Home and Family

Local Highlights

May 2, 2020

There are things parents and caregivers can do to prepare children for back-to-school possibilities, said Joy Rouse, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Kids gift giving
November 21, 2019

This can become a pattern, and before we know it, we’re overindulging our children 

Iowa Volunteers
November 21, 2019

Being physically fit, eating nutritious foods and getting enough rest are important, but not enough to make people truly satisfied with life.

November 21, 2019

Punishing children and disciplining children are not the same thing.

February 18, 2019

Mother always said you are what you eat....
Check out the May issue of “Words on Wellness,” a nutrition and fitness newsletter provided as a public service by Madison County ISU Extension and the College of Human Sciences. 

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

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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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    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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