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Press Release | Celebrate Mom All Month Long at French Lick Resort

For Immediate Release
March 7, 2018

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A “Mom”entous Month of May at French Lick Resort

FRENCH LICK, IN (March 7, 2018) – As influential and invaluable as moms are, they deserve more than just their 24 hours in the sun on Mother’s Day. That’s why French Lick Resort is extending the celebration to 31 days of love that will span the entire month.

“Celebrate Mom All Month Long” will treat mothers and their families to special programming throughout the month of May and all across the resort. Whether mom’s idea of fun is a day on the links, a night at the casino, putting paintbrush to canvas or unwinding with a good glass of wine, there is something to make every mom’s month special.

The centerpiece of the month for moms is Mother’s Day weekend, with a Sunday brunch on May 13 as well as a Mother’s Day package including overnight accommodations at West Baden Springs Hotel, brunch for two and flowers delivered to her room. Mothers can also take advantage of a complimentary round of golf from Friday, May 11, through Monday, May 14, at The Donald Ross Course at French Lick where moms can play free with a paying guest.

Moms enjoying crafty ventures will also want to partake in a brand-new event being offered at French Lick Resort for the first time. Cheers to Pallet Painting, set for Monday, May 7 (6pm), allow the chance to relax, sip and paint in an instructed class yielding a decorative creation to take home as well.

With spring in full gear, French Lick Resort will be buzzing in May with a wide range of events and activities that moms could indulge in. Here is the rundown on some of them:

Afternoon Tea • Every Saturday, 2-4pm; May 12 Afternoon Tea in Sinclair’s Restaurant

The West Baden Springs Hotel atrium is the ideal setting for a proper afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches, scones and petit fours served alongside a selection of gourmet teas.

Wine Pairings • Friday, May 4 • 8 pm

Experience wine tasting with American and European wine presentations by the house wine expert at West Baden Springs Hotel. Wines are paired with a variety of hors d’oeuvres.

Mother’s Day Brunch • Sunday, May 13 • 10am-3pm

Treat mom to a meal with everything. The Mother’s Day Brunch in the West Baden Springs Hotel atrium features everything from comfort food to seafood plus omelet and waffle stations, carved meats, a variety of entrees, a children’s menu and a wonderland of desserts.

Mixology Class • Sundays, May 6 & 20 • 5pm

Get a spirited education behind the evolution of the cocktail. Our West Baden mixologist will provide demos and samples of drinks served alongside hors d’oeuvres.

Wine and Canvas • Saturday, May 12 • 5:30pm

Raise a glass and raise a paintbrush as two relaxing pastimes come together in a memorable afternoon at West Baden Springs Hotel. Participants will have a one-of-a-kind creation to take home from this instructed class.

Pour a Glass, Paint a Glass • Tuesday, May 22 • 6pm

Pop the cork on your artistic side and learn basic tricks and tips for painting wine glasses. Have a glass with us, then have your own customized glass to take with you.

Wine and Dessert Soirée • Friday, May 25 • 8pm

Indulge in house-made desserts paired with wine varietals from around the world.

French Lick Family Classic 5K Run/Walk & Kids 1 Mile Mini • Saturday, May 19; kids’ race at 8:15 am and 5K race at 9:30am

Race in for our annual 5K and kids’ race, which will feature other family-friendly activities like a bounce house, Pop-a-Shot, art station and crazy hair station.

French Lick Resort also features hotel packages that are ideal for treating mom to a full experience:

Mother’s Day Package: This makes Mother’s Day a breeze for everybody. Treat her to an overnight stay in the Old World elegance of West Baden Springs Hotel, and a special Mother’s Day brunch for two in the atrium. Flowers for mom delivered to your room are the cherry on top of this weekend.

SpaCation Package: Experience the ultimate in relaxation with a SpaCation at either of our two world-class spas. Reserve overnight accommodations and receive $200 in spa credit for any special treatment of your choice.

Girlfriends’ Getaway Package: The ultimate rest-and-reboot sabbatical. Includes an overnight stay, bottle of Champagne and chocolates for your group to share. Start the day off right with a $100 breakfast credit, and plan a girls’ day out at one of our world-class spas with a $400 spa credit.

