Dec. 20, 2019
Happy Holidays! Parents, all year long we have shared tips to encourage family bonding and December is no different. During this month of busyness and so many extra tasks, let us focus for a few minutes on ways to end the year by creating special moments of laughter and connection with those we love the most. Laughing together equals bonding!
Nov. 26, 2019
In November, we often think of the ideal family Thanksgiving meal with everyone sitting around saying what they are thankful for, just like in the movies. Most people probably have everyone saying the same things (family, friends, etc.), copying each other, or they say nothing at all. How about a new twist on this lovely old tradition?
Oct. 17, 2019
Parents, October often brings to mind pumpkins and yummy treats! October is also National Eat Better, Eat Together Month, so let’s plan a healthy snack for the whole family to enjoy together. The operative word here is “together.” We may think about family meals and have learned how important they are for healthy families; how a parent being available to their child/teen creates the environment to provide emotional support and healthy connections. All of that can be overwhelming with our busy schedules, but what about having a family snack?! As long as the family is sitting toge
Sep. 18, 2019
Parents, September brings a change of seasons to cooler weather and we tend to turn inward and inside. September is also National Child Obesity Awareness Month, Healthy Aging Month, and Pain Awareness Month, among other things. With that focus in mind, we can improve the entire family’s health by doing some simple stretching or, dare I say it, family yoga. Before you groan and swipe out of this tip, please bear with me and read on.
Sep. 12, 2019
This quarterly workshop series will provide homeowners/landowners with the knowledge they need to not only attract pollinators, but also to design and maintain pollinator areas. Click here for the complete details!
Aug. 20, 2019
Parents, ah, August: it signals the beginning of school, which means we often hustle back into a routine after relaxing all summer. Simply by their nature, these cycles we go through in life help establish necessary patterns to guide our days. There are times we may feel constrained with the thought of having to follow a routine, but it is very beneficial for everyone, not only the children. Stop for a moment and visualize how you feel when your morning goes smoothly, or when the children go to bed without a fight. In the morning, you are on time without needing to rush or bark orders...
Aug. 15, 2019
Join us Saturday, October 12, 2019 for the Butler County 4-H Color Run/Walk 5K! Come out and support the Butler County 4-H program! Sign up with your friends to run or walk. Don't run or walk? Root the participants on and browse the vendors! We will have crafters, direct sales and farmer's market items from 8:00 am to noon! For more details, please click here! Hope to see you there!
Jul. 18, 2019
Parents, it is already July and that means summer is here in full force! July makes us think of being outside, beach balls, and fun-in-the-sun. How can we make common summer activities become family bonding time? Below are some ideas to help you:
Jul. 12, 2019
The Farm Zone is a great place for KIDS! This year, we have exciting activities and special events every day of the week. Butler County’s Master Gardener Volunteers will have a fun, interactive display on pollinators throughout the week and the “I’m a Farmer” area will run all day, every day: Sunday, July 21st through Saturday, July 27th from 11:00 a.m.
Jun. 11, 2019
Parents, June means summer is officially here! With that comes summer break for our kids and we focus on being outside and planning vacations or outings with them. But June is also the month we celebrate Father’s Day. Often we prioritize our moms on Mother’s Day and we forget about dads. Now is the time to remedy that!