Who is an advocate for your family?
Yesterday after church we headed to the zoo for the afternoon. As a family of six… sometimes we are our own little zoo, or at least circus… but I was really craving some family time. Away from the TV; Away from the video games; Away from the hustle and bustle of home life. We had a blast! We did the Rainforest first, completely indoors and a great place to see toads, snakes, bats, fishing cats, orangutans and much much more. We had such a good time that after touring the whole building we ventured over to the outdoor part. It was cold, below freezing, in fact, but we had jackets,…
Week in Review: Week of January 23 – 29, 2011 (Military News) #MilitaryMon
Popular Articles for the week of January 23rd through 29th on MilitaryAvenue.com: MilitaryAvenue.com Resources: Are you having a baby? Whether this is your first child or another addition to your growing family, a new baby changes lives! Here are some resources from MilitaryAvenue.com as you prepare for the arrival of the newest “Military Brat” … USAA’s iPad Application – Be informed! When we are informed we make better decisions. That is what USAA’s iPad application is all about! I have had the privilege of previewing their banking app for the iPad and I have to say I am mighty impressed. It just suits me. It is clean. It is organized.…
USAA’s iPad Application – Be informed!
When we are informed we make better decisions.That is what USAA’s iPad application is all about! I have had the privilege of previewing their banking app for the iPad and I have to say I am mighty impressed. It just suits me. It is clean. It is organized. It makes me feel like I am in control. That is important when it comes to finances! I love the look of the Insurance Policy pages. Like a small library of policies. Pick a book. Open it up. Before you lies everything you need to know about your auto insurance policy, or your home-policy, or your life insurance. All at your fingertips,…
Seasonal Light Disorder
“Seasonal Light Disorder”. Winter is tough. Winter in northeast Ohio is dark, dreary, cloudy. My mood can plumit into depths of darkness in an instant. Today at the grocery store I picked up a fresh basil plant. I came home, washed my kitchen window, put my new little ray of sunshine on a little plate. I BREATHED in the fresh spring air, the aroma of fresh gardens, sunshine and so much more all in a tiny little pot. What do you do to help with the dark dreary winter days? When we were stationed in Iceland we put lights on timers to help keep our ‘clocks’ on cycle. As those…
Virtual Reality and PTSD – DoD Roundtable
Our combat veterans see things with a different shade of glasses! Their survival instincts and experiences have highly toned their ability to react when facing combat situations. These same experiences and instincts are embedded into their brains upon their return from the combat arena and would surprise many Americans with little contact with the military or their families. These responses can lead to PTSD (post traumatic stress syndrome) and the symptoms of heightened heart rates, high levels of awareness of surroundings, sweat, anxiety, fear of crowds, strong emotions and many others. Seeing or feeling circumstances similar to combat threats such as a pile of garbage along a road (IED location)…
Military Family Support
I’ve been watching the news lately regarding President Obama’s call to support military-families. This support is needed! The military lifestyle affects more than the soldier, sailor, marine, or airman. I am certainly glad to see our leaders acknowledging the family! But, I also feel that government agencies aren’t the only forms, maybe even not the best forms, of support out there. The best support I have found through the years of military-living is from my family, my neighbors, other moms, other military families. People. I find support in people. Then there are other great /people/ run organizations. Like, MilitaryAvenue and all of the Partners that stand behind us! Other top…
A Minute Out of the Norm: Dance Party!
Do you have a case of the winter doldrums? – Feeling a little low? – Kids a little on edge? Turn the music UP. – Put on your dancing feet. – Have a Dance Party! Either find your favorite CD or find a good dancing song [CC Music Factory is an old favorite :)] on Pandora and turn up the computer! Even 5 minutes of pumped energy is good for the heart and soul! Get ready for some smiles! (And not a bad workout either!) – Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.combyLeanne KocsisonMonday, January 24, 2011Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:Leanne,Minute out of the Norm
Menu Monday: Italian Meatballs
Ah Family! We had a wonderful time visiting my brothers, parents, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews this weekend. We are quite a crew. From the humble beginnings of ‘The Lt and Mrs’ to Grandma, Grandpa, three adult children & spouses, and nine-grandkids. When we get together we rock the house! This weekend’s visit was to meet my brand new nephew and niece. Twins!; born on January 3rd to my youngest brother, his wife and their two older sons. I was excited to meet them but couldn’t dream of putting work on the new family so I planned a big meal of Spaggetti and Meatballs. My brother, James, invited my folks over…
Week in Review: Week of January 16 – 22 (Military News) #MilitaryMon
Popular Articles for the week of January 16th through 22nd on MilitaryAvenue.com: Military Family Life MilitaryAvenue.com brings a lot to the table. Part of our lifestyle-offering for Military Families is our Blog, ‘Our Letters’ to You, written by military-families for your enjoyment, knowledge and empowerment.Find out how much we have to offer. … Suffering We are military-wives. We know suffering. Some of us worse then others. Some have lost husbands to war. Some have lost their soul mates to PTSD. Some have lost any sense of closure when something happens ‘back home’ and unable to go to the ones that need them in their hour of need. Other struggles aren’t…
Military Discounts on Facebook
We recognize the importance of Social Media at MilitaryAvenue.com. In many ways it is on the same page of Military Life. Always Changing. Flexible. New Directions. We invite you to “Like” our brand-new Military Discounts page on Facebook! Keep abreast of the latest and greatest military discounts. Enjoy the ability to Share discounts with friends in the area. Watch for businesses that support you the military family. Join the conversation at MilitaryAvenueFind your Reward at Military Discounts byLeanne KocsisonSunday, January 23, 2011Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:facebook,Leanne,Military Discounts,MilitaryAvenue.com