Monday, February 28, 2011

Sensory Day Waiting List

Due to an overwhelmingly awesome response, our Sensory Day being held on Friday, April 8 from 10:00-11:30am, is now only taking names for our waiting list! Thank you to everyone that signed up!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Looking for Something to do Today?

There are lots of fun local events going on Saturday, February 26 and Sunday February 27, we've highlight a few below. So, grab a cup of coffee and head out on the town with the kids!

Visit Volume One for more local event information.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Welcome to DIY Family Fridays!

Welcome to our first ever DIY Family Friday! Every Friday, we will post an arts & craft project, yummy kid friendly recipe or other miscellaneous project to try out over the weekend. When you're done, snap a picture and head over to our Facebook page and post a picture! We would love to see your completed project and your super cute kiddos!

Our first project is super easy and kid friendly and chances are you have all of the ingredients you need to get started at home. I ran across this project on a few different websites, like this one and this one.
Mini Marshmallows or Pretzel Sticks
{Image: Under the Sycamore}
Poke the marshmallows into the toothpicks/pretzel sticks to create towers, trains, shapes, buildings...let your child's imagination run wild! Most of all, HAVE FUN! And don't forget to take pictures! We want to see all the beautiful creations out there. Enjoy your weekend!
{P.S. Are you a business owner in the area that would like to sponsor our DIY Family Fridays? If you are interested, please email Emily for more information!}

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mark Your Calendar!

Last night's fundraiser at Broadway Pizza was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Family Resource Center, we greatly appreciate it! Also we would like to extend a big thank you to the staff at Broadway, they did an awesome job! Be sure to "like" them on Facebook to take advantage of their deals, specials and events in the future.

Our goal is to schedule one restaurant fundraiser per month so if you missed this one, don't worry! We already have our March and April fundraisers scheduled. So grab your calendar and jot down these dates, times and locations!

Monday, March 28, 2011 | 11:00am-9:00pm

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | 5:00-9:00pm

We'll be back with more information as the dates get closer! 

Raising Responsible Children | WEAU Interview Part II

Raising Responsible Children | WEAU Interview

Brook did a great job on WEAU's Parenting Today segment today! Check out Part I of the two part series below. Check back later today for Part II!

Part I:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Don't forget...Our Broadway Pizza Fundraiser is Tonight!

If you're anything like me, you don't really  want to cook tonight, right? I have the perfect solution! Join us  TONIGHT from 5-9pm at Broadway Pizza for a FRC Fundraiser.

A portion of the proceeds from all checks that include the flier below, will be donated to the center! Make sure you print the flier and bring it with you! Tell your friends...see you tonight!

Broadway Pizza Family Resource Center -

Monday, February 21, 2011

Play Groups Start Tomorrow

Just a reminder that if you are signed up for our Play and Learn Play Groups at the center, they start tomorrow! We are super excited to meet all the new groups this week.

If you're interested in joining one of our Play and Learn Groups, we still have room in the Thursday's  playgroup that runs from 10:00-11:00 a.m. (6-24 mo).Call 715-833-1735 to get signed up!

Young Athletes Play & Learn Play Group | Waiting List

Happy Snowy Monday Everyone!

Our Young Athletes Play & Learn Play Group has had an overwhelming number of participants sign up. We are thrilled that everyone is so excited to participate! As of Friday, February 18, there is a waiting list to get into the group. If you are still interested and would like to be added to the waiting list, please call 715-833-1735 and you will be notified if a spot opens up.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FRC on Facebook

You may have noticed that our Facebook  page got a face lift! Facebook recently rolled out a new layout for businesses and organizations. That means things you may have found in the tabs at the top of our page have now moved. So if you want to donate or sign up for the e-newsletter be sure to look for the tabs new home.

And if you haven't "liked" us yet, you really should! It's where all of our updates are posted regarding classes, fundraisers and fun community events. If you've already "liked" us, we would love it if you suggested us to your friends!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

There are Lots of Great Classes Coming up!

Be sure to check out our Newsletter for class descriptions and then head over to our Sign up for Classes tab and get registered!

Only 8 more days!

Don't forget our first ever restaurant fundraiser night is only 8 days away! Wednesday, February 23, Broadway Pizza will be donating a portion of all qualifying tabs to the Family Resource Center.

Just print off the flyer below and bring it to the restaurant between 5:00-9:00pm!

Broadway Pizza Family Resource Center -

Monday, February 14, 2011

x's & o's

From all of us at the Family Resource Center! Give your little ones an extra hug from us!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Couponing - Not just for Crazy Coupon Ladies!

