Youth Sports are Important for Parents too!
“As parents, we often think of youth sports as organized events. I think the more important ones, may be the unorganized variety.” Summer time is here and it is, as usual, crazy busy! Throw in a PCS or deployment for you and it is just gets worse. Finding time for all the unit events, saying good bye a million times (or at least a few) to good friends or acquaintances, making friends at your new location, finding time for a vacation, finding a new spouse job – yep, the head starts to spin a bit! But what about the smaller people version? They go through a lot as military brats…
I had NO IDEA it would be this hard to let go. This past Sunday Hubs and I dropped *E*, 9 years old, off at his first week-long, without his Mom, Summer Camp. EGADS! (That’s me biting at my nails, my belly doing flip-flops everytime I think about what he might be doing at that very moment.) *E* was a little nervous on the way there, a three hour drive from home. But he popped in his favorite DVD and multi-tasked with a game on the iPad for the 200 miles we were on the road. It was a great attention diverter. When we got there the camp was ALIVE with youth. Youth workers…
Produce from the Garden – Wordless Wednesday
FROM THE GARDEN: Join Us byColonel KonWednesday, June 20, 2012Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:breast cancer,Col K,Garden,Sarcoma Cancer,Wordless Wednesday
The Marines Invaded Cleveland
and the people loved them. The people of Cleveland were in for a treat this past week. It was Marine Week! 800 Marines came to town to give the people of northeast Ohio a small taste of “OORAH!” My boys climbed inside an amphibious assault vehicle. They tried on a helmet. They felt the weight of a vest. They climbed up onto the gunner’s turret and sat in the driver’s seat as well. They were amazed that this “tank” could go on land and in water. We watched the Marine Corp Band based out of Quantico perform right outside of Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians We sang along to some great music, tapped our foot to the beat and enjoyed the men in uniform behind…
Daddy is the Highest Rank of All
A very Happy Father’s Day to all our soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, coasties, and the dad’s holding down the homefront. The MilitaryAvenue.com Team Join Us byLeanne KocsisonSunday, June 17, 2012Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:Father’s Day,fatherhood
50 Shades of Selfishness
Have you ever sat through a sermon at church and thought, “Holy Cow is the pastor spying on me? Taking note of where I am lacking? Making sermons that speak to only me?” There was a word running through my head all week: “Selfishness”. It was the first full week of Summer Break and every time I turned around there were kids’ toys… on the counter, on the table, on the floor, on the couch, on the deck, in the grass. You name it. There were toys. I was trying to wrap my head around the mess. No matter how much I reminded the boys to pick up after themselves, no matter how often I…
Who Ate My Muffin?
Yesterday started out as ‘one of those days’. I got up before the crack of dawn 8am but my boys were already up and moving. So I get up, get moving and am bombarded with requests… “Mom I need breakfast, Mom I can’t find socks, Mom my brother hit me, MOM!!!!!” All before I have wiped the sleep from my eyes.All before I have time to say “Good Morning, joys of my life.” Most importantly, all before I have had a sip of coffee. Ah the struggles of motherhood. I really had to laugh at this rendition of “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie” (shared with me by a…
Posthumous Silver Star to be presented to the family of U-2 Pilot, Captain Gary Francis Powers on Friday
“Best Father’s Day Present Ever” Capt Gary Powers – See Below for photo creditsWhat does a Silver Star presentation have to do with Father’s Day? To the Power’s family, Friday is a correction to history, a heritage that can be reflected on with pride and a celebration of a father who was a Cold War hero. Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz will present a posthumous decoration to the U-2 pilot who was shot down over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. On Wednesday, we spoke with Gary Powers, Jr about the upcoming ceremony and how it had impacted his family during a DoDLive Blogger Roundtable. The…
Gardens – Heart and Soul, Body and Mind – Wordless Wednesday
Join Us byColonel KonWednesday, June 13, 2012Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:Col K,Flowers,Garden,Health
Are You Part of Your Local Community?
“As we took our first break, one of the other workers, asked us what we had done to earn community service hours?” Volunteers at workBecoming part of the outside the gate community is often very difficult for military members and their families. We PCS often, have different interests, go to unit functions and with young families, it just seems like we are too busy to really connect. But there are so many good reasons to find a connection in your local community. Here are few of the reasons we continue to be a part of the community after living the military lifestyle for many years: 1 – Participation makes you feel good…