Blue Star Families Blog

Hey Blue Star Museum fans! The summer may be winding down but you can head to this NYC Children’s Museum for Free Year Round Fun!

August 16, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Looking for something fun to do in NYC with your family? Stop by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY, 212-721-1223). Admission is free for Blue Star Families all year round! The Museum delights visitors with five floors of excitement and learning. Our PlayWorks™ exhibit is designed […]

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Blue Star Families Parent Roundtable, Austin

August 16, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

For military families, social media provides our kids with the opportunity to stay connected with their deployed moms and dads, thousands of miles away, at no cost. Moving from base to base, it also lets them keep in touch with friends separated by many miles and time zones. We want to foster these relationships, but […]

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BSF Team Travis Travels the Country!

August 16, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Join BSF’s Team Travis on their adventures through a three part series, we hope you enjoy part 1! Our nation is incredibly fortunate to have awe inspiring and protected public lands! The America the Beautiful park pass covers entrance fees to over 2,000 national parks and federal recreation centers and is free to current U.S. […]

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S-T-A-R-B-U-C-K-S: That’s how we spell neighbor at Blue Star Families

August 16, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Blue Star Families Chapter Director, Hang Owen, can’t say enough good things about her Starbucks Military Family Store in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Just after Hang joined Blue Star Families, she was thrown into the deep end of the program pool with the dedication of the military store within a week and the winter holidays right […]

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My Portable Story…#WeAreBSF

August 11, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

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 new series – #WeAreBSF.   In 2014, our family moved […]

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Miles Apart, but Never in Heart

August 2, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

As a military spouse whose dream has always been to travel, it is bittersweet to be married to my husband who proudly serves in the United States Air Force. We have been married for 10 and a half years and have spent most of that time away from our family. So, when your mom takes […]

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A Visit to the University of Alabama’s Paul W Bryant Museum

August 1, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

“I’d like people to remember me as a winner because I ain’t never been nothing but a winner.” This quote from Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant is spot on looking around this museum.  If you are a fan of college football, you must experience the Paul W Bryant Museum on the campus of the University of Alabama.  I […]

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Want to Work from Home? Prepare the Perfect Pitch.

July 31, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Like clockwork, every two years, I was reinventing my career due to frequent permanent change of station moves required by my husband’s Army career. Even though I knew what I signed up for when I married into military life (as more seasoned spouses often reminded me), it didn’t make leaving my career behind any easier […]

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You Can Never Be Too Prepared…Our Crazy National Park Experience

July 24, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Thanks to the Blue Star Parks program, my husband Rob and I had the opportunity to explore the picturesque state of Washington this summer using the America the Beautiful pass. This pass is free for military families! It allows you to explore over 2,000 federal recreation sites, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and national […]

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Be Mindful With BSF and Headspace!

July 24, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

How many of you remember the relaxing days of childhood, those late summer evenings out playing with friends or taking time to just relax and think, hoping your parents wouldn’t notice the late hour and call you in? I miss those simpler days. Like many of you, I’m busy, feeling overwhelmed, and trying to maintain […]

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