

When the FBI moves in to help out, the pressure to solve the case mounts.  West and Lieutenant Prado discover the local murders may be connected to a larger, nationwide FBI investigation into organized crime and political corruption.

For more information visit www.bobdoerr.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes business coach Bubba Mills, POW family liaison Col. Tim Marsano, and Joyce Faulkner from Military Writers Society of America

Bubba Mills of Corcoran Consulting and Coaching will discuss the pros and cons of entrepreneurship and the challenges small business owners face today.

Col. Tim Marsano of the Idaho National Guard, is the acting military media liaison for the family of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, prisoner of war since June of 2009.  Col. Marsano will brief us on challenges families face when their troop is missing in action, and additionally what the role of liaison means.

For more information about Sgt. Bergdahl, please visit www.supportbowe.org.  For more information regarding defense prisoners of war and missing personnel, visit www.dtic.mil/dpmo.

Joyce Faulkner returns this week with another segment of our series, Authors' Corner.  Joyce, president of the Military Writers Society of America, lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She published her first article in high school back in 1965.  Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles.  She also wrote columns — “The History of Aerial Applications” for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine “Scribe & Quill.”  She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer.

Joyce's series on Military Mom Talk Radio encourages everyone to look for the story inside them... and write it!  Every story is important!

For more information about Joyce and her organization, visit www.mwsadispatches.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Marcella Stretch of PODS, Bob Calvert of Talking With Heroes, and small business advice from Autumn Arnold

Marcella Stretch is the founder of Parents of Deployed Service Members Facebook Support Group also known as PODS. She is a military mom of 2 Veterans and has experienced the deployment of one son in 2009-2010 to Iraq.  As things stand now, she expects to experience another deployment next year to Afghanistan with her other son.

PODS provides support to other Parents going thru the uncertainty of deployment by sharing information that would make their experience a little smoother.   The group is comprised of military parents of deployed service members dealing with first, second or even third deployments. This group was created on Facebook September 26, 2009  and has grown to over 1,200 members.

This group is open to all parents, grandparents, god-parents, step-parents, mothers/fathers-in-law, and surrogate parents of deployed service-members of ALL branches of service.

They not only support our troops by sending them care packages and birthday cards, they are also a strong support to each other.

For more information, Search Parents of Deployed Service-Members on Facebook.

Talking with Heroes is an Online Talk Show Program thatgives military personnel an opportunity to share about the positive work they do worldwide. Guests include leaders from military support and veterans groups, ministries, companies, entertainers and others who support our troops and their families. The program is not about politics.

On Our Eight Trips (five) to Iraq and (three) to Afghanistan our brave men and women talk about what they have been doing do to help the people. In 2010 we were with Ft Benning and Ft Carson Army soldiers, North Dakota National Guard in Kalsu, Garry Owen and Basra, Iraq plus at the US Embassy in Baghdad. We were in Nuristan and Panjshir Provinces in Afghanistan.  

In July and August of 2011 I we went back to Iraq for the fifth time and to Afghanistan for the third time. All of America can WATCH unedited footage of Interviews with our troops, missions we went on, inside an Aid Station, Inside a Soldier run DFAC (dining facility), inside Enduring Faith Chapel in Afghanistan, inside a Chinook and a Blackhawk and more!

Hundreds of Videos in You Tube size episodes are on www.youtube.com/bobc9246

These videos are also on a New DVD Book Series which will soon include a unique fund raising program.

Autumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great imporvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  But the best part, she says, is that she has lost 33 pounds and gone from a size 20 to a size 14 and still going.  

As a massage therapist for 10 years, Autumn spent eleven months to plan and open the doors to her own Nutrition Club and has been open for one year six months.  She feels she is changing lives with health and wealth and loving every minute of it!!!

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Jody Bremer, Family Therapist

Dr. Jody Bremer, family therapist, visits again to continue her discussion about being comfortable seeking out a therapist, the benefits of visiting a therapist, and why it may be the best choice for you! 

Today we have Jody for an extended chat about deployment and the effect on siblings. 

One glimpse of siblings sharing their thoughts of their brother's deployment is documented by the Shea family on YouTube.

Additionally, an update on the release of Go Army Homes' first publication, the Go Army Homes Cookbook.  Filled with favorite recipes, meals on a budget, and food-inspired stories, the GAH Cookbook will be a must-have for every kitchen or library.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

 

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Debbie Gregory of VAMBOA, military wife Kristen Boyd, author J.L. Rothdiener, and guest co-host Marcella Stretch of PODS

While Sandra Beck takes a short family get-away, host Robin Boyd will be joined this week by Marcella Stretch of PODS - Parents of Deployed Service Members.  Marcella is a frequent guest of Military Mom Talk Radio and founder of the growing Facebook group, PODS.  Glad you could be with us, Marcella!

Kristen Boyd has been a military wife for almost 18 years and has traveled with her husband, Lt. Col. Adam Boyd, during their entire marriage.  Raising two children while being stationed out of the country has challenges, but also opens up some wonderful opportunies.  Kristen has been a welcomed resource to new miliary wives facing moves and has made settling into new areas much easier because she's been-there-done-that!

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association, VAMBOA, is a non-profit veteran business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. We know that you possess special skills including leadership abilities and a work ethic second to none. Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners are highly qualified to build successful businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation.

"People from the military have wonderful qualities that lend themselves to entrepreneurship," said Debbie Gregory, one of the co-chairs and founders of  VAMBOA. She said veterans and active military personnel who own businesses needed an organization that could help them get information, collaborate with each other, and grow through connections with government agencies and private businesses that want to use their goods and services.

There were 2.4 million veterans who owned businesses in the United States in 2007, the Census Bureau reports. Those businesses had receipts totaling $1.2 trillion. California had 9.8 percent of the nation's veteran-owned businesses.

For more information, visit www.vamboa.org.

John L. Rothdiener's home is nestled in the Missouri Ozarks, in the town of Bolivar. The author has had a lifelong passion for writing. Over the years, he has written many short stories and newspaper articles. The Quest for Forgiveness is his third novel and the first in his Quest series. His ideas have been conceived in dreams, which he firmly believes are inspired by God. Each novel pierces the soul, often encouraging the reader through difficulties and trials they are facing in their own lives. Each person holds that spark of hope for a better place...a better life...and a better tomorrow. Rothdiener desires for his books to help the reader in a quest, searching for life 's answers.

The Quest for Forgiveness will take the reader into the life of a flawed young girl as  she transforms into a superstar.  The story puts you into the life of the rich and famous and gives you understanding that they are just like you and me.

For more information, visit www.johnrothdiener.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes divorce coach Terri Sloane and Author John Nevola

Military Mom Talk Radio heard your request for more information about Divorce Recovery and Dating Again. Specialist Terri Sloan will answer questions about divorce in the military.  Her objective is to help empower her clients through a challenging, transitional time, with the help of her personalized, dynamic coaching and " Moving Forward" packages. And as an added bonus: Terri gets it. Being a baby boomer herself, and having been married, divorced, and single again; she truly understands what her client's need, because she has needed it too. Terri has empathy, and truly listens to your problems and what you have to express and feel.


For more information visit www.terrisloane.com

Author John E. Nevola makes his literary debut with The Last Jump, an award winning historical novel based on U.S. Airborne operations in Europe during World War II. The study of this conflict has been the author's lifelong passion and he weaves a compelling tale of courage and sacrifice set in a historically accurate backdrop in an extraordinary time in American history. A retired Information Technology executive, Nevola has been widely published with numerous articles on disaster recovery and terrorism. He is a veteran of the United States Army and is a member of the Military Writer's Society of America. He was born in New York City and is a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School and the College of Aeronautics. He resides in Mount Olive, New Jersey with his wife, Josephine.  Some proceeds from The Last Jump are donated to assist families of the fallen through the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund. 


The Last Jump is a war story, a mystery, a love tale, and a tribute to the people who won World War II. Fact and fiction intermix seamlessly to unravel a mystery passionately guarded by four aging soldiers. The reader is transported back in time to an imperfect America, with all its incredible virtues and vexing shortcomings, struggling with racial and gender issues while fighting for its survival. It was a time when Americans stood shoulder to shoulder to free the world from tyranny. It honors the spirit and courage of ordinary citizens pitted against the evil militaristic regimes of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. It was a time when the sons of presidents and senators served, fought, suffered and died alongside average Americans and famous celebrities.  Come join the adventure and relive the most consequential time in American history.


For more information visit www.thelastjump.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Harry Leibowitz of World of Children, and Writers’ Corner with Joyce Faulkner

Harry Leibowitz grew up in humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York - throughout World War II and into the early 1950's his family lived in an old bungalow in Coney Island where ten families shared the common bathroom facilities and he began working long hours upon becoming a teenager. Through these experiences, he developed an incredible work ethic and an appreciation for the plight of children born into challenging circumstances.

Harry went on to enjoy a successful business career, and with years of business travels around the world Harry observed firsthand the plight of children in developing countries and made a lasting impression.  In 1996, Harry had a vision for the World of Children Award when he was recovering from cancer surgery at age 55. Watching the Pulitzer Prize announcements on TV, he noted that while there was a Pulitzer for art and literature, and a Nobel for the sciences and peace, and an Oscar for films, there were no awards for those who were tirelessly serving children in need.

That realization was a catalyst for Harry, and he subsequently founded the World of Children Award with vital support from Starr Commonwealth. A decade later, Harry now devotes all his time to running the World of Children Award - serving as Board Chair and visiting the World of Children Award's Honorees around the globe.

For more information, visit www.worldofchildren.org.

Joyce Faulkner returns this week with another segment of our series, Authors' Corner.  Joyce, president of the Military Writers Society of America, lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She published her first article in high school back in 1965.  Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles.  She also wrote columns - "The History of Aerial Applications" for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine "Scribe & Quill."  She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer.

She has been a member of MWSA since 2006 and has served as Secretary and MWSA Webmaster since January of 2008.  Her skills include Management, Project Management, Web Site Design, Writing and Layout.  She volunteered for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for several years and has led various corporate, community and volunteer committees & organizations. Her goal is to help veterans record their piece of history - for themselves, their families, their communities - and our country.

For more information about Joyce and her organization, visit www.mwsadispatches.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Fitness Coach Autumn Arnold, Marcella Stretch of and Joyce Faulkner

Autumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great imporvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  But the best part, she says, is that she has lost 33 pounds and gone from a size 20 to a size 14 and still going.  

As a massage therapist for 10 years, Autumn spent eleven months to plan and open the doors to her own Nutrition Club and has been open for one year six months.  She feels she is changing lives with health and wealth and loving every minute of it!!!

Marcella Stretch is the founder of Parents of Deployed Service Members Facebook Support Group also known as PODS. She is a military mom of 2 Veterans and has experienced the deployment of one son in 2009-2010 to Iraq.  As things stand now, she expects to experience another deployment next year to Afghanistan with her other son.

PODS provides support to other Parents going thru the uncertainty of deployment by sharing information that would make their experience a little smoother.   The group is comprised of military parents of deployed service members dealing with first, second or even third deployments.  Her newest initiative for the group is support called "Battle Parents"

Visit Marcella and her great group on their Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/Parentsofdeployedservicemembers/?ref=ts

Joyce Faulkner returns this week with another segment of our series, Authors' Corner.  Joyce, president of the Military Writers Society of America, lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She published her first article in high school back in 1965.  Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles.  She also wrote columns - "The History of Aerial Applications" for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine "Scribe & Quill."  She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer.

She has been a member of MWSA since 2006 and has served as Secretary and MWSA Webmaster since January of 2008.  Her skills include Management, Project Management, Web Site Design, Writing and Layout.  She volunteered for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for several years and has led various corporate, community and volunteer committees & organizations. Her goal is to help veterans record their piece of history - for themselves, their families, their communities - and our country.

For more information about Joyce and her organization, visit www.mwsadispatches.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Jody Bremer, and Jennifer Berman, business coach

Dr. Jody Bremer, family therapist, visits again to continue her discussion about being comfortable seeking out a therapist, the benefits of visiting a therapist, and why it may be the best choice for you!

Jody appreciates all she has in life: "I have experienced a vast array of life's challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master's Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school.

