Military Spouse Employment

BSF Member Highlight: Spouseforce

As a military spouse, I have changed careers or “hats” with almost every move we’ve made. My degree is in education, and I had thought that a career in that…

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Give thanks, give back, and get some stuff in between.

NOW THAT’S A FULFILLING WEEKEND… Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I’m not even American*. The thought of a holiday devoted to giving thanks for all we have – unaffected…

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What is the Meaning of a Caregiver and how do you Connect?

Author: Ashley Molina   What does it mean to say you’re a caregiver? Well, that is different for everyone! Some people are caring for an individual that is 100 percent…

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For love and for country

By Kathy Roth-Douquet Two months ago, my husband read our children a bedtime story until the tears in his eyes blurred the page. My daughter took the book from him.…

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8 Ways To Make a Difference

Author: Amanda Moore We work hard to strengthen military families every day. Through career development, caregiving, and our leading research on military family life, we’re striving to better understand and…

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Thankful My Soldier is Home This Veterans Day

Author: Dalena McGrew   As Veterans Day approaches, and I think about what I’ll do on my day off, I’m also reminded of something special; my husband will be home for…

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Military Spouse Gives Back to her Community

Author: Kate Oyer   Blue Star Families is an organization built on the strength of its volunteer network. These volunteers, who provide vital links to local military communities, give selflessly…

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What Veterans Day Means To Me

Author: Amanda Yeram Veterans Day has always been a special time in my family. Growing up with a father who served in the Marine Corps allowed me to see first…

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Sometimes Dreams Do Come True, At Least As Far As Duty Stations Go!

Author: Leah Love Four years ago, my husband and I celebrated as we’d just found out a dream of ours had come true- we were going to be stationed in…

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12 Tips for Taking Your Kids to the Theater (From a Pro)

By Shana Bestock,  Artistic and Education Director at Seattle Public Theater   So, you want to spend “quality time” with your kids? Why not take them to the theater? Theater…

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