In this Issue:
  • 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
  • 2016 Dine In Day
  • Tips for Holiday Shopping
  • Gifts from the Kitchen Make the Holidays Special
  • The Art of Gifting
  • Tips for Building a Strong and Healthy Marriage
  • It’s Picnic Time
  • Family Relationships

    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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    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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    2016 Dine In Day

    Many of us can agree, being around family can make simple things in life more special! Whether it’s time spent together during holidays, celebrating birthdays, or simply enjoying togetherness, family events can make life memorable. Why wait until special occasions to show your family that they matter? Dining together can make simple things feel special …

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    Tips for Holiday Shopping

    I don’t know about you but to me it seems we just finished shopping for the holidays and they are here once again. Holiday shopping can be a whirlwind and we forget to take time to stop and think about how much we have spent until the bills arrive. Having a budget for the holidays …

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    Gifts from the Kitchen Make the Holidays Special

    It is that time of year when we think about giving special gifts to the people in our lives that mean the most to us. Your list might include teachers, neighbors, friends and co-workers. Gifts don’t have to be expensive, it is the thought behind the gesture that means the most to your friends …

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    The Art of Gifting

    The holidays are fast approaching! Pause long enough to avoid the pitfalls of overspending. Budgets are always tight during holidays. Gifts are not about the cost, rather they are a display of the true relationship of the people involved.

    Gift giving at its finest is a true art form. I have a …

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    Tips for Building a Strong and Healthy Marriage

    With an alarming divorce rate that has rapidly escalated during the last half of the 20th century, many couples are part of a growing group focusing on developing a healthy marriage. Research shows that there is a clear link between a healthy marriage and better health for men and women. Children also grow and thrive …

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    It’s Picnic Time

    Picnics are a great opportunity for families to enjoy the great outdoors. It provides time to experience special bonding while enjoying the fresh air and delicious food. However, we should always be cautious of food borne illness.

    Let’s keep food and your family safe from the start! Whether the foods are from home, a …

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