In this Issue:
  • Summer Canning Methods with Your Children
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10
  • Mother’s Day: Time to Reflect and Celebrate
  • parenting

    Summer Canning Methods with Your Children

    At this point in the summer, many parents are at a loss for what to do to keep their children engaged and “off the couch.” How about a focus on healthy eating and food preservation? If you have a backyard garden be sure to pick the fruits and vegetables at their peak readiness. If you …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/08/summer-canning-methods-with-your-children/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/05/18/grandparents-raising-grandchildren/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/09/12/national-grandparents-day-2017-september-10/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/05/05/mothers-day-time-to-reflect-and-celebrate/