Posts by Joanna Guldin

Here’s What Military Spouses Say About Domestic Violence

October is just the best– am I right?! Fall is [finally] in the air. Leaves are changing. The kids are back to school. Starbucks is offering those oh-so-yummy fall-themed lattes. And Halloween. Who can forget about Halloween and those scary haunted houses?! It’s also a time to shine a light on domestic violence in the…

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3 FREE Resources to Help Your MilKid Sleep

Are you a tired mom or dad? These three Blue Star Families resources will change your life. We know lots of military families are tired because you told us. One-third of our Military Families Lifestyle Survey participants said their child had experienced sleep issues as a result of their parent’s deployment. We also know, from…

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Help the Military Community (and Get Free Coffee!)

We need you. Yeah…you! We know you love military families and Blue Star Families. And chances are–since you’re reading this article–you also like (love, can’t function without, etc., etc.) coffee.   What if you could combine your love of military families and coffee? Don’t worry– you can! This Veterans Day, Starbucks will be hosting a…

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How to Get Your MilKid to Talk About the Hard Stuff

Because of the nature of military life, we sometimes have to have tough talks with our kids like explaining why we’re moving again or breaking the bad news about Daddy. You know what I’m talking about, right? The conversations you really, really don’t want to have. Frankly, these conversations suck…. annnnd no matter how many…

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How BSF Treated LA Members to a Night Out on the Town

First published on Allyson’s blog, The Neighborgood. If you had told me 6 months ago, as we were following a horse and buggy through downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania, on our way to church, that Neal and I would be mingling with the cast of SEAL Team at their red carpet premiere of season two, I would have slapped…

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You’ll Want to Read These 2 Milspouse Career Success Stories

Military spouse unemployment and underemployment have been challenges within the military spouse community for many years. Frequent moves and lack of flexibility contribute to difficulties for military spouses searching for meaningful employment. In 2016, Blue Star Families partnered with the Walmart Foundation to create a program specially designed for military spouses. The Salesforce Administrator Training…

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