The Perfect Blog for Military Wives! Full of helpful information, tips and tricks, free stuff for military wives, how to strengthen relationships, and how to become the best possible you! On the right you will see all the pages of different resources and down below I post new and helpful resources and helpful information. If you have any questions feel free to post a comment and I can answer it or add/message me on facebook Taylor Jones Hewlett.
At the beginning of
each New Year many in the media make their predictions.I would like to make a prediction for you in
2013.You will have a year full of
personal growth, increased income, and better health.However, there is a catch.You will need to have high expectations, take
time to plan, make the right choices, and take action towards achieving your
want make our lives better we must be willing to make a commitment to improve,
be willing to change the way we do things, and be diligent in taking the actions
that will produce positive results.Instead of setting yourself up for failure, why not set yourself up for
success?Top achievers and the truly
successful have learned through experience they can overcome any potential
problems by focusing on their choices and not their conditions. They understand
that each choice will either confirm or compromise their commitments.
no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you
is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” Wayne
So want to make 2013
a great year?First keep in mind that
we usually get what we expect, whether it is growing a business, improving a
loving relationship, or other personal goals.So, begin this year with great expectations!
Imagine this year
full of health, personal growth, and increased income.Announce to yourself that you are going to
achieve your goals.Understand that any
problems that come up can be solved.The
next thing you need to do is put together a plan.Dreams and goals by themselves are not
enough. You need some kind of strategy.Get a calendar or planner and write when you want to accomplish actions.
Speak about your aspirations and expectations. Get together with friends or
colleagues and come up with an action plan.Find yourself someone who will support you, help you stay focused on
what’s important to you, and cheer you on.
about it, are you willing to commit to your success in 2013? Are you prepared to
take the actions that will produce results?Will you make the decision to stay focused on your success? Decide on
what you want to achieve in the upcoming year, and create an action plan that
will bring you success.Strive to
continually improve, and make a commitment to your success in
Does everyone want what they deserve? Everyone should read this. i read this years ago and it will help you in many areas of your life-marriage, friends, strangers and enemies. Here are a few quotes that will change the way you think when you judge and deal with others. It's long but it's worth it If it can change the way you think for life.
"Jonah feels Ninevah doesn't deserve to be saved. That's why he's running. But guess who else doesn't deserve to be saved? Jonah." "If Jonah demands that everybody gets only what they deserve, then he must also accept what he deserves." "We are commanded to love and honor others, and it is likely that people fail to do that-just as you and I fail. There is only one thing we truly deserve, and that's to be sent to hell-you, me, Jonah, Ninevah, all of us. Love and salvation are gifts. How grateful we should be to receive them in any measure!" "Hell is all we could ever hope for, If it weren't for the redeeming power of the Savior's atonement. We don't want what we deserve, believe me. Our only hope is to receive what we don't deserve-mercy that brings the gift of eternal life." "Whether or not Ninevah is righteous is critical, of course-but only for Ninevah. It has nothing to do with Jonah. And if he thinks he does - if he thinks he is more deserving because he is somehow better than Ninevah, then he in that moment becomes more 'ninevitish' than the people he is blaming." "If Jonah really is more righteous than they are, it will not occur to him to think that he is more righteous than they are because he will understand fully and deeply that he is entitled to nothing but hell. At least in one sense, 'righteousness' is simply a humble understanding of how unrighteous one is, coupled with a deep commitment to be better. The truth leaves no room for feelings of superiority. Such feelings are nothing but lying vanities." "We are each working out our own salvation with fear and trembling before The Lord. And that gift will come to us only if we know in our hearts that we deserve it no more than anyone else. We are all equally damned without the mercy of The Lord. Eternal life is a gift. I have no cause to feel entitled. I have cause only to feel grateful." " The Lord saved Jonah and Nineveh alike, and in the same terms-repentance. The Lord asks Jonah, should I not spare Nineveh?" "If Jonah answers, "no, the ninevites, who you have saved, shouldn't be saved,' who, then, by implication, must also not be saved?" "Jonah is already unworthy of salvation, as is Nineveh. No one merits it. Salvation is an act of mercy." "The Lords question to Jonah is the same one he posed in the parable of the unmerciful servant, whose debt The Lord -his master-had forgiven: 'shouldest thou not have compassion on thy fellowservant, even As I had pity on thee?' The Lord asked. And his lord was wroth, the savior taught, and delivered him to the tormentors....so likewise, the savior continued, 'shall my Heavenly Father do also into you, if ye from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses." "Is there anyway you are forgetting your own sins? Anyway that you are failing to remember mercies that Others have showed you? Any way that you are forgetting The Lord? Anyway that you have become blind to your own Nineveh-ness? Any way that you persist in feeling entitled?" "Inasmuch as ye have done it (or done it not) unto one of the least of these, ' the savior taught, 'ye have done it (or done it not) unto me." When we withhold forgiveness from others, we are in effect saying that the atonement alone was insufficient to pay for this sin. We are holding out for more. We are finding fault with the Lords offering. We are in essence demanding that The Lord repent of an insufficient atonement. So when we fail to forgive another, it is as if we are failing to forgive The Lord-who needs no forgiveness." "The lord has already forged forgiveness for everyone. What more could your forgiveness add? They don't need you to forgive them. You need to forgive them, so when The Lord in his mercy comes to you and says, 'The atonement applies as much to them as it does to you. I have already claimed their sins. Let it go." "He has atoned for those sins and our failure to forgive is therefore in essence a withholding from The Lord.
