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Friday, October 26, 2012

Have a Spooktacular Weekend!

There are so many wonderful family festivals taking place around town this weekend that your family will probably have trouble deciding which ones to go to.  So, take a look below and fill up your schedule with some Halloween fun!

Family Fall Festival at Southwest YMCA- Saturday, October 27, 5-7pm at the Southwest YMCA, 2800 Fordhaven Rd.; FREE event open to the community, no membership needed!; hot dogs, inflatables, pumpkin painting, and more!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Happy Habit

Our society is full of unhappy, stressed-out people. Todd Patkin says that many of the habits, attitudes, and thought processes that negatively impact our lives as adults actually have their roots in childhood. Here, he offers eight ways for parents to make “happy” a habit in their kids’ lives.
  • Show your kids what happiness looks like.
  • Teach your kids to love themselves.
  • Help them to let go of the obsession with perfectionism.
  • Teach your kids to play to their strengths.
  • Helps your kids develop the power of perspective.
  • Raise your kids to be helpers.
  • Give your kids the gift of gratitude.
  • Make happiness a priority in your family.
Take a minute to really process those ideas and see if you can “teach” your kids to make their own happiness today, tomorrow, and every day. 

Todd Patkin, author of Finding Happiness: One Man’s Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and—Finally—Let the Sunshine In, grew up in Needham, Massachusetts. After graduating from Tufts University, he joined the family business and spent the next eighteen years helping to grow it to new heights. After it was purchased by Advance Auto Parts in 2005, he was free to focus on his main passions: philanthropy and giving back to the community, spending time with family and friends, and helping more people learn how to be happy. Todd lives with his wonderful wife, Yadira, their amazing son, Josh, and two great dogs, Tucker and Hunter.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Louisville Zoo Giveaway

On the 4th Giveaway of Christmas, Today’s Family gave to me
4 Louisville Zoo Adventure tickets!

These tickets include zoo admission, unlimited carousel rides, the ZooTram Shuttle, and a ticket to the Zoo’s new 4-D theater, a DVD about Qannik, and two small plush animals.

The Louisville Zoo is open daily year round.  Check out their daily schedule online so you won’t miss out on any elephant aerobics (yes, aerobics for the elephants!) or giraffe feeding sessions.

Enter below for your chance to win this great prize.  See Official Rules page for complete details.

Update: Our winner is Dameon Clarke.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

She Fell Through the Ceiling!

There are so many fun ways to decorate for Halloween, and I just wanted to share with you one of my family’s favorite Halloween decorations.

The kids love to show their friends how the Wicked Witch of the Midwest fell through the ceiling of their playroom and got stuck.  What a fun sight to see!

Share with us some of your family’s favorite Halloween decorations or traditions.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cleanliness is Next to… Nagging?

I’m supposed to write about nagging. My favorite nag – or rather my least favorite - is “clean up your room.” I wanted to write something funny and original, but there’s nothing new under the sun. So I stand in the presence of greatness:

“Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered, "A house guest," you're wrong because...
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