Read article: Tech time for young children
Tech time for young children
We use technology in many ways during everyday routines, and young children don’t want to be left out. The University of Illinois...
Read article: Tips to help military families cope with stress
Tips to help military families cope with stress
While family members of our military service members do not actively serve, they do have a very important job – holding down the fort. Military...
Read article: Generations can learn from each other
Generations can learn from each other
With social isolation having such negative consequences on people and seeming to have increased especially with the COVID pandemic, I thought it...
Read article: Coping with back to school anxiety
Coping with back to school anxiety
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric diagnosis in school-age children worldwide. Anxiety may appear in different forms, including...
Read article: Five ways to refine your co-parental communication
Five ways to refine your co-parental communication
Growing up, my family had my half-sisters every other weekend, but the co-parenting relationship never took a break. I witnessed many different...
Read article: Eight tips for a successful summer
Eight tips for a successful summer
Ah, the lazy days of summer. Around my house, summer is a cherished time of year. Routines are more relaxed, the pace is slower, and the “rules” are...
Read article: Five ways to support foster parents
Five ways to support foster parents
A little less than a year ago, I received a phone call from a friend who eagerly said that a foster child was on the way to their home. I was beyond...
Read article: Five financial tips for single parents
Five financial tips for single parents
Growing up, I often heard if you want something done well, find the busiest person in the room and ask them. More often than not, that incredible...
Maria E Gutierrez
4-H Youth Development and Metro Educator
Family Life Educator