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Employee & Family Readiness Blog

  • Identifying Quality Childcare

    Identifying the right childcare for your family can be overwhelming. To help you find the childcare that works best for you, begin by assessing your family’s situation.

  • Strengthen Family Relationships

    Creating and maintaining strong healthy family relationships takes time, effort, and patience. Here are some suggestions to help strengthen your family relationships and ensure there is natural growth and bonding within your family.

  • Fall Financial Check-up

    Like the changing leaves of fall, your finances also go through seasonal changes. You may find that your spending will begin to increase with winter holidays around the corner. Review some actions you can take to help you prepare for holiday spending.

  • Positive Social Wellness Habits

    Close and meaningful relationships reduce stress and increase your ability to cope and overcome challenges. Here are some positive wellness habits to help you stay socially connected.

  • Message from Secretary Mayorkas Regarding the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

    On Sunday, we will observe the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks that occurred in New York, New York; Arlington, Virginia; and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives that day, and others who suffered injury and illness passed in the days, weeks, and months that followed.

  • September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

    By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help to those who need it, we can help prevent suicides and save lives. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. You are not alone.

  • Healthy Aging Month

    Healthy Aging Month is observed during the month of September. This observance raises awareness on the physical and mental health of older adults and serves as a reminder that as we age, our minds and bodies change. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to help deal with those changes and to help prevent some common age-related health problems.

  • Food Safety

    When preparing foods, there are four basic steps to help protect yourself and your loved ones from food poisoning: clean, separate, cook, and chill.

  • Getting Your Preschooler Ready for Kindergarten

    As the first day of kindergarten approaches, consider these tips to help you stay in the know. to set your child on a path to school success. 

  • Message from Secretary Mayorkas and Deputy Secretary Tien on Operation Allies Welcome, One Year Later

    Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) represents the best of our nation’s values and character and our tradition as a place of welcome and belonging.

Last Updated: 01/27/2022
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