Tue, Feb 07|
When the Going Gets Tough - with Elaine Brye, author of Be Safe, Love Mom
High hopes and expectations of parents and active-duty children often outweigh the reality of what actually happens in the military after graduation. Elaine shares strategies to help reframe reactions and help handle these challenging situations while supporting our children's service.
Time & Location
Feb 07, 2023, 6:30 PM MST
About the event
Western Slope Blue Star Mothers CO8 presents an evening with Elaine Brye, author of Be Safe Love Mom: A Military Moms stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Homefront.
Calling all military moms! Please join us for a live Google Meet session: “When the Going Gets Tough: Strategies for coping as our active-duty children transition to capable adults and warriors.”
High hopes and expectations of both parents and active-duty children often outweigh the reality of what actually happens in the military after graduation to their first duty station and beyond. Elaine shares strategies to help military moms reframe the way they react to and handle these challenging situations for their active-duty children while supporting their mission to serve our country. There will be time at the end for questions and sharing.
Elaine Lowry Brye is a mom who knows about letting go. Like many moms, she cried when her kids left home, wishes they’d call and write more, and spends sleepless nights worrying about them. But Elaine’s tears and concerns are even more poignant than most mothers’—because Elaine is the mom of four military officers, one each in the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines.
An Army brat turned ROTC candidate turned military wife, Elaine never expected her kids to have a call to serve, and certainly didn’t expect all four to join up. Three of her kids—two sons and a daughter—attended the Naval Academy, and it was there that Elaine got her own calling: she joined the Naval Academy Parents’ Listserv, and began a fifteen-year journey of helping moms and dads adjust to their strange, new, lonely lives as military parents. She also spent a year teaching in Kabul, Afghanistan where she experienced life in a war zone. Her love of her country and desire to support her fellow parents led to her to write Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Moms Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Homefront and create this web site to further support and connect those who love their military children. www.besafelovemom.com