Home and Family

Local Highlights

March 25, 2015

“April showers bring May flowers"– along with yard work, weeds and excess rainwater. Acreage owners can be proactive about managing all these spring tasks by subscribing to the electronic Acreage Living newsletter, offered free from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Small Farm Sustainability Program

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March 13, 2015

Choosing care for their children is one of the most important decisions parents will make, and it can be overwhelming. Understanding Iowa’s child care system and regulations can help parents make a child care decision that fits a family.

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March 4, 2015

A website with examples of how Iowa and the country benefit from teaching, research and extension efforts at Iowa State University and the other nation’s land-grant universities has been launched.
 

March 4, 2015

Today in Iowa, a slow cooker meal means a good dinner when the farmer returns home from the field… whenever that will be. 

March 3, 2015

Learn your P's & Q's! From mealtime etiquette to interview skills and motivational techniques: Come learn with us!

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.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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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