- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; 2 Revised edition (July 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764205595
- ASIN: B002SB8R7C
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,043,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Heroes at Home: Help and Hope for America's Military Families Paperback – Bargain Price, July 1, 2008
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"Ellie is bright, funny, and interesting. She combines a great message with an entertaining delivery. She helped inspire our group and she has my top endorsement." --Major General Steve Goldfein, USAF, Vice Director of the Joint Staff
"Commanders at all levels know that 'readiness never takes a day off.' This is certainly true for our nation's military personnel at home and abroad, and it is equally true for those heroes who remain on the home front. These home front spouses and families need help and hope for their critical role in maintaining strong families and securing our nation's future. Ellie Kay has captured this essential need in Heroes at Home, an important tool for spouses, troops, and commanders." --Major General Bob Dees, USA (Retired), Executive Director, MilMin "Heroes at Home is very uplifting and encouraging. There is obviously a love for what our military families and the members serving in uniform do. Ellie Kay is truly an American spokesperson bent on ensuring our military members and families are thanked, loved, and know they are serving with support." --Command Chief Master Sergeant Vance M. Clarke, USAF, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem, Germany
About the Author
Ellie Kay, America's Family Financial Expert®, is the author of several books on personal finance, a popular conference speaker, a national radio commentator for Money Matters, and a regular guest on CNBC's Power Lunch. She and her husband have five school-aged children and two adult children and live in southern California.
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The author shows great ways to help a family who has a member serving somewhere away from home. One example is simply not forgetting to mail them cards or call them. Sometimes you get so busy with your own life you can forget that your friend may still be in need of those encouraging notes, visits and calls. The best advice given is being specific with your offer to help. Instead of just asking if they need anything, ask if the person needs you to come over so they can go get a hair cut or go shopping. Keeping the lines of communication open is the best way to help any family during these lonely times.
The author also explains to unfamiliar people the ins and outs of the military. She lists the many places military families can go for help in all different areas of their lives. It is an extremely helpful book and should be read from cover to cover by anyone close to a military family or anyone about to become a member of one.
I was given this book by christianreviewofbooks.com to review
Personally I find other people's stories to be the greatest benefit to me. When I tell people about the time my husband was in Bosnia (and on a med float), I was working full time, had a sick baby, required to move MYSELF due to paperwork snafu's, my car breaking down (the BRAKES went out while driving!!!) being short on boxes, help and only having two weeks to do it all in, they can't help but to say Whoa! But at the time, I did not feel stressed, I just knew that stuff needed to be done and I was the only one here to do it, period. My moving helpers put things down where ever there was space so I ended up with tools on the stove and toys in the utility closet, but when it was all set up a few days later, I can honestly say it was the proudest moment in my life thus far.
Thank you to Mrs Kay for reminding me of what I HAVE done in order to show me that I CAN do this too!!
13 years later and reading this review made me laugh hysterically because all I described above was just a warm up to what was ahead for us! But we did survive, we are not only still married but still like each other! He retired 100% disability 2 years ago & I nearly died 2 weeks later. How's that for timing?! Next year we will be on the other side. Our only son and youngest child signed up for delayed entry for the Marine Corps. I wonder if Mrs Kay has a book that is updated or for parents
Thank you, Ellie Kay, for writing a book that talks to all of us. We love the military and enjoy serving--but sometimes it can be a huge benefit to hear someone else say "good job" and give us information to make the road a little less lonely.