New Parent Support Parenting Classes. It is a 9 week course that goes over safety , communication, positive discipline, and any other of your parenting needs. Tuesday from 10:00 am-11:30 am. At the Abby Reinke Youth and Teen Center. You can not bring your children and there is no childcare provided for these classes, but the courses are great with tons of helpful information! 760-725-3884
Baby Boot Camp is for expecting mothers (both couples and singles) to give them basic tools and information to provide loving care for their newborn. Learn what to expect during transition to parenthood and build the skills needed to have happy, healthy families. The class covers tons of topics that will help you and your child with everything you need to know. The class is held once a month, usually the last Monday from 9 am- 4 pm. You can call to register or go to the MCCS website for class schedules and to register. They ask that you go the month or 2 months before you have your baby. No children allowed and no childcare provided for this class. 760-725-3884
Home Visitation from New Parent Support: Someone from New Parent Support can come visit you on a regular basis and give the opportunity to discuss parenting topics such as nutrition, loving care, child development, and age-appropriate discipline and play-all in the comfort of your own home. Home visitors are trained to understand the unique needs of families around issues of deployment and mobile lifestyle. They also provide assistance in identifying military and civilian resources needed by the family. 760-725-3884 to schedule your in home visits.
Headstart: for E4 and below. They offer free preschool for 3,4, and 5 year olds Monday-Friday. Call 760-471-4210.
Mommy and Me Classes: For 1 and 2 year olds. Call 760-471-4210.
Operation Hero Program: Free after school mentoring and tutoring for children Kindergarten-eight. The program targets children in grades kindergarten through eight who are experiencing temporary challenges in school and/or academically or socially. Operation Hero is able to provide children with more one-on-one time. 760-385-4921
ASYMCA Lil' Friends preschool program serves Moms and their toddlers who are 18 months--2 1/2 years old. ASYMCA Kindertyme preschool program serves Moms and their toddlers who are 2 1/2--5 years old. Both programs meet twice a week for one hour, and they are offered at various locations throughout Camp Pendleton. To register your child call our office at 760 385 4921.
Y Shuttle Transportation Program: This is a NO COST transportation program, which offers Camp Pendleton Marines, Sailors and their family members the capability to keep important doctor appointments at the Naval Hospital on Camp Pendleton. Transportation can be provided to those living in base housing, and is also available in the cities of Fallbrook, Oceanside and Vista.
16 hours a month of FREE CHILDCARE is now available to the families of deployed or injured Marines! Call 1-800-424-2246 today to learn about USMC deployed Respite Care through NACCRRA and how your family can receive this care. You can use this at licensed centers, licensed family child care homes, and licensed school-age programs! You can apply for free deployed respite care by calling ShaRonne Byrd at 1-800-793-0324 ext 822.
NACCRRA does 40 hours a month of childcare for free for families in EFMP. It is also free for the siblings too. They dont have to have a family.member deployed either.
Project Liberty Call: This ASYMCA program is offered to junior enlisted families (ranks of E-5 and below who have children). The program is designed to provide leisure and recreational activities such as dining out, going to the movies, game of miniature golf, or some other type of family outing! please check the hotspot on the homepage of www.camppendletonasymca.org and their facebook page ASYMCA CP for upcoming events and activities!
Operation Kid Comfort: Operation Kid Comfort is designed to address the emotional stress of the children of military personnel who are suffering during a parent’s absence from home, due to deployments. A personalized quilt is made for each child by volunteers. The child receives a handmade quilt, which features 7 pictures of the deployed family member. These quilts are for the child to play with, sleep with, or use for comfort during the deployment. Operation Kid Comfort Quilts are for CHILDREN, 12 and Under, of deployed service men and women stationed at Camp Pendleton. To request a quilt, please email email@example.com. Together We Grow: If you have a medically fragile child, you can get free preschool childcare by calling 760-757-6031.
Free Haircuts at JC Pennys on Sundays.
Operationmilitarykids.org: Free camps for military kids with special needs
www.militaryfamily.org: A program that offers free camps for children of deployed service members and military families reintegrating after deployment.
Joint Medical offers free massages and provides free childcare while you get your massage. They have playdates once a month. Let them know Taylor Hewlett referred you. Call 760-888-7303 to schedule an appointment.
