New Parents

Welcome to parenthood. It is the most rewarding and challenging job you’ll likely have. As a warrior, you understand you need to rely on others for mission success. Military OneSource is an integral part of your parenting support team. Let us connect you to valuable intel, resources and benefits to make the parenting process easier and help you enjoy these first stages of parenthood. 

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Taking Care of our Military Parents

With child care shortages affecting the entire country, the DOD has ordered actions to make it easier for MilFams to find affordable, quality care for their children.

Learn How


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12 Can’t-Miss Parenting Resources for Military Parents

From new parent support assistance to newsletters packed with information, military parents have access to numerous resources to make your job of raising kids a little easier and a lot more fun.

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The New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Program helps military parents, including expectant parents, transition successfully into parenthood and provides a nurturing environment for their children.

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Military OneSource’s New MilParent Specialty Consultation

Get expert support preparing for parenthood and navigating those first years as a military parent with Military OneSource’s New MilParent Specialty Consultation.

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New Military Parents: 8 Ways to Keep Your Child Safe, Happy and Healthy

Welcome to parenthood — probably the most rewarding and challenging job you’ll ever have. As a warrior, you’re trained to depend on your team to operate at your highest level. Parenting is a team effort as well. In addition to assistance from family, friends and community, you can rely on Military OneSource to be part of your parenting team.

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Potential Signs of Postpartum Depression

While the “baby blues” are common for many women after giving birth, some face a more severe and prolonged state of sadness and anxiety known as postpartum mood disorders. Help is available.


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