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American Military Partner Association Gala

September 29, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

By: Hisako Sonethavilay Recently, I was honored to represent Blue Star Families at the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) inaugural West Coast Gala in San Diego. Each year, AMPA hosts an inspiring and all-inclusive gala in Washington, D.C. to share significant legislative milestones and other successes in the LGBT military community. BSF served as a […]

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How do you make a little go a long way?

September 26, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

If you have a Federal employee, retiree or government contractor in your family - military, postal or civilian - and are looking for ways to give back to the military community, please enroll in the campaign before December 15th and designate Blue Star Families, #95243.

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Why you should be using the Headspace app (for free!) 

September 26, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Who wouldn’t want to be more relaxed, mindful, focused, smarter, patient and kinder?! The geniuses over at Headspace created an incredibly accessible, quick, and easy to use meditation tool—and it is FREE for our members!

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3 Ways Your Military Family Can THRIVE This Fall

September 26, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Eat well, and save money with a free Thrive Market Membership. It’s the season of pumpkin spice everything, Halloween candy, and tailgating. Enjoy this magical time of year, but try swapping out some of your favorites with organic versions.

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AND THE WINNERS ARE…

September 15, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

10 lucky military kid artists were randomly selected from amongst all the qualified entries in our Way Cool Creativity Contest.

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THE SUMMER READING CONTEST HAS ENDED BUT THE FUN CONTINUES!

September 13, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

10 lucky military kid readers were randomly selected from amongst all the entries in our reading contest.

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The Power of a Book

September 1, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Summer is winding down and school buses are back on their routes. Perhaps now you have an hour to yourself during the day or time when the kids are doing homework? Challenge yourself to pick up a book.

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Tired of your kids spending time in front of a screen?

September 1, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Experience the magic of live theater with your family this year at a Blue Star Theater. 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.

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Online Safety for Military Families

August 29, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Social media is an integral part of our daily lives. It is especially important for military families, allowing us to stay in touch with friends and family that may be thousands of miles away.

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5 Ways to Rock Your New School

August 24, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Any military brats knows the feeling of moving. Stress, fear, and anxiety all packed into one nerve-racking event. And piled on top of all the stress of actually moving, is a new school. You are the new kid and nobody knows who you are. You have never seen the school and it all looks so different. Your mind is rambling with questions and concerns. You want to make friends and be at ease. But how do you do it?

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