Home and Family Resources

Compiled by Arrowhead Library System

Family | Food | Gardening | Home


Adoption.Com - Looking to adopt? Pregnant and considering adoption? Searching for a lost birth relative? This site has information on all facets of adoption, both national and international, and includes both a registry of hopeful adoptive parents and photolistings of adoptable children.
Children's Literature Web Guide - An exhaustive resource for children's books, including recommended titles for children and young adults, awards, lists of movies and television shows based on children's books, and much, much more.
The Complete Home Medical Guide - Prepared by Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Consumer Guide to Funeral and Cemetery Purchases - Legal requirements about all aspects of funerals and cemeteries including price, burial, embalming, home death care, et.
FinanCenter - Smart personal finance made easy. Use the site's various financial calculators to help you with decisions about budgeting, savings, mortgages, car-buying, retirement, investments, etc.
Insurance News Network - Your guide to auto, home and life insurance.
Librarians' Guide to Cyberspace for Parents and Kids. Compiled by the American Library Association. Includes links to over 700 great sites for kids.
ParenthoodWeb - Parenting, pregnancy, family, childcare, breastfeeding and other issues of interest to moms and dads.
ParentSoup - News and information for expectant parents to parents of teens, education, and college links help, summer camps listing, baby name finder, and Ask-the-Expert.
ParentsPlace.Com - Turn here for answers to your parenting questions. Includes Ask-an-Expert, message boards, news, fun and games, recipes, a reading room, and more.
Screen-It - Parent-oriented reviews of popular movies, music and videos. If you are concerned about what your kids are watching and listening to, this is a good site to check out.
Wedding - Planning a wedding? Look here first. Links to wedding traditions, music, etiquette, photography, readings, invitations, attire, legal issues, and even a compatability questionaire. The WWW page for the newsgroup soc.couples.wedding.
SEE ALSO: The ALS Genealogy links, Kids Page and TeenZone.



The Cook's Thesaurus - Suggests substitutes for thousands of cooking ingredients, including low-calorie and low-fat alternatives for dieters, inexpensive substitutes for gourmets on a budget, replacements for hard-to-find ethnic ingredients, and alternatives for those with a lactose intolerance.
Epicurious - The site "for people who eat." A collection of nearly 7,500 recipes with hundreds more added each week, including many from Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines.
The Kitchen Link - A master index to over 7,300 food and cooking-related sites on the Net. Includes an archive of 9,000 recipes.
SOAR - The Searchable Online Archive of Recipes - What's for dinner? The answer's here, somewhere. This mega-site has over 38,000 recipes currently indexed. Maintained by a team at the University of California at Berkeley, SOAR is also an excellent resource for ethnic recipes. You'll even find recipes for crafts and dog treats here.
Veggies Unite - Your on-line guide to vegetarianism. More than 2,000 vegan recipes.



Garden Gate - A great card catalog of gardening sites. Starting here, you can track down an array of newsgroups, mailing lists, software, online books, databases, and discussion groups on plants.
The WWW Virtual Library Gardening Links - Links to many regional and international gardening sites, databases, garden events, mailing lists, associations, nurseries, and more.

Your Home - Buying It, Fixing It, Selling It

Better Homes and Gardens Home Improvement Encyclopedia - Features five principle sections: Plumbing, Wiring, Carpentry, Decks, and Masonry & Concrete. Info includes estimated time, required skills and tools, cautions, and links to related projects.
Home Maintenance and Repair - Sink clogged? Carpet stained? Roof leaking? Learn how to fix anything by consulting this huge directory of full-text articles on thousands of home maintenance and repair topics. Compiled by Michigan State University Extension.
The International Real Estate Digest - Real estate listings from all over the world. Links to current mortgage rates.
Lowe's "'How-To' Information for Do-It-Yourselfers" - Need to fertilize your lawn, paint your house or build a deck? Stop here first for step-by-step guidelines to all your home improvement projects.
Theplumber.com - Basic info on water heaters, toilets, drains, faucets, disposals, dishwashersd and water distribution.
Reader's Digest At Home - A virtual smorgasbord of concise information on home repair, cooking, health, and gardening.
Realtor.Com - A database of thousands of homes and Realtors across the U.S. Also, moving toolkit and mortgage info.

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