The gift of choice is always a perfect option for mom, and French Lick Resort gift cards can be redeemed at a range of resort venues such as restaurants, retail shops, spas and golf courses. Gift cards never expire and can be customized in amount.

To learn more about gift cards, hotel packages and the other mom-centered activity across French Lick Resort coming up in May, check out our website.

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About French Lick Resort
French Lick Resort is a $560 million historic restoration and casino development project that includes the West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick Springs Hotel and French Lick Casino. This Midwest premiere resort destination features 686 guest rooms and suites; a 51,000-square-foot, single-level casino; 63 holes of golf, including the fully restored 1917-designed Donald Ross Course at French Lick and the18-hole Pete Dye Course at French Lick; two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms totaling 42,000 square feet; meeting and event space totaling 165,000 square feet and an array of dining and entertainment options.

Contact:
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Public Relations Manager
French Lick Resort
812-936-5926
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Tessa Higgs
Public Relations Coordinator
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812-936-5861
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Thank you,
ELLE HUMBERT
MARKETING COORDINATOR

French Lick Resort
8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432
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Press Release | WomanCare | 2017 BY THE NUMBERS FOR SOUTHERN INDIANA MOMS AND BABIES.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 13, 2018

2017 BY THE NUMBERS FOR SOUTHERN INDIANA MOMS AND BABIES.

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN — The numbers are in, and 2017 was a very good year for the metro area women who delivered their babies with WomanCare. WomanCare delivered 845 babies during the year, with our Certified Nurse Midwives delivering 375 of those little ones. Regionally, WomanCare delivered 60% of the 1409 babies born at Clark Memorial Hospital, and handled 32% of all Southern Indiana deliveries!

Sometimes Cesarean section is necessary to avoid complications during labor and delivery. But natural birth is recommended whenever possible for the health of both mother and baby. Cesarean delivery rates in the U.S. continue to decline and were at 26% according to most recent data. (Kentucky’s rate in 2017 was 27%; Indiana’s was 24%). WomanCare’s C-section rate for women receiving a C-section after having one previously for 2017 was 12% of total deliveries, or half the state average, with our Certified Nurse Midwives even lower at 5%. Even better, our primary C-section rate — the percent of women receiving a C-section for the first time — was just 7% overall, and 3% for our midwives.

Natural, vaginal birth is still possible for moms who have previously had a C-section. Research shows that about 60% to 80% percent of women who attempt a trial of labor after cesarean have a successful vaginal delivery. At WomanCare, our 2017 VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) success rate was 88% overall — and 96% for our midwives!

At WomanCare, labor induction is used to stimulate contractions before labor begins on its own and is only performed when health risks are present for mom and/or baby. In 2017, our midwives’ induction rate was 15%, far less than the national average of 24% according to most recent CDC data.

WomanCare is making an effort to reduce the number of mothers who receive an epidural, as this pain relief method can increase the risk of several complications for mom and baby. Almost 60% of women in the U.S. receive an epidural, while WomanCare’s epidural rate in 2016 was down to 44% overall and only 35% for our midwives.

WomanCare is located at 301 Gordon Gutmann Boulevard in Jeffersonville, next to Clark Memorial Hospital. With three board-certified physicians a nurse practitioner and three certified nurse midwives, the practice provides a comprehensive array of OB/GYN services for women of all ages, including preconception and family planning, infertility evaluations, complete care through pregnancy and delivery, laparoscopic surgery, hormone replacement therapy, wellness care and more.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: (812) 282-6114.

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“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb…I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” Psalm 139:13-14a

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A Treat for Teacher

By Morgan Sprigler

The thought of sending my firstborn off to preschool in a few short weeks has me feeling all the feels. For two mornings a week, she will be in someone else’s care, learning and growing without me, making new friends and becoming her own little person (cue the ugly cry). I am equally as excited as I am terrified at the idea. For those of you with several years of sending your children off to school under your belt, I commend you.

So, for the woman who will bear the weight of schooling my toddler (who, up until this point in her life, has been the boss), we have made you a vase out of pencils. Same, Same?

