Friday, July 22, 2016

Balancing the Demands of Homework

By Sanna Rogers    



Last year when Isaiah Cook was planning his ninth grade schedule, this self-starting A-student saw a way to get more out of school: Fit for Life, a condensed, performance-based physical education course given over the summer. Partnered with an online health class in the fall semester at Oldham County High School, this plan would allow him to squeeze in another class. Add to this track and cross-country practice five nights a week and an advanced placement class, and Isaiah was overloaded.

Was it worth it? Many families with ambitious students wonder the same thing.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

What To Do This Weekend


This weekend brings opportunities for your family to try its hand at archery (for free!), learn about the wonders of water, catch a children's puppet show — and much more!

Check out these ideas for family fun this weekend:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Have a Wild Time with Your Family! Enter to Win

Wings of the World Bird Show

Enter our contest today and give your family a wild time! You can win a family four-pack of tickets to the Louisville Zoo, which includes general admission plus unlimited carousel and train rides the day of your visit! You also receive four one-time admissions to the Zoo’s ropes adventures courses. While there, take a peek at the new Penguin Cove exhibit and Wings of the World bird show. Enter for your chance to win by...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Explore Louisville in the Fall

By Erin Nevitt   




For someone who absolutely loves autumn, Louisville in the fall is the best time of the year. When you have kids, there is so much to do together!

Here’s a list to get you and your family started:

Monday, July 18, 2016

Do Your Kids Get Enough Sleep?

By Lorie Leitner & M. Lynn Willing


As adults, we value and need our sleep in order to perform at our best. For growing, active kids, sleep is just as important, if not more. Do your kids get enough sleep, or are your family’s sleeping patterns a little hectic?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Encouraging Creativity Inside and Outside the Home

By M. Lynn Willing   


Mom Bethany Vornholt encourages creative play with her children Caleb (not pictured), Olivia, and Henry.
Photos by Patti Hartog

The Vornholt family seeks out fun entertainment options that foster creativity and exercise the mind and body. Bethany and Trip live off Old Henry in Jefferson County and have three kids: Caleb (11), Olivia (10) and Henry (6).

Thursday, July 14, 2016

What To Do This Weekend


This weekend, opportunities abound to experience nature in lots of fun ways, from exciting raptor demonstrations to relaxing outdoor cinema (not to mention walking anywhere to catch a plethora of Pokémon, if you're into that sort of thing). Here are a few fun, family activities to add to your weekend calendar:

  • Catch "Inside Out" at the Zoo.

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