Friday, April 29, 2011


I recently joined the bluegrass community connects for children council! This council is an informative way to get programs and events out to other community resources! Of course, i passed out the small fry monday info. Anyways, i chose to be a part of the education branch/group. We were given a decent amount of money and told to use it to help bring awareness on/about child abuse for the month of april. I created a poster on shaken baby syndrome! We printed it online, so it will be nice and sturdy and then going to be passed out to about 100 local day-cares, hospitals, and centers in 8 different counties. I hope that it helps people recognize how dangerous shaking a baby can be.  I actually learned a lot from creating this poster. I always knew/know never to shake a baby but this will help me in my career path by being able to "spot" symptoms or signs that a baby has been shaken and hopefully get the child out of the situation and some help!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I am not an "eg-no-re-moose!"

Today, I had lunch today at Cracker Barrel and of course i had to try to beat the triangle. My papa and I used to play this all the time when I was younger! I am proud to say i am no loner a "eg-no-re-moose!" I left just one! I am a genius now. My papa would be proud!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Memphis MIHOW Conference

Recently, a few of us SuccessCorps members had the opportunity to attend the annual MIHOW conference in Memphis! The events were neat! I went to a story-telling session, a drug abuse and substance abuse session, and a SIDS session.

The story teller was a neat older lady! She had the most beautiful hair! He stories were fun and interesting and she taught us how by the stories people tell, you can figure some things out about them. I am going to have my moms tell stories! This way i can learn a little about them. Like how they got their name, which we did in class! The little squirrel was a finger puppet that she used to tell stories to her grand children and it reminded me of my papa! I couldn't resist taking a picture!

The drug abuse session helped reinforce my thoughts about my father and how he dealt with everything. It helped remind me that no one could have helped him until he decided to help himself. I liked it because if i ever encounter a mother or child going through this i can help them see through it all. If they are the person needing help that the only person who can help them first is themselves. If it is a child living with a parent, i can show them its not their fault etc.

Finally, in the SIDS session i learned that having a fan on in a child's bedroom helps fight the risk of them dying from SIDS. The air circulation is good for the child. You don't want the air blowing directly on the baby but the circulating air helps! Maybe this is why i have always had a fan on while sleeping! I love the fresh air and the sound helps me sleep granted i don't have to worry about SIDS, but it could stem from when i was a baby and slept with a fan on.

Anyways, the trip was great to get to know the other members a little better and talk with other MIHOW people! We even helped them with some of the issues involved with teen moms!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to the woods we go!

hi ho hi ho, it's off to the woods we plants trees on mountain tops severed so that companies could mine coal.
Tonight, we, myself, jesse, and other EKU students, are headed to Pike County to help plant trees at old mining sites to help create sustainability and a better environment!  I hope that my lack of a green thumb will not hinder my planting abilities! Pictures to follow!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I helped pick out the winner of the contest! The child got his design featured on a billboard!

Monday, April 4, 2011