Seven Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Now that the holiday season is upon us, our thoughts turn to good will and ways we can give back. There are lots of opportunities available, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to start. Check out these easy ways to do some good in your community.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town and So is Grandma! Surviving Family Through the Holidays

Do you feel stressed when trying to connect to family and friends during the holidays? You’re not alone. During the holiday season, it’s normal to feel a variety of emotions — both excitement and stress. If the latter gets too much, however, here are some ideas for lowering stress while visiting family (or having family visit) during the holidays.

How to Avoid the Holiday Blues When You're Far From Home

Spending time away from your home or family during the holidays can be hard, whether you or your loved one is deployed or you’re stationed far away from your family. Check out these tips to remaining festive during the holidays.

5 Things the FRO Needs You to Know: November 2017

Check out what the FRO wants you to know this month.

Happy Holidays, Marine! Make Sure Your Gifts Arrive on Time

The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about sending gifts to your loved ones who may be stationed away from home or overseas.

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.  

Caregiving Around the Clock

Six out of ten family caregivers work full- or part-time jobs (on top of the full-time job of taking care of their familiy!). Many, however, forget to take the time to take care of themselves. Here are a few tips to practice self-care while balancing the many needs of family members.

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.

Carving the Perfect Pumpkin

Happy Halloween from Marine and Family Programs! Have you carved your pumpkin yet? If not, check out some of these tips from Good Housekeeping on how to create a perfectly scary jack o’ lantern — and build in some family time as well.

It's Time to Talk About Cyberbullying

Cybersecurity is important for Marines and their families. While part of that means keeping your online identity and information safe, it also means keeping your emotional health safe online as well — that’s why it’s important to talk about cyberbullying.

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