Free breast pumps if you qualify through WIC www.tutor.com: Get homework and studying help from a professional tutor any time you need it. FREE for students in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserve families. Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects, including test prep, proofreading, Math, Science, English and Social Studies. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Class: Call 760-725-9052 to register for free class
Color My Kids Class: How to communicate according to your child’s unique color spectrum. Call 760-725-9052 to register for free class.
Developing Healthy Blended Families: for step-families on how to create a healthy loving relationship within the home. Call 760-725-9052 to register for free class.
Family Care Plan Class: making sure your family will be taken care of properly while on deployment or unrepentant circumstances. Call 760-725-9052 to register for free class.
Dadsonduty.com Dads on Duty is a group for military fathers with children ages 0-5. This program provides military dads the opportunity to meet together and discuss parenting issues and strategies. Dads on Duty intertwines curriculum from 24/7 Dad with the Parents as Teachers model, an internationally regarded curriculum that focuses on parent education and increasing children's readiness for school. The group meets twice a week for 6 weeks. Free dinner is provided and child care is available if necessary, as well as free gas cards, movie tickets, free developmental screenings for your children, and free home visits. 858-496-0044 or Todd Lewis, 858-496-0055.
Operation Special Delivery: 1-888-MY-CAPPA
NACCRRA: Child Care Aware® of America is working with the U.S. Military Services to help those who serve in the military find and afford child care that suits their unique needs. Through the fee assistance program, families are eligible to receive monthly fee assistance to help offset the cost of child care in their communities. please contact us toll free at 1-800-424-2246, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Casa Deamparo Parenting Group: Meets 2x a month. They offer free childcare if you attend the classes. Its for 18 months-5 years old. Call Debbie Bean 760-453-2300 ext 301
Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM -4 PM. Thursdays they close at 2:30 PM. They have visiting nurses. Go to www.nmcrs.org Budget for Baby Class: military families. 2-3 times a month. Call for schedule 760-725-5337/760-725-7497
Navy Relief Class (Breastfeeding): 760-725-6731 or NHCP website.
Chilbirth./Lamaze Series: This free class is offered at NHCP by MiraCosta College. Call to get registration packet by 25th week of pregnancy. 757-2121-6620 or register online at www.miracosta.edu. YMCA Transportation Program: Provides rides Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-3:30 PM to OB and WIC appointments for families living either in base housing, or in Oceanside, Bonsall, Vista, and Fallbrook. Call 760-471-2751.
YMCA Childcare Resource Service: refferal source for off-base childcare. 760-385-4921
sittercity.com connects families with quality local in-home caregivers, with over 1 million caregivers nationwide. Your Sittercity membership gives you online access to local caregivers with profiles that include pictures, parent reviews, references, background checks* and more.
Wic provides checks for nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, cereal, baby food, milk, eggs, cheese, tofu, peanut butter, beans, and juice as well as nutrition classes and breastfeeding support. Call 1-800-500-6411 to schedule an appointment or visit their website at www.sandiegowic.org. Here is a list of things you need to bring to your appointment.
Identification (ex: photo ID, Medi-Cal card, shot record)
Proof of address (ex: current mail, rent receipt, notice of action)
Proof of income (ex: paycheck stub, W2, LES)
The woman, infant, or child enrolling must be present
NHCP Prenatal Classes 1,2,3 Breastfeeding Classes 760-725-4327 or NHCP website.
NHCP OB Website: www.cpend.med.navy.mil Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society: Additional financial resources for active duty families. 760-725-5337
Childcare Programs: 5 sites on base; apply early in pregnancy as waiting lists are long. Dependent wives are also certified child care providers. Fees are based on sliding scale. Call 760-725-9723
YMCA Childcare Resource service: Referral source for off base child care. Call 760-471-2751
Counseling Services: On base counseling and support for active duty and family members. 760-725-9051.
TRIWEST for off base Counseling Referrals. Call 1-888-874-9378
Fisher Children’s Center: drop off day care/reservations preferred. Call 760-725-0845
Food Stamps and Healthy Families Programs: income based health insurance for families. 1-866-262-9881
MCCS One Source: information referral source for Marine families. 1-800-869-0278
Military Outreach Ministries: Civilian program meets a variety of family needs including furniture, and food. Like Mom4USA on face book.
Spouses in the Midst & Warrior Kids Workshops (Family Team Building): three part series for children ages 5-12 exploring the cycles of deployment and reunion. 760-725-9052
Family Forces (MHS): Counseling services to military families, including, parenting skills, child therapy, individual therapy, family therapy. Services provided in schools, community offices, home visits available. Accepts tricare and Onesource. Call 760-300-3313.
Families Overcoming Under Stress (FOCUS): Resiliency training program for military families and children to help them meet the challenges of combat operational stress during wartime. Parent, child, or family sessions are available. 760-621-4533 or 310-794-2482.