Blue Star Stories

Welcome to our blog where you'll find the stories from the lives of our Blue Star Families.

A Senior Spouses run in with Murphy’s Law of Deployments #MilitarySpouseAppreicationDay

April 30, 2021

It doesn’t take long for a military family member to learn about Murphy’s Law , Murphy’s Law of deployment that is. Anything that can break will break. Or, more generally,…

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Meet the Illinois Army National Guard MFRs

April 30, 2021

Needless to say, 2020 was a year like no other. The year had a particular impact on one segment of the American public: those serving in uniform and their families.…

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Here’s How to Get Free Starbucks Coffee for You, Veteran (and Family)!  

April 28, 2021

There are days when military life’s got you feeling like… via GIPHY … because, seriously, we deal with some stressful stuff, y’all! But even if you’re no longer active duty,…

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Meet Courtney: #BSFBeatCOVID19

April 21, 2021

Meet Courtney: #BSFBeatCOVID19 Meet Courtney. She’s a proud Army Spouse, mom of two,  a DOD civilian registered dental hygienist, and a military child as well.  Courtney is no stranger to…

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Volunteering Month of the Military Child Blue Star Families 2021

Presidential Volunteer Service Awards for Blue Star Families in 2020

April 20, 2021

Nothing Can Stop These Dedicated Volunteers Blue Star Families volunteers do it all—from planning special events to helping us tell their Blue Star Families stories, and leading activities for military…

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Meet Madeline: Month Of The Military Child

April 20, 2021

Meet Madeline: Month Of The Military Child Meet Madeline. She’s a #MilKid whose great grandfather served in the Marine Corps, and grandfather and dad served in the Navy. Madeline is…

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Need a Hand Organizing A Homeschool Space For Your MilFam?

April 15, 2021

Need a Hand Organizing A Homeschool Space For Your MilFam? Military life is problematic because it’s unpredictable. Things like frequent moves put massive stress on the entire family unit. To…

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Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd With Your Family!

April 12, 2021

Spring has sprung, and that means Earth Day (Thursday, April 22) is just around the corner! Did you know there were very few laws protecting the environment in the United…

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Blue Star Community Changemaker: Meet Mitch

April 12, 2021

  Blue Star Community Changemaker: Meet Mitch Delivered by CSX Pride in Service Did you know that only one in four active-duty family respondents told Blue Star Families in the…

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