Partners in Parenting LogoJust how much does it cost to raise a child in the United States?

For a child born in 2012, parents will pay $241,080 over the next 17 years ($301,970 when adjusted for inflation), according to the latest annual report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And that’s not including any contributions parents might make to college education!

The new figure represents a 2.6-percent increase over 2011. The report also notes that child-rearing costs are affected by family income level.

Read the full report, titled “Expenditures on Children by Families,” for this year and past years by visiting/liking the Partners in Parenting Facebook page!

FREEThese free workshops are designed to enhance employability skills and increase job retention in the green industry (nursery, landscaping, and landscape maintenance) in Southern Nevada. The trainings will be held each Tuesday in September from 5:30 — 8:30 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center (8050 Paradise Road, LV 89123). CEU’s are available for this workshop!

The training also includes materials focusing on improving English and math skills, meeting job expectations, paying attention to details, and safety and worker protection topics (lifting techniques, PPE, and industry safety standards).  The classes will be in Spanish and in English. Participants will receive a certificate for each class. The training sessions are open to any private, public employer and the public at no charge.

For dates, topics and to register, click here!

Photo of StairsEat Healthy Be Active LogoGet Moving!….Use the stairs in public places. For tall buildings, get off the elevator a few floors early and take the stairs the rest of the way. Visit/like the Eat Healthy Be Active FaceBook page for more great ideas.