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Negotiating Family Dynamics during the Holidays

Family gatherings can bring out tensions that have been developing for years or new tensions can be created by new life transitions. The birth of children, new marriages, a family member coming out as LBGT, family history of violence, or being asked by your relatives over and over when you are going to get married, can all create tense interactions. Join us for a panel discussion to gain skills for navigating challenging family dynamics. Panelists include: Lori Strom, MSU Family Resource Center, Deanna Hurlbert, LBGT Resource Center, and Zain Shamoon, Human Development and Family Studies Doctoral Candidate.

When:  Thursday, November 19, 2015
Where:  MSU Union, Lake Erie Room (3rd Floor)
Time:  12pm - 1pm


Summer Camps 2015 - If you click on the link and it gives you an error, copy and a paste it into your browser.


Courageous Parenting:  A forum for fathers who want to enhance their greatness as parents

Who should attend the Fatherhood Forum?  Fathers of all ages and experiences, mothers, expectant parents, MSU students, staff, faculty, professionals, community partners, educators and anyone interested in parenting.

When:  Friday, October 9, 2015
Where:  Kellogg Center, Michigan State University
Time:  8am - 1:00pm

Space is limited.  RSVP (517) 432-3745 or


Connecting with the East Lansing Public Schools

Parents of school-aged children can attend a session with representatives from the East Lansing Public Schools to find out more information about:

  • School registration
  • How to get involved
  • Transportation
  • Immunizations
  • Support Services
  • School curriculum
  • Before and after school services

When:  Friday, August 28, 2015
Where:  South Lounge Spartan Village Community Center, 1460 Middlevale Rd., East Lansing, MI  48823
Time:  10:00am - 11:00am

Parent reception with light snacks immediately following the session.  Childcare provided but RSVP with Josh via email,  Indicate how many children and their age.


Student Parents on a Mission (SPOM)

East Lansing Aquatic Center

When:  Sunday, August 23, 2015
Time:  3:30pm - 6:30pm

Dues paying SPOM members and their families are welcome to join us for the end of the summer event at the East Lansing Aquatic Center.  Please be sure to dress your children in the appropriate swimming attire.   

RSVP is required to attend.  RSVP no later than Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by 5pm by emailing


SPOM Fall Welcome

When:  Saturday, September 19, 2015
Where: Patriarche Park, 1100 Alton St, East Lansing
Time:  1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join SPOM as we greet past members and welcome new members to the organization.  The Fall Welcome is also the time and place for voting in the 2015-2016 SPOM Executive Board Members.  FRC will provide the food, beverages, and tableware for this event. 

If you are interested in running for a seat on the board:  Co-Chair (2 positions), Secretary, or Treasurer please let FRC know by September 8, 2015 by 5pm. 

RSVP for this event by September 16, 2015 by 5pm by emailing

"Breastfeeding:  How to Get Started and Keep Going! Including Solid Foods and Weaning"

Breastfeeding Educational Series (Fall 2015) - Free to MSU faculty, staff, and student moms and dads

Although breastfeeding is natural, it is a learned skill. This four-part program is designed to give pregnant women and their partners information on preparing to breastfeed and strategies for continuing to breastfeed upon returning to work.

Presenter: Mary Machowicz RN, Expectant Parents Organization

Fall/Spring Dates: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Nisbet Building, Room 250

Cost: Free!
Week 1: Introduction to Breastfeeding: Benefits, How Breastfeeding Works
Week 2: Baby is Here! – Getting Started – The Mechanics of Breastfeeding – positioning, latching on, feeding patterns, challenges
Week 3: Maintaining Breastfeeding – lifestyle, Expressing and Storing Milk, Returning to work
Week 4: Breastfeeding Transitions: Introducing Solid Foods and Weaning 

Eldercare Series 2015


Sessions are FREE and open to the public!  RSVP by calling Family Resource Center at 517-432-3745 or by email:



Special Events 2015

Living Optimally 2015 (Formally known as Optimal Aging)

Date:  Thursday, October 15, 2015
Check-in: 8:30am
Program begins at 9:00am

The goal of this program is to provide our audience with real-life solutions and practical advice to age optimally. 
Everyone is invited; including seniors, family caregivers and community providers.

Light breakfast and refreshments will be served.

Eagle Eye Golf Club
1550 Chandler Road
East Lansing, MI  48823

RSVP click here.

This event is FREE, however advanced registration is required.

Questions call:  MSU Family Resource Center (517) 432-3745