Canning season is coming!

Start planning now for home canning, food preservation season UW-Extension website offers recipes, how-to videos and more When it comes to flavor and taste, few things compare to home-canned produce fresh from the garden. The home canning and preserving season will be here before we know it, so now is a good time to start […]

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Tips for parents when a child is affected by bullying

Tips for parents when a child is affected by bullying In the past, bullying was considered an unpleasant, but common part of growing up. Today, that’s no longer the case as medical experts recognize the serious impacts bullying can have on both victims and those doing the bullying. For teenagers, technology and social media can […]

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Rent Smart Program – Renters’ Success

Rent Smart program sets the stage for renters’ success  UW-Extension educational initiative helps new and high-risk tenants navigate rental process. More and more Americans are choosing to live in rental units, rather than buy their own home. For people new to renting or for those considered high-risk tenants, finding and maintaining rental housing can be a […]

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Have you checked your credit report?

UW-Extension: Check your free credit report to build financial security  Federal law gives everyone the right to request three free credit reports each year—one each from the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. There are three ways to order your free credit report: through the mail, by phone toll free, or at the official […]

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April Fit Families Newsletter and Tips

This month the focus is fruits, fruits, fruits! Does your family eat breakfast every day? It is recommended, kids have more energy and can focus better when they start off their day with a healthy breakfast. Add fruit in pancakes, fruit in cereal, fruit in shakes and more! Check out our April newsletter and tips […]

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Bullying & The Parental Role

Parents play important role in reducing the impact of bullying  Awareness of bullying has increased dramatically in the 40 years since a Swedish psychologist, Dan Olweus, became the first to study childhood bullying. Because of Olweus’ work, today’s parents are much more sensitive to the signs and effects of bullying on their children. But parents […]

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Food Product Dating

Do you know what food dating labels on food really mean? Expert Barbara Ingham explains. What’s the latest on food product dating? The Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute recently asked their members to standardize quality dates that appear on food packages in an effort to curb the problem of food waste. A […]

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March Fit Families Newsletter and Tips

    Our Fit Families program is in full swing! Thank you so much to all the families and our community partners for your involvement and participation. We are very excited to begin sharing the Fit Families newsletters and Tips for healthy living and fitness. Check out our newsletter and tips that we publish every […]

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Taxes, Tax Credits and You

Tax credits: A help to state’s working families Many low- and moderate-income working families in Wisconsin may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits at tax time. Together, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the state Earned Income Credit can provide anywhere from a few dollars to more than $8000, depending on […]

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