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Mega Cavern Lights Under Louisville – Start a New Holiday Tradition

For the past 10 years my family has had a Holiday tradition to head over to Lexington to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Southern Lights.  The light display, animal petting barn, craft exhibits, Kentucky Horse Park gift shop and the Kentucky Train Associations model train display has been just the ticket to get us in the Holiday spirit.  Listening to Christmas Carols on the way over and stopping at Claudia Sanders on the way back has always been a family favorite. However, this year we altered our Christmas light tradition and decided to head to The Mega Cavern’s Light Under Louisville…


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JCPS Too Little Too Late?

I received an email from JCPS wanting my opinion on the Student Assignment Plan. [Are you SURE you want MY opinion?!?!]  If you’d like to leave a comment, you may do so here, but only until the end of today (December 5, 2011). And by the way, just because you don’t have kids doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to this. You pay the same taxes on public schools as those of us with kiddos. On that same link, there are snippets  of what the plan “changes” are. I say “changes” lightly, as it looks as if their big “change” is reducing…


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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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An Idea for School Busing

I swear I don’t understand why our “Board” thinks that busing is a good idea.  When I was a kid, in the south end, I lived where I walked to school for my first 9-10 years, including Kindergarten!!  The first time I rode a bus was going to Ahrens, in 10th grade, and THAT was a city bus, not a school bus.  How can we expect parents to attend functions and events when they are half-way across town at some school that the parents have never even seen? And it doesn’t take a genius to determine that “enrolled” and “attended”…


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Homeschooling Provides a Bonus Education for Your Child

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. More and more parents are homeschooling their children in the United States. Most of the reasons that parents decide to homeschool has to do with giving their child a better education at home. In 2007-2008, the Federal Government reported taxpayers paid $10,297 per student    (http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=66)   but unfortunately U.S. students continue to perform very poorly globally no matter how much money is put into education. (In addition to the $10, 297, this report said 55% of the students are bused nationally at $854/student which adds to the cost per student). Children Love Homeschooling Because of…


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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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A Love Story featuring…Me?

This post will be extremely out of character for me, but blogs are meant to be free form and expansive so why not. I am in love for the last time in my life with the only woman I ever loved. This is a long story, but it’s a GOOD story so indulge me a few moments of your time. This all begins back in 1982 when I met and married a beautiful hometown girl. She was 18 and I was 21. Some claimed we were too young, but when you’re in love who cares. We were blissfully happy for…


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Lying Parents Should Be Prosecuted

It’s about time the authorities started cracking down on lying parents. Think about the example parents are setting for their kids, and decide whether you think it’s OK for a parent who lives in Jefferson County to convince an Oldham County resident to lie and say his son lives in her home. Then the lie requires signing an affidavit, saying your child lives in a house he doesn’t live in. This guy in Oldham County isn’t the only one who’s guilty, but Charles Lauron is being set up as the poster child for what may be one of the most common…