In the business of real estate, lasting success is achieved by hard work, exceptional client care, and a clear-cut vision.  An unwavering belief in the value of teamwork, Jennifer Berman motivates and inspires her  team of agents by fostering a “win-win: culture and atmosphere. Her business philosophy, “winning through people,” is carried through to her emphasis on agent support and education. As a known coach throughout the US, Jennifer brings her unique coaching abilities to the table with her agents. 

Smart, savvy and in touch with the ever evolving needs of real estate consumers and the agents who serve them, Jennifer continues to build and empower her team.

 

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Marcella Stretch, Parents of Deployed Service Members and Norma Stratten, Real Estate for Women by Women

Marcella Stretch is the founder of Parents of Deployed Service Members Facebook Support Group also known as PODS. She is a military mom of 2 Veterans and has experienced the deployment of one son in 2009-2010 to Iraq.  As things stand now, she expects to experience another deployment next year to Afghanistan with her other son.

PODS provides support to other Parents going thru the uncertainty of deployment by sharing information that would make their experience a little smoother.  The group is comprised of military parents of deployed service members dealing with first, second or even third deployments. This group was created on Facebook September 26, 2009  and has grown to over 1,000 members.

This group is open to all parents, grandparents, god-parents, step-parents, mothers/fathers-in-law, and surrogate parents of deployed service-members of ALL branches of service.

They not only support our troops by sending them care packages and birthday cards, they are also a strong support to each other.

For more information, Search Parents of Deployed Service-Members on Facebook

Having a successful career in real estate takes hard work. BALANCING your career with your LIFE is even harder.  Most often, it's just about knowing WHERE to start.   Real Estate for Women by Women is a website with  Real-Life Coaching and Mentoring for Women in Real Estate

Founder Norma Stratten says, "Don't do anything that I wouldn't do." She means it. This energetic, confident Realtor® has seemingly done it all-achieving success in her life as a wife, mother, friend and neighbor as well as in her business. Now, she is committed to helping you find joy, balance and success in your life through Learn to Dance with Life, her coaching program for women in Real Estate.

In addition to ranking among the top 5% of Realtors nationally, Norma raised a daughter, owns 2 vacation homes and spends a lot of time traveling with her husband, John. She has been able to achieve her business and personal success by determining her core values, setting goals, following a plan of action and reaping the rewards. Thankful for her rich and fulfilling life, Norma is now helping other women change their mindsets and live life to the fullest.

Through her programs, Norma shares the insights that have led to her success.

For more information, visit www.realestateforwomenbywomen.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

 

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Candi Wingate of Nannies4Hire, Allison Mewes author of Intro To Army LIfe, and Author's Corner with Joyce Faulkner

By Sandra Beck, Robin Boyd

Candi Wingate is an award winning nationally recognized child care expert. She has been a nanny, owned a nanny agency, started three online nanny databases, authored "100 Tips for Nannies & Families" and "The Nanny Factor: A Parent's Guide to Finding the Right Nanny for Your Family," plus is a wife and mother of two.  So when it comes to the nanny industry, she is your expert.

Candi Wingate is the founder of Nannies4hire.com, Babysitters4hire.com, Care4hire.com and a Nanny Agency.  Her nanny experience actually goes way back.  She was a nanny for a family with five children, which included newborn twins.  After becoming a nanny and working in a nanny agency for several years, she purchased the successful Nation-Wide Nanny Placement Agency.  After finding that the company needed to expand, Nannies4hire.com, Babysitter4hire.com and Care4hire.com were born. 

Nannies4hire.com is one of the largest, most successful online nanny and family database serving the United States and Canada.  As part of this database, you can conveniently search full-time, part-time, temporary, summer, babysitting, live-in and live-out nannies by zip code 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Visit Candi at www.nannies4hire.com

Allison Mewes is a proud wife of an Army soldier. Her experiences as a newlywed entering the Army lifestyle, along with the humorous things that happened along the way, inspired her to help other military spouses and significant others make the transition into Army life. She owns Blue Bamboo Project Services and lives with her husband in Boise, Idaho. They are expecting their first baby in less than 3 weeks!
Learn more about Allison and her point of view at www.introtoarmylife.com

Joyce Faulkner returns this week with another segment of our series, Authors' Corner.  Joyce, president of the Military Writers Society of America, lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She published her first article in high school back in 1965.  Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles.  She also wrote columns - "The History of Aerial Applications" for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine "Scribe & Quill."  She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer.

Joyce's series on Military Mom Talk Radio encourages everyone to look for the story inside them... and write it!  Every story is important!

Joyce has been a member of MWSA since 2006 and has served as Secretary and MWSA Webmaster since January of 2008.  Her skills include Management, Project Management, Web Site Design, Writing and Layout.  She volunteered for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for several years and has led various corporate, community and volunteer committees & organizations. Her goal is to help veterans record their piece of history - for themselves, their families, their communities - and our country.

For more information about Joyce and her organization, visit www.mwsadispatches.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Linda Maloney, aviator and author, Sally Johnson, RN and quilter, and a clip of a new country song, G.I. Girl

Linda Maloney, one of the first women in U.S. history to join a combat military flying squadron, is a retired military aviator and officer and a recipient of numerous military awards, including the distinguished air medal for combat, awarded for flights flown over Southern Iraq in support of the no-fly zone during her deployment to the Arabian Gulf.

Ms. Maloney recently finished authoring the book Military Fly Moms ~ Sharing Memories, Building Legacies, Inspiring Hope, a biographical collection of the inspiring true stories and photographs of  seventy  women who shared the same two dreams-becoming aviators in the military, and being moms. Military Fly Moms was published by Tannenbaum Publishing on February 28, 2012.

Her affiliations include Girls with Wings (www.girlswithwings.com), Women Military Aviators (www.womenmilitaryaviators.org), Women in Aviation International (http://www.wai.org/), Academy Women Organization (www.academywomen.org), and Military Officers Association of America (http://www.moaa.org/), among others.

For more information, visit www.lindaheidmaloney.com

Sally Anne Johnson is originally from Milford, CT and moved to West Yarmouth, MA on Cape Cod in 1974 with her family. She attended Cape Cod Community College and first graduated with a certificate as a Certified Nursing Assistant and later began her nursing degree at Cape Cod Community College, then graduated from Boston College in 1996.  

Sally worked at Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod as part of a training program with the US Coast Guard and was there for five years, gaining full credit for working with the military. She was involved with the clinic, doing various jobs as a Registered Nurse. Sally furthered her work as a nurse in nursing homes and stayed on for 14 years.

After adopted her son in 2006, Sally continued to work in nursing homes until she left the corporate healthcare field in April 2010 to spend more time with her family. She now works in a private home as a Private Duty Nurse three days a week and does many other things to occupy her time such as quilting and crafting of cards. Sally volunteers as a staffing lead for the Cape and Island Chapter of the American Red Cross, and has helped out with other charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project for fallen soldiers, and Christmas Cards for troops. Her guild works diligently to make quilts for their local VA hospital.

Find out more about Sally and her guild at www.sallysquiltingcorner.blogspot.com

Also on today's show will be Dana Whitehead, publicist for singer Dani Vitani who recently released a single entitled G.I. Girl.  Dani's salute to all women soldiers is a beautiful tribute, and is a commendable launch of her career in the country music industry.

Learn more about Dani at  www.danivitany.com  

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Debbie Gregory of MilitaryConnection.com, Bob Corcoran launches our Small Biz Expo, and Jo Boyd, military mom and grandmother

Debbie Gregory of MilitaryConnection.com is a good friend of Military Mom Talk Radio, and brings us a wealth of information each time she visits.  Military Connection is one of the most comprehensive online directories for military, veterans and their family members. The organization's president, Debbie Gregory, returns to Military Mom Talk Radio to talk about initiatives and resources available to veterans. 

MilitaryConnection.com offers something for everyone, with thousands of pages of resources and information. Some of the areas of focus include employment and job resources, education and Post-9/11 GI Bill information, scholarships, benefits, pay charts, news and more.

For more information about Debbie, visit www.militaryconnection.com

 

Bob joins us today to launch our Small Business Expo series.  Corcoran Consulting and Coaching is a real estate broker consulting and coaching company focused on growing your business. Corcoran Consulting and Coaching was founded by Bob Corcoran. Corcoran's background comes from years of retail management and recruiting. 

The more Corcoran coached real estate agents and brokers across North America, the more Bob realized the real estate industry lacked business systems needed by a real estate professional to be fully profitable. Corcoran coached the real estate team who sold his home, and created and implemented a profitable system for their real estate business. The proven result: the real estate team went from 18 million in sales to a whopping 36 million in sales!

For more information, visit www.corcorancoaching.com .

 

Meet Robin's mother-in-law, Jo Boyd, military mom and grandmom.

Jo's husband, sons and grandsons have served in the military and Jo can give us a perspective on the changes in resources available to military families from then to now.

 

(pictured with Robin's niece Allison and daughter Emily)

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Lori Bell of NAMMAS, Rob Riggins of ClearedJobs, and Authors' Corner with Joyce Faulkner

Lori Bell is founder and president of nammas.org (National Association of Military Moms and Spouses), the only network of its kind that brings thousands moms of service members and spouses together in one fun, supportive online community.  Author of the forthcoming book Prosper Where You're Planted: The Military Spouse Guide To Creating the Life You Want With The Military Life You Get,  Lori was recognized and named Military Spouse Magazine's 2010 "Military Spouse of the Year&rdquo ;.  Today, she helps leading brands connect with the influential "military mom market" and provides innovative solutions to increase bottom line profits.  In addition, Lori is a by-name requested motivational speaker and singer.  Called "a remarkable woman" by Lifetime Television Network and having her personal story featured on NBC Nightly News Making A Difference, Lori has appeared in front of more than 20 million people via major media such as CNN, ABC, Fox News, and The Huffington Post.

Learn more about Nammas at www.nammas.org

In 2009, ClearedJobs.Net launched an effort to publicly recognize military spouses on Military Spouse Appreciation Day, first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

ClearedJobs.Net's military spouse appreciation endeavor is an exclusive Twitter-specific initiative using the Twitter handle @milspouseday. Military spouses from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces are honored, and this year's @milspouseday initiative is Monday, April 30 through Military Spouse Appreciation Day Friday, May 11, 2012.

The objective is to express appreciation for military spouses who often must endure months apart from their loved ones, uprooted lives, and the general uncertainty that comes with being the spouse of a military member. With a very active pool of military-to-civilian employment job seekers, ClearedJobs.Net believes recognizing the many sacrifices of military spouses is a relevant, meaningful cause.

For more information about Clearedjobs' initiatives, visit www.clearedjobs.net

Joyce Faulkner returns this week with another segment of our series, Authors' Corner.  Joyce, president of the Military Writers Society of America, lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She published her first article in high school back in 1965.  Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles.  She also wrote columns - "The History of Aerial Applications" for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine "Scribe & Quill."  She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer.

Joyce's series on Military Mom Talk Radio encourages everyone to look for the story inside them... and write it!  Every story is important!

Joyce has been a member of MWSA since 2006 and has served as Secretary and MWSA Webmaster since January of 2008.  Her skills include Management, Project Management, Web Site Design, Writing and Layout.  She volunteered for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for several years and has led various corporate, community and volunteer committees & organizations. Her goal is to help veterans record their piece of history - for themselves, their families, their communities - and our country.

For more information about Joyce and her organization, visit www.mwsadispatches.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Michael Russer of Live Outrageously, Chris Kerney of Military Vet Jobs, and Author Nancy B. Kennedy

Michael J. Russer continues his series with Military Mom Talk Radio regarding "Change". 

Michael is an author, coach and speaker for the Live Outrageously movement. He strives to help military families and their friends navigate through change, transition and adjusting to a new normal.

With 40 years of corporate, entrepreneurial and life skills experience, he can shed new light onto one of the most common aspects of military life: change.

Chris Kerney of MilitaryVetJobs.com shares their suite of services that help companies nationwide connect with Military Veterans.

