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Dining with Diabetes Virtual Series


February 6, 2023                   10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 13, 2023                10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 20, 2023               10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 27, 2023                10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Questions:  Please contact Margaret Jenkins, , FCS Educator, Clermont County




Couples don’t have the same experience when both work from home

Take a look at this study with the goal of using the information to help build healthy relationships as we all adapt to global change!  I am only a click away if you need more resources,

Gender differences found in studies in China, South Korea

In dual-earner couples, working from home may be a better deal for husbands than wives in some ways, according to two related studies of workers in China and South Korea.

The research showed that both husbands and wives completed more family-related tasks when they worked from home versus the office.  However, when wives worked from home, husbands completed fewer family tasks than when their wives worked in the office. Wives did not complete fewer tasks when husbands worked from home.

In addition, wives in both studies felt increased guilt about failing to accomplish housework and spending time with their families when they did more work at the office. In men, that result was found in one study.

Jasmine Hu

Jasmine Hu

“We found that men and women don’t have the same experience working from home,” said Jasmine Hu, lead author of the study and professor of management at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

“There are still some gendered differences in how they manage their job and family responsibilities.”

The study was published recently in the journal Personnel Psychology.

The researchers did two studies, both during the COVID-19 pandemic.  One study involved 172 married dual-earner couples in mainland China who had at least one child. That study was done near the beginning of the pandemic in April and May of 2020.

The second study was done in South Korea, later in the pandemic from June to August 2021. This involved 60 dual-earner couples, some with children and some without.

In both surveys, all participants completed two surveys each day for 14 consecutive workdays. Each husband and wife reported their work-from-home status and the amount of work and family tasks they completed.

They also completed various measures, which could include work-family conflict and family-work conflict, how much guilt they felt toward their families and their work, and their psychological withdrawal from work and family.

Findings showed that when husbands had flexible work schedules, wives completed significantly more work tasks when working from home than in the office.  When wives had inflexible work arrangements, husbands completed significantly more family tasks when working from home.

“These findings suggest that husbands could help remote working wives when they have more flexible work schedules and do more family tasks when their wives have more rigid work schedules,” Hu said.

Overall, the results suggested that when the boundaries between work and family time are blurry, dual-earner couples feel the conflict.

Findings showed that when employees (both husbands and wives) worked from home, they increased how much work they completed around their home and family, but that increased their feelings of inter-role conflict, psychological withdrawal from work and feelings of guilt concerning work for their employer.

“Managers should form realistic expectations about how much work their remote working employees can effectively handle and show more understanding of the home working situations of dual-earner couples,” Hu said.

Hu said the results suggest husbands with flexibility in scheduling work time can provide more support for their wives to complete their remote work tasks.

“Organizations and managers should give their male employees more flexibility when possible so they and their families can better adapt to crises like the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said.

While many of the work-from-home policies this study investigated were put into place because of the pandemic, Hu said that things won’t go back to the way they were when the pandemic is over.

“COVID-19 forever changed how we work. Remote working is going to become much more of a norm,” she said.

“People have really gotten used to the benefit of working from home and many won’t want to go back to the office full time.”

Hu said she sees hybrid work as the best possible future for working couples.

“This will allow employees to have the flexibility they get from working at home, while also having the opportunity to interact more with colleagues at the office, which can increase collaboration and inspire creativity and innovation,” she said.

SNAP-Ed classes with the Clermont DD starting soon!

We are excited to announce that we will be offering SNAP-Ed classes again this year with the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  This program will be offered on Tuesdays starting February 7th through March 14th at 10:00 am.  Space is limited.  For more information, contact Becky at

Blast Off!! Launch your PARENTING to new heights

During these 4-session virtual workshops, we use Active Parenting curriculum to introduce you to tools that may help you to raise responsible, confident children, and to navigate through issues that many parents struggle with. Each workshop focuses on a different age range, allowing you to customize your experience to fit the ages of your children.  You are welcome to participate in more than one workshop.

First Five Years
This workshop is for parents of children, birth to age five. You will learn how to use freedom and non-violent discipline strategies to nurture your child.

March 13, 14, 15, 16  Time: 9-11am

Ages 5 – 12
This workshop focuses on helping parents raise responsible children who are able to resist negative peer pressure.

April 10, 11, 12, 13 Time: 9-11am

The Teenage Years
This workshop focuses on helping parents raise responsible confident tweens and teens. Teen issues such as self-esteem, technology, drug and alcohol use, bullying, and risk prevention strategies are discussed.

Feb 13, 14, 15, 16 Time: 12:30-2:30pm
May 8, 9, 10, 11  Time: 9-11am

Pre-Registration is required for each workshop.

The cost of a 4-session workshop is $30.  Once payment has been received, you will receive a book and workbook in the mail.

Upon completion of all 4-sessions, you will receive a $25 gift card.

Parents associated with the Head Start program attend for free

(but do not receive a gift card)

Please go to the following link to register:

The Blast Off! Flyer 2022


Margaret Jenkins Wins Prestigious Family and Consumer Sciences Award!

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, during The Ohio State University Extension’s Annual Conference, Margaret Jenkins was awarded the Marilyn R. Spiegel Excellence in Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Award.

Since joining Extension in 2006, Jenkins has done educational programming that has reached over 15,000 youth and adults in group settings and one-on-one coaching. Jenkins has worked tirelessly to develop, update, and adapt curriculum to meet the needs of a variety of audiences throughout the county.

In addition to her role as an FCS educator, Jenkins provides excellence leadership in a variety of roles. She has been chosen to lead as president of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences- Ohio Chapter, treasurer of the National Extension Dining with Diabetes Working Group, and faculty chair of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She also serves on a variety of volunteer boards and organizations throughout Clermont County.

Jenkins has proved throughout her many years as a part of Ohio State University Extension to be a true leader, and valuable collaborator in our Extension Office. Her work embodies all five Extension Keys of trust, inclusion, care, adaptability, and efficiency.

Congratulations Margaret, we are blessed to have you in our county!

Sign Up Now for the “Unwrap Your Gifts” Email Wellness Challenge

Are you interested in improving your wellness by exploring: gratitude, traditional foods with a twist, sustainability, self-care, and more – all wrapped up with new gift ideas? Join Ohio State University Extension for the “Unwrap Your Gifts” 6-week email wellness challenge to learn more about these and other wellness topics.


Long-Term Care Insurance

For people who are concerned about potential long-term care (LTC) costs, LTC insurance may be an option.  Several insurance companies sell these policies that pay out to cover some or all LTC costs.  There are many different types of policies and coverages available.  For example, some coverages may start soon after LTC is needed while some coverages will […]

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