Home and Family

Local Highlights

January 23, 2020

 

 

Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 2020   9:30am - Noon
at Nazareth Lutheran Church, 7401 University Ave, Cedar Falls

$30 (includes Caregiver Help Book - $30 value)       Please REGISTER HERE by April 1st

Cindy Thompson | Human Sciences Specialist/Family Life .  641-229-6644 or cpthom08@iastate.edu.  Read more

January 10, 2020

All webcasts count toward Master Gardener continuing education hours and last an hour. Free and Open to the Public. For more information, contact  Steven Eilers, Urban Agriculture Specialist, seilers@iastate.edu or call 319-234-6811
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December 18, 2019


Seventy-four military care packages have been mailed to Iowa soldiers deployed oversees. Each care package was packed full of snacks, food, hygiene, reading and other materials soldiers often miss from home as a result of a 4-H service project. 
Two Black Hawk County 4-H clubs solicited donations, raised funds to cover the cost of mailing the packages. Youth and community volunteers organized, inventoried and packed the donations while learning about customs and ways to support United States soldiers. The Lincoln Links and Black Hawk Stars 4-H Clubs worked together along with friends and community members to serve a need they identified for care items soldiers miss most. These care packages will benefit men and women deployed from Waterloo, Hudson, Boone and surrounding communities with extras sent to share with everyone in the unit. Read more...

October 22, 2019


See the tested and researched Apple Recipes from the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Thanks to Jill Weber for sharing her demonstration. See recipes here!

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, or Facebook for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home, equipment, nutrition, and laundry. 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • 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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    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.

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    Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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    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.

  • 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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