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

Blue Star Stories

  • Meet Jerilyn Lim-Leonard, Blue Star Families’ 2022-2023 Chicagoland DEPLOY Fellow. She’s a military spouse, mother of four, and community volunteer. And if you meet her, you’ll find she’s full of The post Cancer and Inclusion: Chicagoland DEPLOY Fellows Fight for Change appeared first on Blue Star Families .
  • Meet Jennifer. She’s a Navy Veteran and an Army spouse. Although she has had a solid career serving in the military, she’s struggled with finding and keeping a job as The post Jennifer | Recruiting Coordinator appeared first on Blue Star Families .
  • For military couples, spending holidays together can be happenchance thanks to deployments and trainings. And if you are together, you want it to be special.  If you’re looking for ideas The post 3 Valentines Day Ideas for Military Couples on a Budget appeared first on Blue Star Families .
  • Happy New Year! I hope 2023 is off to a fantastic start for you and that you were able to enjoy the holidays.   For me, I got to do one The post Generation Shifts Lead to Generational Growth appeared first on Blue Star Families .
  • “The military community is a community used to dealing with difficult situations. They’re used to not giving up [and] going at a problem until it’s taken care of.” And that’s The post David | Enterprise Account Executive appeared first on Blue Star Families .
  • Meet Yves. She's an Army spouse who was making ends meet until she heard about a free program that helped change her family's financial trajectory for the better. Despite having The post Yves | Salesforce Consultant appeared first on Blue Star Families .
  • Meet Priscilla. She's an Army spouse who faced her financial challenges head-on by proving that the unicorn job she desired — remote, flexible, and well-paying — exists and is now The post Priscilla | Business Analyst appeared first on Blue Star Families .
  • When Kenyan-born Lydiah Owiti arrived in the United States, she had 12 days to learn how to drive a car, find a grocery store, and discover American customs. After day The post An Unseen Issue: Navigating Life as a Foreign-Born Military Family appeared first on Blue Star Families .
  • For military families, the uncertainty of frequent moves, deployments, and other unexpected events can make saving for the future feel like a never-ending obstacle. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways The post New Year, New Opportunity to Prepare for the Unexpected appeared first on Blue Star Families .
  • Blue Star Families’ Campaign for Inclusion is making significant headway in its second year, with a new cohort of DEPLOY Fellows taking on initiatives in various realms. The DEPLOY (Diversify The post An Interview with Zanade Mann, DEPLOY Fellow of the New York Tri-State Area appeared first on Blue Star Families .