Thursday, May 31, 2012
Nothing beats the flavor of a fresh-from-the-garden tomato; warmed by the sun, plucked right from the plant and eaten in the garden. And the good news, you don’t need much space. Many gardeners have and more will continue to grow food in containers or mixed in with their flowers, shrubs, and other ornamental plantings.
Save the sunniest spots in your landscape for…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Since 1884, Louisville Slugger has been the maker of the Official Bat of Major League Baseball and has made baseball bats for the greatest players of the game.
At the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, your family will enjoy…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Movie Night at The Parklands- Celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer by enjoying some popcorn and the family movie, Dolphin Tale, on Friday, May 25, at 7:30pm at Creekside Playground and Sprayground, 1310 Beckley Station Rd. in Louisville; This event is FREE and open to the public! For more info, call 502.584.0350
The Kentucky Reggae Festival- 3005 River Road at the Louisville Water Tower; Come experience live reggae music, authentic Jamaican food, and visit the Caribbean vendor market. There will also be a kids’ entertainment area.
Saturday, May 26, 2-11:30pm
Sunday, May 27, 2-11:30pm
Monday, May 28, 1-7pm
Admission: Before 6pm: $7 • After 6pm: $102012 Waterfront Heritage Walks with Historian Rick Bell- Saturday, May 26, 10-11:30am; Starts at the Belle of Louisville, ends at the Lincoln Memorial; a free walking tour, led by local historian Rick Bell, will explore the history of the riverfront and the development of today’s acclaimed Waterfront Park.
Kids 10 & Under Free and Free Parking
American Girl of the Year: Meet McKenna- Saturday, May 26, starts at 2:30pm; Southwest Public Library on 10375 Dixie Highway; Learn about the newest girl of the year, McKenna, with a short story, a game, a snack, and a craft. Ages 0-12.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Today's recipe is courtesy of Louisville’s own Catherine McCord of weelicious.
1 Cup Wee Granola or your favorite brand
1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Cup Sliced Strawberries
Honey to drizzle
1. In your prettiest glass or serving bowl, layer granola, Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey, and the sliced strawberries. Repeat in that order until you fill your glass or serving bowl, finishing it with a dollop of Greek yogurt, another drizzle of honey, and a small whole strawberry on top.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Give the little girl in your life a birthday party to remember by having it at the party room at A Mother’s Touch Personalized Jewelry & Unique Gifts on Shelbyville Rd., in Louisville, KY. They have a lovely room, and the guests enjoy making their very own beaded bracelet.
…or you can win a Birthday Party Package! This givewaway is for 10 guests with use of the party room for 2 hours, and each guest receives a beaded bracelet to take home! Enter below for your chance to win. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Photo Source: Louisville Best Deals
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Every family goes through rough spells. It might be a particularly unpleasant phase of childhood that makes parents want to bury their heads in the sand or the blows to finances and self-esteem that follow a job loss.
When bad times hit...
Monday, May 21, 2012
“Sometimes when I looked back at the days of being a wife and mother, one of the things that most amazed me was that every day I was the one who made the decision as to what three other people would eat.”
- from Without Reservations by Steinbach
The worst part of this “feeding the family” gig is...
Friday, May 18, 2012
With an upcoming weather forecast that couldn’t get much sweeter, make sure you and your family take advantage of some of the awesomeness that our city has to offer this weekend. Check out what’s made our What’s Happening weekend list:
Old Louisville SpringFest- 1200 & 1300 blocks of First Street in Old Louisville, Saturday, May 19, 10am-11pm; SpringFest has been named one of the top destinations this Spring by Travel+Leisure Magazine!
- Kosair Charities KidsZone – to help raise funds for children in need, we’re proud to offer an entire area for the kids to learn, play and sing!
- “Parisian Flea Market” - Several local vendors and local associations will be on hand selling their unique wares and services… art, hard to find antiques, architectural remnants, fortune-telling, etc.
- Food, Food, Food! - Traditional street fair treats, a beer / wine / bourbon tent and gourmet food trucks will be there for your culinary pleasure!
- First Street Will Be Alive with the Sounds of Music! - The main stage will also present an eclectic mix of some of the top local bands from 2-11pm.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
We’re so excited today to have Heather Burns, Educational Director for the Blue Apple Players, give you some great information about this amazing group.
Who are the Blue Apple Players?
