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Doulapalooza! Music, Midwives, Moms….More!

      A doula is a trained professional who accompanies a woman, a couple, through labor with continuous physical, emotional and informational support. We offer non-medical care with comfort and focusing measures and support the woman’s desires in goals for the birth of her child in both hospital and home environments. Just over 12 years ago, I trained to become at doula- labor coach, if you will, via the Seattle Midwifery School. One of my decisions to return home to Louisville was Birth Care Network was getting organized and I wanted to become a part of the birth advocate community…



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Tedeschi-Trucks and Ken-Ducks Rule This Weekend

This is one of those colossal Louisville weekends — with so much to do and all without crossing a bridge. I want to point out and promote two big events for good causes, which is not in any way to dismiss the Idea Festival or the NuLu Fest, both of which I have plans to attend. On Saturday afternoon at Papa John’s Cadinal Stadium, there will something a lot more entertaining than a football game going on. The southern Blues of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band will play to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The husband-wife team of Derrick Trucks and Susan…


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Sailing for a Cure Foundation holds regatta on the Ohio this weekend!

Many of you know I have been around boats most of my life, getting out on the Ohio is always great fun and I can handle a pretty big ship when I have to. There is one battle(ship) I haven’t faced, but some folks in our community have, and thats Leukemia & Lymphoma. I have had a few friends afflicted, and recovered, so you just never know who or how you may be touched by this disease. As we enjoy this fabulous Thursday Fall-like  weather, and gear up for a great weekend, lets “raise a sail” and head down to…


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Benefit for Kids with Leukemia on the River this Weekend!

  Many of you know I have been around boats most of my life, getting out on the Ohio is always great fun and I can handle a pretty big ship when I have to. There is one battle(ship) I haven’t faced, but some folks in our community have, and thats Leukemia & Lymphoma. I have had a few friends afflicted, and recovered, so you just never know who or how you may be touched by this disease. As we enjoy this fabulous Thursday Fall-like  weather, and gear up for a great weekend, lets “raise a sail” and head down…


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Never shall we forget…

  Its been a turbulent time here in the US for several years now. Last night’s Presidential speech sparked so much debate about JOBS, WORK and the US economy, that its hard to keep up with the rhetoric. In that light, I found this video clip of VP Biden and House Speaker John Boehner chatting up their golf game before hand to be strangely comforting that these are still just men with a job to do: video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Not to make light of the economic catastrophe that the US in, but nice to see divided parties are…


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Judy Green…and her “Help” in Louisville

 Did I just fall back into the 1960’s in Louisville, KY? Was there a busing riot in front of Seneca High School…I’m confused. You fellow readers might have to help me out on this one. Judy Green now has a group of supporters. Well, that’s not out of the ordinary, even with the stain on the dress, Bill Clinton had his. What is odd to me is that Gracie Lewis, a Green Supporter, just waltzed out of a Book I finished reading the other day called The Help. Gracie knows what happened to Judy Green and her fall from office…and I quote “To…



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What a cool idea! Evening bike ride to benefit a good cause

In these dog days of summer Prevent Blindness has come up with a very cool idea. It’s America’s first Night Rider. A light, evening bike ride followed by music from Gene Brock & The Hasselhoffs and The Hard Luck.  The event starts at Saints Pizza and Pub, 131 Breckenridge Lane, in the heart of St. Matthews. Sign in and late registration begins at 7:30 p.m. The ride begins at about 9. Music begins at 10:30.  The $25 registration includes the ride, a Night Rider t-shirt, and admission to the show. All proceeds benefit Prevent Blindness America. For details on early…


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Fun and fitness for a cause

Got plans tonight? Here are two ways to get out and have fun and support Susan G Komen and Kosair Charities: Tonight is the launch party for the 2011 Pink Lounge starting at 6 at the Dressing Room, 2836 Frankfort Avenue. Event tickets will be sold at a special discounted price for this evening only. Purchase your lounge tickets & also receive 25% off any item of your choice at Dressing Room Boutique! The Pink Tie Lounge benefits Susan G Komen for the Cure. The signature cocktail of the Pink Lounge will be served, known as the ‘Fleur de Pink’! Not sure…