MilitaryVetJobs.com acknowledges the value of the technical skill, leadership, and diversity that represent Military Veterans. As a veteran owned organization, we know the unique work experience and qualifications veterans can bring to the workplace. We offer job seekers a community of support and connections to employers seeking qualified, veteran candidates. Our site is free to all members of the military in every branch of the service. Qualified candidates can even sign up using their Facebook logins. We work to connect employers to Military Veterans and their families.

To learn more about our site, please visit www.MilitaryVetJobs.com.

Nancy B. Kennedy worked in newspapers for many years, including a stint as an editor for Dow Jones's pioneering computer news service in the 1980s. As a financial writer, she worked for many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times and the online Wall Street Journal, and for the financial services firm Merrill Lynch. As an editor she has worked for such well-respected publishing houses as Princeton University Press and Ecco Press.

Nancy is the author of Miracles and Moments of Grace which brings together fifty heartfelt and inspiring first-person stories from our nation's military chaplains.

These faith-filled men and women cherish their role as spiritual advisers to our country's three million active and reserve duty military personnel. Whether fulfilling their military calling in combat situations or in humanitarian missions, deployed or stateside, military chaplains are eyewitnesses to amazing displays of divine intervention, both in small moments of grace and through miracles of breathtaking wonder.

The chaplains' stories come straight from the headlines: Military chaplains were in Beirut when a truck bomb leveled a military barracks in 1983. They were at the bombing of the Khobar Towers complex in Saudi Arabia in 1996. They were in Mosul, Iraq, when a dining tent filled to capacity with soldiers was bombed in 2004. They were at the Pentagon and the Twin Towers during the 9/11 attacks.

In telling these stories from military chaplains-stories that speak of everything from the loneliness of a Christmas spent far from home to the terror of facing an armed homicidal soldier-this book makes it clear: Military chaplains face some of the darkest moments of the human experience and bring the light of faith with them.

You can read more of Nancy's work and reach her through e-mail at her website: www.nancybkennedy.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd,hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Linda Franklin of Shining Service Worldwide, Suzy Manning of Sizzzl.com, and Researcher Valerie Maine

Shining Service Worldwide’s mission is to show appreciation and support to women currently serving in the military, military vets and military spouses.  Suzie Manning's personal intent is to empower women to own their magnificence, to ignite their dreams, and to illuminate their beauty, power, wisdom, and leadership in their Sizzzl years of 50+. Valerie Maine is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Antioch University New England.  Her research focuses on the experience of couples coping with post-deployment and post-combat adjustment issues.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Jody Bremer,Kathleen Taylor and Katherine Taylor Authors of Eddie and Bingo, and Beth Jones of Meditec


Dr. Jody Bremer
, family therapist, visits again to continue her discussion about being comfortable seeking out a therapist  and why it may be the best choice for you!

Jody appreciates all she has in life: "I have experienced a vast array of life's challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master's Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school.

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com
 

Kathleen Taylor was born in Huntington Station, New York, the youngest of 7 children.  She now resides in Southern California with her car-enthusiast husband George and their two sons, Drew and Gavin.   Kathleen has had a life-long fascination with crayons and coloring books.   Her favorite pastimes are drawing, painting, going to museums, reading, writing, traveling and interior design.  She has taken many courses in oil painting, watercolor, children's book illustration and graphic art and is still learning.

Katherine L. Taylor is a native New Yorker and currently resides in Camarillo, CA.   She graduated from California Lutheran University with a Business Degree and was formerly a Purchasing Supervisor.   Katherine is a docent at the 1892 Queen Anne style Camarillo Ranch House.  Her interests are family, anything historical, genealogy, reading and traveling.  She has two grown sons, two grandsons, a brand-new granddaughter and a loving man named Bob in her life.

"Eddie and Bingo" is the story of Eddie, who  enlisted in the U.S Navy as a combat photographer. He was assigned to an aircraft carrier where he found a lost puppy on the enormous flight deck. Eddie and the crew decide to keep the puppy hidden from their Captain.  They are challenged with the task of finding a loving home for the pup once deployed in a foreign land.
 
Beth Jones is a global program representative for Meditec, an online education provider of career training programs with a library of options in the allied health, legal, and business industries. All programs are online, self-paced, and prepare students for mobile-friendly careers. Through interactive multimedia, simulations, and one-on-one assistance from expert instructors, students are guided each step of the way. Some of the many certifications include medical transcription, cosmetology, paralegal, medical office management, accounting, or many more.

Beth is a military spouse and stay-at-home-mother of two, so she understands how difficult it can be to juggle a career, children, and a marriage while trying to pursue an education. That's why she loves Meditec. Meditec enables military spouses to attend school from the comfort of their own homes and offers the flexibility of choosing their own schedules

.

For more information, visit http://facebook.com/meditecbeth

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, welcomes Fuzzy Manning of PTS Treatment, Dr. Kelly Blasko of Military Kids Connect, and Genevieve Piturro of the Pajama Program.

Fuzzy Manning is the Founder & CEO of PTS Treatment and the creator of Integrative Trauma Care. He is also an Alternative Specialist, a radio show host, an author, and a speaker. He is a Navy veteran who served in Vietnam and experienced Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). He pursued alternative treatment in the forms of Ayurveda, Chinese, and Aboriginal Medicine to mend his invisible wounds. He continues to apply the principles of Integrative Trauma Care in his daily life and in the lives of his clients. He totally believes in his tagline, "When Your Life Matters, We Listen!"


Fuzzy has just published his second kindle book, "Integrative Trauma Care - Alternative Solutions for DEPRESSION in a Veteran's World". It is the second book in a series of books to address veterans and their families seeking integrative trauma care to treat their invisible wounds.

For more information about Fuzzy's work, visit www.ptstreatment.com


Dr. Kelly A. Blasko is Project Manager and Lead Psychologist for the MilitaryKidsConnect.org website developed by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) within the Department of Defense.  For almost two years she has been instrumental in developing websites and mobile applications for service members and their families in T2. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University and received an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Appalachian State University.  Prior to working at T2 Dr. Blasko has worked in university counseling centers where she helped service members transition from active duty to college student.  Dr. Blasko's experience is especially focused on translating psychological prevention services for military families into technology-based solutions.

Today's military kids grow up in a world where they may experience multiple deployments of important family members. They need a unique set of skills to draw on in order to get through long and often difficult separations and situations. MKC helps children prepare for the challenges faced during these significant family transitions. Through participation in MKC's monitored online forums, children can share their own ideas, experiences, and suggestions with other military children, helping them to know they are not alone in dealing with the stresses of deployment. MKC's focused parent and educator tracks provide information to help them understand what it takes to support military children in at-home and school settings.

For more information, visit www.militarykidsconnect.org.

Genevieve Piturro tells of her life's "ah-ha" moment in life as follows: "I visited a Center in Harlem for children with no fathers and whose mothers are in prison. I brought with me 12 pairs of pajamas. As the children came into the room, each child chose the pair he or she wanted. After a few minutes, one little girl came over to me.
"What are these?" she quietly asked
"They're pajamas," I answered her.
"Where do I wear them?"
I answered, "To bed at night."
She looked at me, puzzled.
"What do you usually wear to bed?" I asked her.
"My pants," she said quietly.
My heart sank. It was at that moment I knew I had found my true purpose in life and it drives me day and night."

It was that expereince 10 years ago that  the Pajama Program was born.  Pajama Program, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, provides new new pajamas and new books to children in need, many who are waiting and hoping to be adopted.  These children live in various settings including group homes, shelters and temporary housing and are shuffled often from one place to another.  Many of them have been abandoned, abused or neglected.  Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a mother or father tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. Some of the children we serve are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter.

For more information on the program and how you can support their mission, visit www.pajamaprogram.org.

gen@pajamaprogram.org

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Jody Bremer, Michael "Moon" Mullins, and Authors' Corner with Joyce Faulkner

Dr.  Jody Bremer, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, stops in to visit Military Mom Talk radio.  In her words, Jody appreciates all she has in life: "I have experienced a vast array of life's challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master's Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school. During that time, I served a s everything from a karate and self-defense instructor (yes, I have a black belt and 2 brown belts!), a personal trainer, a couples/honeymoon/family cruise and vacation travel company owner. Throughout all of my life, one thing has tied everything together-- my love of working with people, and doing what I could to help them achieve their goals. Karate, self-defense, personal training, even travel... all of those career paths prepared me for my eventual road in marriage and family therapy. Helping others. Making people happier than they were, more secure, more confident, more capable."

For more information, visit  www.jodybremer.com

Michael D. "Moon" Mullins, multiple award winning author of "Vietnam in Verse, poetry for beer drinkers", co-author of "Kings of the Green Jelly Moon, the Book", and author of new novel "Out of the Mist: Memories of War."  Please contact me at this e-mail address; mullins.m.1@ comcast.net. Vietnam Veteran, Delta 3/7, 199th Light Infantry, '68-'69. Vice President of MWSA. Supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Contact Michael at mullins.m.1@comcast.net  

Joyce Faulkner returns this week with another segment of our series, Authors' Corner.  Joyce, president of the Military Writers Society of America, lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She published her first article in high school back in 1965.  Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles.  She also wrote columns - "The History of Aerial Applications" for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine "Scribe & Quill."  She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer.

She has been a member of MWSA since 2006 and has served as Secretary and MWSA Webmaster since January of 2008.  Her skills include Management, Project Management, Web Site Design, Writing and Layout.  She volunteered for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for several years and has led various corporate, community and volunteer committees & organizations. Her goal is to help veterans record their piece of history - for themselves, their families, their communities - and our country.

For more information about Joyce and her organization, visit www.mwsadispatches.com  

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd with contribution by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Michael Russer of Live Outrageously, Author Candace George Thompson, and Author Jack Woodville London

By Sandra Beck, Robin Boyd

Michael J. Russer is an author, coach and speaker for the Live Outrageously movement. He is going to help military families and their friends navigate through change, transition and adjusting to a new normal. With 40 years of corporate, entrepreneurial and life skills experience, he can shed new light onto one of the most common aspects of military life: change.

The daughter of a 30-year career Air Force Officer whose first mission was D-Day as a B-24 Navigator, author Candace George Thompson writes of the life adventures of her parents in Rex and Bettie, Still Having Fun: A Portrait of a Military Marriage, 1941-2007.  The George's marriage not only survived World War 2, it survived the death of a child, a murder, absences that last from three to fourteen months, a family suicide, frequent uprooting, and health crises. Their religion and faith are a source of strength that guides their lives. 

In their later years, Rex becomes Bettie's sole caretaker as Alzheimer's disease begins destroying her mind. When concerned friends and family ask how he is holding up, Rex's refrain is, "We're still having fun."

For more information, visit Candace's Facebook page.

Jack Woodville London is an internationally acclaimed author, World War II historian and trial-attorney in Austin, Texas.  He is a graduate of the University of Texas Law School and a former captain in the US Army Quartermaster Corps.  Jack's foundation began when he was elected managing editor of the University of Texas International Law Journal in 1970.  Since then he has authored a long list of technical articles and papers on various legal topics, and has spoken at numerous legal programs throughout the United States as well as internationally.  In 2003, Jack put aside legal writing to enroll in the prestigious writing school of St. Céré, France where he graduated from among other esteemed writers.

London has spent much of his life exploring a deep interest in World War II and its effects on the home front-particularly small towns.  His love for writing and history united to produce his French Letters series of novels which have been internationally praised for their meticulous historical research and ability to capture the language, attitudes, and moral culture of their setting in prose described by reviewers as ‘beautiful, but not pretentious.' 

Jack's passion for writing resonates in all of his literary works, earning them the national acclaim they have received.  Most recently, Jack's French Letters series received honorable mention at the 2011 London Book Festival and The Military Writers Society of America awarded him the prestigious honor of 2011-2012 Author of the Year for Engaged in War, the second installment in the trilogy.

For more information, visit www.jwlbooks.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd with contribution by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Linda Franklin of Shining Service, syndicated cartoonist Donna A. Lewis, and musical selections from past guests.

Linda Franklin created Shining Service WorldwideTM in November 2010.  She says, "it was destiny"  The whole idea started to germinate when women serving in Afghanistan emailed her saying that they read Linda's The Real Cougar Woman blog every day and how powerful they felt when they did. Shining Service Worldwide's mission is to show appreciation and support to women currently serving in the military, military vets and military spouses. Too often our females in service fall through the cracks and don't get the attention they deserve, or more importantly, they need.

