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Friday, May 3, 2013 - 14:06

Mom, mommy, mother, mum — a mother by any other name is still a mother. During May, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs talk about what mothers mean to their children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 14:19

There is still time to register for the remaining Eco Family Virtual Conference sessions.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 10:21

Coping with a frightening event in the news or a natural disaster can be difficult for children and their families, says Lesia Oesterreich, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She offers tips parents can use to help their children cope.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 15:21

Iowans preparing for and recovering from both natural disasters -- drought and flooding -- have easy access to information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 11:40

Planting flowers at a local park, preparing a community meal, sharing stories with older adults or performing random acts of kindness: These are a few examples of service projects that Iowa youth will engage in during Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 09:37

When the kids start clamoring for a kitten or a dog or a hamster, how should parents respond? During April, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs talk about when and whether children should have pets in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 10:55

Parents often greet a new baby with stuffed animals, dolls and other toys, all given in anticipation of the play that is to come. During March, learn about the power of play for children of all ages in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State UniversityExtension and Outreach.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 14:42

Ongoing effects from the drought may hit closer to home with possible water shortages this year across the state. Iowans can prepare by finding simple ways to conserve water in their own homes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 16:52

Iowans can beat the winter blues with the Eco Family Virtual Conference. Families can save money on household expenses, spend quality time together and live green in 2013 by participating in the conference, said Kristi Cooper, conference organizer and family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.