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care kit: Giving back SHEEHAN FAMILY LEADS BY EXAMPLE

health kit: Milestones TOUCH POINTS FOR CHILDREN’S EMOTIONAL & PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

care kit: Child Advocates FIGHTING FOR THE ULTIMATE UNDERDOGS

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Indiana summer jaunts 5 CITIES & TOWNS TO VISIT BEFORE THE SEASON PASSES YOU BY

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1 in 7 women are impacted by Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Find support at St. Vincent. During pregnancy or after childbirth, some mild mood changes aren’t that unusual. But 1 in 7 women will experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. These could be a sign of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD), a condition that can affect anyone. If you notice changes in your mood during or after your pregnancy, take time for you—and ask for help. At St. Vincent, you have people you can turn to for support, and a place where you can get better. If you are experiencing symptoms of PMAD, talk to your healthcare provider. Visit stvincent.org/taketime4u to learn more about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and the resources St. Vincent has to offer.

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CALENDAR JULY + AUGUST

THE KIT AGENDA

WE’RE ROAD-TRIPPIN’ THIS SUMMER! (SEE PAGE 29 FOR MORE.)

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Strassenfest

Ferdinand Folk Festival

Aug. 4-7 Polish up the beer stein and dust off the lederhosen. Since 1979, Jasper’s annual Strassenfest has celebrated four days of festivities that pay an appropriate tribute to the town’s German heritage. Enjoy live music, rides on the Spirit of Jasper train, a hot air balloon race, a polka/chicken dance contest, and lots of hearty German food and beer. Prost!

Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Acoustic music fills the air in Ferdinand when the 7th annual Folk Festival rolls into town with a schedule of events that includes a singer-songwriter contest, children’s activities, a drum circle, food vendors, “tent talks” and plenty of jam sessions. (812) 827-8404, ferdinandfolkfestival.com

(812) 482-6866, jasperstrassenfest.org 1. Strassenfest, Jasper 2. Ferdinand Folk Festival, Jasper 3. Chalk Walk Festival, Fort Wayne 4. Taste of The Arts Festival, Fort Wayne 5. Madison Regatta 6. Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues 7. Gosport LazyDays, Spencer


social and the opportunity to purchase yard/garden art. Tickets are $10; proceeds benefit the Mansion House property restoration.

These five Indiana cities and towns are celebrating their Hoosier heritage with summer fairs, festivals and events full of food and fun! Round out your road trip with so many more things to do — see page 29 for travel idea snapshots.

214 E. Main St., (765) 935-8687, visitrichmond.org

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July 23, 8:30-11:30 p.m. & midnight-2 a.m. You never know what you might see or hear during ghost-hunting sessions at the Wayne County Historical Museum. Visitors get to use EMF detectors, digital voice recorders and other professional tools of the trade. BYO goosebumps. Cost is $25 per person.

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1150 N. A St., (765) 962-5756, waynecountyhistoricalmuseum.org

Three Rivers Festival July 8-16 More than half a million visitors flood downtown Fort Wayne’s Headwaters Park throughout this nineday slate of more than 80 events and activities that includes a juried art fair, an International Village, a raft race, live concerts, a set-up of midway carnival rides, a food alley, vendors and games galore. 110 W. Berry St., (260) 426-5556, threeriversfestival.org

Taste of the Arts Aug. 26 & 27 The streets come alive with the sounds of music, theater and dance during this popular event. All told, the Taste of the Arts festival accounts for more than 70 performances; a 4-mile race in which participants try to finish the course during a complete playing of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony; food vendors; free admission to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Cinema Center and History Center; and an outdoor screening of “The Sandlot.” 300 E. Main St., tasteoftheartsfortwayne.org

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Madison Regatta July 1-3 Racing fans of all ages take to the water for a weekend of adventure and adrenaline-charged H 1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing on the Ohio River during Madison’s storied annual regatta. Air shows, fireworks, music, food, and lots of pomp and circumstance round out the schedule of festivities. (812) 274-0400, madisonregatta.com

Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Aug. 19 & 20 Los Lobos and Jonny Lang headline a weekend packed with music and smoky eats on Madison’s charming riverfront. Events include a new zipline; the 5K Ribberrun; the Piglet Pen kids zone; a “Pig Toss” cornhole tournament; and

SPENCER Owen County Fair

grilling competitions for pros, amateurs and kids. Live music provides the perfect bluesy soundtrack. Admission wristbands good for both days are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. ribberfest.com

RICHMOND Historic Centerville Garden Tour July 9 & 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sneak peek into five glorious gardens, an art exhibit and the historic 1835 Shortridge Archway House. The tour also includes an ice cream

