Home and Family

Local Highlights

wow
August 23, 2016

WOW stands for Words on Wellness – Your extension connection to nutrition and fitness. It is a newsletter for families developed by Iowa State University Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists. Published monthly, it promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans.

Summer 2016
August 23, 2016

Our Quarterly Newsletter contains information on Agriculture, Communities, Families, Horticulture, and 4-H & Youth programs!

ice cream
August 18, 2016

You're invited to Cerro Gordo County ISU Extension's 100th Anniversary Ice Cream Social on Friday, September 2, from 2-4 p.m. at the Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach office, 2023 S. Federal Ave., Mason City. Stop in for apple crisp and ice cream!

Bus
August 17, 2016

Please join us on our fun and educational bus tour to: Bily Brothers Clock Museum, Spillville; Decorah Fish Hatchery, Decorah; Lunch & shopping, downtown Decorah; Porter House Museum, Decorah; Whippy Dip, Decorah; and Stillwater Greenhouse, Orchard, Iowa. Call Becky or JoAnn to register or if you have questions, 641-423-0844.

Barn quilt
July 26, 2016

Cerro Gordo County 4-H held a 4-H Barn Quilt Silent Auction in the 4-H Kinney Building at the North Iowa Fair July 20-23, 2016. All but one of the barn quilts sold. To purchase this barn quilt, email your bid to Cerro Gordo County Extension at bartus@iastate.edu or stop by the office at 2023 S. Federal Ave. in Mason City. The minimum bid has been set at $100.

Home and Family Resources:

  • Family Answer Line     (800) 262-3804 Questions relating to home and family
    (M-F, 8-11:50 a.m. & 1-5 p.m.)
    TDD (Telecommunications device for deaf persons) (800) 854-1658
  • Iowa Concern Hotline     (800) 447-1985 Financial questions, legal issues, family transitions (24 hours)
  • Healthy Families     (800) 369-2229
    Prenatal health care questions and information (24 hours)
  • Teen Line     (800) 443-8336
    Personal and health-related information and referral (24 hours)
  • ISU Continuing Ed.     (800) 262-0015
    Off campus credit courses and non-credit conferences (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • NEED INFORMATION?
    Visit the Iowa State University and ISU Extension sites on the World Wide Web. http://www.iastate.edu http://www.exnet.iastate.edu

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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