In this Issue:
  • 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 Bonding
  • Breaking Bread: Feeding Family and Friends
  • Family Relationships

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/12/05/surviving-the-holiday-stress-without-breaking-the-bank/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/30/2016-dine-in-day/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/17/the-art-of-gifting/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/09/25/tips-for-building-a-strong-and-healthy-marriage/

    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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    Family Bonding

    Warmer weather is here and it is time to plan some fun activities with the family.  This is also the time of year when many city organizations have prepared outstanding festivals.  Most festivals have something for everyone in the family.

    It is always important to socialize as a family.  This increases family bonding.  Time together, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/05/19/family-bonding/

    Breaking Bread: Feeding Family and Friends

    “Breaking bread”, or eating a meal with others, is a deeply personal way to foster a sense of belonging. Food is a social glue; it brings us together for conversation, a time to catch up, a chance to connect with loved ones, and it fills our bellies as well.

    If you wish to “break bread” …

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