July 8-16 A summer tradition that has existed for more than 150 years, the annual Owen County Fair touts a winning lineup of education, entertainment and fellowship. S. East St., (812) 829-5020, owencountyfair.com

Gosport Lazy Days Aug. 11-13 Just 10 miles northeast of Spencer, take a load off and kick back in Gosport when the town chills out with a car show, variety/ talent competition, fish fry and music. And what could be more perfect for a Lazy Days celebration than a bed race following the parade? gosportlazydays.com


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NEW DISCOVERIES Every Indiana town — no matter how large or small — has a story to tell. When I was in college, I had a professor who always talked about how much he loved traveling around the state to find these hidden gems. His travel tales have stayed with me for more 20 years, so when we decided to feature a handful of great Indiana cities in this issue of Kit, I was thrilled to discover and experience some of these precious finds for myself. In our summer road trip story (page 29), we uncover some of the most unique places in the state to go with your family, husband or girlfriends. There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy in Indiana. Waterfalls, beautifully restored trains, wineries, out-of-the-way art museums, historical landmarks, festivals, food to die for … the list goes on and on. There’s a story in every destination, and they’re all ready and waiting to be discovered within just a few hours’ drive. Why not see how many you can experience this summer?

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FROM THE TOP: Up close and personal at the Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo; Madison’s adorable Lanthier Winery; the restored Tivoli Theatre in Spencer; and historic downtown Madison.


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But here’s the rub: Let’s say 100 people go to the doctor complaining of fatigue, one of the most common frustrations doctors encounter every day. And now let’s speculate that you’re one of those 100 people. So your doctor, hearing your story, considers her options. Maybe your thyroid gland isn’t working right. Maybe it’s low iron. Or B12. Maybe you’re anemic. Or depressed. Or have sleep apnea. Or whatever. So you go to the lab, do your tests, and sure enough, as if on cue, three days later your phone rings: “Relax, all is well. Your tests are all ‘normal.’ You’re fine.” What have you just learned? You’ve learned that your test results fall within that 95% reference range that defines “normal”. In other words, your results are just like everyone else who feels tired. Super. That’s great. Everything’s “normal”. (Translation: It’s “normal” to be tired.) Here’s the point: There’s an enormous difference between “normal” and “healthy.” There’s a vast chasm between “normal” and “optimal”. This recognition, that normal and optimal are not the same, is one of the fundamental distinctions separating Functional Medicine from Conventional Medicine. Conventional Medicine defines health merely as the absence of disease. Functional Medicine sees it as optimal wellbeing. The goal is to feel vital, vibrant, strong, energetic, fit, resilient, emotionally hardy, and so on. Health is defined not as the absence of negative well-being, but instead as something positive.

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A FEW OF OUR

Favorite things Photos by Chris Whonsetler | Styling and text by Mackenzie McGilvrey, Ashlie Hartgraves, Chandler Nehrt and Beth Divine

Everybody has one. That favorite "go to" item in their closet that carries them through a season. That piece that gets them from the 9-to-5 work day to dinner with friends, or better yet — poolside. Here, four Kit team members share their favorite pieces and how they like to wear them.

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Tank tee shirt dress STYLED BY Mackenzie McGilvrey WHERE SHE GOT IT Target

PERFECT FOR layering and transitioning into fall weather

WHY MACKENZIE LOVES IT: "When I know I'm going to be running around to multiple appointments and occasions in one day, this is my dress. It's easy, flowy and a great summer staple, even serving double duty as a tunic! I wear it by itself or with a few layers, and the warm, orangey-red shade is flattering on tan, summer skin."

Days of our lives

Pull together this daytime look for lunch with the girls, a volunteer meeting or a casual work day. Plus, the denim vest, booties and silk bandana are easy transitional pieces. Add them to your everyday fall attire.

Knot your typical dress

Great for an evening out, the white denim against the bold red adds that clean, crisp look that summer demands. "Add a platform sandal and statement necklace, and you’re golden," Mackenzie says.

add more texture and character with a geometric clutch!

Denim vest, $25 at Old Navy, oldnavy.com

Merona tank dress, $22 at Target, target.com

]Merona tank dress, $22 at Target, target.com

Mossimo white jeans, $30 at Target, target.com

Panama hat from American Eagle, ae.com

Bhutan bib necklace, $39.95 at Anthropologie, anthropologie.com

Coin purse from Anthropologie, anthropologie.com

Merona multi-straw clutch, $19.99 at Target, target.com

Vintage handkerchief scarf from Anthropologie, anthropologie.com

Mossimo platform sandals, $25 at Target, target.com

Booties by Jefferey Campbell, $200 at Anthropologie, anthropologie.com

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Tee time at the office

With the workplace leaning more and more casual, this "go to" tee works perfectly paired with classic pieces like a dark jean, demure jewelry and flats. Prepare to be put together and comfortable, even during those marathon meetings.

