Blue Star Families Blog

How to Get Your MilKid to Sleep (And Keep The Monsters Away)

May 14, 2018 by Michele Bradfield

“Oh no, bats and monsters under your bed?!” exclaimed Lauren Tamm,The Military Wife and Mom, in her fourth video for the Blue Star Families GoodnightMilKid Sleep Series. Tamm went live one last time to help Julie Provost of Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life conquer her son’s bedtime fear which they discussed here.   Provost reached out […]

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5 Generous Ways to Make New Military Families Feel at Home

May 11, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

The average military family moves seven times more than their civilian counterparts. Think about that: seven times! Even if you’re military-affiliated, you might be surprised by that number. That’s a lot of moving… and a lot of time getting used to new neighborhoods, new towns and installations, and new neighbors. Military families are incredibly self-sufficient […]

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7 Famous People You (Probably) Had No Idea Were Military Spouses

May 10, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

This Military Appreciation Month, we celebrate the diversity of military spouses, their commitment, their tenacity, their love, and their strength. And we celebrate their journey, too… which is why we thought it would be fun to talk about some military spouses who aren’t usually known for being, well, military spouses. Here are seven interesting military […]

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9 Hard Truths Many Military Families Experience

May 8, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but on Instagram, a picture is also worth the accompanying captions and hashtags. Last week, we wanted to harness those stories through an Instagram photo challenge celebrating military families and their experiences–the good, the frustrating, and the mundane. We asked folks to share a picture surrounding a […]

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Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. and Blue Star Families Team Up to Support Military Families

May 7, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:    Bana Miller [email protected] Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. and Blue Star Families Team Up to Support Military Families From May 7 to June 3, Mars Wrigley Confectionery will host #DGHometownSalute fundraising event online and in Dollar General stores nationwide WASHINGTON, DC – Mars Wrigley Confectionery and Blue Star Families are pleased to […]

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MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER

May 3, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

One day early, but May the 4th be with you, for you Star Wars fans out there.   Make your voices heard. We’ll be screaming that deployments are crazy stressful. Don’t like deployments, PCS season, or TDY’s? Love being a military member or milkid? Let our policy makers actually know what it’s like to be […]

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When Military Kids Become Superheroes

May 3, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

My day started out very good because my mom allowed grandpa to pick me up early from school since we live in Newport News and the event was in Norfolk.  I always attend Blue Star Families events with my mom to help, but this one was for me.  That was another plus to my day. […]

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5 Red, White, and Blue Ways to Spruce Up Your Summer

May 2, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

There’s just something about seeing an American flag waving from a porch on a summer’s day. As we head into the season with four patriotic observances– Memorial Day, Flag Day, Armed Forces Day, and Independence Day–you might just be itching to add a little (more!) red, white, and blue to your life. Whether you decorate […]

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2 Ways to Keep Your Milkid in Bed (So You Get a Full Night’s Sleep)

May 2, 2018 by Michele Bradfield

“I’m sure the research shows that kids who sleep in their own beds feel more rested,” said JD Collins of A Semi-Delicate Balance during the Blue Star Families Goodnight MilKid Sleep Workshop. “But, the other part of me is saying, they’re only this young for so long, so why not [let them sleep in my […]

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The Top 7 Excuses for Not Taking the #BSFSurvey

April 30, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey is fielding from now until May 25. What does that actually mean? It means that the Survey is open and taking responses from folks who are affiliated with the military. We can think of a million reasons why you absolutely should take it and lend your voice […]

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