A Letter from the Managing Editor

A Letter from the Managing Editor

This month, I think I am prouder than ever of the articles included in this issue of Macaroni Military Family. It is filled with important information to help you as a military family member. The first article is written by ...

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The Reality of a Reserve Recall to Active Duty

For the first 14 years of my 27 years in the Navy Reserve, thoughts of being recalled to active duty were practically non-existent. September 11, 2001, changed all of that as the reserve components of all services became important, fully ...

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Babywearing

Babywearing

Ergobaby, Boba, Bjorn, Catbird Baby, Lillebaby, Mobywrap, and more… What do these all have in common? They are carriers to help you wear your baby. “Help me do WHAT?” I hear you say... Wear your baby. Babywearing is defined as ...

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Five Tips to Avoid the Financial Stress of a PCS Move: Part 1

Five Tips to Avoid the Financial Stress of a PCS Move: Part 1

Spring has sprung, and permanent change of station (PCS) season is in full swing! If you're among the one-third of active service members who receive PCS orders each year, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), then you are ...

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Help Kids Stay Safe on the Playground

Help Kids Stay Safe on the Playground

In Chicago, where I grew up, recess in the winter meant rollicking snowball fights and pretend “skating” races across the school playground's ice-covered asphalt. One day, as I zoomed past another kid on this imaginary rink, I lost my balance, ...

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The Urgent Care Pilot Program from TRICARE

The Urgent Care Pilot Program from TRICARE

For many seeking non-emergency treatment, the new Urgent Care Pilot Program may be just what the doctor ordered. If you are currently enrolled in TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote or TRICARE Young Adult-Prime in the United States, you now have ...

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Poems in the Attic: Review and Giveaway

Poems in the Attic: Review and Giveaway

There are over two million children with parents in the military, many of whom will move during their childhoods as a result. While living in many difference places can be a unique and rewarding experience, it can also be hard ...

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Macaroni Military Family Wants You

Macaroni Military Family Wants You

Our publication is written by and for military parents! We want to know what you're interested in learning about, and if you have something informative or inspiring to share on our positive platform, we'd like to hear from you! And ...

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