Linda is visiting Military Mom Talk Radio this week to share new initiatives on the horizon for Shining Service Worldwide, specifically for transitioning women veterans. 

Visit Linda at www.shiningserviceworldwide.com .

Donna  A. Lewis is an attorney with the Department of Homeland Security.  Donna litigated in the private sector for over a decade before turning her attention to legal and policy issues related to national security.  Donna is not funny or interesting at all by day.

Outside of the office, Donna is an advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities and has a particular interest in the issues facing those transitioning from crisis back into the workforce.    

Donna has taught legal research and writing, composition, public speaking and lectured on a variety of disability topics for entities and organizations including the University of Maryland, The American University Washington College of Law, the George Mason University Law School,  and Dale Carnegie Training.

Donna can be found serving on local community boards, spoiling five ridiculously smart and funny nieces, and answering to the unreasonable demands of her little white dog Bella and her little black cat Boo.  Donna is a published writer whose work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Washington Post, The Northwest Current and publications far more dry than the Internal Revenue Code.   

Donna is currently writing (and drawing) Reply All, a daily comic strip syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group.

For more about Donna, visit www.replyallcomic.com .

Recent guests on Military Mom Talk Radio have shared their many talents with us and with our listeners.  We have had a few submit some wonderful original music to us which we'd like to share with you.  Be sure to turn up the volume!  You won't want to miss these great artists!

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd with contribution by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Jody Bremer, Linda Jefferson of GoArmyHomes.com, and Debbie Gregory of MilitaryConnection.com

By Sandra Beck, Robin Boyd

Dr.  Jody Bremer, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, stops in to visit Military Mom Talk radio.  In her words, Jody appreciates all she has in life: "I have experienced a vast array of life's challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master's Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school. During that time, I served a s everything from a karate and self-defense instructor (yes, I have a black belt and 2 brown belts!), a personal trainer, a couples/honeymoon/family cruise and vacation travel company owner. Throughout all of my life, one thing has tied everything together-- my love of working with people, and doing what I could to help them achieve their goals. Karate, self-defense, personal training, even travel... all of those career paths prepared me for my eventual road in marriage and family therapy. Helping others. Making people happier than they were, more secure, more confident, more capable."

For more information, visit  www.jodybremer.com  

Moving your family from post-to-post comes with the territory of being part of the Army. But it doesn't have to be stressful or frustrating.

With this in mind, Linda Jefferson founded the national network of GoArmyHomes websites to help smooth a military family's PCS move. Each site focuses on a particular post and gives you access to Army Family Relocation Specialists* (whether for purchase or rental) who know the area and can help you find the Army Family FriendlyTM neighborhoods that best fit your family's needs.

For more information visit  www.goarmyhomes.com

Military Connection is one of the most comprehensive online directories for military, veterans and their family members. The organization's president, Debbie Gregory, returns to Military Mom Talk Radio to talk about initiatives and resources available to veterans. 

MilitaryConnection.com offers something for everyone, with thousands of pages of resources and information. Some of the areas of focus include employment and job resources, education and Post-9/11 GI Bill information, scholarships, benefits, pay charts, news and more.

For more information about Debbie, visit www.militaryconnection.com   

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd with contribution by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Janine Wilburn of Touch.Nology, Nicole Germain of MJG Communications, Inc, and Joyce Faulkner of Military Writers Society of America

In 2005, Janine Wilburn co-founded and became the Chief Creative Officer of Touch.Nology Holdings LLC - a socially responsible, Communications Company committed to making a difference.

Touch-Nology manufactures patent-pending, Connection Kits and Products designed to bring Resiliency, connection, communication and healing to families in challenging situations.

Touch.Nology developed Kits to help Service Members and Military Families build Resiliency before, during and after deployment. The kits contain a number of different types of products-all designed to work together over time. To date, upwards of 170,000 Service Members and Military Families have received Kits and responded with very positive reviews. Hundreds and hundreds of heartfelt emails have poured in from Service Members in Iraq and Afghanistan and their Families here at home.

Janine's first hand experience with the importance of resiliency inspired these products. She began creating them as she worked to recover from severe spinal injury, during which portions of her upper body, including her hands and arms were paralyzed.  Janine used these tools on her personal path to recovery and still uses them everyday.

For more information visit www.touch-nology.com

Nicole Germain is the president/owner of MJG Communications, Inc., a company that helps businesses improve their bottom line results through publicity and promotion. She is also the founder of the Fabulous Moms: Women's Small Business Expo. A 15-year veteran of the public relations, marketing and event planning field, Nicole Germain has secured placement for clients in top print, broadcast and online media outlets.

Germain has worked on several high profile events such as the MISS USA Pageants, Kyoto Conference, Global Down Syndrome Foundation's honoring of Representative Patrick Kennedy with Supermodel Kathy Ireland. She has also conducted media tours to various countries including Ghana and BurkinoFaso.

Germain has taken her 15 years experience with the non-profit, political, and for-profit sector and helped her small business clients compete in the marketplace. Like herself some of Germain's clients are mom entrepreneurs, giving her first-hand knowledge of the joys and challenges of doing what you love.

Find out more about Nicole at www.mjgcommunications.com

Joyce Faulkner returns this week with another segment of our series, Authors' Corner.  Joyce, president of the Military Writers Society of America, lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She published her first article in high school back in 1965.  Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles.  She also wrote columns - "The History of Aerial Applications" for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine "Scribe & Quill."  She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer.

She has been a member of MWSA since 2006 and has served as Secretary and MWSA Webmaster since January of 2008.  Her skills include Management, Project Management, Web Site Design, Writing and Layout.  She volunteered for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for several years and has led various corporate, community and volunteer committees & organizations. Her goal is to help veterans record their piece of history - for themselves, their families, their communities - and our country.

For more information about Joyce and her organization, visit www.mwsadispatches.com

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Lori Bell, Authors of Black Eagle Force, and Hope Beyond Trauma

Lori Bell is founder and president of National Association of Military Moms and Spouses, the only network of its kind that brings thousands moms of service members and spouses together in one fun, supportive online community.  Author of the forthcoming book&nb sp;Prosper Where You're Planted: The Military Spouse Guide To Creating the Life You Want With The Military Life You Get,  Lori was recognized and named Military Spouse Magazine's 2010 "Military Spouse of the Year".  Today, she helps leading brands connect with the influential "military mom market" and provides innovative solutions to increase bottom line profits.  In addition, Lori is a by-name requested motivational speaker and singer.  Called "a remarkable woman" by Lifetime Television Network and havin g her personal story featured on NBC Nightly News Making A Difference, Lori has appeared in front of more than 20 million people via major media such as CNN, ABC, Fox News, and The Huffington Post.
 
For more information visit www.nammas.org.
 
Reminiscent of Clancy's best, but with more action, Black Eagle Force tells of a high-Tech secret Special Ops force defending American shores in a new military action thriller novel series by Buck Stienke and Ken Farmer.
 
A clandistine Special Ops force comprised of patriotic former US military men and women pilots and special forces members contracted to the Department of Defense. Their motto is: Semper Paro Bellum. They are the BLACK EAGLE FORCE.
 
Ken Farmer - After proudly serving his country as a US Marine (call sign ‘Tarzan'), Ken attended Stephen F. Austin State University on a full football scholarship, receiving his Bachelors Degree in Business and Speech & Drama. Ken quickly discovered his love for acting when he starred as a cowboy in a Dairy Queen commercial. Ken has over 38 years as a professional actor, with memorable roles Silverado, Friday Night Lights and Uncommon Valor. He was also OC and VO spokesman for Wolf Brand Chili for over eight years. Ken now lives near Gainesville, TX, where he continues to write and direct quality award winning films like Rockabilly Baby and write novels.
 
Buck Stienke - Captain - Fighter Pilot - United States Air Force, has an extensive background in military aviation and weaponry. A graduate of the Air Force Academy, Buck (call sign ‘Shoehorn') was a member of the undefeated Rugby team and was on the Dean's List. After leaving the Air Force, Buck was a pilot for Delta Airlines for over twenty-five years. He has vast knowledge of weapons, tactics and survival techniques. Buck is the owner of Lo ne Star Shooting Supply, Gainesville, TX. As a successful actor, writer and businessman, Buck lives in Gainesville with his wife, Carolyn. Buck was Executive Producer for the award winning film,Rockabilly Baby.
 
For more information visit www.blackeagleforce.com

Janie Smith, Trauma Coach, Speaker, Author, Founder of HOPE Beyond Trauma; caregiver; mother and spouse of career soldiers.  Her new book, HOPE Beyond Trauma . . . a mother's journey is based on Janie's caregiving journey after her 15-year-old daughter sustained a severe brain injury in an automobile accident.
Years later, Janie watches her youngest son deploy to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan for six tours. She tells of the difficulties soldiers and their families face when they return home. When she discovered brain injury is the "signature wound" of this war on terror it inspired her to start HOPE Beyond Trauma and write her book, HOPE Beyond Trauma...a mother's journey.
 
Janie's mission and passion is empowering lives of those facing major trauma; specializing in brain injuries, caregivers, military families, everyone is welcome!
 
For more information, visit www.hopebeyondtrauma.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.


 

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Lynette Lovelace of Lifetherapy, Author Donna Mull and Author Leila Levinson

Lynette Lovelace combined her spirit, enthusiasm for life, and 20 years of harnessing her inner gifts and created a line of luxury apothecary products inspired by the therapeutic powers of fragrance and mood.  Based on the simple yet influential notion of "Choosing Your Mood," Lifetherapy aims to encompass the various experiences of life (such as love, hardship, glory, serenity) while arousing the senses and allowing an escape from everyday life.

If you could capture the moments of your personal journal, your life, how would you go about doing that?  Lovelace encourages those around her to imagine their lives as a journal, keeping in mind that every soul is unique. She has relentlessly filled her journals of life with ideas, creativity, moods and inspiration.  Some journals have lines that define text, others are blank and allow for limitless expression; some remain empty yet alive with thoughts, intentions and daydreams, while others explode with sketches, intricate memories and quotes of loved ones.

Find out more about Lynette and Lifetherapy at www.lifetherapy.com .

"When a soldier serves, so does the family". Author Donna Mull saw that statement on the shirts some military wives were wearing at a Fourth of July parade as they marched with their husbands. Suddenly, that statement had become personal. She had heard stories about mothers whose faithful prayers had changed lives. When her son received his orders for deployment to Iraq, she wanted to be one of those mothers. Equally motivated by love and pain, Ms. Mull embarked on a year-long journey of prayer, writing weekly devotionals that focused on the specific needs of soldiers and their families. She then forwarded them to friends and family, who used them as springboards for their own prayer times. If you have a loved one in the military, chances are you are engaged in a battle of your own. Will your loved one survive? Will you? How will you cope while your soldier is away? When your soldier returns, will he or she be changed?   The Scripture-based prayers in Donna Mull's A Prayer Journey Through Deployment will speak to your anxious heart with words of encouragement.  Our loving Father understands your vulnerability, and you can rest assured that you are not alone.  He will share your burden, and he will never leave your side.

You can find more about Donna at www.winepressbooks.com.  

Leila Levinson is the author of award winning Gated Grief: The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of Trauma. A graduate of Vassar College, Indiana University at Bloomington and the University of Texas School of Law, she advocates for veterans. She has appeared on CNN, is a regular contributing blogger for Huffington Post, and has written for The Washington Post, The Austin American Statesman, The Texas Observer, WWII Quarterly, CrossCurrents and War, Literature, and Art. The founder of the online community veteranschildren.com where veterans and their children share their stories, Levinson is now creating a nonprofit to bring attention to the transgenerational trauma that follows war and to facilitate a network of support for veterans and their families within central Texas.

For more information visit either www.leilalevinson.com  or www.veteranschildren.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Lisa Detres, Author Mary Lee, and Writers Corner Featuring Joyce Faulkner and Leila Levinson

Lisa Detres is a pastor's wife, writer, and mother of four children who works as a customer service supervisor in Valencia, California. Her oldest son, Augustin, is currently serving in the Army and is stationed at Fort Drum, New York.

