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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes Debbie Nichols of Deployed: Grandparents Being Parents, August 29

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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes Debbie Nichols of Deployed: Grandparents Being Parents.

How would you like to wake up one morning and have your entire lifestyle change?

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“That is what happened to me. My husband and I were empty nesters having the time of our life; kids were grown, doing what we wanted to do. Then our United States Air Force single parent daughter deployed to Afghanistan and we became the guardians to her two school age daughters.”

“We had to adjust to a completely different lifestyle and being a parent again, along with worrying about our daughter’s safety.”

“My story begins when I pick up my granddaughters in Arizona and move them to our home in California. We enroll them in school; learn how to be a parent in today’s society. I share how to adjust to sudden lifestyle change, military deployment, mixed emotions of missing my old life style, challenges of reuniting the family back to prior deployment, and my struggles of transforming back to being a grandmother again.”

“This was the biggest challenge in my life but the most rewarding”.

“When my daughter returned from her tour of duty I felt a need to reach out to military families facing deployment. The military prepares the spouses for deployment, but not the civilian guardians. Presently there is no information for guardians and I wanted to share my experiences and ways to make the deployment experience a positive one.”

“According to the 2008 US Census there over 4.5 million grandparents raising their grandchildren and the number is rising. There were two million military children that experienced their parents deployment and 250,000 military children went to a guardian to live.”

“Recently, I have had several friends become permanent guardians to their grandchildren, having to readjust their entire life style. Having that experience of sudden change and changing my empty nester lifestyle I felt I could help. Transitioning and adjusting to their new life can be very difficult. You didn’t sign up for this job, but your love drives you to take this huge responsibility. It is the most challenging, yet rewarding time of your life.”

Join Sandra and Robin this Monday to hear Debbie’s heartfelt story.  Doris Rivas-Brekke, roving reporter, will be back with News You Can Use.

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, 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.

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, and Rick Swanson, welcomes Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom, July 19th

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After experiencing the death of her child from SIDS, Alison became committed to saving children’s lives. Over the years Alison has expanded her career platform to include a gamut of vital issues facing families.

Alison’s ability to connect with parents in a down-to-earth, uplifting and engaging manner while providing important information has made Alison a sought-after guest on many national television shows including The Today Show, Fox & Friends, CNN International, CNBC Squawk Box, Good Morning America and The Doctors.

Both her newsletter, The Safety Scoop, and blog, The Safety Chronicles, as well as regular articles on popular parenting sites such as Parenting Weekly and Baby Weekly reach thousands of parents every month with tips and advice that help parents sort through the hype and get to the facts. She has a weekly radio show, “Keeping It Together With Alison, The Safety Mom” which features guests giving parents advice on staying happy, safe and sane.

Over the years, Alison has worked with numerous companies in reaching moms including ADT Security Systems, Johnson & Johnson, Evenflo, Symantec Technologies, Cord Blood Registry, SC Johnson and Unilever.

Alison is the mom of three children, the oldest with intellectual disabilities.

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, and Rick Swanson, welcome Tait and Lauren Zimmerman and The Little Tait Foundation for Preemie Aid July 5

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, and Rick Swanson, welcome Tait and Lauren Zimmerman and The Little Tait Foundation for Preemie Aid.

The Little Tait Foundation for Preemies is a non-profit organization founded to help those who believe it is the responsibility of private communities and the body of Christ, not of the State through tax-funded welfare programs, to meet these needs. Your donations will be applied to the intended needs with minimum overhead, rather than trickling through multiple layers of bureaucracy. Funds go directly to the specific doctor, hospital, or other medical care provider, after standard negotiations and reductions have been made.

Tait and Lauren Zimmerman were married May 3, 2008. A month later, they joyfully found out they were expecting their first child! Six months into her pregnancy, Lauren went into labor. During the rushed drive to the midwife’s, and the ensuing 40-mile ambulance ride to the hospital in Anchorage, the young couple offered up many prayers for the safety of both mother and baby.

Tait received a call from the midwife en route informing him that there was no reversing the labor at that point, and that his new son or daughter would be born that day. The couple’s midwife tried to prepare Tait for all possible outcomes, and just prior to the emergency C-section, Tait and Lauren committed their soon-to-be-born child’s life to the Lord in prayer.

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These three months were filled with strange new medical terms, and a whole education in newborn intensive care. Tait and Lauren found themselves looking forward to unusual milestones — the removal of an IV, their son’s first feeding (from a syringe through a feeding tube), removal of the bili light and accompanying goggles, higher oxygen saturations, closure of his heart’s PDA valve, fewer apnea events, progression from the CPAP to cannula, graduation to an open crib, satisfactory weight gains, first oral feeding, and first time momentarily disconnected from the plethora of cords, wires, and tubes.

While these long months were some of the most difficult of Tait’s and Lauren’s lives, the Lord used them as a time of immense growth and provided daily opportunities to share their family’s hope and vision with many of Little Tait’s kind caretakers.

