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...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Here's to a Great New Year!

Here's to a fantastic new year filled with lots of laughter and fun for your whole family.  Check out some of these fun ideas for ringing in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

3 Signs of Great Parenting

While we are parenting, most of us wonder at times about the quality of the parenting job that we are doing. I know that has been true for me over the years. Here are a few signs to let you know you are doing a great parenting job.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Have a Great Weekend!

Let the holiday spirit continue! You can still catch some Christmas cheer this weekend at these events. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas from all of us at Today's Publications.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cookbook for a Cause

A Recipe to End Hunger, the name says it all.  Created by Wave3's Dawne Gee and Alane Paulley, this cookbook was created to put an end to childhood suffering caused by hunger, to educate the community about this need, and to raise funds to help put an end to it.

All of the recipes from Today's Family's Kids in the Kitchen series are featured in this fantastic cookbook, as well as many from national and local celebrities.

You can purchase your cookbook today at or by clicking here.

Teacher Feature - Marc Veigl

Marc Veigl
Barret Traditional Middle School

With a total of 34 years teaching math and science, Marc Veigl is in year 11 of teaching eighth-grade math at Barret Traditional Middle School. For Marc, teaching and interacting with his students and seeing them getting excited when they understand is true enjoyment.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Win a Prize Package from Closets By Design!

12 Giveaways of Christmas #12- Closets By Design

It's time for the final giveaway in our annual 12 Giveaways of Christmas.  One lucky reader will win a coat closet, including a shelf and hanging rod, from Closets by Design in Louisville.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Have a Great Weekend!

It's the last weekend before Christmas. So, if you have everything on your to-do list checked off, be sure to head to some holiday happenings around town.  Enjoy!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Top 12 Books of 2014

This is the season when people attempt to sum up the year, make lists, and make resolutions. For me, all resolutions, lists, and summations involve books. So here’s my year in literature.

My Top Twelve Books I Read/Listened to in 2014:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Win a Prize Package from Great Clips!

12 Giveaways of Christmas #11- Great Clips

One lucky reader will win a gift basket full of hair products and gift certificates for *complimentary haircuts from Great Clips.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Do You Have a Beautiful Baby?

If you have a beautiful baby in your family, be sure to enter him or her in the 8th annual Today's Family Beautiful Baby Contest sponsored by Derby City Pediatric Dentistry.

The deadline is January 6, 2015.  Click here for all of the details.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Win Tickets to The Wizard of Oz!

12 Giveaways of Christmas #10- Jewish Community of Louisville CenterStage

We're giving one lucky reader four tickets to a JCC CenterStage performance of The Wizard of Oz, running January 8-25, 2015.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Have a Great Weekend!

Today's Family is here to help you unwrap a little Christmas spirit at one of our weekend event picks. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Let It Snow... Inside!

Even when it doesn’t snow, you can still create some snowy fun right in your kitchen.

With this fluffy, do-it-yourself recipe, snow is just minutes away. Click here to read the recipe from our magazine. Have fun!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Is Your Child a First Responder?

How many times do you have to speak to your child before he/she responds to your call? Our children are distracted by their toys, video games, and electronic devices that occupy their attention and keep them from interacting with other human beings, particularly adults. This means that they focus their attention on the device and tend to ignore a parent’s call, especially the first one.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Win a Winter Camp Session!

12 Giveaways of Christmas #9- Jewish Community of Louisville

We're giving away 4 FREE days of 2014 JCC Louisville Winter Camp. One lucky reader will win this fun *prize.

Miranda’s Holiday Wish List 2014 Editor Miranda Popp is making her list – see if you would add some of her wishes to yours, too!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Workouts for the Whole Family

FA LA LA LA LA Workouts! Get in the holiday spirit and try these holiday stress relievers at home with your family this month!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Lights Under Louisville
We know you'll want to sneak in a little extra fun with the family while doing your Christmas shopping this weekend, and you're in luck because there are fantastic events happening all over town.  Enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Are You Santa?

There eventually comes a point in a parent's life where that question will be asked.  Are you Santa?

What do you say?  You weren't prepared to answer that on the ride home from school today because sweet little Sally told your child that Santa wasn't real while they were on the playground this afternoon.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Win a Teeth Whitening Package!

12 Giveaways of Christmas #8- Stony Spring Family Dental

Who wouldn't love to have a brighter, whiter smile this holiday season?

We're very excited to be giving away a teeth-whitening prize package from Stony Spring Family Dental, located at 3413 Stony Spring Circle in Louisville, KY.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

10 Tips for Moms to Survive the Holidays

We all know it's the most wonderful time of the year. But there is so much pressure to create perfect moments and memories, give the perfect gift, remember and connect with friends and loved ones. Quite frankly, the holidays are exhausting. And with four kids, who have end of year parties, secret Santas, holiday concerts and a last push on schoolwork before the break, any mom is tempted to hold up the white flag. And then, they have the dreaded wish lists (demand lists disguised as wishes). So I have compiled a list of things I will try to do to make the holiday less cluttered so I can savor the moments with my family.

