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Wednesday's Woman

  • Have babies, will travel ... if you’ll have us

    Coordination has never been my strong suit. If a couch is near, I’ll stub my toe on it. If a table is there, my thigh will find a corner. Door frames leap out and ram into my shoulders and hands as I walk through. I’ve hit my head on so many cabinets it’s a wonder I don’t have a permanent knot on top of my noggin. I am continually covered in bruises from an indeterminate origin, just because I run into things so often I forget which bruise went with which piece of furniture.

  • Diabetes sufferers should protect their eyesight

    By Mechelle Coble

    All people with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, are at risk for developing diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye diseases include diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. All can cause severe vision loss and even blindness, but early detection and treatment can help prevent further damage and future vision loss.

  • The List: Helping military families

    Many in the community give generously to support deployed soldiers, collecting supplies and goodies to mail overseas. But the families on the home front need support, too. Michelle Cuthrall, a writer, mother and military wife who has been through deployments, offers the following suggestions. For a more detailed list, check out her website, www.behindthebluestarbanner.com.

  • Banquet bolsters the mother-daughter bond

    It’s all about mothers, daughters and their special bonds.

    The third annual Mother and Daughter Banquet, themed “A Mother’s Love,” will celebrate and nurture the mother-daughter relationship, said Gail Phoenix of GMP Services, a Vine Grove training and consulting firm that advocates for woman and children. GMP Services is hosting the event.

    The event is from noon to 3 p.m. May 7 at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

  • Life or Something Like It: Crash landings and other unintended consequences

    So one minute you’re tooling along on the highway of life and the next minute someone stops short in front of you.

    An accident certainly changes all your plans.

    But then again, if you could plan for it, it wouldn’t be an accident.

    I was driving my mom back from her winter home in Florida at the end of March. In late afternoon on a two-lane road in Georgia, I realized I wasn’t going to be able to stop in time to avoid plowing into the pickup truck in front of me.

  • Ask the Expert: Home Organization

    In my last column, I wrote about things I say to comments often made by my clients. This month, I wanted to share with you some things I do not say to my clients. What’s the point in telling you things I would never say? Well, I guess if you never read on you will never know.

  • The List: Feed that crafts craving

    Cake decorating.

  • The List

    Whether to save some cash at the super market, know more about your food or just find a rewarding hobby, there are many good reasons to grow your own garden. If space is limited, consider raised beds or containers. Here are a few interesting tips on small-space gardening from the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service.

  • Fabric, fun and fabulous tutus — Stefanie Weakly and Abby Maddy Designs

    Stefanie Weakley is a mamapreneur who combined her love of fabric and desire to make things for her kids to create an online children’s accessory business, Abby Maddy Designs.

    Weakly was born and raised in Kingsport, Tenn.

    “I married my husband and haven’t been back since,” she said.
    Being a military family, they’ve moved four times in five years and have been in Hardin County two years — the longest they’ve been anywhere.

    But Weakly loves military life.

  • Ask the expert: Health

    As the name implies, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a child younger than 1 year old.