Early in Little Tait’s stay, Tait and Lauren were approached by social workers, informing them that — because of their son’s low birth weight — Medicaid would automatically cover their hospital bills in full, as well as partially cover meals, lodging, transportation, and any future therapies. While it was definitely a tempting option to just sign their son’s substantial bill off to the taxpayers, and while social workers raised many arguments in favor of the government programs, Tait and Lauren sought counsel and stood firm on their pre-marriage commitment to not accept government welfare; instead, they sought to cover the costs on their own and with any help the Lord might send through private support.

By God’s grace, and through help from the body of Christ, they were able to raise $51,000 in 60 days to cover Little Tait’s neonatology bill. The hospital bill is still under negotiation.

Little Tait finally came home on February 6, his three-month birthday, two days after his due date, weighing 8 pounds 15 ounces. Today, he is a healthy, happy, energetic 2 ½-year old who brings constant joy to his parents. He loves playing with his best friend and brother Miles (20 months), and adores his newest little brother Matthew (born May 25th). Tait and Lauren are so thankful to the Lord for all He has done in and through their precious son’s life, and pray that Little Tait would grow up to be a mighty man of God.

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson present Dawna Kennedy and Stopping the Pain: help for parents of teens who cut and self-injure May 24

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Dawna Kennedy, a graduate of Antelope Valley College and mother of six  ranging in age from 12 to 27 talking candidly about teens who cut and self-injure.  She has experience withAntelopeValleyHospitalalong with working for a private psychologist specializing in family issues.  She explains to us why teens self-injure as well as focusing on positive ways to help them deal with stress and develope a plan to keep your teen safe. 

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson present Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of The Conscious Parent, March 22

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Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, New York. As she was exposed to Eastern teachings at an early age, her specialty is in the integration of this Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. It is this blend of East and West that allows her to reach a global audience, and establishes her as one of a kind in the field of mindfulness psychology.

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

Motherhood Talk Radio welcomes Laura Drower and Julie Levin of Wee Speech February 1st

Laura Drower, Julie Levin, Wee Speech, speech pathologists, motor speech disorders, family counselors, Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, Rick Swanson, Motherhood Talk Radio, Motherhood IncorporatedWee Speech is a small 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.  Wee Speech serves children birth to 18 with a variety of therapeutic needs, striving to collaborate with families and their children in order to provide the highest quality of individualized therapeutic services.Laura Drower, Julie Levin, Wee Speech, speech pathologists, motor speech disorders, family counselors, Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, Rick Swanson, Motherhood Talk Radio, Motherhood Incorporated

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

Laura Drower M.S. is a pediatric speech language pathologist with over 20 years of experience. She is NDT trained and has provided speech and language assessment, treatment and training in a variety of settings including public and private schools and residential facilities. Special areas of interest include child language development, augmentative and alternative communication and motor speech disorders.

Wee Speech offers a wide range of clinical specialties in the fields of speech, physical, and occupational therapies as well as group and family counseling and educational advocacy.

For more information, visit www.weespeech.com.

Motherhood Talk Radio is powered by Motherhood Incorporated, bringing you the most powerful voice in women’s issues today and is hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson.  Motherhood Talk Radio airs on www.Toginet.com every Tuesday, 3 pm pacific, 4pm mountain, 5 pm central and 6 pm eastern and can be downloaded from     www.Itunes.com and www.motherhoodtalkradio.com.

A Heart Apart – A Voice for Military Children

A Heart Apart, Melissa Seligman, Chris Piper, Her War Her Voice, Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzales, Robin Boyd, Military Mom Talk Radio, military children, books for military children, helping military familiesToo often, the focus is on the uniform. On the one serving. But what of the countless children who have served silently, over and over again, through sustained deployments? Where are their news stories and accounts of bravery? What about medals for their sacrifice?

There are books available for military children, several of which are highly recommended, but none of them offer what they crave: to literally see themselves and their loved ones in the content. 

A Heart Apart is different in that it encourages children to create and share their own unique stories, upload their own photos then share it with their deployed parent overseas. A Heart Apart is also unique in that it offer helpful suggestions for children too young to fully express themselves. With paint-by-number exercises revolving around the “mascot” (SGT Sam E. Hears, the Messenger Star), and fill-in-the blank letters, military children are encouraged to interact with their deployed parent while expressing their emotions and anxieties.

Each deployment is different. And each military child is special. Taking the time to celebrate each child’s uniqueness is essential in helping military personnel’s children on the road to healing and recovery. Each picture uploaded is a window into their hearts, and if a picture is worth a thousand words, these children have volumes to tell.

A Heart Apart believes in the healing power and the honest communication that comes through the written word. Giving  young, struggling military children the opportunity to share in that experience is the first step in giving them the platform and understanding they are so desperately craving.

These children serve bravely and repeatedly. They deserve the opportunity to share their story, honor their struggle, and salute their victory. Every hero should be celebrated.

To build your story, or purchase books for a loved one, visit www.lifecreated.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst, 5 pm est on Toginet.com and can be downloaded directly from    www.itunes.com. Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzalez and Robin Boyd, produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.