Home and Family

Local Highlights

Decorated cookies
November 14, 2018

Vote for your favorite decorated cookies  and decorate one of your own to eat while warming up with a cup of homemade hot chocolate!

Family BBQ Flier - July 15, 2018 - 4:30-6:30 pm
May 18, 2018

Come to the Chickasaw County 4-H & FFA Achievement Show July 10-16 for fun, good food, and to celebrate the achievements of our youth!

groceries
March 6, 2018

Healthy habits and tasty meals that meet dietary guidelines are the focus of a workshop planned for families in March at the Extension office. 

Circle of Wellbeing
February 15, 2018

A program designed to enhance adult individual wellbeing and quality of life in ways that are personally meaningful to participants.  Attend just one or all in the series...it's up to you!

 

 

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January 26, 2018

Caregiving Relationships: Conversations on Aging  is a program for adult children supporting their aging caregiver parents. 

Families Newsletter

Science of Parenting Resources

IowaDepartment of Human Services

Television Digital Signal - click here for information on your television signal changes.

Iowa Utilities Board - click on consumer info

Septic System Design and Maintenance

 

 

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    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

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    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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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