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• Smooth, round vase

• Pencils

• Glue gun

• Glue sticks

• Ribbon

• Fabric flower

• Letter to teacher

• Envelope

• Scissors

• Floral sticks

• Floral tape

• Faux apple

• Card holder

screen-shot-2017-08-05-at-11-16-16-amStep One – Glue

Choose a vase that is the same height as a pencil or a bit shorter. Begin adhering pencils around your vase with a line of hot glue, alternating the direction each time. Genevieve participated by handing the pencils to me once I laid each line of glue. Be sure that your pencils are even at the bottom to keep your vase level.

Step Two – Jazz It Up

Genevieve chose a burlap/lace ribbon and a pretty ivory fabric flower to wrap around the center of our vase (like mother, like daughter). Have fun with this part. The options are endless! Simply glue the ribbon around the center of your pencil vase and adhere your flower in the center.

Step Three – Type a Letter

The letter we composed to Genevieve’s teacher, Mrs. Jamie, will come in handy throughout the year because we gave her a little bit of homework by asking her to fill out a few questions about her favorite things. Her answers will help me surprise her with gifts of thanks during the school year. We used the same ribbon we chose for our vase to decorate the envelope, and finished off the back with a cute little button.

screen-shot-2017-08-05-at-11-16-05-amStep Four – Flower Shopping Spree 

This was our favorite step of this project. We traveled to Nance’s Floral Shoppe to choose the perfect arrangement for our teacher. Mr. Brian was kind enough to allow Genevieve to select any flower she desired and even took the time to teach her how to put it all together. He was a great teacher, and Genevieve was a natural.

Step Five – Finishing Touches

Once we arrived home with our beautiful flowers, we decided to add some final touches. Using floral tape, we secured a few pencils to our floral sticks and placed them inside of our arrangement. With a Sharpie, I wrote the initials of Genevieve’s new school on the front of our faux apple and then secured it to a floral stick using hot glue before adding it to the arrangement. Finally, we placed our card inside of the card holder. Ta-da!

We hope Mrs. Jamie loves her vase as much as we loved making it. Don’t forget to tag me with photos of your creations on Instagram – I’m @ Mrs_Sprigler. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy school year!

XO 

Morgan

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Editor’s Note | August 2017

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Microblading at Body & Brow Boutique means buh-bye bald brows!

Microblading at Body & Brow Boutique means buh-bye bald brows!

Try a lash lift at J. Nicolle Salon & Spa.

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MY HUSBAND and I will celebrate our third wedding anniversary on Oct. 4. Once again, we’ll dress up in our wedding attire and head to Culbertson Mansion, which is where we had our wedding photos taken by Tony Bennett and have continued to do so every year. At first, it seemed like a silly tradition to start, especially because I was pregnant and exhausted, and we were overwhelmed with the thought of being new parents. But when we had the photos taken the following year – this time with our infant daughter and a vow to reflect what our marriage was like at that time – we treasured them and can’t wait to do it again.

No one ever said marriage was easy. On particularly tough days, I’ll look at those photos for a few moments and recall the reasons why I love my husband. It’s funny how gazing at the images can quickly make me forget why I was ever upset in the first place.

As you peruse these pages, you’ll find dozens of photos and stories, most of which are beautiful tales about love and matrimony. You’ll also find a couple pieces about loss and how to move forward. It’s so easy to take our loved ones for granted. My hope is that this, our inaugural wedding issue, offers a gentle reminder of that fact.

Be sure to flip past the wedding section so you don’t miss the features on Match, the new cigar and bourbon bar in New Albany, the Carnegie Center and the New Albany Historic Homes Tour.

THE EYES HAVE IT

I recently tried microblading at Body & Brow Boutique with owner Kate Ashton. A form of permanent makeup, Kate etched hair-like lines into my brows to cover up where I’ve lost hair over the years and add pigment, which eliminates the need for eyebrow powder, gel or pencil. I’ll share my before and after photos in the next issue once I get my final touch up. But I already couldn’t be more thrilled. Body & Brow Boutique • 37 Bank St. #9 • New Albany • 812.225.9191 • www.bodyandbrow.com 

J.Nicolle Salon & Spa offers a variety of services, including – now – a lash lift. While I haven’t tried it yet, several friends have and they’re raving about the natural process that adds curl and definition. • J. Nicolle Salon & Spa • 113 E. Market St. • New Albany • 812.944.4050 • www.jnicollesalon.com

As always, thanks for picking up Extol.

