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 20, 2012

Have a Great Weekend!

We have some great events that have made our radar for this weekend... enjoy!

Shine On Louisville Music Fest- Friday, July 20, at the Kentucky Center for the Arts; doors open at 6pm and music at 7pm; this FREE celebration of mental health and wellness is brought to you by Seven Counties Services, Inc, the Mayer’s Healthy Hometown Movement, and others.; be prepared to enjoy performaces by:
The River City Drum Corp.
La’Nita Rocknette Dancers
Winnie and the Mojo – Blues/Rock Band
Appalatin - Latin Fusion Band
YPAS (Youth Performing Arts School) Loren Been, Senior Flutist
and current member of the Louisville Youth Orchestra
VOICES of Kentuckiana, Inner VOICES, Community Choir
Daniel Hardin and Jeff Thomas of The Sweet Nothings

St. Agnes Carnival-  Friday, July 20 and Saturday July 21; the largest church picnic in Louisville; FREE concerts beginning at 5pm on both nights

Family Artifact Fun Afternoon- Sunday, July 22, at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing; 1-3pm; FREE family program focusing on archeology; reserve space for your family by calling 502.935.6809

Kindergarten Countdown Fair- Monday, July 23 at Louisville Slugger Field from 5:30pm-7:30pm; at this FREE event, your soon-to-be Kindergartener and you can meet representatives from local schools and community organizations, receive FREE stuff, and see the Louisville Bats play afterwards; your child is encouraged to wear a Kindergarten Countdown shirt which can be found at any Louisville Free Public Library

Photo Source: Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Changing Lives Through Adoption

Today we’re getting a look into why Mrs. Kentucky United States 2012, Kathy Polston-Dalton, chose adoption, and why it’s something you should consider, too.

What made you choose adoption as your platform for Mrs. Kentucky?
Well, I have four children. I live my platform everyday of my life. [I chose adoption so] I could be a voice to all the children. Be the voice to encourage them that their time will come soon. It’s also an honor to be able to inspire women on an issue that’s dear to my heart.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gaylord Opryland’s Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends Giveaway

Win a prize package to Gaylord Opryland’s Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends!  Imagine how much fun you and your family could have with the characters from DreamWorks Animation films like Shrek, Madagascar, and Kung Fu Panda.

This spectacular prize package includes includes:
  • a two-night stay at Gaylord Opryland for a family of four (one room)
  • a DreamWorks Welcome Amenity
  • ShrekFeast interactive character meal one morning
  • Splash ‘N’ Screen Movie
  • DreamWorks Parade
  • DreamWorks Character Meet and Greets
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • as well as taxes, resort fees and daily self-parking for one vehicle.
This prize package is valid Saturdays and Sundays, now through September 2, 2012, based on availability.

One lucky winner will win this prize package.  Enter below for your chance. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Best Family Pets!

Six months after my husband and I married, we adopted two male cats from the same litter whom we named Gonzo and Shanks. Fourteen years and three kids later, they are low men on the totem pole, relegated to the basement where they can watch the birds, sleep on the couch, and leave their special “packages” on the already dingy basement carpet (rather than on our beds).

Even though our cats were around long before our children, they have been a good fit for my family because...

Monday, July 16, 2012

Memories on the Jersey Shore

Growing up close to Sandy Hook, gateway to most beaches dotting the Jersey Shore, my young boys enjoyed excursions there to fill up their summer vacation. I stocked beach bags with sandwiches, drinks, and plenty of sunscreen, and put my little helpers to work toting towels and toys to our spot du jour under the sun for a few glorious hours.

Images and words cannot completely capture the blend of sounds created by the pounding waves and seagulls screaming above, and children squealing in the spray of the surf. The intoxicating smell of salt air and suntan lotion, and the feel of sun-toasted sand between our toes (the latter of which inevitably followed us home on towels, flip flops, and swimsuits), created lasting memories that haven’t washed away with the surf we all enjoyed.

Our first home’s backyard high on a hill in Highlands, NJ was footsteps away from the popular sightseeing spot, the historic Twin Lights lighthouse. The two lighted towers allowed mariners to find their way at night approaching the harbor. My boys just knew it as a great place to climb huge, real cannons and play pirates!

Fast-forward thirty years… the baby toes now testing waves belong to our grandchildren steadied by the hands of our sons, who had grown to master the surf with their surfboards. I know it won’t be long ‘til those grandchildren will be on their own surfboards…lending new meaning to the slogan, “Baby on Board?” Thank you, Jersey Shore summers!

Contributed by Kathy Bolger, Senior Graphic Designer, Today’s Woman magazine
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