Lisa grew up in Denver, Colorado and followed her dreams of working in the garment industry to California. It is there where she met her husband, Al and earned a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design. She worked in the garment industry for several years and then went into business for herself so she could spend more time with her family. She earned an MBA while caring for her family, running her own business and home schooling three of her children.

She is currently writing her first book which deals with helping women get closer to God.

Author Mary Lee is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant and a Licensed Master Social Worker.  When Grandma's False Teeth Fly is author Mary Lee's second book. Her first book, 'My Air Force Mom' is a picture book that explores customs and courtesies of military culture through a child's eyes. My Air Force Mom was a winner in the Children's Fiction Category of the 73rd Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. 

Mary and her husband Chuck reside in Columbia, South Carolina.  You can find more about Mary at http://marylee.tateauthor.com

Today's Writer's Corner features Joyce Faulkner and Leila Levinson.  Have you decided to write a book? How do you start? Listen to Joyce Faulkner, award-winning author of "In the Shadow of Suribachi," "Username," and "For Shrieking Out Loud!" and Leila Levinson, award-winning author of "Gated Grief: The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of Trauma" who will discuss reasons for writing (History, Dealing with PTSD, etc.), creating the right environment, commitment, and journaling.
 
For more information visit either leilalevinson.com or veteranschildren.com

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes John Gorman of Pocket Constitution, Author Sandra Linhart, and Michael Russer of Go Army Homes

John Gorman was born in Minnesota, attended high school in Illinois and Iowa. After graduation enlisted in the United States Air force where he served as an Aircraft Loadmaster out of Charleston AFB South Carolina on C141 Star lifter cargo aircraft, accumulating 10,000 flight hours hauling cargo and troops all over the world. He was involved in many campaigns, some of these were Operation Desert Storm/Gulf War, Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada, missions to Beirut, Operation Just Cause, Panama as well as humanitarian missions to Haiti, Somalia and elsewhere, including some stateside. He graduated from the NCO Academy, and attended the Community College of the Air Force, was awarded the Air Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Award, achieved the rank of MSgt and was honorably discharged in 1997. He earned his FCC Amateur Radio License, FAA Aircraft Dispatcher license and later his FAA Private Pilot License in 2000.
 
He started his Pocket Constitution site as a labor of love and a hobby with his mom in mind in 1997 the year she died. His mother loved her country, was a member of the American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliary's she'd sell poppies every year and during the Vietnam War bought and wore MIA bracelets. His grandfather was a WWI Veteran, father was a WWII Veteran, uncle is a Korean War Veteran and brother is a Vietnam War Veteran, all loved and love their country. There were additional reasons though that he started this Pocket Constitution site, some of them are as follows. He found it very difficult finding pocket constitutions and remembers calling the Government Printing Office about it back then and the GPO representative had know idea what he was talking about. Also he believes it is important to have a more informed citizenry, public and voter. Too many of our institutions, media outlets and schools no longer inform us about the ideas of America's founders. John now resides in Henderson, Nevada, and is the owner and sole proprietor of Dorseygor Press.

For more information, visit any of the following:

www.PocketConstitution.com
www.USConstitutions.com
www.StateConstitution.com
(100% veteran owned)


Sandra Miller Linhart was born and raised in the mountainous town of Lander, Wyoming.  Here she was able to cultivate her love of reading, due in no small part to the fact the nearest record store was a two hour drive away, and the local radio station played only country and classic music.  Were it not for this, Ms. Linhart might today be a rock star, or, at the very least, have better taste in music.  However, with a well-stocked library within walking distance, she often found herself taking long journeys into the wonderful worlds created by the minds of Ursula K. Le Guin, Madeleine L'Engle, Stephen King and, of course, Judy Blume in the dusty basement of the Fremont County Public Library.

Growing up in poverty, Sandra's escape from her stark reality came printed and neatly tucked between the dust-laden, beaten covers on the library bookshelves, yearning for attention.  Not content merely to travel to these places created by the wordsmiths she admired, Sandra knew she wanted to craft her own mental destinations for others to enjoy.

Being deployed is a fact of life for soldiers.  Humanitarian efforts, operations other than war (OOW), peaceful or wartime missions, a soldier's duty is to be there.  Sometimes it means leaving little ones behind wondering why.

DADDY'S BOOTS & MOMMA'S BOOTS give a voice to our little ones' questions and concerns:  Where does Daddy or Momma go?  What does he do?  Might she get hurt?  When will they come back?  But, more importantly, the books give assurance and hope to military children that their parent's duty is an honorable one.

For more information visit www.smlinhart.com


Returning again this week, Michael Russer addresses the topic of transitions; unique to military families when a military loved one is either on the move, or reintegrating back to civilian life.  Michael J. Russer, CEO of RUSSER Communications and Managing Director for GoArmyHomes LLC is an international speaker, author and columnist about doing business online and virtual outsourcing.  He is co-author (along with Christine Durst and Michael Haaren of StaffCentrix) of "Transform Your Business Using Virtual Assistants", the first book on virtual assistants for the real estate industry.

GoArmyHome's mission is to provide assurance to every Army service member and their families that their particular needs as active military personnel are understood and will be fully addressed. These base specific sites are created under the guidance of men and women who have completed many military PCS moves, who have the knowledge and experience as to the support requires to make a relocation go smoothly. Staff dedicated to specific needs can be found at each site.

For more information, visit www.goarmyhomes.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio Presents Michael Russer of GoArmyHomes, Stephen Brown author of 'Sweeps, and Carol Schultz Vento author of The Hidden Legacy of WW II

Our good friend Michael Russer returns to Military Mom Talk Radio to update us on the exciting developments at Go Army Homes.  Michael J. Russer, CEO of RUSSER Communications and Managing Director for GoArmyHomes LLC is an international speaker, author and columnist about doing business online and virtual outsourcing.  He is co-author (along with Christine Durst and Michael Haaren of StaffCentrix) of "Transform Your Business Using Virtual Assistants", the first book on virtual assistants for the real estate industry.

GoArmyHome's mission is to provide assurance to every Army service member and their families that their particular needs as active military personnel are understood and will be fully addressed. These base specific sites are created under the guidance of men and women who have completed many military PCS moves, who have the knowledge and experience as to the support requires to make a relocation go smoothly. Staff dedicated to specific needs can be found at each site.

For more information, visit www.goarmyhomes.com

'Sweeps author Stephen Brown tells of the USS Vengeance sailing on a secret mission to North Vietnam on New Year's, 1973 to sweep its ports of deadly mines; in exchange, Hanoi agrees to commence releasing American prisoners of war. "Operation Paragon," Navy Ensign Sam Wallace tells his pregnant wife, Karen. "Mines so advanced and our gear so basic, my love, we're Polish horse cavalry charging German Panzers."

Following anti-infiltration patrols along the South Vietnamese coast during which Vengeance pulled from the water downed pilots and sank an enemy vessel, the ship rotates between twenty-four hours inside, and then twelve out of the minefields which have strangled the sea lanes into North Vietnamese ports. The only break in this duty has Sam ashore at a dilapidated airfield at the mouth of the Red River to witness the release of severely maltreated American prisoners of war.

Based on historical events in which the author played a major role, 'Sweeps honors the iron men who manned a wooden ship to help return 591 POWs.

You can find 'Sweeps by Stephen Haywood Brown on Amazon.com

Carol Schultz Vento is a former Political Science professor and attorney.  She is the daughter of World War II veteran Arthur ‘Dutch' Schultz, an 82nd Airborne paratrooper who was portrayed in the D-Day movie The Longest Day and whose war experiences have been written about in books about the European Theater in World War II.

Daughters, fathers and war - three words not often used together. In The Hidden Legacy of World War II: A Daughter's Journey of Discovery, Carol  weaves life with her paratrooper father, Arthur Dutch Schultz, into the larger story of World War II and the homecoming of the Greatest Generation.  This personal story is combined with the author's thorough research and investigation of the reality for those World War II veterans who could not forget the horrors of war. This nonfiction work fills in the missing pieces of the commonly accepted societal view of World War II veterans as stoic and unwavering, a true but incomplete portrait of that generation of warrior. 

Visit Carol at www.carolschultzvento.com  .

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Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio Welcomes Kathleen Smith of ClearedJobs.net, Author Robyn Roche-Paull, and Jef Senour From Rock Band CTS

Kathleen Smith

As Chief Marketing Officer for ClearedJobs.Net, Kathleen Smith spearheads the community-building, marketing and communications outreach initiatives to the organization's audiences which include security cleared job seekers, military personnel, and cleared facilities employers the defense and intelligence community. As a veteran owned company, ClearedJobs.Net pays special attention to the needs of the military community and Kathleen oversees the ClearedJobs.Net's outreach and support of transitioning military personnel, military spouses and TAP/ACAP managers.

ClearedJobs.Net is a veteran owned company serving the job search and recruiting needs of the security cleared community. ClearedJobs.Net is the only cleared job board and Cleared Job Fair company that limits access to security cleared job seekers to cleared facilities employers.  Understanding the job search within the security cleared community is challenging, ClearedJobs.Net has invest considerable resources for security cleared job seekers to utilize in the job search and career development.

For more information visit www.clearedjobs.net

Author Robyn Roche-Paull

Robyn Roche-Paull, author of the award-winning book Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, is an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and a US Navy Veteran.  She has over a decade of experience helping breastfeeding mothers and babies, and began her breastfeeding career while still on active duty in the US Navy.  She served six years as an aircraft mechanic on F/A-18 Hornets and A-6 Intruders on deployment overseas and stateside.  During that time she gave birth to breastfed her son for over a year before separating from the military with an Honorable discharge. 

Robyn wrote her book due to the difficulties she experienced breastfeeding her son while on active duty, and her desire to help other military mothers be successful at breastfeeding so that they do NOT have to experience those difficulties; but instead can enjoy all that breastfeeding has to offer both mother and child.

For more information, visit www.breastfeedingincombatboots.com

Jeff Senour of the Freedom Rock Experience CTS

Ever since its inception 10 years ago, rock band CTS has made a huge impact on many around the country with their edgy rock sound with lyrics that touch the heart.  Fueled with a passion for music since childhood, singer/songwriter Jeff Senour formed

CTS to inspire people of all ages to live their dreams.  The musical journey of CTS has garnered the band numerous awards from album of the year and video of the year with Military Writers Society.  From radio play on the top 100 charts with "Can't Get Off This Train", to letters from President Bush, CTS touches those of all ages to live life to the fullest and achieve your dreams whatever they might be.From Hollywood movie film pilot to airline pilot and musician, Jeff is a true example of the American dream.  The band has performed all over the country in various venues and opened for numerous National Artists.  CTS performs a one of a kind show called "Freedom Rock Experience" that is a multi-media rock concert honoring the real American Hero from Military, Police, Firefighters and Teachers.   The show also integrates high school musicians from around the country to perform with CTS to inspire our youth of today to live their dreams.  With movie credits such as "True Lies", "Executive Decision", "Hot Shots" and many more, the music of CTS is the melodic story of what we can all achieve in life if we try.

Experience CTS for yourself at www.ctsmusic.com and ctsmusic on YouTube

 

Military Mom Talk Radio is hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd. Military Mom Talk Radio provides a powerful platform for women to discuss their ideas, issues, and concerns with respect to the military lifestyle. Military Mom Talk Radio encourages women to share their experiences of being a military wife and mother. This show educates military families on the resources that are available in both the public and private sector and shares helpful information from women around the world. Topics range from helping a family member cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, navigating government programs, dealing with family issues, to the struggles of deployment along with being a working mother both in and out of the home.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio Presents Martin Cody of Cellar Angels and Del Staecker, Author of The Lady Gangster, Jan. 9

Cellar Angels was created by a compassionate group of wine loving friends intent on changing the world. Our mission is simple: connect small and family run wineries to a larger audience, expose wine lovers to incredible purchase opportunities offered exclusively to Cellar Angels members from partnering vineyards, and provide assistance to a select group of charities. We love wine. We love introducing others to great wine and we love helping others. Cellar Angels provides an opportunity to accomplish all three.

