In this Issue:
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Mother’s Day Flowers, Stems, Roots, and Leaves
  • Thanks, I Kneaded That
  • Dine In Day Pledge
  • Slow Cooking Ideas for the Busy Family
  • National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10
  • Have you picked out the tie for your father yet?
  • Mother’s Day: Time to Reflect and Celebrate
  • Beyond Valentine’s Day: Healthy Communication
  • Surviving the Holiday Stress without Breaking the Bank
  • Family Relationships

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” are grandparents who are caregivers for their grandchildren.  They have obtained temporary custody or have adopted because the grandchildren’s biological parents often are either incarcerated for crimes related to drugs and/or alcohol addictions or the parents are deceased due to their lifestyles and addictions.  The UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension Expanded Food …

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    Mother’s Day Flowers, Stems, Roots, and Leaves

    Want to show mom how much you really care about her? Try giving her a Mother’s Day flowers, stems, roots, and leaves arrangement. Okay, so these cleverly disguised vegetables are not the usual bouquet. But giving mom a collection of some super healthy vegetables lets her know her health is important to you. And the …

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    Thanks, I Kneaded That

    One of the most beloved smells across cultures and classes is baking bread. It brings about associations of home and comfort – even among folks who have never even experienced baking bread at home! The tactile experience of touching, folding, and pushing dough – or kneading – is considered by many to be one of …

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    Dine In Day Pledge

    Dine In Day, December 3rd, is a day to set aside and share a nutritious meal with family, friends, and colleagues and have good conversation. Dining In at home together really does make a difference in the lives of our families – biological or otherwise. Sharing a meal is so fundamental to the …

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    Slow Cooking Ideas for the Busy Family

    With the weather changing and cooler temperatures on the way, get out the slow cooker for simmering soups and stews that will be waiting for you when you get home. Slow cookers are popular and allow us the convenience of prepping ahead of time and having a hot cooked dish when we get home from …

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    National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10

    For nearly 40 years, National Grandparents Day has been celebrated as an opportunity to express gratitude for all that grandparents do for families and communities.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau Profile, America Facts for Features, in 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents.  …

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    Have you picked out the tie for your father yet?

    Though the celebration has been connected to many different religions and dates, Father’s Day has been celebrated since the Middle Ages. The Father’s Day holiday became a national holiday in 1972 thanks to President Nixon and is officially celebrated on the third Sunday of June. No matter the date celebrated, the purpose of honoring our …

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    Mother’s Day: Time to Reflect and Celebrate

    This will be my sixth Mother’s Day, so I am not an experienced mother by any stretch of the imagination. As a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, I am fortunate to have plenty of coursework and some practical experience in working with children– but real life is different. Here are a few of the …

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    Beyond Valentine’s Day: Healthy Communication

    We hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day last month and you had the opportunity to show a loved one that you care. But what about after Valentine’s Day?

    Healthy communication is one way you can show loved ones, like your significant other, that you respect and value them on a daily …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/03/01/beyond-valentines-day-healthy-communication/

    Surviving the Holiday Stress without Breaking the Bank

    As the holiday season quickly approaches many people become overwhelmed with all of the activities, decorating, and shopping that needs to be completed. Here are a few tips to save energy, time and your nerves.

    Let’s begin with 5 Steps to Seasonal Savings:

    • Recognize Your Seasonal Stressors:  Know your personal stressors—such as family, …

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