Alice Swan
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  • Arlington, VA
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Have You Used the Education Compact?

Started Jul 31, 2012 0 Replies

In researching the Interstate Education Compact or MIC3, I realized that it would have been helpful when we were registering our daughters in high school when we moved here in 2009. Because we were…Continue

There was an Army Wives episode I liked

Started Jul 17, 2012 0 Replies

I know I have my doubts about the show, but I have to admit that last season's story arc following the death of the Jeremy character was moving for me. Again, I only tuned in at the urging of my…Continue

Finding the right school

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alie Preusser May 15, 2012. 1 Reply

If you'll read my latest blog post, you'll see that I'd like to start a forum discussion on how local military families made their school choices when moving to the area. Maybe we can provide some…Continue

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Alice Swan commented on Bevin Landrum's blog post What really works?
"Bevin - what a great blog. I totally agree with No. 5 - taking time for you. It probably should be No. 1, because if you aren't taking care of yourself first, you won't be able to be the best spouse, parent, employee, student, volunteer or…"
20 hours ago
Alice Swan commented on Chris Field's blog post Trapped
"Chris, what a fascinating topic to discuss. Growing up in the Pittsburgh suburbs in the 60's, my neighborhood was surrounded by woods, with cricks and pricker bushes ('burgh slang). Before the neighborhood filled out and the woods became…"
20 hours ago
Alice Swan posted a blog post

SHARING THE PODIUM: Month of the Military Child

Chris and Alice discuss the joys and challenges of raising ‘Brats’Dear Chris: I can only imagine how long this winter has been for you, with young children in the house. Even the strongest military parent needs a break now and then. But it is finally April, and hopefully warmer weather will let you send your Brats out to…See More
Monday
Alice Swan commented on Alice Swan's blog post CELEBRATING OUR SPECIAL KIDS
"JB Myer-HH is also hosting a Children's Fair on April 26 at the CPL Terry Smith Gym, from 11am-2pm. There will be Moon Bounces, toddler climbing area, games, give-aways, Treasure Hunt, and some surprise visitors from the Long Branch Nature…"
Monday
Alice Swan commented on Lori T.'s blog post A Talk Worth Having... Why SGLI is important.
"Lori - saw this story too. Thanks for sharing with the audience. So often we shy away from talking about the tough topics as military couples. But we are partners in this journey of military life and can't be afraid to make sure everyone's…"
Apr 8
Alice Swan posted a blog post

CELEBRATING OUR SPECIAL KIDS

Listening to all the conversations about military children – how difficult their life is, the challenges they deal with, how the past 13 years of war has affected them – one thing seems to be forgotten. In the end, they are just kids, kids who want to run, play, have fun, win a prize and enjoy a day with their mom, dad or both.…See More
Apr 7
Alice Swan posted a blog post

PRAYERS FOR FORT HOOD

Not again or how could this happen are thoughts for another day. Today we send prayers for comfort to those who've lost a loved one, for healing mercies for those whose who were injured and for strength for their families and the whole Fort Hood community. And please remember, if you are, or someone you love is in crisis, there is a place to turn for caring, professional, confidential help:1-866-966-1020 for the Real Warriors Crisis Line, or …See More
Apr 3
Alice Swan commented on Alice Swan's blog post A CHICKEN IN EVERY POT…EXCEPT FOR MILITARY FAMILIES
"Here's even more disturbing news re military benefits from fellow blogger Chris Field: http://www.dcmilitaryfamlife.com/profiles/blogs/25-years-of-service-mandatory-requirement-for-retirement"
Apr 1
Alice Swan commented on Chris Field's blog post 25 Years of Service: Mandatory Requirement for Retirement
"Think of the uproar if our governmental leaders secretly changed the Social Security draw age from 65 to 70. In previous periods of military drawdowns, our benefits were never as threatened as they are today. Take away one…"
Apr 1
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Mar 31
Alice Swan commented on Alice Swan's blog post SPRING BRAKE!
"Readers, a clarification: Real Warriors published their social media tips as a general aid, not in response to the CNN feature. I misunderstood, due to the timing. That doesn't change the importance of their suggestions and the general theme of…"
Mar 26
Alice Swan posted blog posts
Mar 26
Alice Swan posted an event

3rd Annual Youth Health and Fitness Fair at NSA Bethesda

April 5, 2014 from 10:30am to 1pm
Kick off Month of the Military Child at this fun filled event on April 5, starting with the Armed Forces Fun Run at 10:30. The Health/Fitness Fair follows featuring Hip Hop, Yoga and Zumba demonstrations, games and give aways. Sponsored by NSA Bethesda MWR, Fleet and Family Services and Operation C.H.A.M.P.S. The Fair is at MWR Fitness Center, Bldg 17, NSA Bethesda.See More
Mar 25
Alice Swan commented on Alice Swan's blog post WHAT’S WITH THE CHANGE AT THE EXCHANGE?
"Samuel - I have had the same trouble. There used to be Hanes and PB Basics at our stores, so you didn't have to spend $40 and up on gym clothes you were just going to sweat in. It is hard to find them anymore. "
Mar 24
Samuel T commented on Alice Swan's blog post WHAT’S WITH THE CHANGE AT THE EXCHANGE?
"Indeed, I had a hard time looking for a simple and basic/non-branded sweatshirt at NEX. "
Mar 21
Alice Swan posted a blog post

SPRING BRAKE!

Thursday was the first day of spring. It may have fallen off many of our radar screens due to the piles of snow still melting in the area. But a new season has arrived when young men’s fancy turns to…brackets; young people invade sunny beaches or parents’ homes on their annual break from school; we start packing away those wool sweaters.Our daughters have been with us for their mid semester vacation and I am learning once again that what is a ‘break’ for them usually means ‘braking’ for me.…See More
Mar 21

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SHARING THE PODIUM: Month of the Military Child

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 8:39am 0 Comments

Chris and Alice discuss the joys and challenges of raising ‘Brats’

Dear Chris: I can only imagine how long this winter has been for you, with young children in the house. Even the strongest military parent needs a break…

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CELEBRATING OUR SPECIAL KIDS

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Listening to all the conversations about military children – how difficult their life is, the challenges they deal with, how the past 13 years of war has affected them – one thing seems to be forgotten. In the end, they are just kids, kids who want to run, play, have fun, win a prize and enjoy a day with their mom, dad…

Continue

PRAYERS FOR FORT HOOD

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Not again or how could this happen are thoughts for another day. Today we send prayers for comfort to those who've lost a loved one, for healing mercies for those whose who were injured and for strength for their families and the whole Fort Hood community. 

And please remember, if you are, or someone you love is in crisis, there is a place to turn for caring, professional, confidential…

Continue

A CHICKEN IN EVERY POT…EXCEPT FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 9:00am 1 Comment

It’s an age old political promise – “A chicken in every pot” – meant to reassure voters that this candidate has your best interests at heart. Through this winter’s tough Defense Department budget discussions, it seems that our congressional leaders are forcing an attack on service families right where it hurts the most – the kitchen.

Consider this late Friday Facebook alert from Army Times:…

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At 7:13pm on January 10, 2014, Andrea Peck said…

Hi, Alice. I tried to respond to your comment to me, but I may have commented back to myself. LOL. My deadline is Feb. 1, so we could talk after you get back from Germany. My email is andrea.peck@yahoo.com. If you get a chance, send me a short email and we'll connect that way after you get back. Have a safe trip.

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