Saturday, November 18, 2017

How She Helps By Teaching Business Etiquette

By Brigid Morrissey



Accountability is a word that is learned as you age into more and more responsibility. It’s a word often associated with jobs and sports, coinciding with the ability to perform. It’s a word that, until the prospective residents enroll at Family Scholar House, might not be fully understood.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Just Me and the Boys + A 2,000-Mile Road Trip

By Megan Seckman


(l-r) Sam, Christine, Josh, Dominic, and Josh at Bronco Stadium. 
After Christine Beshara-Repp’s divorce, she found herself short on funds but full of big dreams. All of a sudden, a life stretched out in front of her. Where she was to steer it, was no one’s decision but her own. But like most transitions, it took time; like most divorces, it was complicated. Christine, 42, and her ex-husband were still friends. For a while after the divorce, they actually shared their home together — a simple, temporary solution to a complex family web. Even after her ex-husband moved from the home they shared, Christine thirsted for more independence. She needed adventure, to be in the driver’s seat after so many years of idling. She needed to know she could do it, all on her own.
And so, a road trip was born.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

What To Do This Weekend


Music, drinks, and art. . .what more do you need on a Friday night? Experience After Hours at the Speed, as the Speed Museum remains open until 10pm the third Friday of every month. Each After Hours event will offer music, performances, food and drinks by Wiltshire at the Speed, and, of course, art. This Friday's events include: silent disco with local DJs, a tribute to Radiohead's In Rainbows performed by Orchestra Enigmatic, and dance, poetry, and live music performances inspired by works of art in the Speed's collection.

This weekend you can also ask questions of a science expert, enjoy family fun with science and technology, be surrounded with the holiday spirit at play performances, shop for unique craft gifts for loved ones, and more.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Before Whitney Cessna Gives Nutritional Advice

By Brittani Dick

Before she gives nutritional advice, Whitney Cessna, 28, knows that she has to practice what she preaches. According to this health guru, a healthy, filling breakfast is the only real way to start a great day.

Monday, November 13, 2017

H is for Having it All (Kinda)

By Renee Murphy

Renee Murphy and kids (youngest to oldest: Kellan, Katherine, and Keefe) at home. Photo by Patti Hartog

One topic my girlfriends and I talk about on a regular basis is how we struggle, almost daily, with how to be a “boss” at our jobs and still be the best mom and wife on the planet. No pressure, right? In 2014 career strategist and author Megan Dall-Camina surveyed 1,000 women in the workforce about their well-being. Seventy percent of those surveyed believe the concept of success at home and work were a myth. Forty percent told Dall-Camina they were hanging on by a thread.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

No-Knead Artisan Rolls

By Paige Rhodes


Hosting Thanksgiving is stressful enough without having to worry about making everything the day of. Save yourself a ton of trouble by prepping and cooking foods such as vegetables, desserts, and baked goods ahead of time. These recipes can be started even a couple of days before Thanksgiving to give yourself ample time to deal with that turkey and dressing.

Apple Layer Cake With Bourbon Butterscotch Buttercream

By Paige Rhodes



Hosting Thanksgiving is stressful enough without having to worry about making everything the day of. Save yourself a ton of trouble by prepping and cooking foods such as vegetables, desserts, and baked goods ahead of time. These recipes can be started even a couple of days before Thanksgiving to give yourself ample time to deal with that turkey and dressing.

Brussels Sprout Salad With Pomegranates and Candied Pecans

By Paige Rhodes


Hosting Thanksgiving is stressful enough without having to worry about making everything the day of. Save yourself a ton of trouble by prepping and cooking foods such as vegetables, desserts, and baked goods ahead of time. These recipes can be started even a couple of days before Thanksgiving to give yourself ample time to deal with that turkey and dressing.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Few Decor Tips — And a Home You Can Win

Open storage offers an opportunity to insert color and texture in your kitchen; display cookbooks or interesting serving ware. In this kitchen, the open shelving makes use of a narrow space, breaks up the cabinetry and highlights a 12-foot ceiling.
Want to win a home? You can enter a raffle to win either a $600,000 Norton Commons home on November 18. The fundraiser raises money for Norton Healthcare’s NiCU and you can buy tickets for $100 each.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Creating Beautiful Spaces

By Keri Foy



Women with a knack for design and a can-do attitude often find themselves helping other people make their homes just as beautiful as their own. Over time, people notice, the design-savvy opinions are solicited, and a career path emerges.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

What To Do This Weekend



Kick off the holiday spirit this year with a visit to the 28th annual Festival of Trees & Lights at Louisville Slugger Field. You can make purchases from the hundreds of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and décor, and the proceeds benefit Norton Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Pictures with Santa, children’s crafts, holiday entertainment, and Hanukkah activities are free with admission. Also, hop on the ride-on train, grab a treat at the sweet shop, and more. Friday night is Festival Family Night, featuring a visit from Louisville Ballet performers from “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.” In addition to holiday crafts and entertainment, the night concludes with a fireworks show over Louisville Slugger Field and free hot chocolate and cider.

