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Friday, January 15, 2016

What To Do This Weekend: Winter Wonderland

Winter has finally arrived! 
Whether you want to stay in and keep warm, or go outside and brave the elements, here are a few fun family activities to check out:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wintry Weather Keeping You Inside? Try This!

By Carrie Vittitoe

School snow days may arrive soon, so here are some ways to break the monotony for your little ones if you can't get out of your house:

Seasonal Silliness — Margo Thornbury, art teacher at Tully Elementary, came up with a fun and funny art project for her students that families can easily do at home. Snap photographs of your children in funny poses. Print or develop the photos and paste to paper. Have children draw seasonal scenes around the photo.

Winter Animal Prints — Children can easily make winter animals using paint and their hand or footprints.

Penguins — Paint children’s feet black and step on white paper. Allow to dry.
Use googly eyes at the heel end of the footprint and paint white bellies. Cotton balls could be used for mounds of snow.

Polar bears — Paint children’s hands white and press on paper. Allow to dry. Paint on polar bear faces.

Cardinals — Paint children’s hands red and make handprint on a sheet of construction paper. Freehand paint a tree branch underneath them.

E-books — Older children to even preschoolers can help write their own e-books using tools such as Storybird (see picture above) and Storyjumper.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Win a Family Trip to the Zips!

Enter today to win four tickets to a unique adventure at Louisville Mega Cavern’s Mega Zips! Featuring six underground zip lines, including a fun-filled dual racing zip and two awesome challenge bridges that will test your skill, balance, and mettle, this tour is guaranteed to get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping. Your trained tour guides will lead you into never-before-seen sections of the man-made cavern and educate you about the geology and history of this unique attraction, which contains 17 miles of underground passageways beneath the city of Louisville.
See Official Rules for details.

The lucky winner is Brian Sabo!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Beautiful Baby: Gear Up to Vote!

Thank you for entering!

Thank you for entering all of those cute babies in our 9th annual Today's Family Beautiful Baby contest, sponsored by Derby City Pediatric Dentistry. The entry window is now closed. All eligible baby nominees' pictures will be included in the spring issue of Today's Family and online, and readers will vote for their favorite starting in early February. The baby with the most votes will be featured on the cover of our Baby supplement, which will be included in Today’s Family and Today's Woman magazines, and he or she will receive a $1,000 savings bond from Derby City Pediatric Dentistry.

Don't forget to check back and vote for your favorite! In the meantime, check out the cuteness of some of our past winners in 2015, 20142013, 2012, and 2011.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Are You a Helicopter Parent?

Come In for a Landing and Let your Kids GROW

By Carrie Vittitoe

All parents are periodically guilty of being a little too involved in their children’s lives, but if we’re helicoptering more than just occasionally, we really aren’t doing our kids any favors. We may be actively hobbling them. We need to be willing to let them fail on a small scale when the consequences aren’t life-altering.
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