To start I will tell the kids—

Monday, December 1, 2014

Win Tickets to The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

One holiday tradition enjoyed by many Kentuckiana families is The Brown-Forman Nutcracker performed by the Louisville Ballet at the Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall, December 6-21, 2014.

If this isn't already on your holiday to-do list, don't worry; we're giving away tickets!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Have a Great Weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! If you aren’t too stuffed with turkey, round up the kids and cousins for these fun family picks.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for YOU!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Win Passes to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

12 Giveaways of Christmas #6- Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Back again this holiday season is A Coca-Cola Christmas at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.  Your family won't want to miss the fantastic collaboration between Coca-Cola and the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory as many Coca-Cola artifacts, memorabilia, and more are on display in this fun, hands-on exhibit.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

6 Tips to Raising a Goal-Driven Child

Foster Goal-Digging…Not Gold-Digging in Your Children
Sherrie Campbell, Ph.D.

Parenting is the most important and rewarding part of life.  We have the divine opportunity to teach love, confidence, compassion, discipline and responsibility to another person. We will know what kind of parent we are by how we see our children get along, succeed and interact in the world. When love is the foundation of parenting we raise goal-driven children, rather than entitled children. If we love our children we mentor and discipline them.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Win Tickets to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

12 Giveaways of Christmas #5- Stage One

Make this holiday season extra special by taking your family to a performance of StageOne Family Theatre's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at the Kentucky Center, showing December 6, 13, and 20, 2pm and 5pm.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Have a Great Weekend!

Peppermint Express Train- Christmas at the Galt House
Here are our event picks for your family this weekend.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Read (or Listen to) This Book Today

I’ll Read When the Baby Goes to College
By Elaine Rooker Jack

The book: The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Author: Garth Stein
The publication date: 2008

What it’s about: Enzo, a dog who is Zen philosopher and expert on engineering, chronicles the ups and downs in the life of his race car driver master Denny. (The author attempts to explain this by suggesting that Enzo has evolved over several dog lifetimes to reach this level of enlightenment.) If I told you much more we’d be in spoiler territory; Denny has, as one reviewer said, a string of bad luck that strains believability. But if you can suspend your disbelief on all the above, this is a very entertaining and thought-provoking book. With a satisfying ending. (I had to quit listening in a critical part, and I thought of little else all weekend.) It would give your book club a lot to discuss.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Win Tickets to Santa Safari!

12 Giveaways of Christmas #4- Louisville Zoo

Santa will be bringing Mrs. Claus and his elves to the Louisville Zoo December 6-7, and 13-14, for a special Santa Safari event!
Families will create a holiday craft, enjoy treats, and experience one-on-one interactions with Zoo animals.

One lucky reader will win four tickets to Santa Safari (December 2014 event) and four regular Zoo admission tickets.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Just Ask Joyce: Pre-teen Drama

Q: “My pre-teen is always involved in stressful drama. I know that’s typical for girls, but it’s getting out of hand. I see an aggression I don’t like. How can I turn this around?”   

Monday, November 17, 2014

Win Tickets for Santa's Christmas Train!

12 Giveaways of Christmas #3- Kentucky Railway Museum

One lucky reader will win tickets to Santa's Christmas Train at the Kentucky Railway Museum.
During the Santa Express, you will enjoy an approximate 2 hour train excursion. Santa walks through the train and visits with the children. Don't forget your camera! We will serve cookies and hot chocolate. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas. 
This event will take place December 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21.Times are 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday (Eastern Time)Cost is $24.00 for Adults and $19.00 for children ages 2-12 under the age of 2 is free.
See Official Rules.

The lucky winner is Heather Brandt!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Teacher Feature: Megan Cheek

Megan Cheek
Centerfield Elementary

Megan Cheek has patience and optimism that is often hard to find. Megan is a special education teacher for grades third through fifth at Centerfield Elementary School.

“I’ve been at this school since I started teaching,” says Megan, who has been at Centerfield Elementary for eight years. Megan teaches students with more advanced disabilities — autism and cognitive disabilities. “Even though they face challenges and difficulties, they work really hard. It’s fun trying to figure out the best ways for them to learn and what motivates them.”

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Win Tickets to Rudolph!