This weekend you can also shop and ride the trolley through downtown Jeffersonville,  veterans get free benefits at the YMCA for Veterans Day weekend, laugh with some top-notch sketch comedy, and more.

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Today's Transitions Innovation Awards Winner: The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, Jeffersontown

Jayme Cooper, therapy manager at Good Samaritan Society, helps rehab patients
readjust to getting in and out of their car. Photo by Melissa Donald 














Today's Transitions is recognizing local services and communities whose innovative ideas are improving the quality of life for seniors and caregivers. Read about one of our four Today's Transitions Innovation Award winners who won in the Innovative Structural Design category.


Today's Transitions Innovation Awards Winner: Masonic Homes of Kentucky with Senior Care Experts

(l-r) Linda Wagner, dining services director for Masonic Homes of Kentucky with Danielle Herriford of Senior Care Experts and Courtney Dale who works in hospitality at Masonic Homes of Kentucky. Photo by Melissa Donald



Today's Transitions is recognizing local services and communities whose innovative ideas are improving the quality of life for seniors and caregivers. Read about one of our four Today's Transitions Innovation Award winners who won in the Innovative Support Services Winner category.

Today's Transitions Innovation Awards Winner: Frazier Rehab Institute

Dr. Kathrin LaFaver, director of the UofL Physicians Movement Disorders Clinic, has developed various treatments, activities, and events for people with movement disorders. Photo by Melissa Donald 














Today's Transitions is recognizing local services and communities whose innovative ideas are improving the quality of life for seniors and caregivers. Read about one of our four Today's Transitions Innovation Award winners who won in the Innovative Therapeutic/Mobility Services Winner category.

Today's Transitions Innovation Awards Winner: Belmont Village Senior Living

Center: Melissa Weidman, memory program coordinator at Belmont Village, is with Dr. Robert Marin, Jeanette Alexander, Odette Holcomb, and Valinda Costabell during a Circle of Friends group session.
Photo by Melissa Donald 













Today's Transitions is recognizing local services and communities whose innovative ideas are improving the quality of life for seniors and caregivers. Read about one of our four Today's Transitions Innovation Award winners who won in the Innovative Healthcare Services category.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A Little Extra Height and a Lot of Extra Friendly

By Keri Foy


At a little over 5-foot tall, Lisa Nalley's height has a huge impact on her style. From heels to hemming, this petite mom of two knows how to add a couple inches. And while appearing taller may be important, what's more important to her is that she looks friendly and helpful.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Cozy and Elegant, We Have Velvet Styles For Your Holiday Parties

By Aubrey Hillis

Love...Ady dress, $98; Michael Kors shoes, $60 available at Nordstrom Rack BaubleBar earrings, $13 available at Target.

It's no surprise that we love the current trends here at Today's Woman. From crushed velvet to embroidered shoes, we have found some simple inspirations for those upcoming holiday parties!

We Have a Velvet Crush on Metro United Way

By Tiffany White


Theresa Reno-Weber, CEO and president of the the Metro United Way, is on the fast track to meeting an aggressive goal that she and her team have set for the organization — all while gearing up for a momentous occasion.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Keeping It Smart with Geek-Chic Style

By Miranda Popp

Walking around the office clad in a lab coat and safety glasses are requirements, but Jennifer Chu is no ordinary chemist. She stands out not only in the office with her style, but anywhere she goes in what she defines as “geek-chic” fashion.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Three Events to Buy Tickets for This Month

By Gioia Patton/Arts insider


Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain
The Brown Theatre

Shaping Sound was established in Los Angeles in 2012 with a focus on contemporary dance and choreographic artistry. The company is an evocative collaboration by diverse artists who describe themselves as ‘visual musicians’ i.e. their dance gives shape and form to sound. Shaping Sound has impacted audiences with a unique fusion of jazz, modern, and hip-hop choreography. After The Curtain tells the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love.
Travis Wall, artistic director, was the runner-up for the Fox reality show So You Think You Can Dance season 2, and is currently a resident choreographer for the national dance competition show. Wall is also a five-time Emmy nominated choreographer for his work on So You Think You Can Dance and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
WHEN: November 5 @ 7pm
WHERE: The Brown Theatre, 315 West Broadway
TICKETS: $40/$55/$65
CONTACT: The Kentucky Center box office (501 West Main Street) walk up or drive thru, 502.584.7777, or here. Call 502.566.5111 for information about the range of accessibility options offered.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Are You Going to the Art Open Studio this Weekend? Marti Kuehn Will Be There

By Lucy M. Pritchett

Marti Kuehn’s Turning Points hinged on her affinity for saying Yes, Yes, and once again, Yes.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

What To Do This Weekend


Pay homage to one of Louisville's biggest icons as conductor Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra present the world premiere of Abrams’ new genre-straddling work, The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, at The Kentucky Center. The Greatest is an immersive orchestral experience with music, poetry, narration, and dance. The work will be heard in its entirety for the first time. The orchestra also celebrates its 80th anniversary at a gala in conjunction with the performance.

Also this weekend, check out a free concert on your Friday lunch break, get outdoors and experience the relationship between sound, music, and nature, catch a rodeo or horse show, and more.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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