For more information, visit Martin at www.cellarangels.com .

The Lady Gangster is a story that began in 1967 with a broken car radio and a father-and-son's cross-country trek. The two had been making uncomfortable small talk until the son asked, "Dad, will you tell me what you did in the war?"

The father's answer is the amazing first-hand account of the USS Fuller, The Lady Gangster, an attack transport ship and its courageous crew of "Chicago Boys" who transformed from wide-eyed new recruits to weathered "Old Salts" braving enemy attacks while delivering troops and supplies during many of the toughest battles waged in the South Pacific during World War II. It is also the poignant tale of how a simple question forged a lasting bond between a father and his son.

For more information visit www.theladygangster.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics and the Department of Veteran Affairs along with the Department of Labor for supporting our shows.

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Military Mom Talk Radio Lauches 2012 with Joyce Faulkner and Kathleen Rodgers, Jan 2

Joyce Faulkner, president of the Military Writers Society of America, lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She published her first article in high school back in 1965.  Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles.  She also wrote columns -- "The History of Aerial Applications" for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine "Scribe & Quill."  She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer.

She has been a member of MWSA since 2006 and has served as Secretary and MWSA Webmaster since January of 2008.  Her skills include Management, Project Management, Web Site Design, Writing and Layout.  She volunteered for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for several years and has led various corporate, community and volunteer committees & organizations. Her goal is to help veterans record their piece of history -- for themselves, their families, their communities -- and our country.

"It all started when I wrote 'In the Shadow of Suribachi'," she says.  "It's basically the story of my father's experiences as a young Marine at the Battle of Iwo Jima.  That book has my heart.  It was also the beginning of my working to get veterans' stories written and published.  Working with MWSA is an extension of that dream...to make sure that all of our history is recorded and recognized." 

Visit http://www.mwsadispatches.com for more information.

Growing up in a family of six kids in Clovis, New Mexico, Kathleen Rodgers spent countless hours in a rocking chair, daydreaming about what it would be like to be someone else. Little did she know then that she was simply creating stories in my head.

Through writing, Kathleen has been able to explore many subjects. Her goal is always to get to the truth through the people and places she writes about, real or imagined. Along the way, she has encountered many roadblocks and detours, but has pressed ahead and kept her eyes on her goals.

In 2008, Leatherneck Publishing released Kathleen's debut novel "The Final Salute." The following year, Army Wife Network selected it as their July 2009 book club pick and Military Writers Society of America awarded it the Silver Medal. In July 2011, the Kindle Edition was released by Navigator Books.  In this novel, a Vietnam vet and father of three is haunted by the memories of dead friends killed in air mishaps, and must deal with a devious commander, an animal-crazed neighbor whose husband hates pilots, a beautiful, but suspicious wife and a rebellious teenage daughter. The last thing he needs is another war.

Additional work by Kathleen has appeared in Family Circle Magazine, Air Force, Army & Navy Times, Family: The Magazine for Military Families, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Albuquerque Journal, Clovis News Journal, and in three anthologies: "Because I Fly," by McGraw-Hill, "Lessons From Our Children," by Health Communications, Inc. and "Hearts of Steel," by Military Writers Society of America.

For more information visit www.kathleenmrodgers.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics and the Department of Veteran Affairs along with the Department of Labor for supporting our shows.

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  1. Name says: Comment Loved being on the show. Thanks for having me on to talk about writing and my novel "The Final Salute."

    Posted on: 01-02-2012 @ 7:47 pm EST


Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Suzy Manning of Sizzzl.com and band members featured at Pearl Harbor

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd presents Suzy Manning of Sizzzl.com and high school band members featured at the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Event last week.

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She has inspired women to feel good in their bodies with her own fitness program. She has facilitated seminars and retreats for women to renew, to re-energize, and to reward themselves for their uniqueness. Her articles on women's wisdom have appeared in Healing Garden Journal and phenomeNEWS. Wise Women - Circle of Wisdom is her international selling inspirational gift book.

Suzy holds a Masters degree in Agency Counseling from Siena Heights University. Continual immersion in her own self-growth and evolution allows her to connect with others with authenticity and impeccability. Her studies have included shamanism, reiki, massage, enlightened warrior training, train the trainer, millionaire mind intensive, investment and business building, and 4T prosperity. Her motivation comes from her own life's challenges and realization that all of our stories overlap.

Her personal intent is to empower women to own their magnificence, to ignite their dreams, and to illuminate their beauty, power, wisdom, and leadership in their Sizzzl years of 50+. There is powerful energy at a cellular level in women as we embrace our 60′s, 70′s, and 80′s. It is not a time to be invisible, but a time to be seen and heard. We are the change agents.

Also on today's show, Sandra and Robin welcome Abby Desharnais and Tracey Crain of Manchester Central High School in New Hampshire whose school band was given the honor to play at the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio Celebrates the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Toys for Tots began in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks, USCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children.  The idea came form Bill's wife, Diane.  In the fall of 1947, Diane crafted a homemade doll and asked Bill to deliver the doll to an organization, which would give it to a needy child at Christmas.  When Bill determined that no agency existed, Diane told Bill that he should start one.  He did.  The 1947 pilot project was so successful that the Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign.  That year, Marine Corps Reserve units across the nation conducted Toys for Tots campaigns in each community in which a Marine Reserve Center was located.  Marines have conducted successful nationwide campaigns at Christmas each year since 1948. 

The initial objective that remains the hallmark of the program today is to "bring the joy of Christmas to America's needy children".  The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

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Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

 

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, welcomes Fuzzy Manning a provider of PTS Alternative Therapy November 28

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Fuzzy Manning a provider of PTS Alternative Therapy.

Fuzzy Manning is an:

  • International speaker & Clinician on PTS Alternative Therapy
  • Navy veteran who served during Vietnam
  • Medical Intuitive and Urban Shaman with over 30 years experience
  • Studied & practiced Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Aboriginal Medicine for over 30 years
  • Energy & Integrative Medicine that I learned in 28 countries over 35 years
  • Shiatsu Master for over 30 years
  • BS degree in Education & Psychology

  • Post Traumatic Stress (PTS):

 Crosses all education, social economic, & cultural barriers
 Infects & erodes personal lives & lives of families
 Devastates communities as well as nations
 Creates an emotionally charged hell for veterans & families
 Tears families apart caring for invisible wounds of loved ones
 
PTS Treatment:

  • Provides 12,000 year old alternative therapies
  • Treats veterans & their families as one unit
  • Answers questions & offers individualized solutions
  • Offers a Story Corner & Veteran's Corner
  • Collaborates with other Veteran Resources

Fuzzy Manning Can Be reached at:

http://PTSTreatment.com

phone: 313-882-6827
email: PTSTreatment@gmail.com
 
Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics as well as for their ongoing support to our efforts.

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Military Mom Talk Radio Welcomes Fuzzy Manning of PTS Alternative Therapy

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Fuzzy Manning a provider of PTS Alternative Therapy.

Fuzzy Manning is an:

  • International speaker & Clinician on PTS Alternative Therapy
  • Navy veteran who served during Vietnam
  • Medical Intuitive and Urban Shaman with over 30 years experience
  • Studied & practiced Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Aboriginal Medicine for over 30 years
  • Energy & Integrative Medicine that I learned in 28 countries over 35 years
  • Shiatsu Master for over 30 years
  • BS degree in Education & Psychology

  • Post Traumatic Stress (PTS):

 Crosses all education, social economic, & cultural barriers
 Infects & erodes personal lives & lives of families
 Devastates communities as well as nations
 Creates an emotionally charged hell for veterans & families
 Tears families apart caring for invisible wounds of loved ones
 
PTS Treatment:

  • Provides 12,000 year old alternative therapies
  • Treats veterans & their families as one unit
  • Answers questions & offers individualized solutions
  • Offers a Story Corner & Veteran's Corner
  • Collaborates with other Veteran Resources

Fuzzy Manning Can Be reached at:

http://PTSTreatment.com

phone: 313-882-6827
email: PTSTreatment@gmail.com
 
Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics as well as for their ongoing support to our efforts.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Liz Moore of Go Army Homes and Liz Moore and Associates.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes Liz Moore of Go Army Homes and Liz Moore and Associates.

For many years, Liz envisioned the perfect real estate company....a brokerage where all the greatest agents want to work, and where the business is solidly and predictably built on word of mouth referrals from loyal past clients and personal acquaintances. In 2001, she decided to make that vision a reality. Realizing that it would be near impossible to totally transform her existing traditional real estate office into her ideal model, Liz set to work writing a business plan that started totally from scratch. She traveled extensively for several years, researching what were heralded as the best and the brightest brokerages across the country.

She was disappointed. She was disappointed that from the West Coast to the North East, most real estate companies looked alike. Wherever she went, she found business as usual...very little vision...hardly any passion for customer service or innovative ideas. Marketing was at best ho-hum...in fact, there was so little distinction between companies that one could easily erase one firm's logo in an ad and substitute another and no one would notice.

Convinced that there was a better way to practice real estate, and that timing was right for an enlightened boutique brokerage, Liz enlisted the guidance of Dyan Dobbyn, one of the nation's leading business development consultants. Under her guidance, 10,000 local families were surveyed about their real estate experiences over the past five years. One message was loud and clear: too many families had one unfortunate experience in common...frustrating and costly last minute surprises and expenses which made the overall real estate experience highly stressful.

The mission became clear: to develop a real estate company that truly reinvented the process, empowering consumers and agents alike with up front information and more control. So, with the help of long time friend and colleague, local attorney Brian D. Lytle, Liz set to work to create a business plan for the perfect real estate company.

The firm would partner with an on-site appraiser, to provide a full mortgage appraisal to sellers at time of listing, as well as an NAHI-certified home inspector and a bonded exterminator, to conduct thorough property inspections before the home is put on the market. These services would be provided free to the consumer. With peace of mind for clients as the goal, these up front services would enable sellers to rest easy that once they negotiate price and terms with a potential buyer, they no longer need to fear the unknown: low appraisals, or costly unexpected repairs. Fewer surprises, less stress.

What does the future hold for the real estate industry? Who knows? One thing is clear, however; Liz Moore & Associates will be leading the market to the next level.  Visit Liz at www.lizmoore.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Fuzzy Manning of PTS Treatment, and Jody Bremer, Family Therapist

Fuzzy Manning is the Founder & CEO of PTS Treatment. He is a recognized international alternative clinician, therapist, and speaker who mends the hearts of female/male military veterans, National Guard, Coast Guard, reservists, and their families who are dealing with the invisible wounds of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). During the alternative therapy process, it's impossible to separate Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain and Musculoskeletal Damage, Combat Stress, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Suicidal Thoughts, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from PTS during treatment. You can't treat one without treating the other. Fuzzy offers a safe and secure environment for people to tell their story and receive the necessary treatment and therapy despite their gender, age, language, or ethnicity. He believes in treating veterans, military personnel, and their family as one-unit. He comes to you via conference call, Skype, or in person to provide alternative PTS solutions.

Fuzzy is a Navy veteran who served in Vietnam and experienced Post Traumatic Stress. His world was dramatically altered as he knew it. He chose to pursue alternative treatments and therapies to resolve his emotional, physical, and mental daily traumas. He was able to identify the causes of his stress, night terrors, anxiety attacks, depression, and insomnia and get his life back on track without medication, surgery, or clinical therapy. Additionally, he experienced Chronic Disease in the form of alcoholism. He continues to apply the principles of alternative therapy and treatment in his daily life and in the lives of his clients.

Jody Bremer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, Summa Cum Laude in 2004.

She received her Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University, Magna Cum Laude. Since embarking on her career, Jody has worked with the Irvine School District as a school therapist, concentrating on working with children and families who are suffering from life changes (divorce, death, etc.) and those with Asperger's Syndrome or other socially challenging needs or skills training. 

Jody worked at the Drake Institute, a facility specializing in neurofeedback for the treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in children and adults, as well as Asperger's and autism. She has worked as a case manager/program coordinator and supportive care therapist for families involved in the treatment at this facility.