Summertime to go

"I keep my necessities in a clutch inside a diaper bag — a stylish one, of course — and when I run out solo, it's easy to grab and go," Ashlie says. This busy mother of two little ones extends her easy-breezy style with a summer outfit that's great for a barbecue, errands, shopping with the girls or even an impromptu game of volleyball (sans wedges). Toss on a straw fedora when humidity isn't your friend and some low-key accessories.

For chilly summer nights!

Boyfriend pocket tee, $12.94 at Old Navy, oldnavy.com

White clutch, $29 at AH Collection, ahcollection.com

One-button knit blazer, $44.94 at Old Navy, oldnavy.com

Boyfriend pocket tee, $12.94 at Old Navy, oldnavy.com

Mid-rise "Rockstar" super skinny jeans, $49.94 at Old Navy, oldnavy.com

Denim jacket, $37.94 at Old Navy, oldnavy.com

Mix No. 6 "Vantage" flat in pink, $29.95 at DSW, dsw.com

Everyday twill shorts (5" inseam), $22.94 at Old Navy, oldnavy.com

"Georgia Smoke" leather watch, $105 at fossil.com. Pomina leaf earrings, $15, and arrow necklace, $18; both at AH Collection, ahcollection.com

Aerosoles "Coco" wedge sandal, $39.95 at DSW, dsw.com Milani fedora, $24 at AH Collection, ahcollection.com Necklace, $29, and wrap bracelet, $3; both at AH Collection, ahcollection.com

Boyfriend pocket tee STYLED BY Ashlie Hartgraves WHERE SHE GOT IT Old Navy

PERFECT FOR bouncing from one event to the next in stress-free comfort

WHY ASHLIE LOVES IT: "I love boyfriend-style T-shirts because the fit is perfect for me — more relaxed and comfortable. Plus, if you aren't the biggest fan of your arms, I find the sleeve length to be quite nice. I love the thin stripes on this particular one. They add that little nautical touch that never goes out of style."

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wide brim boater hat STYLED BY Chandler Nehrt WHERE SHE GOT IT Forever 21

PERFECT FOR adding some fun and skimping on the hair product!

WHY CHANDLER LOVES IT: "A straw hat is the perfect outfit-finishing accessory for the warmer months. It instantly gives any look a beachycool vibe, even if there is no ocean in sight. Plus, perfect hair? Don't care. Add a hat and head out the door."

Shrug it off

Reach for this go-to ensemble for a day out with the girls. Off-theshoulder tops show off sun-kissed skin, and the staple straw hat finishes off the look perfectly.

The rad hatter

"When I think of the perfect match to a good summer hat, the first thing that comes to mind is a good summer dress," Chandler says. Topped with the hat, this easy-to-wear dress has that beach vibe we crave this time of year.

"I wear this watch with just about anything!"

Striped off-the-shoulder top, $19.99 at Charlotte Russe, charlotterusse.com

"Freedom Island" dress by Billabong, $55.90 at Maude, shopmaude.com Sandals, $14.99 at H&M, hm.com

Refuge "Hi-Waist Super Skinny" black jeans, $32.99 at Charlotte Russe, charlotterusse.com

"Street Level Reversible Tote," $49.95 at American Eagle, ae.com

Buckled peep-toe mules, $29.90 at Forever 21, forever21.com

Straw Boater Hat, $14.90 at Forever 21, forever21.com

Watch by Marc Jacobs, marcjacobs.com Faux suede choker necklace, $4.90 at Forever 21, forever21.com Straw Boater Hat, $14.90 at Forever 21, forever21.com

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There is an enormous difference between “normal” and “healthy.” There is a vast chasm between “normal” and “optimal.” This recognition, that normal and optimal are not the same, is one of the fundamental distinctions separating Functional Medicine from Conventional Medicine. Conventional Medicine defines health merely as the absence of disease. Functional Medicine sees it as optimal well-being. The goal is to feel vital, vibrant, strong, energetic, fit, resilient, emotionally hardy, and so on. Health is defined not as the absence of negative well-being, but instead as something positive. JOIN US AT A FREE SEMINAR:

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Chic chambray STYLED BY Beth Divine

PERFECT FOR pairing with vibrant prints, and layering

WHERE SHE GOT IT Everlane

WHY BETH LOVES IT: "This neutral shirt is a workhorse in your closet. There are so many options for this piece, and many women already own one — either sleeveless or long sleeved. Keep it in your closet through fall and layer it with cardigans, fall prints and other denim. Purchase a chambray shirt in different shades for more versatility."

