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Friday, January 27, 2012

Monster Jam

They look like the trucks your kids play with, but these are the big boys’ version.  This weekend, check out the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam.

Freedom Hall
Friday, January 27, at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 28, at 7:30pm
-Doors Open 1 Hour Prior to Event

Adults: $22
Kids: $5 (Ages 2-12)
Total Access Pass available for Saturday only. Includes Best Seats and access to a Private Meet & Greet: $65
Facility, Handling, and Convenience fees may apply.
All seats $2 more day of show.

You may purchase tickets at Freedom Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at,
or charge by phone at 800.745.3000.

Saturday, January 28th 5:00PM – 6:30PM
Meet the drivers, take pictures, and get their autographs.
Pit passes available for FREE at Advance Auto Parts. Also available through the box office or Ticketmaster for additional fee.
Must have Saturday event ticket and pit pass to enter. Space is limited so arrive early!
For more information, go to

Thursday, January 26, 2012

10 Tips for Parents of Kids with ADHD

His name is Ben Glenn, and he speaks to ADHD with a revolutionary approach: Simplicity.
  • Read everything you can get your hands on about ADHD.
  • Make yourself available to share with your child what you know.
  • Examine your own attitude toward ADHD and how your view your child.
  • Pay attention to your child’s self-esteem.
  • Involve your child in any decision-making you can.
  • Don’t be afraid to try new things.
  • Create a fun reward system.
  • Partner your child with the most organized parent to set goals.
  • Watch what you say and how you say it.
  • It is entirely possibly you have ADHD.

While in grade school, Ben Glenn was diagnosed with Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities. After being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, he immersed himself in the study of ADHD, ultimately developing his simple and easy-to-understand approach, a radical, yet informative, departure from the scholarly books and experts who have come before him. Ben travels the country and globe, speaking to thousands sharing his personal experiences with ADHD. He is the author of “Simply Special, Learning to Love Your ADHD” as well as a three-part guidebook series developed for parents and teachers. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife and two children. For more information, visit
Photo credit: Polina Osherov.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Another Best 3 Minute Car Wash Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.

Yikes!!!  That’s a dirty car!  If your car looks anything like mine, this giveaway is for YOU!  Two lucky winners will each win one FREE “Best” car wash pass from Best 3 Minute Express Car Wash, located in Louisville, at 2301 Taylorsville Rd., 502.451.4400.

Three ways you can enter to win (just leave a separate comment HERE for each):
1. Follow Today’s Family Every Day (one entry)
2. Follow us on Twitter @todaysfamilynow
3. Like Today’s Family on facebook

Giveaway ends on 1/31/12 at midnight.

See Official Rules for details.

Update: Our winners are Crystal (comment #5) and Sarah (comment #3).  Congratulations!  Please email us to claim your prize.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Send Them to Camp

When I was a kid, summer camp options were slim and none, but once I begin investigating all the summer camp opportunities available to kids now days, it makes my head spin. Day camps offered at the Louisville Zoo, the Louisville Science Center, the Frazier History Museum, and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft all sound SO NEAT! Every summer when I’ve driven past Zachary Taylor Elementary and seen the signs for Star Wars camp and Disney Princess camp I’ve been a little perturbed that kids get to have all the fun.

My second grader, Norah, has participated in a few My Gym summer camps and last year did a Lego Robotics camp and an engineering camp at her elementary school, but we’ve never committed to week-long camps. As much as I gripe about how much my kids drive me nuts, the truth is I don’t like to be away from them too much. So, afternoon-only camps or camps that just run a few days have been perfect, thus far.

Kids who demand lots of activity might take an interest in some of the more physically challenging camps offered by All About Kids and Hwang’s Martial Arts in their all-day programs.
There are also outdoorsy day camp events for Girl Scouts at Camp Shantituck and for Boy Scouts at numerous Kentuckiana locations and non-scout camps at Camp Hi-Ho and the Louisville Nature Center.

Someone should send dear old mom off to camp for a week!

Contributed by Carrie Vittitoe, parent-writer for Today’s Family magazine.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Money Matters

“Save your nickels and dimes.”

“Don’t spend it all in one place.”

“Money doesn’t grow on trees.”

All are words of wisdom that I recall my parents saying when I was a child.  However, I’m not sure that I really understood what money was all about when I was a kid.  I thought that my dad went to work everyday and literally made money.  I also thought that you could buy anything you wanted as long as you had a plastic card and said, “Charge it.”

How do you teach your kids the value of a dollar?
Do you make them earn money to buy special items?
Do you give them an allowance?
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