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February 29, 2012

Why Dr. Seuss by a Doodling Second Grader

Posted 09:03AM on February 29 2012 by Kailie Ross | User Comments (30) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Dr. seuss, Litworld, Read aloud day

On March 7, 2012 Blue Star Families Chapters around the country will join LitWorld for World Read Aloud Day 2012.  Read the musings by one 8-year old about one of the world's most famous authors, Dr. Seuss. 

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February 29, 2012

Heading Overseas!

Posted 06:32AM on February 29 2012 by Kristina Doss | User Comments (32)

When orders come down and you suddenly find your new zip code will be in another country ... well if that isn't a military challenge, I don't know what is.  Here's what blogger Kristina Doss did when she discovered where in the world they would be moving! 

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February 28, 2012

Seeking three AmeriCorps VISTA members for program coordinator positions

Posted 16:31PM on February 28 2012 by Loree Tillman | User Comments (18) Tags: Americorps, Americorps vista, Non profit, Volunteering

AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. Each year, AmeriCorps offers opportunities to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups - including Blue Star Families. 

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February 28, 2012

Thinking about refinancing? Here’s what you need to know

Posted 09:35AM on February 28 2012 by Kevin Pearla | User Comments (33) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Military refinancing, Refinancing, Va loan, Veterans united

Are you tempted to refinance your home?  Rates are low ... but before you jump into the arduous task of refinancing, make sure it's the right decision for you.  Here are a few tips. 

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February 27, 2012

Voting for Military Spouse of the Year ends soon!

Posted 11:32AM on February 27 2012 by Jeremy Hilton | User Comments (47) Tags: Jeremy hilton, Msoy

Voting for the Military Spouse of the year is almost over.  Have you met these amazing spouses?  Here's your chance ... 

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February 23, 2012

President’s Day: A Reminder of the Past

Posted 12:09PM on February 23 2012 by Brittany Barry | User Comments (17) Tags: Blue star families

President's Day is a day off for most but a good reminder of past military leaders.  Here's a great story by a BSF blogger who stepped into history this year. 

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February 22, 2012

Target is Spot On!

Posted 12:05PM on February 22 2012 by Sheri Robey-Lapan | User Comments (32) Tags: Blue star families, Books on bases, Target early childhood grant

Target, the retail giant, is lending a huge hand to Blue Star Families Books on Bases program with a monster grant.  Interested?  It's a good one ... read on! 

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February 22, 2012

Seeing it all on Paper

Posted 06:10AM on February 22 2012 by Brittany Barry | User Comments (33) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Brittany barry, Military saves week

When Brittany Barry and her husband sat down to create their budget - they were surprised at where some of their money went.  Here's how they reconciled both their checkbook and their spending habits. 

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February 21, 2012

Joining Forces with Blue Star Families

Posted 06:20AM on February 21 2012 by Sheri Robey-Lapan | User Comments (15) Categories: Operation Honor Cards | Tags: Blue star families, Joining forces, Operation honor cards

Read what happens when a group of military spouses has a goal of three million service hours.  Hint:  they surpass that goal by about 12 million ... 

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February 20, 2012

Military Saves Week kicks off!

Posted 12:01PM on February 20 2012 by Molly Blake | User Comments (26)

Military Saves week is on now!  

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