Work the flare

Dress up your chambray: Button it all the way and set off the neckline with a crystal statement necklace. A bright pleated skirt and pop-of-color orange clutch keep the outfit dynamic. "The linen trilby hat adds another texture that complements the colors and prevents the outfit from looking too sweet," Beth says.

Tusks in the sun

These bright shorts sizzle against the chambray shirt, bright white denim jacket and pale pink purse. The crystals on the sandals and gold necklace provide a little metal mix to keep the outfit unpredictable. A denim jacket is a light summery addition to many wardrobe looks — a must-have for warmer months and beyond.

Not just for summer! wear a white jacket in the fall with darker colors.

Chambray sleeveless blouse at Everlane, everlane.com

"Tusks in the Sun" shorts by Lilly Pulitzer, lillypulitzer.com

Floral midi skirt at Talbots, talbots.com

Pixie jacket by Jessica Simpson, $54.99 at Macy's, macys.com

"DCP 1921 Trilby" hat at Dorfman Pacific, dorfman-pacific.com

Gold fringe necklace by Bay to Baubles, at rocksbox.com

Statement necklace at Talbots, talbots.com

"Broseley" crystal flip flop sandal by Italian Shoemakers, $59 at VonMaur, vonmaur.com

Vaneli sandals at vaneli.com Leather clutch by Pelletteria Veneta, pelletteriaveneta.com

Donna nude shoulder bag, ~$70 at Smaak Amsterdam, smaakamsterdam.com Chambray sleeveless blouse at Everlane, everlane.com

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Tracey Sheehan usually doesn’t get to see the results of her family’s generosity, but she feels it.

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“It’s hard to put into words,” says Sheehan, board chair for the $6 million Thomas P. and Sondra D. Sheehan Charitable Foundation. “When you receive a letter from a family thanking you for what you did, you feel the impact — the difference it made. It’s just touching and overwhelming.

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Her parents have made giving a priority for as long as she can remember, but those thank-you notes are a relatively new development. Tom and Soni Sheehan weren’t interested in recognition when they established the foundation in 2011. Rather, they hoped to inspire others to follow suit. “If he had his true druthers, they’d still be anonymous,” Sheehan says of her father, the retired founder of Carmel Financial Corporation Inc., and his wife. “They wanted to encourage other families … to say, ‘Wow, look at what you can accomplish with your charitable endeavors.’” The Sheehans’ philanthropy began long before they had the means to make significant gifts. Having grown up in Chicago without much, Tom Sheehan wanted to help however he could. On one occasion, for example, he and Soni sent a needy family a check for $5 — all they could spare at the time. “They just wanted to do something,” Tracey Sheehan says. “That’s really been the model.” With the foundation, the family is taking that giving spirit to a new level. Set up through the Legacy Fund of Hamilton County, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, it focuses on improving the lives of children facing debilitating medical challenges. As of late last year, the Sheehan Charitable Foundation had given away about $150,000, and it is working through a flood of applications received after the Indianapolis Star ran a story on the family’s desire to do more.

“BRINGING AWARENESS TO A PROBLEM IS ALWAYS PARAMOUNT WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO ... IMPROVE IT.“ Tracey Sheehan also is carrying on the philanthropic tradition at Carmel Financial, where she is president. A former women’s college basketball coach, she joined the firm at her father’s request 15 years ago and discovered that giving back was built into the corporate culture. For decades, the company has worked to address hunger in its community by donating to Hamilton County’s Good Samaritan Network. What started as an employee food drive that accumulated 2,200 items evolved over the years to include luncheons and golf outings that support even more. In the past 20 years, Sheehan says Carmel Financial has filled Good Sam’s pantries with almost 1.4 million nonperishables. “Sometimes, it’s just picking something small and beginning there,” she says. “Bringing awareness to a problem is always paramount when you’re trying to … improve it. There are a million different ways to be a part of your community and to give back to your community. It’s not just about writing a check. That’s a wonderful piece too, but there’s more you can do.”

Expand your role in the community through the Sheehans’ foundation. Visit cicf.org to learn more.

