Blue Star Families Blog

BSF in the news!

March 21, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Read below to learn about just a few of the ways Blue Star Families is making an impact! Bonds That Combat the Isolation of Military Life Talking personal impacts of military families with Blue Star Families Silent Sacrifice: Military Spouse Unemployment in America Report says troops wouldn’t recommend military service to their own kids Building […]

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Ways Military Families Can Save Big at Walt Disney World

March 17, 2017 by Amanda Moore

My military family loves visiting Walt Disney World! After long deployments or TDYs, a vacation filled with creating fun family memories together is a great way to feel reconnected again as a family. But, let’s face it, a trip to the Mouse’s House can get expensive quickly. Luckily, there are many discounts and savings offered […]

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Personal and Professional Development On Demand!

March 16, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Blue Star Families is now offering virtual professional and personal development opportunities for military spouses! Don’t have time to attend an in-person professional development event? Having trouble finding daycare to do so? We have a solution for you! Blue Star Families is expanding our most valuable personal, professional and networking initiatives, via Networks Live! On […]

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2016 Salute to Distinction Q4 Award Winner

March 15, 2017 by Amanda Moore

Blue Star Families is an organization built on the strength of its volunteer network. These volunteers, who provide vital links to local military communities, give selflessly of their time, talent and resources. The Blue Star Families Salute to Distinction Award Program recognizes our outstanding volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to military families and further the […]

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A Chocolate Lover’s Deployment

February 27, 2017 by Amanda Moore

Day 1 Spouse just left for six month deployment. Kids in bed and house quiet, missing him already. Scan pantry for half-empty chocolate box from last Valentine’s Day, leftover Halloween candy from last year, or that one uneaten solid milk chocolate Easter bunny that narrowly escaped the clutches of the 4-year-old. Sweet success, I eat […]

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3 Ways to Up Your Game with Blue Star Families Resources

February 27, 2017 by Amanda Moore

It happens to all of us. Deployments come fast and furious, orders sneak up on us, we get stuck in a rut, and then we’re left feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. If you’re looking to shake things up, improve your game, and do something for you, look no further! Blue Star Families’ has some exclusive resources […]

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All About Blue Star Families’ Spouseforce Program

February 27, 2017 by Amanda Moore

Sound familiar? “You’re perfect for this job, BUT we know you’re moving soon, so we chose another candidate.” Or… You get the education, certifications, and internships to apply for a job in your dream career field, land the job after endless interviews, climb that ladder, and are finally start seeing progress in your career path, […]

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PCS Paralysis: When You Feel Like a Stranger in a Strange Land

February 17, 2017 by Amanda Moore

By: Jill Qualters Sometimes this nomadic military life can be really hard. And when things feel out of control and a mess, is it okay for us to complain? Complain to our spouse, our friends, or scream at the sky? Punch pillows and cry because we feel ungrounded while it appears that everyone around us […]

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Treat Yourself, Know Yourself, Love Yourself

February 13, 2017 by Amanda Moore

As a military spouse, it can be easy to lose yourself. You are usually “so-and-so’s spouse” or “dependent”. In a system where you are rarely known by your own name, and personal decisions are based on mission requirements, you can easily forget who you are and what makes YOU happy. And, since military spouses are […]

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Bargain Hunters Unite!

February 10, 2017 by Amanda Moore

I have to confess, I love a good deal. The word “sale” sends chills down my spine and I just don’t feel I should ever pay full price for anything, when I know I could find a better price somewhere. I may actually have a problem (maybe there’s a name for this?) because I love […]

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