back to school supplies

Another Blue Star Summer is winding down. And you know what that means.  Parents across the country are jumping for joy and doing happy dances at the bus stop over their kids going back to school.  While the same may be true for you, it can still be an equally stressful and trying time for…

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playhouse peoria il

“Will it play in Peoria?” This catchphrase has been around a long time!  In fact, it dates all the way back to the late 1800s. If a new show was successful in Peoria, a main Midwestern stop for vaudeville acts, featuring a mixture of specialty acts such as burlesque comedy and song and dance, it…

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milkid

“This [website] is for military families,” said Kristin Cook, Digital Producer at Sesame Street. “We wanted to create something really special for you!” And that they did, folks. Sesame Street for Military Families is seriously cool, and you need to check it out. So, we coordinated an exclusive behind-the-scenes look just for you. If you…

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National Parks are both America’s backyard and our birthright. Preserving some of the most beautiful, historic, and wonder-filled places in our nation, the National Park System ensures that all people can enjoy the great outdoors together. The Department of the Interior estimates that every American lives within two hours of at least one federally operated…

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My day started out very good because my mom allowed grandpa to pick me up early from school since we live in Newport News and the event was in Norfolk.  I always attend Blue Star Families events with my mom to help, but this one was for me.  That was another plus to my day.…

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Celebrate the strength and adaptability of the military child with Blue Star Families at Girl Adored on Sunday, April 22nd. Free book for each military child (while supplies last). Choose between: Merida: Legend of the Emeralds, Fetching, Fly-And-Drive Read- Along, and Sadly Ever After. Learn more about Blue Star Families, visit with our special guest,…

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A knock at the door with dinner, a mowed lawn, a shoulder to lean on, or that listening ear. Without the support of our communities, we as military families would have a much harder journey. We live in communities that lift us up and come along side of us during those long, difficult days of…

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kids books

Military life is hard enough to navigate as an adult. Now, imagine what it’s like for a child? Frequent moves. Long-term separations. And, of course… endless goodbyes. No wonder over fifty percent of service member families say their kids have experienced separation anxiety, worry, and sleep issues. But, what if there was something that could…

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bsf sesame street networks live webinar

For over a decade, Sesame Street has been creating tips and tools for military families like yours to support you through the milestones of your military life — from deployment and relocation’s to injuries and grief and even transitioning to civilian life. Join us for an overview of engaging resources and stay for a while…

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