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By Beth Divine, Personal Stylist | Illustrations by Wil Foster

If your closet is bursting at the seams with who knows what and the outfit options still feel unsatisfying, it's time to get drastic. Personal stylist Beth Divine gives you the tips and tools — we love a checklist! — to get control of your wardrobe. (You're going to want to make room for new fall 2016 duds.) 23


People are creatures of habit. I used to know a woman who would find a sweater she liked (often a V-neck wool or cotton) and buy every color the store sold. Yes, it was comfortable and she liked it, but was she really sporting her best look by wearing the same sweater all the time? I doubt it. Most of us are guilty of buying and holding onto clothes and accessories without giving it much thought. So what should we have in our closets? Certain items are pretty universally essential: the basics. And because every woman has her own style and lifestyle, we also need to buy things outside the boundaries of what we know and like to keep it interesting. Are you ready to tackle your closet? Check!

WHERE TO START Take a close look at how you live your life and make a list of all the activities you participate in during in a typical week. For instance, your list might include: » Career/job/work » Church » Formal occasions » Gym/working out » Spectator sports » Sleeping

» Lounging around at home » Vacation » Date night » Camping/sports » Playing at the park » DIY/painting/gardening

Each of these activities requires different clothing, of course, and your wardrobe should follow suit. If you have a desk job, for example, you likely need to maintain a professional appearance. If you work from a home office and participate in video conferencing, focus on looking professional on screen. Wear a jacket or tailored blouse so your upper half makes the right impression. Don't neglect the wardrobe that only a few eyes ever see. We all need some attractive, cuddly clothing for sleeping and lounging at home. Add in lingerie and comfortable underwear that fits and is still feminine and sexy!

OUT WITH THE OLD Once you know what your categories are, I encourage you to list the clothing you think you need for each. (Don't forget the shoes.) Go through your closet and exercise some tough love. Unfortunately, sometimes the clothing we like best looks the worst on us. I’m talking about the “comfortable” items that, in reality, simply look “tired.”

Donate wearable items to Dress for Success, Goodwill or another charity that collects clothing. Vow to stop buying pieces just because they’re on sale, if that’s a temptation for you. I also sometimes urge clients to make a list of their purchases over a couple of months to track their spending patterns and bring to light problem areas.

IN WITH THE NEW Keeping your list of typical weekly activities in mind, it’s time to shop! Buy the best quality items you can afford — especially when it comes to coats and shoes. You’ll use these pieces for many years. Most of us won’t think twice about buying a $900 refrigerator, but balk at spending more than $100 for jeans we might wear several times a week. Consider the price-per-wear principle. If you spend $150 for jeans that you wear three times a week, in one year, the cost per wear is approximately 99 cents. And chances are, those jeans will last much longer than a year. If you still need some help or feel intimidating about making the right shopping decisions, consider employing the services of a personal stylist. These professionals know how to help women determine the best styles, fits and colors for their own particular body types and personal preferences. Knowing how to find clothes that flatter your shape, look and feel good means you’ll be much happier with the end result! To print a complete checklist of wardrobe items every woman should own, go to kitindy.com for Beth Divine's complete listing. For more information, visit bethdivinestyle.com.

RULES TO DRESS BY

Purchase a highquality, classic-style bag. It'll last the test of time.

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Wear a heeled bootie with skirts and tights, or cuffed skinnies.

Purchase scarves in different fabrics. Warmer for winter and lighter fabrics for spring and fall. Treat like an accessory — they can complete an outfit.

Gone are the days of just owning brown and black belts. Buy prints and different widths. Wear with tunics, dresses and jeans.

Pearl studs are timeless and classic. Add to any outfit for a touch of elegance.

Buy neutral necklaces so you can wear them with multiple outfits. Have some long, short and statement pieces.


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CLOSET GUIDE CLOTHING CHECKLIST BY BETH DIVINE STYLE DRESSES

▢▢ Cap-sleeved sheath dress

black, navy, burgundy or grey ▢▢ Casual knit dresses in solids or prints black, navy, grey, black/white print ▢▢ Dress with lace detail all-over lace or just touches ▢▢ Fitted, not shiny Little Black Dress Navy works too! ▢▢ Long-sleeved or bracelet-sleeved sweater dress ▢▢ Shirtdress with bracelet-length sleeves and belt ▢▢ Silk floral, polka dot or other patterned dress ▢▢ Striped dress ▢▢ Wrap dress in a small print or solid

BLAZERS AND OUTERWEAR TIP: BUY MORE JACKETS THAN SWEATERS — THEY LAST LONGER. ▢▢ Blazers

Black, grey, small plaid and other prints ▢▢ Cream-colored jacket ▢▢ Fitted denim jackets with stretch in dark wash and light wash ▢▢ Fitted leather or vegan jacket black, brown, burgundy or grey ▢▢ Jacket and pants suit wear separately and together ▢▢ Knee-length dress coat in wool or cashmere ▢▢ Fitted knit blazer navy, black or grey ▢▢ Olive green, black or deep grey anorak cotton jacket ▢▢ Puffer coat in mid-thigh or longer length ▢▢ Short wool or quilted pea coat in royal blue, green or another bright color ▢▢ Lined trench coat in black, navy or beige ▢▢ Waterproof raincoat with a hood

Use this handy checklist to nail down all those basics. Cut along the line and get checking.

