Author, Chanda Nicole Holsey Teaches Military Families How to 'Maintain Bond' During Deployment

Through her example as a mother, a wife, and instructor, Author Chanda N. Holsey enlightens military families through her children's book entitled, 'Savvie Sunshine, Will You Remember Daddy When I Am Out To Sea?'
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Author Chanda N. Holsey Picture w/ Daughters - Savannah 'Savvie' & Erin Morgan
Author Chanda N. Holsey Picture w/ Daughters - Savannah 'Savvie' & Erin Morgan
March 24, 2015 - PRLog -- Dr. Chanda Holsey, author of Savvie Sunshine, Will You Remember Daddy When I Am Out To Sea?, is the epitome of maintaining a strong family unit. Through her example as a mother, a wife, and instructor Dr. Holsey teaches military families how to ‘keep the family’together during times of deployment.

Her children’s book, entitled, Savvie Sunshine, Will You Remember Daddy When I Am Out To Sea?, specifically addresses the concerns of a father; a father who feels his little girl may not remember him during deployment. Little, Savvie Sunshine (the main character of the children’s book) reassures her dad that she will remember him while he is away. Savvie Sunshine, shares fun, detailed, yet, practical examples of things she plans to do in order to remember her dad. Through the pages of this richly illustrated book, military families learn to implement unique communication tools that keep their loved ones close and dear.

It is a given fact, that deployment can place a strain on a family. In the movie American Sniper (the story of the late Navy SEAL Hero, Chris Kyle), there is an area that touches on the wife and child that is left behind during  deployment. In an interview with People Magazine, Taya Kyle (Chris Kyle’s wife), speaks of her loving husband and the huge challenges the family faced during times of deployment. According to, Mrs. Kyle, said, “It (deployment) was hard.”“These guys don't do it easily. For Chris it was, 'This is what I trained for. I want to go back.’"

With a husband in the U.S. Navy, and two daughters – (Savannah ‘Savvie’Nicole and  Erin Morgan) - Dr. Holsey is all too familiar with the ‘huge challenge’faced by many military spouses. It is this familiarity that prompted Mrs. Holsey to do something about bridging the gap during separations within the family. Hence, her children’s and family book, entitled Savvie Sunshine, Will You Remember Daddy When I Am Out To Sea?. It is the love for her husband, her children, and compassion for other military families that compelled Dr. Holsey to address this area of family unity.

In addition to her writings, Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey is the founder of Healthy Aims for Little Ones and Families (HALO for Families), a public health organization whose ultimate goal is to provide parents and caregivers with relevant and effective high quality tools to increase the confidence necessary to nurture, teach, and model healthy physical, mental, and social behaviors in our nation's most precious commodity-children. Further, she has planned, implemented, and evaluated health promotion programs for the American Lung Association, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Department of Community Health, and Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a Master of Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a Doctor of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Holsey is married to Petty Officer Eric Demond Holsey of the U.S. Navy, and is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Savannah Nicole and Erin Morgan. She has a passionate fervor for serving young children, the indigent and the underserved. Her personal motto is to "walk with wisdom”. To learn more about her books visit


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