Tag Archive: Busy

Slow Cooking Ideas for the Busy Family

Slow CookingPhoto credit: Pamela Allen With the weather changing and cooler temperatures on the way, get out the slow cooker for simmering soups and stews that will be waiting for you when you get home. Slow cookers are popular and allow us the convenience of prepping ahead of time and having a hot cooked dish …

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The After-school Snack Attack: Strategies for Busy Moms

With kids back in school, moms face a set of challenges that somehow seem new every year. One of those challenges is what to feed kiddos who race in the door hungry after a long day in the classroom. As a savvy mom, you know that snacks can help your kids meet their nutritional needs …

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Busy People Need to Eat Healthy, Too!

Prepare a shopping list It seems that we are rushing here and there, doing things at the speed of light. We may find ourselves consumed by work, meetings, school, sports practice for the kids… an endless list of things to keep us active, stressed, and often frantic. Life has become so busy that we often …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/23/busy-people-need-to-eat-healthy-too/

Tips for the Busy 4-H Parent: Setting Up a Home Communication Center

Home Command Center idea from SouthernLiving.com As summer comes to a close, many parents are overwhelmed getting ready for “back to school” let alone the new 4-H club year! Over the next few weeks, we will share some timely tips for busy 4-H parents so that you are less likely to miss a school event, …

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Tips for the Busy 4-H Parent: Setting up a Homework Center

Photo courtesy of Family Fun Magazine These days, children as young as kindergarten age can have homework. Getting your child to do homework during the hectic evening hours is frustrating for many busy parents, but setting up a simple homework center can make it easier. Select a location for your child to do homework- an …

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Tips for Busy 4-H Parents: Out of the Box Lunch Ideas

Maybe your child is too picky to eat school lunches on a regular basis, maybe they have food allergies, or you just want them to eat a little healthier. It could be that your family does not qualify for free or reduced lunch, but you would rather not spend $ 400-$ 500/year on school lunches. …

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Tips for the Busy 4-H Volunteer

4-H Volunteers are busy people. Most volunteers volunteer for other organizations outside of 4-H and they are active in their communities. Many volunteers also have children or grandchildren that they care for. Leading a 4-H club should be a fun and rewarding experience. Earlier this month, during our Make a Difference Monday Volunteer Leader Series, Julie Dillard …

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Summer Snacking Made Fun: Easy treats for busy kids

From the sand to the ocean, camp to the pool, water parks to the playground – summer usually means high-energy for kids enjoying time off from school. It’s a good idea to keep on hand a stash of cooling, nutritious snacks to satisfy ferocious appetites and picky palates. One such snack for high energy kids is called …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/19/summer-snacking-made-fun-easy-treats-for-busy-kids/

Busy Bees

Beth Bolles County Agent Escanbia County bboles@ufl.edu Consider yourself lucky this year if your landscape is found to be a suitable spot for one of our solitary bees.  Late winter and spring are the times when these beneficial bees begin their development, causing interest and concern for many homeowners. Female bee excavates a tunnel in …

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