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A few weeks ago, my friend Kara, shared a Blue Star Families event with me and made sure I did not miss out. She experienced a Blue Star Books event at another installation and told me how amazing this event is for military families. Blue Star Families partners with Disney for their Blue Star Books…

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Military life is hard enough to navigate as an adult. Now, imagine what it’s like for a child? Frequent moves. Long-term separations. And, of course… endless goodbyes. No wonder over fifty percent of service member families say their kids have experienced separation anxiety, worry, and sleep issues. But, what if there was something that could…

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Are you a tired mom or dad? These three Blue Star Families resources will change your life. We know lots of military families are tired because you told us. One-third of our Military Families Lifestyle Survey participants said their child had experienced sleep issues as a result of their parent’s deployment. We also know, from…

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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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National Parks are both America’s backyard and our birthright. Preserving some of the most beautiful, historic, and wonder-filled places in our nation, the National Park System ensures that all people can enjoy the great outdoors together. The Department of the Interior estimates that every American lives within two hours of at least one federally operated…

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BLUE STAR BOOK REVIEW: NOTHING RHYMES WITH ORANGE By: Julia G. | Military Child This is a very funny book about fruit that are singing rhymes about each other, but poor orange feels left out. He knows nothing rhymes with orange! For example, the cherries say they are “the berries”, the grapes wear capes, and…

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Keeping It Local Holiday Shopping Guide: Part 4 Connecting with Your Community over the Holidays Story by Melody Warnick, author of This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are Researching and writing my book This Is Where You Belong, I learned all about why loving where you live really matters. (Better health, happiness,…

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Keeping It Local Holiday Shopping Guide: Part 3 Connecting with Your Community over the Holidays Story by Melody Warnick, author of This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are Researching and writing my book This Is Where You Belong, I learned all about why loving where you live really matters. (Better health, happiness,…

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Keeping It Local Holiday Shopping Guide: Part 2 Connecting with Your Community over the Holidays Story by Melody Warnick, author of This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are Researching and writing my book This Is Where You Belong, I learned all about why loving where you live really matters. (Better health, happiness,…

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