Spring and summer bring us many wonderful things to enjoy after a long winter. But they also bring us threats to our health. One of which is Lyme disease.
I have witnessed and have been told by many in the community that this has been a bad year for ticks. On a personal note, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease as a result of a bite from a tick I received in early April. Thankfully, I knew some of the signs and symptoms to look for and received quick and effective treatment.
Sunday is Mother’s Day, an opportunity to take time to let moms know how much they are appreciated. Many of the women featured in Wednesday’s Woman speak very highly of their moms, often calling them mentors or giving them some credit for their success.
In honor of Mother’s Day, some of these women shared the reasons why their moms are so important in their lives — the woman behind the woman, so to speak.
Have you heard? There is a growing epidemic sweeping our nation. It is claiming the well-being of thousands of people and is changing the shape of our society. It is altering lives and not necessarily for the better. What is the cause of this growing epidemic? That would be an overabundant lack of self-respect.
If you’re a mother, there’s a good chance your near future is flowering. And if you have a mother, pondering a plant purchase is probable. Flowers and plants are undeniably popular Mother’s Day gifts — fitting, as flowers are plain pretty and, with love and care, keep growing. Here are a few interesting facts about Mother’s Day flowers from the Society of American Florists.
Artists and crafters will gather Saturday to promote local handmade goods and the women who create them.
The third annual Every Woman’s Arts and Crafts Spring Festival will showcase creations from fine art, jewelry and pottery to handmade soaps and candles from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. About 35 artists and crafters will be on hand.
Faith, family, music and children are key components of Joanna Black’s life.
As the mother of a 4-year-old girl, Kindermusik instructor, cello teacher and supervisor of developmental book sales, among other things, Joanna is a mamapreneur who has found a way to incorporate the things she loves into her work.
“I come from a musical family,” Joanna said. “My dad was a traditional vocalist.”
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.
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.
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.