Blue Star Families Blog

Helping Military Children Cope with an Injured Parent

September 11, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

My Dad Got Hurt. What Can I Do? Story by Brunella Costagliola and Dr. Jerid Fisher It was a very cold February in Minot, North Dakota and I was trying my best to put a positive spin on the -50 degrees Fahrenheit weather for my two children, who kept asking me why they couldn’t go play outside. […]

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What Military Families In Hurricane Impact Zones Need To Know

September 10, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Over 8,000 families have been moved into hotel rooms in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, according to FEMA, and Irma made landfall in southern Florida this morning. Those who own homes or reside in the predicated path of Hurricane Irma (specifically the Florida Keys and the panhandle) are hoping for the best, but preparing for […]

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“Back to School” Techiquette for Safety & Success

August 31, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

8 Important Tips For Back To School Tech Success The summer of 2017 is rapidly coming to a close and the school year is for most of us, in session, or soon-to-be. Along with new classes, teachers, sporting events, and other fall activities, you can be certain of one thing, technology is center stage wherever […]

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#WeAreBSF: Realizing My Dream Career

August 29, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

An Inspiring Career Success Story by Military Spouse Ashley Hayes 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 […]

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How You Can Help The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

As emergency service crews and volunteers work tirelessly to pull individuals and families from the floodwaters, the rest of America is sending their thoughts and prayers to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The evacuations caused by Hurricane Harvey have prompted thousands of Texans to abandon their homes. Many left with nothing more than the clothes […]

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#WeAreBSF: How Did I End Up Here?

August 29, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

One summer as a nanny. One year as a nursery worker. Two years teaching. Six months as a tutor. Three years at Blue Star Families. 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 […]

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Blue Star Families Get A Special Ballpark Surprise!

August 23, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

CarMax and the San Francisco Giants invited local Military Families to the AT&T Park for a day of fun! What these well-deserving families didn’t realize, was that their kids were about to receive the surprise of a lifetime! Break out the tissues! All the “feel-goods” in the world are right here! Blue Star Families would […]

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Art Museums – They’re Not Just For The Artsy!

August 22, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Our Blue Star Families Community Engagement & Training Manager, Leah Love, recently visited one of the many Blue Star Museums that offers FREE admission to Military Families! Read about her experience to the Art Institute of Chicago!   Once when I was 8 years old, my parents dragged me to an art museum in France. […]

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Starbucks Delivers in the Most Surprising Places!

August 21, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

We are all familiar with the experience of going to a local Starbucks store, placing a complicated order such as a grande, quad, non-fat, extra-hot, one-pump, no-whip, mocha and then settling in with free wifi to check our latest Facebook or Instagram posts. Sound familiar?! But what’s a person to do when you are planning […]

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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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