Home and Family

Local Highlights

December 16, 2014

Participants will learn to make evenings go from a dream to reality when using a slow cooker. There will be handouts, recipes and samples to try. January 5 from 5:30-7pm at the Floyd County Extension Office. 

November 14, 2014

We're using sugar and spice to make something nice!  Join us for some fun as we craft and play the gingerbread way.  We will even be making a gift to share during this festive holiday season. 

October 16, 2014

The Healthy & Homemade Cookbook and Calendar make great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers! 

August 27, 2014

This year's calendar captures the sense of playfulness found in many gardens.  Take a whimsical journey through the seasons in photography, verse, and quippy garden quotes.  Make great gifts.  Stop in at the Floyd County Office to pick one up today!  Only $6.00.

July 25, 2014

Congratulations to all participants!


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

  • 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.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Learn about connecting family and the environment, get ideas on “living lighter”, and share your experiences and thoughts on how to positively impact economic and environmental health through sustainable living.
     

  • 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.

  • 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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