 

Yours truly,

Angie Fenton

Editor in Chief

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HOOSIER MAMA | Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

By Farrah Alexander

Four years ago, I was a brand-new mom taking my brand-new son out of the house solo for the first time. I was still recovering from an intense labor and delivery and the newfound state of extreme exhaustion I never knew existed. My husband returned to his demanding routine of balancing grad school, an internship and his full-time job. My baby was adjusting to the world after an early arrival, recovering from jaundice and breastfeeding struggles.

We were tired. All of us, so very tired.

Even the tiny goal of a trip to the post office seemed daunting. What if he cries? How am I going to carry these packages and a baby? What if he’s too cold? What about the germs? Oh my God, the germs. But off we went.

As I struggled with the logistics of getting my newborn out of the car seat, into my carrier and out into the farrah3world, I spotted and locked eyes with another mother. Although she was clearly in another stage of motherhood, she also looked tired as she shuffled her small army of little ones into her minivan. I must have looked desperate and overwhelmed to this veteran mother who had years of experience compared to my mere weeks.

Now that my oldest just turned four, I know this mother could have told me anything. She could have scoffed at my exhaustion and warned me to just wait. Just wait until potty training. Just wait until school bullies. Just wait until sibling fights. She could have turned her experience into pessimism.

Instead, she looked at me without even pausing her shuffle of buckling kids in their seats – a routine she’s clearly done countless times – smiled, let out a half-hearted laugh and said with absolute certainty and conviction, “You’re going to have so much fun!”

farrah2Just as I now know all mothers face different challenges as their kids get older and all mothers face some level of physical or mental exhaustion, I also know she was right. It is so much fun.

Before I became a mother, I thought parents were surely lying when they claimed life was more fun with kids. I thought it was something they said to justify the monotonous realities of parenthood. Choose late nights up with a fussy infant over catching a late movie? Then spending weekend mornings up early watching Curious George rather than sleeping in and relaxing with a hot cup of coffee in your pajamas until noon? No, thanks. I honestly thought much of the fun ended when you began having kids.

The truth is it’s a different kind of fun. “Netflix and chill” is more than just a euphemism. Now, I spend the latter part of my evenings looking forward to putting the kids in bed, snuggling up on the couch with my husband until one of us falls asleep under the warm glow of the television. It is a truly rare occasion that farrahI’m still wearing makeup and actual pants past 8:30. Weekends are spent going to the zoo, attending kids’ birthday parties or something else I wouldn’t have any interest in if I wasn’t a parent. You don’t go to events like Disney on Ice because you want to see if Mickey Mouse has skating skills. You want to see your child’s face light up with the sense of wonder and excitement that only exists when you’re a child.

Suddenly all these silly, goofy things are fun because you have kids and the kids make it fun.

There’s so much fun to be had and there’s no one more eager to have fun than a kid. Although as a parent, you obviously carry all the responsibility and the less fun factors of being an adult, you also get to call all the shots.

So, you remember trick or treating at the house with the full-sized candy bars? You can be that house. You remember wanting to wear your Batman costume for no particular occasion, other than Tuesday? Well, happy Tuesday, kid. You’re the caped crusader overseeing our daily errands.

The days are long, but the years are short. This time in our lives is fleeting and one day will be but a memory. Everyone only gets one shot at childhood and we, as parents, largely shape just what kind of childhood that will be. So, let’s have some fun.

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Bumps & Beauty with Angie Fenton | Episode 6: Sex (or not) After Pregnancy

It doesn’t matter where you do it, if it’s after pregnancy, it’s an entirely different story. Host Angie Fenton and friends dish the taboo topic.

Editor-in-Chief of Extol Magazine and new mother Angie Fenton hosts Bumps & Beauty.  Each episode, Angie will ask guests to share their parenting experiences and advice.

Parenthood: a mix of challenging moments and wonderful memories. This is Bumps & Beauty, presented by Extol Podcasting.

Make sure to pick up your copy of Extol’s October/November print edition, which will hit stands second week of June in more than 500 locations throughout Southern Indiana and Louisville.