Jody received a special certification and verification from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in Working with Military and Their Families In Private Practice. Servicemen from the Marines, Navy, Army and Air Force are a significant specialty, allowing her to provide personalized care for all of the military members and their families struggling with the specific hardships the military incurs, such as long-term separations, deployments, and PTSD.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Janine Wilburn of Touch-Nology

In 2005, Janine Wilburn co-founded and became the Chief Creative Officer of Touch.Nology Holdings LLC - a socially responsible, Communications Company committed to making a difference.
Touch-Nology manufactures patent-pending, Connection Kits and Products designed to bring Resiliency, connection, communication and healing to families in challenging situations.

Touch.Nology developed Kits to help Service Members and Military Families build Resiliency before, during and after deployment. The kits contain a number of different types of products-all designed to work together over time. To date, upwards of 170,000 Service Members and Military Families have received Kits and responded with very positive reviews. Hundreds and hundreds of heartfelt emails have poured in from Service Members in Iraq and Afghanistan and their Families here at home.

Janine's first hand experience with the importance of resiliency inspired these products. She began creating them as she worked to recover from severe spinal injury, during which portions of her upper body, including her hands and arms were paralyzed.  Janine used these tools on her personal path to recovery and still uses them everyday.

From early on in her career, Janine has been passionate about making a difference with people through caring, creativity and insight. Whether it was television and radio reporting for ABC in Madison, WI...hosting a radio show in Italy... authoring a book on sports families... starting the Family Achievement Center...marketing consulting in Bulgaria (for the U.S. Government) to help new businesses compete in the global marketplace... or lecturing, Janine has been connecting with people in special ways for years.
 
In the corporate world, she was recognized with a number of awards including: Gold & Bronze Lions from the Cannes Film Festival, a Clio, an EFFIE, an Addy and a HUGO. She also received acclaim as one of ten artists selected nationally to participate in the victim advocacy show at the Carrie Secrist Gallery.  Her piece "Broken Lady" was published in the Chicago Reader.  Janine is a working mixed media artist selling her work privately and at galleries across the country. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Darryl and 14-year old son, Christian and is a regular volunteer at her son's school.  In her private time, she is an avid Iyengar yoga practitioner. Janine is enthusiastic about her newest products, which are designed to help teach children and teens to write.  She looks forward to working with school systems across the country.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd presents Laura Garber of Cinderalla 11pm

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Doris Rivas-Brekke, welcomes Laura Garber of Cinderalla 11pm.

Cinderella11pm.com is all about bringing magic into women's everyday lives. It is a blog where they celebrate everyone's inner princess. 

Cinderella11pm.com is a place you go to be listened to and appreciated for all of things you do and are!  It is about uncovering, discovering and experiencing the magic in everyday life; as well as sharing about the occasional frog that no amount of kissing will turn into a prince.

There are posts about tantalizing travel destinations, good food, and shared thoughts on everything from gratitude to books, movies and music. It is a place to make new friends and lots of room for you to leave your comments on the posts that move you.

The blog was created from Laura's own experiences.  She used blogging to help get through a particularly tough time-eventually moving from just surviving to really thriving. She made amazing connections with people around the world and found out that many others were going through similar situations to her.  They shared their thoughts, fears, hopes and even dreams. 

It really made a difference for her.

Laura wanted to pay it forward, and from that http://cinderella11pm.com/ was born. Laura, a veteran blogger, originally started blogging in 2003 on women's issues but she wanted to do something more and something more directly from the heart.

http://cinderella11pm.com/ is a portal that brings women together, lets women know they are not alone, helps us hope, and reminds us to remember our dreams.  It is even a place where wishes are granted.

Military Moms struck a particular chord with Laura due to the service and sacrifice these women make for our country.  In one of her recent posts Laura spoke about the choices we make and how we live out our Karma.  Laura feels Moms who put serving our country first, make a choice that she wants to honor.

Laura Garber likes being a Fairy Godmother, and from time to time surprises visitors to her site with amazing giveaways-just to add a little more magic. Click on http://cinderella11pm.com/ and see what she is giving away this week to Military Moms.

Beyond Cinderella11pm.com Laura loves to travel, gives to various charities and is constantly looking to connect people.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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MIlitary Mom Talk Radio welcomes Jody Bremer, Family Therapist, and Debbie Gregory of Military Connection, October 10th

Jody Bremer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, Summa Cum Laude in 2004.

She received her Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University, Magna Cum Laude. Since embarking on her career, Jody has worked with the Irvine School District as a school therapist, concentrating on working with children and families who are suffering from life changes (divorce, death, etc.) and those with Asperger's Syndrome or other socially challenging needs or skills training.  

Jody worked at the Drake Institute, a facility specializing in neurofeedback for the treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in children and adults, as well as Asperger's and autism. She has worked as a case manager/program coordinator and supportive care therapist for families involved in the treatment at this facility.

Jody received a special certification and verification from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in Working with Military and Their Families In Private Practice. Servicemen from the Marines, Navy, Army and Air Force are a significant specialty, allowing her to provide personalized care for all of the military members and their families struggling with the specific hardships the military incurs, such as long-term separations, deployments, and PTSD.

Sandra and Robin will also welcome Debbie Gregory of Military Connection, featuring the most comprehensive directory in the country. Military Connection maintains and provides the most up-to-date directory for ex-military, veterans, military spouses and family, and on duty to civilian transitions to use for job search by posting your resume to their online fairs and employment listings. Military Connection is proud to help ex-military search for government jobs, apply for military school, find federal jobs and receive vital information on loans and pay.  Visit this amazing resource at www.militaryconnection.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio Welcomes Jula Jane of Coggins International, October 3rd

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Doris Rivas-Brekke, welcomes Jula Jane of Coggins International.

Jula Jane is an 'ideas' person. But unlike most, her ideas become real, usually in the shape of a new business venture or project. Her background is extensive with businesses formed and boundaries broken. An entrepreneur through and through, Jane has significant experience in a broad range of national and international consulting services-business management, major contract negotiations, project management, market studies and client relations. At the very early age of 25, she founded JULA Consulting, an international real estate consulting firm and became one of the first woman-owned firms affiliated with Dubai's largest privately-held master developer. Her expertise in foreign cultures and the oil & gas industry has proven invaluable to her flagship company, Coggins International.

As the President & CEO and spokesperson for Coggins International, Jane can be heard across the nation from radio to television, in print and in person, sharing her knowledge in the field of energy and fuels automation. Not one to sit behind a desk for too long, Jane puts her 'boots on the ground' in all parts of the world, from Afghanistan to Australia, always maintaining a face-to-face relationship with the customer and the mission. This sense of adventure compels her to take calculated risks in business and in life, making even the impossible a reality.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Doris Rivas Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Michael Russer of GoArmy Homes September 26

Michael J. Russer, CEO of RUSSER Communications and Managing Director for GoArmyHomes LLC is an international speaker, author and columnist about doing business online and virtual outsourcing.  He is co-author (along with Christine Durst and Michael Haaren of StaffCentrix) of “Transform Your Business Using Virtual Assistants”, the first book on virtual assistants for the real estate industry. 

In addition to featuring military spouse virtual assistants in that book and others, Mr. Russer was also instrumental in launching a pilot program involving military virtual assistants for HomeStore, Inc. (now Move Inc.) which runs the Realtor.com Website and its host of services.  And he actively uses the services of military virtual assistants to support his own businesses.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on Toginet and can be downloaded directly from www.itunes.com . Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd presents David Macer of Shepherd of the Hills with appearance by Deva and Miten

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Pastor David Macer with special appearance by Deva and Miten.

We welcome back Pastor Dave Macer who has done blessings for our troops over the holidays and today he talks about the use of faith in helping families get through deployment.  This is a vital show for anyone with children who are struggling with a parent of family member on deployment.  Later on in the show there will be an appearance by Deva and Miten.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Celebrate our American Pride with Military Mom Talk Radio

It's the end of a long Labor Day weekend, so kick back and enjoy some great tunes with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd on Military Mom Talk Radio - Music Edition.

Tributes to America include songs by Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Lee Ann Rimes, Ray Charles, the West Point Glee Club, and a few special selections.  It's an hour you'll want to put on the iPod!

With the end of summer comes thoughts of how quickly the holidays will be upon us.  Now is the time to start thinking about sending care packages to our soldiers overseas.  One of the most needed items for those serving in our colder regions is scarves, easily made and much appreciated.

Dwayne Smith a local and enterprising entrepreneur has effectively used scraps of fleece and fabric to fashion scarves to be sent through Operation Gratitude to our troops overseas for the winter. We would like to honor him for his loving efforts and continual contribution that is both heart felt and eco friendly.  He is currently making more scarves and we wanted to share this with our listeners who might have a loving use for their scrap fabric.  Kudos to Dwayne Smith.

In the coming weeks, we'll be sure to let everyone know how to get your items of love to our soldiers.  Our first recommendation is to contact Operation Gratitude for more information.  www.opgratitude.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics and the Department of Veteran Affairs along with the Department of Labor for supporting our shows.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Lisa Cypers Kamen from Harvesting Happiness for Heroes, August 22

Join Sandra and Robin as they welcome Lisa Cypers Kamen to Military Mom Talk Radio.  Filmmaker, speaker, author, coach, and now radio talk host on Toginet, Lisa has developed a specialized Harvesting Happiness program for returning military personnel and their families experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and difficulties reintegrating back to civilian life.  The integrated curriculum uses a stigma free multidisciplinary approach to assist soldiers and their loved ones heal to heal the traumas of war and reawaken happiness in their hearts.

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to stigma-free assistance of Military Personnel and their loved ones facing challenges with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other post-deployment reintegration issues.

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes offers one-on-one services, mini-workshops, and retreats to address the whole person: mind, body, and emotions.  This results in a calmer mind, better physical health and reinforces emotional support.

Lisa's program Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio airs live every Wednesday at 9 am pst. on the Toginet network. Learn more about her program at www.hh4heroes.org.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, with creative director Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd presents KOBY J. LANGLEY, Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary of Defense August 15

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes KOBY J. LANGLEY, Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Mr. Koby J. Langley is the senior adviser for strategic planning and outreach in the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy. In that role, he is responsible for the development of strategic plans related to wounded, ill, injured and transitioning service members and interagency and public/private collaboration.

In 2010, Langley served as a member of the Secretary of Defense, Office of Personnel and Readiness strategic planning team and principal report drafter of an efficiencies report that identified over $800M in cost savings to the Department of Defense. In 2009, Langley was appointed by Secretary Eric K. Shinseki of the Department of Veterans Affairs as his Special Assistant for Strategic Communications Planning, and assigned to the President's Interagency Policy Committee on Military Families, and Presidents Task Force on Puerto Rico's Status. In 2008, he was selected to serve as a member of the Presidential Transition Team for President Barack Obama. In 2007, Langley co-founded a private fund, which funded the education of an Iraqi interpreter who fled Iraq due to grave threats of violence for assisting coalition forces.

In 2006, after ten years of military service, Langley received a second Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding federal litigation support to the United States Army where he amassed the highest number of closed cases in the department. He subsequently founded and served as the managing partner of a multi‐million dollar litigation firm in Southern Maryland.

While serving with the 82d Airborne Division and deploying during the invasion of Iraq, Langley paid the first property damages claims in combat operations. Langley later published a standard operation procedure that was adopted theater-wide. DoD paid about 26 million dollars to settle from FY2003 to FY2006 in Iraq and Afghanistan. Langley also commanded dozens of support convoys and received the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq.

Langley in the creator, editor, and principal contributor to the blog www.warriorcare.mil and has published op-eds for Military.com and The History Channel, and has conducted interviews for Reuters, MSNBC, NPR outlets, the Army Times, Fox News, and various local news outlets. He was featured in a Veterans‐issue related advertisement for then Presidential candidate Barack Obama. His efforts in facilitating post war reconstruction in Iraq are documented in numerous articles, as well as books by the first Iraq War Veteran elected to congress, Patrick J. Murphy (PA) and Mr. Noah Feldman, Constitutional Scholar at Harvard.

Langley holds a Bachelors (B.A.) from the University of Notre Dame, a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Colorado, and is a Masters candidate at Georgetown University. He is a former Harvard Law School Certified Mediator, and appointee to the Senior Executive Service. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (2); Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Star Device.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd presents Lisa Detres, author and military mom, August 8

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Lisa Detres, author and military mom.

