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Friday, March 9, 2012

Making a Difference with Dr. Seuss

“It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become.”
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

As a community, we endured devastation at its worst last Friday.  However, we can turn this tragedy into something so much more, something greater than the destruction it brought, something profound that will change lives.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Perfect St. Patty’s Day Snack

The notices have already been sent home to students: “Party in class on Thursday for St. Patrick’s Day. Please bring green snacks.”  We have a dye-free snack idea from weelicious that still celebrates the day’s green spirit, but gives it a delicious, healthy spin – no sugar coma side effects.

Avocado Herb Dip (Makes ½ Cup)
1 Avocado, peeled and pitted
2 Tbsp Mayonnaise or Vegannaise

2 Tbsp Plain Yogurt

2 Tbsp Herbs (I used cilantro, dill and garlic chives and a pinch of marjoram, but you could use tarragon, basil, parsley, or anything you enjoy)

1 1/2 Tsp Lemon Juice

1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
2. Serve.

Recipe courtesy of Louisville’s own Catherine McCord of weelicious.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Giveaway: Louisville Kids Fair

Grab the kids, and get ready for some fun at the Louisville Kids Fair.  Taking place March 17-18, 2012, at the Kentucky International Convention Center, this event will be sure to get the whole family having fun.  There will be inflatables, a petting zoo, a character meet and greet, and more! Check them out here online or here on facebook.

Adults $8
Children (3-12) $5
Children (under 3) FREE
*Click here to print a web discount coupon.*

Of course, you know winning tickets would be even sweeter.  Two lucky winners will each receive one family 4-pack of tickets to the Louisville Kids Fair.
Enter to win below:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tornado Relief Efforts

We know you’re wondering how you can help the victims of this past weekend’s tornado outbreak.  On Friday, many of our friends and family members had their lives forever changed, and it will take our community, as a whole, to help them rebuild what was lost.  Whether you can give the gift of your time or money to aid in the relief effort, it makes no difference, as both are greatly coveted and needed right now in those affected areas.  Listed below are some options if your heart is leading you to give.  Just give them a call to find out how you can help.

Salvation Army - 2300 Green Valley Road  New Albany, IN 47150.  (812) 944-1018
Bethel Baptist Church - 15107 U.S. 31  Memphis, IN 47143   (812) 294-1632
Sojourn Community Church - 2023 Ekin Avenue, New Albany, IN 47150  (502) 635-7053
The National Guard is set up at the Rest Stop at Henryville Exit from I-65 and is accepting donations.
Metro United Way- click here to sign up to help in their recovery efforts
Northside Christian Church- New Albany, IN; Through the church’s website, you can sign up to train with the Samaritan’s Purse for volunteering effectively and compassionately in those affected areas or contribute financially where 100% of your donation will help those affected by the tornados.

SAHM, WAHM, WOHM… So Many Letters!

Whether a mom works for pay outside the home (WOHM), works without pay inside the home (SAHM), or finds an occupational solution that allows her to work for pay from her home (WAHM), there are advantages and disadvantages to each.

Monday, March 5, 2012

When Tragedy Hits: What Do We Tell Our Kids

Whenever a tragedy happens such as the tornados that hit our community on Friday, do you feel at a loss of what to tell our children? My first instinct was always to protect and hide such things from them when they were young and didn’t need to know about it. It is scary. A storm comes in and can take away everything – including people you love in a few minutes.

On the other hand, it is a good time to teach your children about faith. Also, there will be many ways to teach them about giving of either things or time. We will find out many ways we can help in the coming weeks. We will try to post things that families can do together. If you have some ideas, please also post them as comments.

And, read this – a coach who was in Henryville High School in Henryville, IN, when the tornado hit tells about his thoughts about his family during this terrible time.

Anita Oldham
Editor of Today's Family magazine

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