Home and Family

Local Highlights

Kids gift giving
November 18, 2016

This can become a pattern, and before we know it, we’re overindulging our children 

Selecting a Christmas Tree
November 18, 2016

Matching the right tree to the right home environment is crucial

Pond management
November 15, 2016

Iowa pond owners have available to them a series of three video lectures designed to provide pond management strategies.

Kids watching news
November 4, 2016

MonitorTV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress

Smart Choice Health Insurance
November 3, 2016

Consumers shouldn’t rely on auto enrollment to handle this important risk management decision

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

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