The Spring Issue of Today's Family Is Out!

You can find the latest issue of Today's Family magazine — inside the March issue of Today's Woman ! That's two magazin...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Have a Great Weekend!

We’ve got the BEST lineup EVER for your weekend, and it even includes some FREE food!  Enjoy!

Cow Appreciation Day- Friday, July 13; show up at any Chick-fil-A restaurant dressed like a cow and get a FREE meal (check out this post with pictures of my little herd of cows last year!)

Free Starbucks Refresher Drink- Friday, July 13, noon-3pm; get a FREE Tall Starbucks Refreshers beverage at participating stores; limit 1 per person

FREE Family Fun Workshop- Saturday, July 14 at Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, IN; 10am-noon;  FREE; bring 2 wire coat hangers for each child so that they can make a hanging glass sculpture; pre-registration is required, so call 812.944.7336 to register your child

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Homearama Time!

Today we’re getting the inside scoop of what’s going to be happening at Homearama 2012 from Tara Brinkmoeller, Director of Public Affairs and Communications for the Home Builders Association of Louisville.

How did the Home Builders Association of Louisville choose Rock Springs and Shake Run as its locations for this year’s Homearama?
The developers applied to have Homearama last year. We have a committee that selects which neighborhoods are going to be chosen. These are two great neighborhoods. They off a lot of amenities people want today; there’s a lot of green space, beautifully designed homes, and they’re in high growth areas of our community.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Christmas at the Galt House Giveaway

We are talking about a Christmas in July Sale for KaLightoscope Christmas, the annual Christmas at the Galt House Hotel event. Now through July 31, 2012, they are offering a FREE child’s ticket per purchase of an adult KaLightoscope Christmas ticket for $9.99 (child ages 12 and under).

The actual KaLightoscope Christmas event takes place at the Galt House Hotel, November 17, 2012, through January 2, 2013.
KaLightoscope Christmas ticket includes:
  • KaLightoscope, the featured attraction, with new luminaries will delight you.
  • All New- The Peppermint Express Kiddie Train Ride through Candy Cane Forest, with Mr. Sugar Pine the Talking Tree.
  • Christmas Village with Snow Fairy Castle and the Snow Fairy Princess, plus children's activity areas.
  • Visit Santa before entering KaLightoscope
  • Mistletoe Marketplace - holiday shopping at its best!
  • Life-size Gingerbread House and Gingerbread House Contest
  • The Learning Center - see how the KaLightoscope luminaries are made
  • Holiday Decor through the Galt House Hotel
Click here to purchase your tickets now, or go ahead and try to win a family 4-pack of tickets (two adult & two kids), as two lucky winners will each receive a family 4-pack of tickets to KaLightoscope Christmas at the Galt House Hotel. Enter below for your chance. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Packing for Camp

I was never good at packing and knowing what to take on trips. I always took too much and was often unable to decide what to take. A stint as a Girl Scout leader changed all of that when my girls were little. One year as we prepared to go to camp, we learned about packing. Later on, I customized the packing.

Here’s how we learned to pack.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Become Today’s Girl!

Today’s Family magazine is holding an essay contest for the Today’s Girl award! If you know a girl who loves American Girl, is involved in her community, and likes to write, this is the perfect contest for her. It gives her the chance to win tickets to an amazing event and also to tell us about her favorite American Girl.

The best thing about this contest is the fantastic prize. Each age group winner will receive two tickets to the American Girl Fashion Show Tea! The Today’s Girl award winners will also be featured in Today’s Family magazine.

Awards and prizes will be given to three girls in three different age groups (ages 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12) for answering the essay question, “Which American Girl Do You Have The Most In Common With And Why?”

The personal essays should be 300 words or less and must be written by the girl in her own voice. They will be judged on content, originality, and the girl’s level of community involvement. The deadline for the contest is August 31st, 2012; so, enter today for a chance to win!

This is a great opportunity for young girls in the area to get recognized for their talents and for being involved in our community. Tell the young girls in your life that it’s time to take center stage as a Today’s Girl!

Click here to fill out an entry form today. 
Contributed by Tricia Hussung

Time to Vote for Our Kid Models!

All of the entries were received for our Kid Model Search, and we’ve narrowed the field down to 8 finalists, 4 girls and 4 boys.  Now it’s your turn to vote for whom you would like to see on the cover of our Back to School issue. 

You may cast your vote for one girl and one boy.  The girl and boy with the most votes will be our cover models!  Now don’t forget to tell all of your friends.  Voting runs July 9- July 13 at midnight.  Click here to view the pictures of our finalists and to cast your votes.

Happy voting!
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