Five Ways to Survive the Terrible Twos

Anyone with a child has some stories about the “terrible twos.” But it isn't all so bad, provided you follow these parenting tips.

New Online Resource Puts the EFMP at Your Fingertips

Beginning May 30, 2018, access to the Exceptional Family Member Program’s (EFMP) – Resources, Options, and Consultations (ROC) feature, will become available on MilitaryOneSource, making it easier for families who are not near an EFMP center or whose schedules conflict with center hours to meet and receive the assistance they need.

What is 529 Day?

Many states recognize May 29 (5/29), as 529 Day, with special promotions and contests to further add value to these accounts.

Are You Suffering From Caregiver Burnout?

Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but the demands can also be overwhelming. If the stress of caregiving is not dealt with properly it can take a toll on your health and state of mind. 

Celebrating the Force Behind the Force

November marks the annual celebration of National Military Family Appreciation Month. The Marine Corps recognizes the selfless dedication of its families.  Their unwavering dedication does not go unnoticed.  They are the force behind the force — families have a profound impact on the readiness and resiliency of Marines.

Your Guide to Staying 'Always Ready'

It isn’t enough just to be ready in the field. Marines also need to be ready at home. Loved ones must be ready at a moment’s notice for any crisis response.

Tips to Help You Get Through the Holidays During Deployment

Dealing with a deployment during the holiday season? Here are a few tips to help you and your family keep the holiday spirit alive despite being separated.

Say What? A Marine Corps Translation Guide

Have you ever received an email from someone in the Corps and had absolutely no idea what he was saying? Here are a few cheats to help you better understand what the FRO may be trying to tell you.    

Honoring Families During National Military Family Appreciation Month

As part of celebrating and honoring our families, Marine and Family Programs Division interviewed Mrs. Jessica Takach.  She has been married since 2005 to Captain Doug Takach, a ‘Mustang Officer’ of 14 years of service.  We asked Mrs. Takach for her thoughts on resiliency, sacrifices, and the strength of Marine family communities.  

Quick Guide for Deployment Readiness

Preparation for a potential deployment should begin well before deployment orders are actually received. Here are a few tips to assist you in making sure your next deployment is a successful one.

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