Home and Family

Local Highlights

August 27, 2015

Beth Marrs and Elizabeth Meimann like to say that, at AnswerLine, “if we can’t be your last call, we want to at least be your second-to-last call.”

August 27, 2015

Julio Cammarota has a track record of engaging Latino high school students in research about race, racism and ethnic identity.

August 26, 2015

Spend Smart. Eat Smart. blog and website provide food and nutrition help for families

August 13, 2015

Aeration is an important part of lawn care, but take care to aerate properly and at the correct time of the year. 

August 7, 2015

There’s much to explore at the Iowa State University exhibit in the Varied Industries Building during the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Take a virtual roller coaster ride, splash in the stream and play along the banks, find your county campus treasure and meet fascinating people who take Iowa State’s campus to all parts of Iowa.

Together We Can:  Creating a Healthy Future for our Families
Together We Can is a series of eight workshops to help parents gain knowledge and skills needed to create healthy family and co-parenting relationships.
 
Just In Time Parenting eNewsletters
Free parenting newsletters with topics relevant to your child's development are written by parenting experts and are designed to be delivered to you just in time!

Science of Parenting Blog and Podcasts
Research-based parenting advice and resources.  Free monthly podcast, or short, timely messages from Science of Parenting on Twitter.

Dare to Excel Newsletter
Creating home environments that help kids succeed at school

Let's Talk - Child care Blog

Acreage Living Newsletter

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
     

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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