TOPS

▢▢ Black top in halter or strapless style in dressy fabric ▢▢ Button-down chambray shirt ▢▢ Cardigan sweaters in various lengths and colors

duster, crop, mid-hip

▢▢ Dressy sleeveless blouse in black or another dark color ▢▢ Fitted, plaid shirt ▢▢ Long-sleeved T-shirts (V-neck and scoop neck)

neutral and bright colors

▢▢ Printed and solid blouses

in long-sleeve and three-quarter sleeve

▢▢ Sweaters (V-neck, crew and boat neck)

bright and neutral colors

▢▢ Semi-sheer silk blouse

black, dark green, burgundy or deep purple

▢▢ Short-sleeved cream lace blouse ▢▢ T-shirts and camis

black, navy, white, grey

▢▢ Vest

tailored and belted, long and unstructured, or denim

BOTTOMS

▢▢ Black leggings ▢▢ Ankle pants in black or a tiny print ▢▢ Straight-leg dress pants

cream, navy, grey, etc.

▢▢ Colored or printed jeans

red, green, royal blue or burgundy

▢▢ Corduroy jeans

black, navy, hunter green, burgundy or rust

▢▢ Dark, straight jeans in navy and black

hemmed for flats and heels

▢▢ Denim pencil skirt ▢▢ Distressed jeans ▢▢ Dressy skirt

black sequined or lace

▢▢ Leather or vegan skirt or pants ▢▢ Olive-colored cotton pants with pockets

Sanctuary is a great brand.

▢▢ Midi skirt in a bright color or print ▢▢ Party pants in satin, lace or print ▢▢ Pencil and A-line skirts

neutrals, pinstripe or small print

▢▢ Wool tweed pants ▢▢ White jeans

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LINGERIE/SLEEPWEAR

▢▢ Bras

SHOES

▢▢ Taupe

▢▢ Ballet flats ▢▢ Beige pumps

▢▢ Strapless

▢▢ Fun flats

▢▢ Black racer-back style ▢▢ Everyday style ▢▢ Matching bras and panties

1-2 in fun colors ▢▢ No-show panties ▢▢ Pantyhose in black, off black and 1-2 in cream or grey ▢▢ Tights black, grey or other dark color ▢▢ Sexy lingerie ▢▢ Shapers such as Spanx ▢▢ Sleepwear in gowns, T-shirts, tank tops and PJ pants ▢▢ Warm robe

WORKOUT CLOTHING

▢▢ Black capri pants ▢▢ Black yoga pants ▢▢ Cuddly hoodie ▢▢ Running gear

pants, shorts, special shoes, etc.

▢▢ Sports bra or built-in bra top ▢▢ Unstructured cardigan cover-up

grey or black

▢▢ Workout shoes in dark color

CASUAL CLOTHING

▢▢ Casual sneakers

black, red or navy — vintage New Balance is fun

▢▢ Hooded fleece, zip front, in black ▢▢ “Saturday” shirts you wear for cleaning/chores ▢▢ Sports team apparel

ACCESSORIES

▢▢ Bangle bracelets in a variety of styles ▢▢ Belts for jeans and dresses

different widths, colors and prints

▢▢ Chandelier earrings ▢▢ Cuff bracelet

▢▢ Good quality watch in silver or gold ▢▢ Hoop earrings

▢▢ Leather or vegan gloves ▢▢ Long necklaces and choker necklaces ▢▢ Fedora hat ▢▢ Pearl studs ▢▢ Print scarves

square, infinity, other shapes in silk, cotton, polyester

▢▢ Statement necklace

white, clear, red, navy, black or burgundy stones

▢▢ Colorful winter hat, scarf and gloves in fleece or knit ▢▢ Winter scarf in cashmere or wool

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▢▢ Black patent or vegan pumps ▢▢ Black or beige flat booties

red, animal print, sequin, other colors

▢▢ High-heeled black boots, short or tall ▢▢ Pointy toe flats in black or leopard print ▢▢ Sneakers