12 Giveaways of Christmas #2- The Kentucky Center

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.   Join us in celebrating Rudolph’s 50 years on television and come see all of your favorite characters from the special including, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius  and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in the all new RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.  It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.  Don’t miss this wonderful new holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

One lucky reader will win a family 4-pack of tickets to the 2pm performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Brown Theatre on December 6, 2014.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Our Winter Issue is Out on Stands!

Today's Family winter issue is out and this issue is packed with wisdom from other families. Details you can use right away in your own family.  Do you celebrate enough? Do you need ideas on teaching your kids money management? Read about local families and their approach to these questions. Also, find out how to enter the Beautiful Baby contest!

Monday, November 10, 2014

We're Starting Our Holiday Giving Now!

Today’s Family loves to give away prizes to our fantastic readers, and what better time to have a giveaway blowout than during the holidays!

We’re starting your holiday fun now with our annual 12 Giveaways of Christmas.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Have a Great Weekend!

With holiday music already on the radio, we're beginning to feel the Christmas cheer. Plus, there are even a few holiday events happening this weekend.  Here's to lots of fun.. enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ways to Get Your Family Moving This Month

Exercises to keep you active in November!

                                    Don't be a turkey, get up and move!!

It is so important to stay active! You will feel better, release stress, and improve your heart and muscles! Let's stay active this November with the family! Here are some fun activities to do this month!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Win Tickets to the Festival of Trees & Lights!

The 25th Annual Festival of Trees and Lights hosted by the Children's Hospital Foundation will be held at Louisville Slugger Field, November 14-16.

You'll find Christmas trees, wreaths, and hand-crafted items for sale, along with lots of fun activities for the kids.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

When You Don't Like Their Kids

I Love My Friend but I Hate Her Kids: Five Ways to Cope

By Dr. Sherrie Campbell

Isn’t that the worst thing to have a friend you adore but you cannot stand her kids? No doubt this puts a strain and wedge in the relationship.  You have to decide when and how to spend time with her.  It isn’t always easy loving other people’s children, but there are truly some children that are impossible to like and the reality of the matter is that it comes down to the parenting. Children, in reality, are a reflection of the parenting, time, love, and attention they are receiving from home.  We all have stories to tell and to share and to keep secret.  So, here are five ways to cope if you have a friend you love with kids you don’t:

Monday, November 3, 2014

Are You Raising Digital Natives or Digital Naïves?

Five Tips to Protect Your Child from Digital Dangers
By Ben Halpert
A couple gathers their closest friends and family around the table. The couple is excited, nervous, anxious, and full of joy, all at the same time.
“We’re expecting!” they yell.
Cheers and tears of joy typically follow this pronouncement with congratulatory hugs being shared among guests. What was once a traditional moment to be shared and remembered by all present is a fading tradition for many of today’s young couples.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

If your family decides to forgo the outside trick-or-treating in your neighborhood because of the dropping temperatures, you have a few options for indoor fun.

Your family can enjoy indoor trick-or-treating at the following locations:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Miranda’s Favorite Things - October 2014

Five brilliant things Today’s Family Now Editor Miranda Popp is loving this month:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

More Derby Dinner Tickets Up for Grabs

We are thrilled to have another Derby Dinner Playhouse giveaway!  If you didn't win last time, here's one more chance.

One lucky reader will win a family 4-pack of  *tickets to a play at Derby Dinner Playhouse.See Official Rules
*Not valid on Fridays, Saturdays, or Matinees. Expires 2/17/15 (valid in Dec.)

The lucky winner is Amanda Markbury!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Little Bit of Modesty

Q: “My husband is bad about walking around naked. I don’t mind it in front of our 4-year-old son, but not our 3-year-old daughter. Right now the two of them giggle at Daddy. We want our children to be sex-healthy, and we intend to explain things to them. But we are disagreeing about modesty. Any advice you can offer would be appreciated.”

Monday, October 27, 2014

How to Help Your Community

With many middle and high school students required to have volunteer service hours, you may be wondering where your teen can help and what opportunities our local non-profits have for them.  Start with one of these local places.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Have a Great Weekend!

We have a HUGE list of local events for your weekend, including a... Noogiefest? Enjoy, friends!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kid-Friendly French Toast

Brinn's French Toast

A creamy and custardy French toast loaded with flavor and protein.

Recipe by Sandy and Mae Pike, Home Cuisine

active time
10-15 Minutes to mix
soaking time
1 hour or overnight to soak 
cooking time
10 Minutes

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Win Tickets to Derby Dinner Playhouse

Did you know that Derby Dinner Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest continually operating professional dinner theatres in the country?

Located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, this renowned theatre has been serving Kentuckiana for over 40 years.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vote for Ninja Rice

Louisville second-grader Flynn Harris needs your vote in the UNCLE BEN’S® Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest, a program to encourage children to make healthier choices by getting them interested in cooking at an early age.
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