Want to contact Bumps & Beauty? Send an email to Extol@ExtolMag.com. Subject line: Bumps & Beauty.

If you would like information about advertising on or hosting Bumps & Beauty at your location, please contact jason@extolmag.com.

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Bumps & Beauty with Angie Fenton | Episode 5: Casting Call

Have kids interested in modeling and acting? Well, professionally, that is… if so, you’ve come to the right podcast. In this episode, Angie speaks with special guest, Heyman Talent agency director and talent agent Kathy Campbell, about all the ins-and-outs of modeling at an early age, and how to best handle this interesting field as a parent.

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Editor-in-Chief of Extol Magazine and new mother Angie Fenton hosts Bumps & Beauty.  Each episode, Angie will ask guests to share their parenting experiences and advice.

Parenthood: a mix of challenging moments and wonderful memories. This is Bumps & Beauty, presented by Extol Podcasting.

Make sure to pick up your copy of Extol’s October/November print edition, which will hit stands second week of June in more than 500 locations throughout Southern Indiana and Louisville.

Want to contact Bumps & Beauty? Send an email to Extol@ExtolMag.com. Subject line: Bumps & Beauty.

If you would like information about advertising on or hosting Bumps & Beauty at your location, please contact jason@extolmag.com.

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Bumps & Beauty with Angie Fenton | Episode 4: Weighty Matters

Three weeks after our host gave birth, she received her first of many unsolicited offers from strangers who wanted to help her lose weight and get back to her “pre-baby body.” In this episode, she not only addresses those individuals but also talks candidly about her weight and shares the number on the scale.

Editor-in-Chief of Extol Magazine and new mother Angie Fenton hosts Bumps & Beauty.  Each episode, Angie will ask guests to share their parenting experiences and advice.

Parenthood: a mix of challenging moments and wonderful memories. This is Bumps & Beauty, presented by Extol Podcasting.

Make sure to pick up your copy of Extol’s June/July print edition, which will hit stands second week of June in more than 500 locations throughout Southern Indiana and Louisville.

Want to contact Bumps & Beauty? Send an email to Extol@ExtolMag.com. Subject line: Bumps & Beauty.

If you would like information about advertising on or hosting Bumps & Beauty at your location, please contact jason@extolmag.com.

 

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Bumps & Beauty with Angie Fenton | Episode 3: Expect the Unexpected

In this Episode, which is sponsored by Sapphire on Spring, host Angie Fenton talks with business owner Angela Gore and veteran mama Jennifer Zimmerman about how to handle the unexpected.

Editor-in-Chief of Extol Magazine and new mother Angie Fenton hosts Bumps & Beauty.  Each episode, Angie will ask guests to share their parenting experiences and advice.

Parenthood: a mix of challenging moments and wonderful memories. This is Bumps & Beauty, presented by Extol Podcasting.

Make sure to pick up your copy of Extol’s June/July print edition, which will hit stands second week of June in more than 500 locations throughout Southern Indiana and Louisville.

Want to contact Bumps & Beauty? Send an email to Extol@ExtolMag.com. Subject line: Bumps & Beauty.

If you would like information about advertising on or hosting Bumps & Beauty at your location, please contact jason@extolmag.com.

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Bumps & Beauty with Angie Fenton | Episode 2: WHAS11 Anchor Rachel Platt

For years, WHAS11 viewers have watched Rachel Platt deliver the news and highlight individuals and organizations from all over the Kentuckiana community. For our Mother’s Day 2016 edition, Rachel took the time to share what motherhood means to her, offer a bit of insight and even give a few words of wisdom.

Editor-in-Chief of Extol Magazine and new mother Angie Fenton hosts Bumps & Beauty.  Each episode, Angie will ask guests to share their parenting experiences and advice.

Parenthood: a mix of challenging moments and wonderful memories. This is Bumps & Beauty, presented by Extol Podcasting.

Make sure to pick up your copy of Extol’s April/May print edition, which just hit stands in more than 500 locations throughout Southern Indiana and Louisville.

Want to contact Bumps & Beauty? Send an email to Extol@ExtolMag.com. Subject line: Bumps & Beauty.

If you would like information about advertising on or hosting Bumps & Beauty at your location, please contact jason@extolmag.com.

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