Blue Apple Players is a non-profit children's theatre...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
French Lick Resort is a perfect spot for a mini-vacay for you and your family. Offering a little something for everyone, it’s sure to be a hit.
The best part of all is that we’re giving away a 2-night stay for a family of four, plus 2 KidsFest activity passes, at French Lick Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana! Enter below for your chance. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Trash is inevitable. An ugly truth. Accepting this has been a difficult pill to swallow. Ever since my family’s trash challenge, I’ve become a bit fanatical about reducing it on all fronts. In order to do so, another conundrum begins: hoarding.
Monday, May 14, 2012
How was your Mother’s Day? Was it filled with handmade cards and flowers? Mine was filled with love notes of all sorts from my children. The funniest part was that I had to retrieve them myself by means of a treasure hunt this morning. Oh, the fun never stops in my house!
Share with us your Mother’s Day delights!
Friday, May 11, 2012
What a fun week this has been full of giveaways to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, but wait... it’s not over, yet. You’ve got one last chance to win because we’re giving away TWO more family 4-packs of tickets!
Enter below for your chance. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Here’s a “how-to” that Today’s Family knows… how-to have fun on the weekend!
We’ve got a fabulous line-up of events for you this weekend, and they’re all FREE! So, have a fun Mother’s Day weekend!
How-To Festival- The Louisville Free Public Library- Main Library, 10am-3pm, Saturday, May 12; from yo-yo tricks to yoga to salsa dancing and much, much more.
DirtFest- Pope Lick Park at The Parklands, 10am-2pm, Saturday, May 12; the Louisville Science Center and community partners delve into the beauty of dirt.
Fifth Third Bank Curious Kids Days- Fourth Street Live!, 11am-3pm, Saturday, May 12; wear your favorite tropical shirt and have fun with this month’s theme, “Curious About Summer,” with music, games, face painting, and more.
Family Fun Workshop- Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, IN, 10am-12pm, Saturday, May 12; make a braided fabric rug for Mother’s Day; it’s FREE, but you need to call and register 812.944.7336
University of Louisville Men’s Baseball vs. St. John's- Jim Patterson Stadium, Saturday, May 12 at 11:30am, and Sunday, May 13 at 1:00pm; FREE!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Oh, snap… we’re doing it again!
If you haven’t already won tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, you’ve got another chance. We’re giving away TWO more family 4-packs of tickets!
Enter below for your chance. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
This is not a joke. We love our readers so much, and we know you love Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. So, we’ve got more tickets to give away! If your name hasn’t already been drawn this week, try again today.
Two more lucky winners will each receive a family 4-pack of tickets. Enter below for your chance.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday was so much fun that we’ve decided to do it again! If you didn’t already win tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, you have another chance.
We’re giving away two more family 4-packs of tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Enter below for your chance.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Holiday World is OPEN… woo-hoo!
That’s right, the family-fun amusement park is open and ready to entertain all of it’s guests, and the Spashin’ Safari opens on May 11, just in time for some family-fun on Mother’s Day.
Of course, you know we’re just tickled pink to be able to give away some tickets to our awesome readers. We’re giving away two family 4-packs of tickets to Holiday World. Enter below for your chance.
Friday, May 4, 2012
We’ve searched high and low to find events for you this weekend, but it seems as though something HUGE is happening here on Saturday… something with a bunch of horses, I think???
I’m kidding. On Saturday, May 5, we are honored to welcome guests from near and far and have the nation’s eyes on our city. It’s super-exciting and uber-fabulous to be in the state of Kentucky on Derby Day. So, we know you will all be celebrating it on Saturday. However, what is there to do on Friday and Sunday? Check it out:
Louisville Free Public Library (Crescent Hill location)- Friday, May 4, 11am- Free, Make a Derby Hat, ages 4 and up
The Speed Art Museum- Friday, May 4, 5-9pm- Free admission to the Museum’s permanent collection & Art Sparks Interactive Family Gallery
Monday, May 7- Here’s your chance to be in a Long John Silver’s commercial and receive a $10 gift certificate for registering! Click here for details.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
What would make the most perfect Mother’s Day?
Would it be…
a handmade gift by your children?
a purchased gift from a department store?
breakfast in bed?
or a day off from housework?
Tell us what would be your ideal Mother’s Day. We want to know (and so do your husbands and children!).
You know they’re going to be reading these comments :)