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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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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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Volunteers are the backbone of Blue Star Families (BSF), and because of them, we can bring awesome events to local communities like yours! Check out our Halloween themed line-up to see if there’s a spooktacular event near you. Blue Star Events These events are hosted and sponsored by Blue Star Families. Starbucks Halloween Candy Drive…

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Experience the magic of live theatre with your family this year at a Blue Star Theatre. We have you covered from coast to coast! Here are but a few of the many family-friendly productions that will be hitting the stage in the coming months. (Keep in mind that all Blue Star Theatres offer discounts to…

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“What do you mean you are getting deployed?”  “I thought you only had to attend military training one drill weekend and two weeks in the summer?”  Anyone who is part of a National Guard or Reserve family in this day and age knows that these statements are a thing of the past.  National Guard and…

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October 26th is National Day of the Deployed Deployments are never easy… on anyone! We’ve partnered with JoMyGosh who has 9 ways to hack a deployment. You’ve got this, friend!   Win a Sleep Number Bed for your MilKid For Military Appreciation Month we are teaming up with Sleep Number to give away TWELVE (yes,…

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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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Most everyone in our cul-de-sac knows I’m alone and solo-parenting right now with my husband away at an Army school. So, when news of Hurricane Florence hit, they turned up in droves on my doorstep. One neighbor baked and brought over bread. Another arranged a small pot-luck dinner so we weren’t alone on the worst…

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Between PCS moves and deployments, it’s no secret that we have a hard time finding and keeping work, but (thankfully!) times are a-changin’ and we finally see an uptick in milspouses landing jobs they love! We’ve made this clear over and over in our interviews with MadSkills, but now that you’ve seen the success stories,…

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