Home and Family

Local Highlights

October 16, 2014

Not everyone has a large Farming operation, explore issues and topics related to living on and acreage or small farm.

August 27, 2014

WOW stands for Words on Wellness – Your extension connection to nutrition and fitness. To sign up to receive this newsletter via email contact xkossuth@iastate.edu

August 6, 2014

 Short Weekly Family Finance Tips from Specialist Brenda Schmitt

July 24, 2014

The Better Kid Care classes are educational programming for local childcare providers and centers. 2 DHS CEU's along with a Certificate will be given at the end of each class.

November 11, 2010

Are you spending more and more on food and ending up with less and less? Does the thought of meal planning make your head spin? Do leftovers become mold-covered “science projects” cluttering your refrigerator?

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.

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