Are you interested in signing up for our Secret Behind Coupons class on Tuesday, April 26 but you're not sure if it's going to be worth it? Here's an example of the deals you'll learn about in this class! If this doesn't convince you, we don't know what will!

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are a staple around the FRC. As you can imagine with all the little hands that come to visit us, they sometimes bring germs with them. We spend lots of time cleaning and disinfecting toys, tables and chairs. So when this deal popped up, we knew we had to jump on it!

Clorox Wipes 35 count $2.54

Use $1.00/1 – Clorox Disinfecting Product, Any – ( {Just click on this link to like & print the coupon}
Use $0.75/1 – Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Excludes 9ct Wipes, Target Coupon – (

Final Price: $.79

Just like that, you saved $1.75 on a product you normally would have purchased at full price! If you want to learn about how you can save even more money on products you already purchase, pop over to our Class Sign Up tab and sign up for our "Secret Behind Coupons" class! {Registration is limited to 10 people}

Monday, February 7, 2011

FRC Fundraiser Night at Broadway Pizza | Wednesday, February 23 5:00-9:00pm

Have you been to the new Broadway Pizza {1920 S Hastings Way • Eau Claire, WI 54701} yet? If not, I'm about to give you an awesome reason to go!

Here's how it works:
  • Round up all your friends, family & neighbors for a night out on the town
  • Download and print the flier below
  • Head to Broadway Pizza on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 between 5:00pm and 9:00pm
  • Eat some ridiculously yummy pizza & cheesy garlic bread (The deep dish and the new york style crust are both to die for!)
  • Hand your super helpful, friendly server the flier you brought with you
And that's it! Pretty easy, huh?

As a side note, I (Emily) recently moved back to Eau Claire from the Twin Cities and I can honestly say that I was so sad to be leaving behind my beloved Broadway Pizza. We had one a block from our house and it became the staple of our Friday night pizza night. I was thrilled to see Broadway open in Eau Claire and I'm so excited that they have agreed to team with the Family Resource Center for this fundraiser.

Broadway Pizza Family Resource Center

Friday, February 4, 2011

We need your input!

FRC needs your help! We are working on new marketing materials and would love some fresh quotes from our parents telling us one of the following:

  • What FRC means to you
  • Why you love FRC
  • What you've learned from FRC classes
  • How FRC has helped you or made a difference in your life

We would love your help. The first ten responses we receive can pick out a new book from our library for their little one!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Support the FRC by Using H&R Block for your taxes!

Tax season is upon us.F We have teamed with H&R Block on an awesome referral program! All you have to do is print the flyer below (click on the picture and it will open in a new window) or pick one up at the FRC and take it into your local H&R Block to have your taxes done.

H&R Block will then donate $25 to the Family Resource Center! This can be done at any H&R Block in the country as long as they have in information on the flyer! We appreciate your support and would love it if you would pass this along to your family and friends.


2011 B.R.A.I.N. Conference | Friday, March 11, 2011

The 2011 BRAIN Conference will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Hospital Community Auditorium, 900 W. Clairemont Ave. This year's topic will be Social-Emotional Development From a Child’s Point of View.

This conference will focus on developing health relationships (attachment), building environments (initiative and self-control) responding to the cultures, values & needs of families and improving outcomes for families facing multiple risk-factors. This professional development opportunity will focus on birth to eight years of age. $60 registration fee includes registration materials, buffet lunch, and afternoon refreshments. Registration deadline is March 4. For more information contact the B.R.A.I.N. team at 715.833.1735 or email

To register, please print, complete and mail the registration information below to 2105 Heights Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Brain Conference 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Spring 2011 Newsletter is Here!

Are you dying to get your hands on our Spring 2011 newsletter? Well, the wait is over! But before you click on the newsletter tab to go take a look, take a second and sign up below to receive it via e-mail next time! Starting in September, we are going green which means we will no longer be mailing out the newsletter. Don't worry, you will still be able to find it at local businesses and on our website!

E-Newsletter Sign Up

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Register for Classes Online

All of our spring classes through May 20, 2011 are now posted under the "Sign Up for Classes" tab. If you find a class you're interested in and would like to learn more about it, visit our "Calendar" tab and click on the class. There, you will find a brief class description as well who is instructing the class. If you have questions, please email us at

Updated Calendar

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

The event calendar has been updated with all our classes, play groups and general goings on! Check it out here:

Did you hear?

The FRC is going green! So what does this mean for you? Starting in September, we will no longer be mailing our newsletters unless you sign up for mail delivery. If you would like to continue to receive a hard copy of our newsletter, just fill out the form below and we will keep you on our mailing list.

If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, visit our Newsletter Page and complete the form there!