Chuck Taylor, Keds, Sperry, Vans

▢▢ Suede pumps or Mary Jane shoes

royal blue, burgundy or fuchsia

▢▢ Tall brown boots ▢▢ Winter boots with tread

PURSES

▢▢ Black satchel ▢▢ Camel color purse ▢▢ Crossover bag

neutrals or print

▢▢ Evening clutch

black, metallic or print

▢▢ Pop-of-color purse ▢▢ Tote bag for traveling and work


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Jasper CROWD PLEASER There’s a little something for everyone in Dubois County, making it the perfect destination for a getaway with family and friends. The romantic nostalgia of luxury train travel lives on through the Spirit of Jasper. Visitors can ride the rails from the Jasper depot to French Lick and back in lovingly restored passenger cars, or board for an unforgettable Ride & Dine excursion. Those who prefer water to land can consider renting a fully furnished houseboat on Patoka Lake for a fun-filled summer getaway. Athletic types will want to lace up their running shoes for the Heartland Half-Marathon and 5K on Saturday, Sept. 3. Additionally, downtown Jasper is full of delights to discover, including Bicentennial events at the historical Dubois County Museum (the largest county museum in the state of Indiana), the handsome Dubois County Courthouse, and an array of charming hometown shops. Cap off your town square stroll with a cup or cone of creamy goodness from Libby’s Gourmet Ice Cream. To learn more, go to visitduboiscounty.com.

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Fort Wayne FAMILY FRIENDLY Pack the family in the car and head to Fort Wayne for kidfriendly fun; Indiana’s second largest city brims with things to keep little guests enthralled and entertained. First stop? The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is thoughtfully designed with younger ones in mind (the Sky Safari ride is a must-do). Next up, take a spin through Science Central housed downtown in a former city power plant, where kids can immerse themselves in a world of STEM learning and wonder. The LEGO Brickworld Exposition rolls into the Grand Wayne Convention Center for oohing and ahhing Aug. 27 and 28. The Metamorphosis live butterfly exhibit at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory (now through July 17) is nothing short of magical. Big things are happening on Fort Wayne’s Riverfront as well, including biking, boat tours, kayaking and other outdoor recreation. Or cool down at one of the city’s more than 10 splash pad attractions, and then step up to the plate for an evening at the ballpark to cheer on the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Batter up! For more information, go to visitfortwayne.com.

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Richmond GIRLFRIEND GETAWAY Grab your besties and venture east to Richmond, where “Just Us Girls” packages make it easy to make the most of your time in Wayne County. What would a girlfriend getaway be without some shopping? Downtown Richmond and the Historic Depot District offer plenty of territory to browse. You’ll also want to beeline to nearby Centerville and Cambridge City in western Wayne County to wander the “Antique Alley” shops that line U.S. 40. Set aside an hour or two to explore the fragrant wares of Warm Glow Candle Co. Store and lunch at the on-site Stone Hearth Café. The Richmond Art Museum beckons with a fine collection of works by American Impressionists, and the Kitchen at the Loft serves up plates of farm-to-table fare that are almost too pretty to eat. You’ll also want to hit the trail while you’re in town, and there are several here to choose from. The Heartland Wine & Ale Trail winds through area craft breweries and wineries, while the Chocolate Trail delivers free samples of sweet treats throughout the region. To find out more, go to visitrichmond.org.

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Spencer HISTORY & NATURE LOVERS The past is definitely present in idyllic Owen County, where Spencer honors its Indiana history through preservation and innovation. McCormick’s Creek State Park — the first state park in Indiana — celebrates a big birthday this year as it turns 100 years old. In downtown Spencer, you’ll find the historic 1928 Tivoli Theatre, beautifully restored to its former glory and now a popular spot for film screenings and other local events. Stop next door at the boutique Owen Valley Winery for a drink before or after a show. A bucolic example of Indiana’s stunning natural beauty, Cataract Falls within Lieber State Recreation Area is the largest waterfall by volume in Indiana. Not to be outdone, the charming little Cataract General Store is the oldest of its kind in the state, serving the tiny Owen County village of Cataract for more than 150 years. And the Soldiers’ War Memorial in Spencer displays remnants and artifacts from the Revolutionary and Civil wars. For more info, go to sweetowencvb.org.

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Madison ROMANTIC ESCAPE On a sultry summer day, what could be more romantic than whiling away the afternoon searching for hidden treasures among Madison’s quaint Main Street shops and strolling at sunset along the Ohio River? Time your visit for the annual Slice of Summer sidewalk sale July 23 for the best deals. Admire some of Mother Nature’s best Indiana handiwork with a hike through Clifty Falls State Park, or amp up the excitement with a thrilling Rockin’ Thunder jet boat ride on the river. Afterward, you’re sure to be thirsty. Surrounded by lovely gardens on an 18th century farm site, Lanthier Winery offers tours of its scenic setting and pours samples of its handcrafted dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines in the cool confines of the Cellar Tasting Room. Afterward, pack a picnic for a sweet evening of free summer concerts via the Music in the Park series, or monthly Music at the (Lanier) Mansion, a gorgeously preserved 1840s state historic site. For more information, go to visitmadison.org.

