Blue Star Families Blog

What They Never Told You About Working From Home

January 17, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

  Story by Kellie Gunderman | BSF Staff   What They Never Told You About Working From Home Being a military spouse comes with its joys, but there are some challenges, too. One of the most public of those challenges come in the form of a search for employment. The results of the 2017 Military […]

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A Digital Platform That Is Redefining Your Military Transition

January 16, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

  First, it is important for you to know how much I appreciate your service to our country. I’d like to express my gratitude by sharing my personal thoughts and information to better equip you during your career transition and job search. I’ll start off by saying that your transition is going to be a […]

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January Newsletter 2018

January 4, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

    We asked and you answered: We loved all of your answers to our Facebook post! You all are HILARIOUS!  To read all the whole poem we put together, click here.   Speaking of backs being about to shatter from a PCS… Watch our video about how our friends at Sleep Number surprised a […]

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‘Twas the PCS Before Christmas

January 4, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

‘Twas the PCS before Christmas, when all through the house, not a thing was present, not even a blouse. The stockings were packed in a box moved somewhere, we hope the packers didn’t label it dishware. The children were nestled on the floor or air bed, while visions of old and new friends danced in […]

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Three A’s Towards Debt Elimination

January 3, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

  By JJ Montanaro, CFP® For a lot of folks, January brings a new commitment to eliminating debt. And if the numbers are any indicator, it’s warranted. Last summer, the Federal Reserve reported that Americans owed more than a trillion dollars in revolving debt – what most of us know as credit card debt. That’s […]

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#BlueStarStory: Employment Success with Networks Live!

December 25, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Meet Mary Beth, a Blue Star Spouse and her Blue Star Family. We have been all over the U.S. in the past 13 years as an active duty military family. I worked at some duty stations depending on my family’s needs at the time. While stationed in Washington State, I had secured a federal position […]

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#BlueStarStory: Overcoming Isolation

December 23, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Meet Alicia, a Blue Star Spouse and her Blue Star Family. “I have been married for 10 years to my husband, who is an active duty Marine with 21 years of service. We have been stationed in isolated areas to include North Dakota and Okinawa, Japan, where I have found it challenging to start a […]

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16 Local Gifts You Can Unwrap

December 20, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Keeping It Local Holiday Shopping Guide: Part 4 Connecting with Your Community over the Holidays Story by Melody Warnick, author of This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are Researching and writing my book This Is Where You Belong, I learned all about why loving where you live really matters. (Better health, happiness, […]

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#BlueStarStory: A Caregiver Running On Autopilot

December 20, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Meet Mary, a Blue Star Caregiver and her Blue Star Family “I become a caregiver after my husband sustained back injuries during his deployment in Iraq while serving as a medic. Due to his injuries, he needed assistance with walking and getting in and out of bed, which required full-time care. I quit my job […]

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Give The Gift of Eating Local

December 18, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Keeping It Local Holiday Shopping Guide: Part 3 Connecting with Your Community over the Holidays Story by Melody Warnick, author of This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are Researching and writing my book This Is Where You Belong, I learned all about why loving where you live really matters. (Better health, happiness, […]

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