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Wednesday's Woman

  • Motherhood and More: Thinking about a third

    When I was younger, before I knew the ins and outs and all the weird, difficult things that went along with parenthood, I always said I wanted four children.

    I wanted to hear all the laughter and the giggling and I wanted to see a passel of children, my children, riding bikes together or kicking a soccer ball or making mud pies. Apparently, in my mind, kids only existed outside.

    My husband, on the other hand, only wanted two kids. We decided to compromise and settled on three.

  • Carol Baldwin's calling

    Providing assistance to those navigating the labyrinthine health insurance process or to those who need help getting prescription medications, Carol Baldwin derives a great amount of satisfaction from her dual role.

    “It’s just the most rewarding thing I’ve ever been involved in,” Baldwin said. “Ever.”

    As the community organizer for the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program and director for State Health Insurance Program, Baldwin provides free services through Lincoln Trail Area Development District.

  • Life or Something Like It: Recalling family history

    I had seen that the 1940 census was going to be released.

    After more than 70 years, that year’s official count of United States residents would become public record, opening up a treasure trove of records for genealogy buffs.

    With my 80-year-old uncle driving my 83-year-old mother back from her annual winter stay in Florida, perusing the records together when they arrived would make for a great night of story-telling about their teen years in New York.

  • Nisha Haque: Fulfills a dream by helping others far from home

    Nisha Haque is a long way from her hometown of Elizabethtown. She is working with a medical relief mission and with Mother Teresa’s charities in Kolkata, India.

    She’s a fourth-year medical student who came to Hardin Memorial Hospital for her third- and fourth-year clinical rotation requirements as an osteopathic medical student.

  • Got to be real: Look for character, not color

    Red and yellow and pink and green. Purple and orange and blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, too. Listen with your eyes and sing everything you see. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing along with me.

  • Doing swimmingly: Sharon Garcia coaches sport of ‘life lessons’

    A late start as a swimmer didn’t stop Sharon Garcia of Radcliff from making a splash in the sport.

    At the end of September 2011, Garcia became swim coach for North Hardin, John Hardin and Central Hardin high schools after serving as assistant coach.

    “I started swimming originally when I was at Fort Bragg,” Garcia said.

    She was 10 — almost 11— at the time, which kind of classified her as a late starter, she said. She became part of the school swim team, the Aqua Dragons.

  • Crafty creations: Linda Johnson puts a spin on traditional Easter baskets

    Linda Johnson is known by many of her friends as a crafty person. Each holiday inspires new creations and Easter is no exception.

    Mused in a paint store, Johnson’s latest projects were a sweet and simple spin on the traditional Easter basket.

    “This is something anybody can do,” Johnson said. “You don’t have to be creative or rich to make one of these baskets.”

  • Speakers with Spark: The power of forgiving

    By Susan Rider
    For The News-Enterprise

    April is a month of new beginnings. Birds are coming back from the warm climate and we’re awakening in the morning to beautiful tunes. Easter flowers are blooming — tulips, redbud trees and dogwood trees. April is a wonderful month for awakening. April also is a good month to think about forgiveness.

  • Sarah Anthony embraces 'sweet' career choice

    Sarah Anthony has a sweet business operation. Literally.

    Anthony, of Hodgenville, owns Sugar Fashion Cakes, which offers cakes and cupcakes to customers with an emphasis on custom orders. Cakes can be sculpted in shapes ranging from a doctor’s medical bag to the iconic dogs playing poker scene.

  • Motherhood & More: Learning to let go

    Relax, I tell myself.

    Don’t nitpick, I tell myself.

    But I have such a difficult time letting my 3-year-old boy just be a 3-year-old boy.

    He’s silly and rambunctious and I love all of that about him. But as his mother, it’s my job to rein him in when I can. To keep him from jumping off the arm of the sofa or to keep him from hanging the upper half of his body out the open window of his upstairs bedroom.