Navy partner writes kids’s books to assist with strikes

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TAMPA, Fla. — It’s no secret that navy households transfer rather a lot and that it could possibly get anxious, particularly for teenagers. 

That’s why one Tampa mother needs to assist kids when it comes time for a everlasting change of station, or PCS. 


What You Want To Know

  • Athens Pellegrino is a mother of two, a full-time price range analyst and now an creator
  • Pellegrino’s husband is lively responsibility, which implies her and her household have moved seven instances in 12 years
  • She wrote the kids’s e book “Mission: My First PCS” to assist children navigate their first everlasting change of station and put together for brand spanking new strikes

We spent a while with Athens Pellegrino. 

She’s a busy mother of two, works for the U.S. Air Power, and her husband is lively responsibility.

Pellegrino has her arms full with one-year-old Callista and two-year-old Atticus. 

“So we moved right here in July, seven days after this baby was born (Callista). It’s been enjoyable, we love the Tampa space. We’ve been married for about 12 years and that is our seventh transfer,” stated Pellegrino.

Whereas she’s just about a shifting knowledgeable by now, as soon as children are added to the combo it could possibly get much more difficult. 

Earlier than leaving Alabama, she tried to discover a kids’s e book to assist her son.

“On the time I searched and I didn’t see actually something concerning everlasting change of station books or something like that,” she stated.

It sparked an thought and a brand new ardour that lead her to start out typing.

“There can be some nights I’d simply get two hours of sleep and I wouldn’t actually have stable sleep so I simply began engaged on the e book,” Pellegrino stated.

After caring for her daughter at night time, she can be off to work for the day.

“I work as a price range analyst full time. In order that’s loads of numbers, statistics, cash administration, so I loved having the e book as a passion to make use of as a artistic outlet,” she stated.

“Mission: My First PCS” is the primary e book in her collection known as “The Navy Youngster Chronicles.” 

The e book was impressed by her son Atticus.

“At first he was actually upset and didn’t know what to anticipate from the transfer or something after which he learns because the story progresses that PCS is one thing he must be excited for,” she stated.

All via the e book you will discover tricks to make shifting much less anxious, plus some enjoyable phrase play on the acronym PCS.

You will discover the e book on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble and at Goal.

“Simply attempt to hold it as optimistic as you possibly can, it won’t be your first selection of an project of the place you need to stay, however so long as you’re there collectively as a household unit, you possibly can accomplish rather a lot,” she stated. “There’s loads of sights to have the ability to go to regardless of the place you might be, whether or not it’s United States or abroad.”

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