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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.

Military Mom Talk Radio Features “Her War Her Voice” on January 10th

Her War Her Voice, Melissa Seligman, Chris Piper, Military Mom Talk Radio, military spouses, Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzales, Robin BoydHer War Her Voice is a safe, anonymous and free interactive community designed to hear the silent warriors.  There is no rank. No judgment.  Instead, Her War Her Voice  highlights her story. Her voice.

Melissa Seligman and Chris Piper join Sandra and Tina to talk about their project. Their website describes how those in uniform train to fight, survive, and emerge victorious. They spend months learning to combat their enemy and how to evade danger. Their families, however, have no training. No way to ensure that they are even surviving.  They have no way to identify the enemy. And they have no way to quantify their victory. Still, they rise.

A military spouse’s life revolves around waiting, always waiting, and hoping you have done enough, been enough, laughed enough, loved enough.  They move through the military lifestyle, always wondering if they have meet the “standard,” or if they have the strength to maintain a family. Military spouses push to be more – to break free of the confines of a label. The simple fact is a military spouse cannot be defined or simply put into a category.

Spouses don’t expect to be the ones with war wounds or the ones who need help. They don’t feel entitled. After all, they wear no uniform.  But spouses ARE in the battle.

Her War Her Voice is breaking the silence. Your battle cry is heard, your need to voice your struggle is answered. And the beauty in your victory. You are celebrated, supported, and commended. Melissa and Chris have also co-authored a book, “A Heart Apart” for military kids. Visit www.herwarhervoice.com for more information. 

 
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.

Military Mom Talk Radio Features “Her War Her Voice” on January 10th

Support for military spouses, Military Mom Talk Radio, Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzales, Robin Boyd, militaryconnection.com, Debbie Gregory, resources for military families, Her War Her Voice, Melissa Seligman, Chris PiperHer War Her Voice is a safe, anonymous and free interactive community designed to hear the silent warriors.  There is no rank. No judgment.  Instead, Her War Her Voice  highlights her story. Her voice.

Melissa Seligman and Chris Piper join Sandra and Tina to talk about their project. Their website describes how those in uniform train to fight, survive, and emerge victorious. They spend months learning to combat their enemy and how to evade danger. Their families, however, have no training. No way to ensure that they are even surviving.  They have no way to identify the enemy. And they have no way to quantify their victory. Still, they rise.

A military spouse’s life revolves around waiting, always waiting, and hoping you have done enough, been enough, laughed enough, loved enough.  They move through the military lifestyle, always wondering if they have meet the “standard,” or if they have the strength to maintain a family. Military spouses push to be more – to break free of the confines of a label. The simple fact is a military spouse cannot be defined or simply put into a category.

Spouses don’t expect to be the ones with war wounds or the ones who need help. They don’t feel entitled. After all, they wear no uniform.  But spouses ARE in the battle.

Her War Her Voice is breaking the silence. Your battle cry is heard, your need to voice your struggle is answered. And the beauty in your victory. You are celebrated, supported, and commended. Melissa and Chris have also co-authored a book, “A Heart Apart” for military kids. Visit www.herwarhervoice.com for more information. 

 
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.