Blue Star Families Blog

The Healing Power of Horses

September 22, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

The Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center Hosts Military Families For A Day Of Health, Wellness, Fun & Togetherness! “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Winston Churchill No truer words have possibly been spoken and, if you choose to argue that point, there are nearly […]

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How To Create A Fall Porch For Less Than Twenty-Five Dollars

September 22, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Because a PCS should never make you FALL OUT OF LOVE with your home! Between my military service and my spouse’s, we’ve lived in seven states and two countries. One thing I’ve learned along the way is that building a lasting collection of holiday and seasonal décor is hard…make that almost impossible. Cute tin pumpkins just […]

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Book Drives for the Families of Injured Servicemembers: Part 3

September 20, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Was this just a coincidence? Three amazing military spouses. Three different states. Three different military branches. One goal: Purchase new books for the families of ill or injured service members this holiday season.   Military spouses Mandie Sallings, Taylor Kelly & Alicia Smith all woke up one morning with the same question: How can I […]

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Book Drives for the Families of Injured Servicemembers: Part 2

September 19, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

WAS THIS JUST A COINCIDENCE? Three amazing military spouses. Three different states. Three different military branches. One goal: Purchase new books for the families of ill or injured service members this holiday season.   Military spouses Mandie Sallings, Taylor Kelly & Alicia Smith all woke up one morning with the same question: How can I […]

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Book Drives for the Families of Injured Servicemembers: Part 1

September 18, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Was this just a coincidence? Three amazing military spouses. Three different states. Three different military branches. One goal: Purchase new books for the families of ill or injured service members this holiday season.     Military spouses Mandie Sallings, Taylor Kelly & Alicia Smith all woke up one morning with the same question: How can […]

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Helping Military Children Cope with an Injured Parent

September 11, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

My Dad Got Hurt. What Can I Do? Story by Brunella Costagliola and Dr. Jerid Fisher It was a very cold February in Minot, North Dakota and I was trying my best to put a positive spin on the -50 degrees Fahrenheit weather for my two children, who kept asking me why they couldn’t go play outside. […]

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What Military Families In Hurricane Impact Zones Need To Know

September 10, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Over 8,000 families have been moved into hotel rooms in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, according to FEMA, and Irma made landfall in southern Florida this morning. Those who own homes or reside in the predicated path of Hurricane Irma (specifically the Florida Keys and the panhandle) are hoping for the best, but preparing for […]

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“Back to School” Techiquette for Safety & Success

August 31, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

8 Important Tips For Back To School Tech Success The summer of 2017 is rapidly coming to a close and the school year is for most of us, in session, or soon-to-be. Along with new classes, teachers, sporting events, and other fall activities, you can be certain of one thing, technology is center stage wherever […]

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#WeAreBSF: Realizing My Dream Career

August 29, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

An Inspiring Career Success Story by Military Spouse Ashley Hayes Blue Star Families is proud to support military families through our research and programming, and also through remote and portable employment opportunities. Our staff team is located all over the country and the world, wherever military families are stationed. Get to know us through our […]

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How You Can Help The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

As emergency service crews and volunteers work tirelessly to pull individuals and families from the floodwaters, the rest of America is sending their thoughts and prayers to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The evacuations caused by Hurricane Harvey have prompted thousands of Texans to abandon their homes. Many left with nothing more than the clothes […]

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