Lisa Detres is a pastor's wife, writer, and mother of four children who works as a customer service supervisor in Valencia, California. Her oldest son, Augustin, is currently serving in the Army and is stationed at Fort Drum, New York.

Lisa grew up in Denver, Colorado and followed her dreams of working in the garment industry to California. It is there where she met her husband, Al and earned a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design. She worked in the garment industry for several years and then went into business for herself so she could spend more time with her family. She earned an MBA while caring for her family, running her own business and home schooling three of her children.

She is currently writing her first which deals with helping women get closer to God.

As a special guest today, Doris Rivas-Brekke will be joining us for some breaking news that affect our military families and length of deployment.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Doris Rivas-Brekke, August 1

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Doris Rivas-Brekke.

United States Army Veteran, entrepreneur/business owner, budding author, public relations/marketing consultant, garden design consultant, college graduate, recently widowed, a recovering alcoholic and soon-to-be radio talk show host of the new show "Daily Dialogue with Doris." Doris Rivas-Brekke has been to the mountain top and has plunged to the deepest and darkest hole of alcohol addiction!  She has triumphantly emerged from addiction and is now reaching out to help others with their life problems through her new show "Daily Dialogue with Doris." The show will highlight on how to deal with life's trials and tribulations through a faith-based ideology.  Doris is especially interested in sharing her recovery experience with Dr.Charles Gant's "End Your Addiction Now" program.

As a rosarian and garden design consultant, Doris strongly believes in garden therapy for handling life's stress-filled situations. Doris Rivas-Brekke also owns a beautiful ranch in the southern California high desert and dreams of converting the property into a oasis of faith and healing for people in recovery from addiction and life's stresses.  Doris would especially like to offer her dream retreat/rehabilitation home-center to active duty military and veteran personnel who need help with addiction and post traumatic syndrome issues.

Doris Rivas-Brekke attributes her new found health and positive attitude to the healing powers of faith in God and to becoming a follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ, who has inspired her to dedicate the rest of her life to helping other people recover from addictions and tackling life's trials and tribulations.

Doris Rivas-Brekke calls Acton, California home. She earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology from San Diego State University. She is currently writing her auto-biography about her life in the military, her alcohol addiction and recovery and her new found love of God and Jesus Christ. You can reach her at riosafari@aol.com and visit her web site: www.ddwd.collebo.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd presents Raquel Thiebes of Life Lessons of a Military Wife, July 18

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd presents Raquel Thiebes of Life Lessons of a Military Wife

Raquel has been blogging about military life and everything that goes with it since 2007.  Whether you want to know it or not, she'll tell you about it!  She was an Army brat growing up, was a soldier herself and married into the military.  She won't tell you her exact age but suffice it to say that she has 40+ years of experience with all things Army.

Her blog is located at Life Lessons of a Military Wife (now in Europe!).  She also recently started podcasting and is trying to cover all things military, especially as it pertains to living overseas.  Don't forget she also blogs and podcasts about her travels, so learn from her mistakes and triumphs!  She is determined to make your life as a military spouse and an American living overseas that much easier. 

She recently PCSed from Germany and is now in Belgium, the land of the French Fry (don't let anyone tell you it was a French invention).

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, welcomes Sheri Snively, US Navy Chaplain author of Heaven in the Midst of Hell.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Sheri Snively, US Navy Chaplain author of Heaven in the Midst of Hell.

A Navy chaplain from a pacifist Quaker tradition offers a powerful and surprising account of the human side of the Iraq war. War exposes the divide between who we think we are and how we behave in extreme situations. Sheri Snively, who served as a Quaker chaplain with the U.S. Navy, has crafted a vivid, unsettling, and ultimately hopeful personal account of the effects of the Iraq war on soldiers and civilians in Heaven in the Midst of Hell.

As she served with the Marines working amid the boredom, tension, and seemingly meaningless carnage at a trauma hospital between Ramadi and Fallujah, Commander Snively experienced firsthand the grim reality of combat. As she recounts the way she and the soldiers around her experience war, she negotiates a compassionate path to healing-marked not by formulaic answers, but by an open and questioning spirit.

Sheri Snively is a U.S. Navy chaplain with a BS in Economics from the University of California, Riverside, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal State, Los Angeles, a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Wisdom University. Sheri is certified as a Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She is currently a student at the Naval War College in the Masters Program in National Security and Strategic Studies. She deployed to Iraq with 1MLG from Camp Pendleton, California. Commander Snively's father was a WWII Navy pilot and career officer, and her mother is a Quaker who can trace her Quaker roots back to the seventeenth century. Sheri currently lives with her family near San Diego.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd Celebrate the 4th with a Musical Tribute

Tune in to Military Mom Talk Radio today at 5 pm eastern, 2 pm pacific to wrap up your holiday weekend with an hour of great music.  Listen live from www.toginet.com, or grab the podcast from our Podcast page, our Toginet show page,  or from iTunes.

 

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics as well as for their ongoing support to our efforts.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Candace Sandy of Souls of My Sisters June 27

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Candace Sandy of Souls of My Sisters.

Two high school friends, and former Simon & Schuster employees felt an evolution in themselves Dawn marie Daniels and Candace Sandy and searched the shelves to find smart, helpful information that mirrored their lives as successful, upwardly mobile, women who still grappled with day-to-day issues. They turned to self-helps books and inspirational titles and felt motivated at first, but still noticed that their experience as Black women was not fully looked at or addressed by the literature on the bookshelves. "I noticed that a new approach was needed, one that would fit for today's woman whether she worked in the boardroom or the classroom," stated Dawn who launched the literary career of New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant.

Dawn and Candace felt compelled to publish these stories in Souls of My Sisters: Black Women Break Their Silence, Tell Their Stories, and Heal Their Spirits, a compilation of true life experiences of women of color. In Souls of My Sisters, women from all walks of life candidly reveal how they overcame challenges just like those faced by women every day. From Patti Labelle to Mary J. Blige to single moms and spiritual leaders, these diverse groups of women have bonded together in print, to discuss issues that have touched their lives.  Ten years later, Souls of My Sisters continues to produce book tours, online resources, book clubs and a imprint Souls of My Sisters Books/Kensington Publishing Corp.

Candace Sandy is the President of Candace Sandy Communications, a multi media company and strategic cooperative targeting women. For ten years Candace Sandy has also served as the Communications Director for Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) of the Sixth Congressional District, a member of the House Foreign Service and Financial Services Committees. In her capacity as Communications Director Sandy has managed both national and international media campaigns in countries that have included Africa, Canada, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Cuba, Great Britain, India, Israel, Malaysia, Peru and Venezuela. A frequent lecturer, Sandy is the former General Manager of New York University Radio Station WNYU 89.1 FM, 800 AM, and Channel 17.  Check her out at www.soulsofmysisters.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes the Department of Defense Education Activity, June 20

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes representatives of the DoDEA; Marilee Fitzgerald, Acting Director, Charlie Toth, Deputy Director, and Kathy Facon, Branch Chief, DoDEA Partnership Branch.

Department of Defense Education Activity plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for Department of Defense (DoD) dependents who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality, public education.  DoDEA operates 194 schools located in Europe, the Pacific, the United States, Cuba, Guam and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Education Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.

Today there are approximately 1.2 million military student-age children being educated in public, private and home-based schools in the USA and around the world.  Military students have a mobility rate of about 31%.  All schools within DoDEA are fully accredited by U.S. accreditation agencies. Approximately 8,700 educators serve more than 86,000 DoDEA students. 

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Rita Cosby author of Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Fathers' Past June 13

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Rita Cosby author of Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Fathers' Past.

QUIET HERO: Secrets from My Father's Past (Simon & Schuster, May 2010) by three-time Emmy winner and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby is now in bookstores. But the book is unlike anything the former Fox News Channel and MSNBC primetime show-host and current special correspondent for CBS's Inside Edition has ever written or reported.

This book is about Cosby's father, Ryszard Kossobudzki, a Polish Resistance fighter during World War II, who was badly wounded, captured by the Nazis, held in a POW camp, escaped and ultimately rescued by American military forces after retrieving handwritten directions-to-freedom wrapped in a chocolate bar and dropped to Kossobudzki and his comrades by a U.S. Army Air Forces pilot.

After the war, Kossobudzki (today 84), "met [and married] a nice Danish girl," he says, left his native Poland for America, anglicized his name to Richard Cosby (as so many immigrants did in those days), and started a family, naming his now-celebrity daughter, Rita, after a cousin Rita who also served in the resistance.  

What the elder Cosby did not do is tell his story to his children the past was simply too dark to dredge up until now. Excerpt from W. Thomas Smith, Jr of Military.com.

Read an excerpt from Rita Cosby's Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father's Past

Check out an interview with Rita and Thomas W. Smith, Jr at Military.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd presents Trisha La Voice of Wishes for the Mother’s Heart, June 6

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Trisha LaVoice of Wishes for the Mother's Heart. She is featured in this photo along side her co-author Barbara Lazeroff.

Tricia LaVoice earned a bachelor of science degree in Applied Psychology from California State University, Long Beach, and a master's degree in Educational Psychology from Fordham University. In her earlier years, she dedicated a substantial amount of time to women's crisis hotlines and is currently engaged in the area of bereavement issues. Tricia greatly enjoys writing for children and adults. Her first book, Helmets and Hoses, Toes and Noses, was released by Orchard Academy Press in July of 2008. Her second book, Pieces of My Mother, is currently being reviewed for publication. Leeza Gibbons has read many of Tricia's Wishes on her nationally syndicated radio program, Hollywood Confidential. Tricia lives in the countryside in Avon, Connecticut, with her husband, daughter, and three sons. She is a yoga enthusiast and finds inspiration for her Wishes on many of her long daily walks in nature. 

Restaurateur, philanthropist, and interior designer Barbara Lazaroff, A.S.I.D., is renowned for her innovative restaurant concepts. As president of Imaginings Interior Designs, Inc., Barbara has designed such popular restaurants as the original Spago Hollywood; Spago Beverly Hills; Chinois in Santa Monica and Las Vegas; Eureka, Granita, and other noted dining establishments. She continues her work in the restaurant industry as a co-brander and partner in a multitude of "Wolfgang Puck" business entities and is a member of the Board of Directors of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide.

Barbara's unique concepts and designs have received critical acclaim and numerous awards. Her work has been featured in Designer's West, Restaurant Hospitality, Elle Décor, Fortune, Interiors, Restaurant/ Hotel Design International, Luxe, and Vogue. She has been profiled on CNN, Women on Top (a Canadian show about female entrepreneurs), Good Morning America, Home Show, Public Eye, Interior Motives, and West 57th, among others. In 1991, Barbara was inducted into the prestigious Platinum Circle of design professionals by Restaurant/ Hotel Design International. She received an honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management from Johnson andWalesUniversity in 1998. In 2000, Barbara was inducted into the National Association of Women Business Owners Millennium Hall of Fame, which noted her leadership and business acumen.

In 1982, Barbara co-founded the annual American Wine and Food Festival, which funds the Puck-Lazaroff Charitable Foundation, whose sole mission is providing key support for the Meals on Wheels Program inL.A.In 1984, she co-founded the annual California Spirit event, which supports the American Cancer Society. Barbara has hosted an annual Spago Passover Seder since 1984, providing hunger relief in the community. Most notable among her many charitable honors are the James Beard Humanitarian Award, the Kindred Spirits Humanitarian Award, and the Aviva Family and Children's Services'Spirit of Compassion Award-an organization close to her heart. Barbara recently completed a four-year remodel of one of the Aviva residences. Barbara serves on the Board of Directors of The Friends of Sheba Medical Center, located in Israel. In addition, Barbara is engaged in a number of organizations that promote women in the hospitality industry, and the political and design arenas. She is one of the founding members of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. Barbara is on the Board of Governors of Jewish Life Television and a frequent on-air guest, and has recently signed with Fremantle Media for an original TV series. She is also a passionate collector and patron of the arts. Barbara resides in Beverly Hills with her two sons Cameron and Byron, her longtime beau, and a menagerie of pets.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

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