Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Lori Bell of NAMMAS.org, Marcella Stretch of Parents of Deployed Service Members, and author Judy Brizendine, STUNNED by Grief.
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 her group at www.nammas.org
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.
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.
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