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BSF Volunteers are Making a Difference

There’s a quote by DeAnn Hollis that reads, “The heart of a volunteer is never measured in size, but by the depth of the COMMITMENT to make a difference in the lives of others.” And we couldn’t agree more. Blue Star Families’ team of volunteers have the biggest hearts because of their deep commitment to…

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5 Tips to Make the Most Out of Our FREE Blue Star Parks Program

Blue Star Parks. By now, you’ve probably heard us drop those three words across social media, blog posts, emails; you name it. Though are you wondering how in the world your milfam can make the most out of this free program not only during the summer, but year-round?  Well, we’re revealing five tips to help…

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Shop for Back-To-School & Save Without Leaving Your House, MilSpouse

Are you a mom or dad in the middle of a PCS? Solo-parenting? The caretaker and CFO of your house? Having a blast right now soaking up the summer sun with your kids?  If you are (or if you’re just plain allergic to long lines and busy parking lots), then online shopping is a must…

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PCS Across America with the Fazio’s

Summertime is for livin’ easy…unless you’re PCS-ing. Then you’re packing suitcases, making travel arrangements, looking for housing, researching schools, cleaning out cabinets, and on and on and on.  There is no time for relaxing at the beach or backyard BBQs because you’re on the move! And the Fazio family is no exception. An Army family…

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3 Ways to Support Blue Star Families This Summer (And Win Big!)

The sun’s out, but you’re the one bringing the heat! Yeah, we see you, mama. Holding down the fort while your spouse is gone like a boss. And you too, lady. Crushin’ that PCS like it’s your full-time job. Keep up the great work, ladies. We know how crazy busy MilLife can be, especially in…

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Beat the Summertime Heat with Blue Star Families

Blue Star Summer “I’m bored!” is something every parent hears from their children during summertime. The good news? You’ll have plenty of ways to combat your kids’ boredom this summer with Blue Star Families’ many programs and events. Over 2,000 Blue Star Museums open their doors for free to active duty families, including National Guard…

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3 Bon Voyage Party Ideas for PCS-ing MilKids

It’s PCS season, and if you’ve ever moved with kiddos before, you know how hard it can be for them to say au revoir to their home, friends, teachers, and more (cue the waterworks!). This time is filled with the last library visit, last swim at the pool, last play date, and last dinner at…

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Blue Star Museums: Giving You FREE Things to Do this Summer

Are you looking for a way to beat the summer heat—and boredom—all at once as a family? Well, lucky for you, you can. And for free.  For the 10th season, Blue Star Families has teamed up with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Defense to bring you Blue Star Museums.  From…

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We’re Giving Away a $1,000 Shopping Spree (Enter Here!)

Want to kick off the 4th of July with a bang? We do. And that’s why we’re doing something BIG for military families this July! Not only are we celebrating America, but we’re also tipping our hat to you. Yes, YOU, the one who has sacrificed big and small for our country. All. Year. Long.…

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PCS Chronicles: How to Stay Resilient Wherever the Military Takes You

When you’re about to embark on a PCS, stress and uncertainty are at an all-time high. While some like to give it an appealing label—“adventure,” this inevitable event in a military family’s life can be taxing on everyone involved (especially if you’re traveling separately by plane, train, or car).  But if there’s one powerful trait…

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