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Friday, August 17, 2012

Have a Great Weekend!

Boy, oh, boy... we've got some great events that have made it onto our radar for this weekend!  Enjoy!

2nd Annual Supply a Dream Give-A-Way Block Party- Saturday, August 18, 11am-3pm in the McDonald’s parking lot at 6214 Old Shepherdsville Road; this is a FREE event for all ages; kids should bring their backpacks to fill up with supplies! (supplies are limited- first come, first served); games, face painting, dancing, food, & more

Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen- Saturday, August 18, 12pm-5pm; Celebrating 30 years, they are offering 30¢ ice cream scoops—hey, that’s practically free… right?!

Pet and Butterfly Day- Saturday, August 18, 10am-2pm at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, KY; FREE to all; crafts for kids in the Nature Center; “pet friendly for friendly pets on leashes”; enjoy booths and FREE giveaways

Free Kids’ haircuts at JcPenney’s- kids (Kindergarten-6th grade) can receive a FREE haircut the entire month of August; appointments available while they last; below is the information to all of the local JcPenney stores

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Getting Vaccinated for Meningitis

It’s time to get all the details on meningitis from Belinda Stivers, RN, MSN, school nurse, Eminence Independent Schools, and a past-president of The Kentucky National Association of School Nurses.

 How does meningitis spread? It’s spread through common daily contact like sharing drinks or water bottles, kissing, and living in close quarters or being in close crowds. It puts otherwise healthy people at risk because it can be spread by doing regular, normal activities.  

What are some signs that your child may have it? There are different stages of it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Kentucky State Fair Concert Giveaway- The Band Perry

With vocal harmonies so sweet that only a family could create, this group is raking in the accolades on the country music scene. 

They’ll be performing at the Kentucky State Fair on Sunday, August 26.  Tickets are $35 and $45 and can be purchased online here at Ticketmaster.

One lucky winner won’t have to buy theirs, though, because we’re giving away one family 4-pack of tickets to see them in concert at the Kentucky State Fair.  Enter below for your chance now through midnight August, 21, 2012.

Kentucky State Fair Concert Giveaway
Win a family 4-pack of tickets to see The Band Perry in concert at Freedom Hall on August 26. Enter below by telling us what seeing The Band Perry in concert would mean for your family.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Parent’s Perspective- Part 4

We can all take some pointers from parent-writer Ideisha Bellamy when it comes to Building Your Network.

On school days at 4:30pm, the school bus unloads a large group of elementary school kids at my house. They arrive chasing each other, laughing, and racing towards our door. Usually, there are three sets of parents standing in the driveway to receive them with smiles.

These kids have developed into a tight-knit group who go to school together and are growing up together. We have built a network of supportive families, and since each school year brings new challenges, it is a good thing that we have each other.

Monday, August 13, 2012

French Lick Resort Giveaway

Wouldn’t a weekend getaway to French Lick Resort in Indiana, just hit the spot right about now?? With all of the hustle and bustle of a new school year upon us, a nice relaxing weekend away from the city would be a fantastic change of pace.

With French Lick Resort being only 70 miles away from Louisville, it’s a perfect spot for a family weekend getaway.  The best part about all of this is that one lucky family will win just that and more!

Parent’s Perspective- Part 3

As part of our Parent’s Perspective series, Monica Lynn Williing shares with us some great advice when it comes to influencing our teens.

Don’t Forget To Bond
Recently my 13-year-old daughter and I watched home movies from her preschool years. It brought back sweet memories to see how silly we were, just having fun together. Our love for one another was pure and joyful. 

Ten years later, not so much!  I realized once she entered middle school...
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