Home and Family

Local Highlights

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/content/whatever-future-holds
December 18, 2014

We invite you to watch this feel-good, short video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach...

class to help children be ok when home alone cedar rapids iowa
October 23, 2014

This class is designed for children (4th-6th grade) to prepare them to be home alone when their parent is at work. Topics covered in this class include communication, safety, ways to deal with boredom, preparing snacks and how to handle small emergencies.

free garden classes at hiawatha public library iowa
August 21, 2014

Join us for a class during November at the Hiawatha Public Library.  Topics include Growing Succulents in the Midwest, Houseplants, Decorating Winter Pots and more.

Ely Iowa Public Library Free Garden Classes
August 20, 2014

Join us for a class during October at the Ely Public Library.  Topics include Miniature Gardens for the Young and Young at Heart, Putting you Landscape to Bed, Growing Succulents in the Midwest and more.

linn county master gardener garden classes ladd library cedar rapids iowa
August 19, 2014

Join us for a class during September at the Ladd Library in Cedar Rapids.  Topics include Hummingbirds and Butterflies, Overwintering Tropicals and Tender Bulbs, Hydrangeas and more.

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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