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Friday, March 23, 2012

Have a Great Weekend!


If you’re a Southern Indiana family, then today’s school day will be your children’s last one for a whole week; so, jump up and down, and let the fun begin!  However, the rest of you will have to wait until April for Spring Break celebrations, but there’s always fun to be had on the weekend no matter what time of year.  So, here’s what’s happening this weekend around town:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Slumber Party 101


Does the thought of 10 kids sleeping over at your house all on the same night freak you out? Do you picture getting zero sleep because you have to deal with said kids all night long? Do you picture food and drink and toys and junk exploding all over your house? Yeah, I did, too. Then I figured out some ways to make it a great experience for the kids AND for me.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic Giveaway


Everyone’s got basketball on their mind right now.  So, why not go ahead and start thinking ahead to the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic!?  The rosters are filled with amazing basketball stars who are sure to entertain us all!

The event takes place on Friday, April 6, 2012, at 7pm at Freedom Hall.  You can purchase tickets online here or by calling 1.800.745.300 or calling the Freedom Hall box office at 502.367.5144.

Of course, it’s always better if you can just win tickets!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Assistance for Families


The economy of the past three years has put many families in financial jeopardy, and for some, this experience has led them to require assistance in a way they never would have dreamed they would need.

For families whose children attend JCPS, help is as close as the Family Resource Center (FRC) at your child’s school. The goal of these centers is to remove barriers to learning that JCPS students face. They can, among other things, provide referrals for health services and locate affordable child care.
Parents who have lost their jobs may be worried about the cost of health coverage for their families. They may look into KCHIP, the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is for children younger than 19 years of age whose family meets income requirements.

Metro government is another avenue for those needing financial help. The Temporary and Extended Emergency Financial Assistance program is for those who have lost a job or experienced a loss of support due to separation or domestic violence. Metro Louisville residents needing assistance can also visit a local Neighborhood Place, which is a partnership of various agencies offering a one-stop approach to helping residents in need.

There is also the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) which can assist families. The Family Support office of the Department for Community Based Services can be contacted at (502) 595-4238.

Contributed by Carrie Vittitoe, parent-writer for Today’s Family magazine.
Photo source: Linking Families & Communities

Monday, March 19, 2012

You Know You’re a Tightwad If…


I scoff at most tips for saving money. “Use coupons when things go on sale.” Hmph. Who doesn’t do that?!

I wasn’t born during the Great Depression. I just act like it. Here are some real tightwad tips:

*Cut the toothpaste or hand cream tube open to get out the last bit.
*Fuse the old soap scrap onto the new bar.

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