52nd Annual Turkey Trot Sunday, Nov 6 2022 

Lace up your sneakers and join us on Thanksgiving morning for the 52nd Annual Turkey Trot at the Northeast Family YMCA! Run or walk in-person (or virtually) 5k, 10k, or Kids’ Trot. Rain or shine. All participants receive a t-shirt and Turkey Trot medal. Location: Northeast Family YMCA Date: Thursday, November 24 Times:              5k begins at 8:15am                           10k begins [...]

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Venardos Circus is coming to Louisville Wednesday, Oct 19 2022 

Back by popular demand, Venardos Circus (veh-NARR-dos), a Broadway-style animal-free circus, is thrilled to return to at Waterfront Park Starting October 19-30, 2022. They will host 15 shows over two weeks in the intimate red-and-white striped tent. “We are America’s circus! Our team is thrilled to return to Louisville, one of the cities we have visited annually through 2019 are thrilled [...]

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Grant’s Giving 3K/5K Run Walk Monday, Oct 17 2022 

Grant’s Giving 3K/5K run walk will take place at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve on November 6 and is open to all skill levels.  Grant’s Giving 5k is fantastic was to honor Grant’s memory and people and places he loved. Grant’s Giving 5K is to honor this wonderful boy. Grant Tucker was an athletic, competitive, and good-natured little boy who was [...]

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Bike To Beat Cancer Tuesday, Aug 23 2022 

Join nearly 1,000 people of all abilities and sizes as they pedal to Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro in an energetic fundraising effort that builds momentum year after year. Byline: David Steen Martin It won’t be a long bike ride, but it will be a meaningful one for Laila S. Agrawal, M.D., when she and her family participate in Bike [...]

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Mother-Daughter Weekend Trip to Gaylord Opryland Sunday, Jul 17 2022 

Location just down I-65 in Nashville, Opryland makes for a perfect mother-daughter weekend! It’s always nice to get away for a bit. We love heading out for a weekend trip to Opryland and every time we go, we discover something new.  A friend and I recently had the opportunity to spend two nights with our daughters at the beautiful Gaylord [...]

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YMCA Family Mud Run Tuesday, Jul 12 2022 

Join us for a day of muddy fun at the YMCA Family Mud Run at the Oldham County Family YMCA! Come and enjoy roughly two miles of mud, muck, and obstacles—designed for the whole family (ages 4+)! All participants in the YMCA Family Mud Run receive a t-shirt*, Mud Run medal, and refreshments.   Location: Oldham County Family YMCA Date: Friday, [...]

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How to Know if You Have What It Takes to Be Self-Employed Saturday, May 21 2022 

By Jacob Maslow – Branded Content

Becoming self-employed is much easier today than it once was. Thanks to platforms like Airbnb, Uber, and Fiverr, with the gig economy in full swing, anyone can establish their status as a small business owner and start making cash according to their schedule. But, of course, to thrive in this environment, you’ll need a lot more than just a LinkedIn profile and a few simple skills. You’ll also need a key range of practical resources and soft skills to ensure you can survive the challenges of self-employment. So keep reading if you’re not sure whether this route is the right track for you and your career plans.

The Emotional Side: Are You Mentally Prepared?

You’ll need to address two main points before you become self-employed. First, are you emotionally and mentally prepared, and do you have the practical resources to realize your dream? Let’s start with the emotional side. While anyone can become self-employed these days, not everyone is well-positioned for this job.

Working for yourself can be much pressure, particularly since you’re not guaranteed a regular income. You’ll need to learn to reduce stress and anxiety and constantly fight to find earning opportunities. There may be months when you don’t get enough money to pay for the pills. At the same time, you’ll be under much stress, dealing with taxes and accounts you never had to encounter before and promoting yourself in a competitive environment. So before you go self-employed, ask yourself whether you can handle:

  • Difficult conversations with competitors and unhappy clients
  • Unpredictable income and the constant search for new earning opportunities
  • Promoting yourself and constantly building your portfolio
  • Managing your accounts, finances, and taxes
  • Working extremely long hours, perhaps without a huge income at first

The Practical Side: Do You Have the Resources?

Suppose you discover you have the emotional grit and resiliency to thrive in a self-employed position. In that case, the next step is figuring out if you have the resources required. Even if you’re going to be writing articles or creating graphic design images in your free time for money, you’ll need to invest in your new business initially. For example, it costs money to pay for a business website, computer, and hardware to design your own home office. You might even need to spend money on materials too. However, a small business loan can give you the initial capital you need to start without asking you to use a lifetime’s worth of savings.

Remember, it’s best to keep at least some of your savings around, so you have something to keep you going when your earnings are low. In addition, you’ll need to make sure you can afford the initial costs of starting your business and the dips and changes in your income. Taking the time to calculate how much money you’ll need not just to bring your business idea to life, but also to ensure you can continue to thrive while you wait for your career as a self-employed individual to take off will be essential.

Photo Courtesy // Jacob Maslow //

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Child Mindset Development Coaching Sunday, May 1 2022 

*this is a paid sponsor post Imagine the days leading up to when your child is ready to embark on the next chapter in their lives…without you. What are the core belief systems and mindset patterns you hope they are taking with them?  You hope they:  Have an unwavering understanding of who they are and what they are capable of. [...]

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One Day Pop-Up Market: Children’s Business Fair Friday, Apr 8 2022 

*this is a paid sponsored post Come out and shop and observe children launching their very own startup businesses at City Schoolhouse Children’s Business Fair! Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace on Saturday, April 23rd from 10 am – 2 pm.    The City Schoolhouse [...]

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Metro United Way Developmental Screening Hub Saturday, Feb 19 2022 

*this is a sponsored post The Metro United Way Developmental Screening Hub is a must for parents with newborn to age 5 that are wondering about their child’s development.  It can be an overwhelming task for parents, knowing if their children are walking, talking, and interacting as they should. Metro United Way’s Developmental Screening hub can help caregivers understand their [...]

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