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Wednesday's Woman

  • 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. 

  • The Art of Performance: Kentucky basketball lessons

    March Madness has come and gone. A new NCAA basketball champion has been crowned. Unfortunately for those of us who live in Kentucky, the Kentucky Wildcats came close but did not win the title. Every NCAA basketball tournament provides some lessons to be learned about performing on the biggest basketball stage.

  • Art paints path for mom

    Under the watchful eye of Courtney Ballard, the three children draw horizontal lines on the inside of the circle they created with colored Sharpies, designating the head of what will be a ladybug.

    “It looks like a window,” Davis VanZant, 6, said.

    “Good job, Emily,” Ballard tells 4-year-old Emily Bach, who draws eyes on her ladybug while beside her Mason Baldwin, 5, carefully adds color to his work.

    Ballard was in fiddlesticks, a children’s store in Elizabethtown, conducting Sprout Studio, an art class for children.

  • The List

    The News-Enterprise

    Have you checked out the library lately? The Hardin County Public Library offers a variety of interactive, not-so-traditional free activities. Here’s a glance at a few regular programs and special events coming up for National Library Week, April 10 through 16. Check with the library for specifics, www.hcpl.info.

  • Speakers with Spark

    Spring Cleaning for the Mind

    As the crocus bloom and the Easter flowers show their glory, it’s not uncommon for our minds to turn to spring cleaning. A desire to freshen the linens, clean the cobwebs and start anew. Just as we start to spring clean in our homes it might be a good idea to start spring cleaning our lives.