Home and Family

Local Highlights

Babysitting Basics Workshop logo
August 9, 2022

Full day class for youth 11-15 to learn skills to become a sucessful babysitter

Preserve the Taste of Summer photo of canned produce
July 8, 2022

Course Covers Overview of Preservation Methods and Resources; Pre-Registration Required. Register online or by phone by July 13!

ISU Words on Wellness
July 1, 2022

Welcome to Words on Wellness- a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you'll find reliable, research based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy habits into your daily lifestyle. NEWS for Older Adults is a newsletter with nutrition tips and recipes specifically targeted to older residents. Check back monthly for the latest edition of each!

Master Gardener Class Photo and QR code
June 23, 2022

Applications Due July 8; Training will be offered hybrid online/in person class. Orientation Class set for August 15th.

Get on the Bus! Master Gardener Bus Tour logo
May 26, 2022

Registration now open- Local gardeners invited to “Hop on the Bus!” and join the fun

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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