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As a parent, you know your child best. But it’s also good to be aware of widely accepted developmental milestones so you can gauge how well your child is evolving. Dr. Suzanne M. Grannan, a pediatrician for Community Health Network, and Carol Hornbeck, a therapist at CenterPoint Counseling, provide age-and-stage checkpoints for your kid’s physical and mental growth.

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AGES 0 - 18 MONTHS BABY MENTAL/EMOTIONAL

Babies feel joy, fear, sadness, grief, anxiety, anger and even hopelessness before they have words to express themselves. During this period, infants determine the degree to which the world and others can be trusted. If parents and caregivers respond consistently, calmly and cheerfully to a baby’s needs, they are laying the foundation for the child’s future emotional and mental health.

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During the first 18 months of a child’s life, an infant learns to master selfmovement, holding objects, and hand-to-mouth coordination. At 3-6 months old, they develop greater agility and strength. Around 9 months, they becoming increasingly mobile. Around the 1-year mark, the baby may be standing up and walking, as well as picking up fine-motor skills. Parents should provide an environment that helps the baby to feel safe while exploring and learning.

AGES 3-4 PRESCHOOLER

AGE 2 TODDLER MENTAL/EMOTIONAL

Toddlers are working toward autonomy and developing a basic sense of trust. Although their behaviors might teeter between babyhood and childhood, they should be learning to manage themselves and their emotions. Toddlers are also experiencing powerful emotions that cause them to feel overwhelmed because they do not yet have coping skills to manage them. So a toddler’s temper tantrum may seem to be all about anger, but if the parent does not respond calmly and supportively, the child feels terrified by those powerful feelings.

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Children become increasingly independent at this age, and tasks requiring balance and hand-eye coordination begin to emerge. They become more adept at activities that require coordination and speed.

MENTAL/EMOTIONAL

Adjusting to a new environment for preschool or daycare can be challenging. While some separation anxiety is normal, children who continue to struggle may need their parents to seek extra support. It’s good to recognize that symptoms of anxiety and depression can appear at any age — it’s not a concern for just older kids. Play therapy can provide an important resource to help children express themselves and manage challenging emotions. It can be helpful to consult a therapist when the parent first becomes concerned about the behavior to help discern whether there is cause for concern.

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Physical abilities become more advanced as children develop better movement and balance skills. From drawing a vertical line, to throwing a ball overhand, to building towers with cubes, kids this age need freedom to use their imaginations and practice their new skills.

AGES 5-10 GRADE-SCHOOLER MENTAL/EMOTIONAL

During elementary school, children are exploring the world, and most are increasingly interested in social relationships, hobbies and activities to gain a sense of competence. A child who consistently isolates, has trouble with friendships and seems to take little interest in school or other activities may be a child who is struggling. Talking to a child’s teacher about the behavior is a good place to start because frequently children behave differently at school than at home.

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Grade-schoolers start to see the connection between physical activity and health. They pick up skills of persistence but also understand when their body needs a break. Around fifth grade, cognitive skills integrate with physical skills, making this age a prime time to develop in art, dance or music. This is the age to check for development in self-esteem, self-image, family support, friendships, school performance and community involvement. 40 kitindy.com


AGES 11-18 ADOLESCENT MENTAL/EMOTIONAL

In adolescence, the main goals are for a young person to become increasingly independent and emotionally competent. Independence will be easiest for children whose parents have gradually granted them more and more opportunities to earn the trust of others and become more responsible. Emotional competency comes from being able to recognize and name their emotions, express them in a constructive way, and be curious about what their emotions mean. Adolescent brains, however, are developing rapidly, and some irresponsible or risk-taking behavior is normal at this age. Teenagers have a strong need to belong and feel accepted by their peers, so isolation can be a sign that the young person needs extra support.

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The key areas of development a pediatrician focuses on are physical, social, emotional and academic. They check for the onset of puberty, growth spurts and sexual identity. Signs the young person is struggling are unhealthy relationships with peers and family, any highrisk behaviors and environments, anxiety/depression, and school issues.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE? If you’re noticing extreme warning signs in your teenager’s behavior, such as a change in friends, rapid mood changes, missing money, isolation, grades sinking or dropping out of activities, you may need to take him or her for a professional substance abuse assessment. There are several reasons why an adolescent might have started a substance abuse habit. They may have succumbed to peer pressure or curiosity, addiction is in their family history, or they’re using as a way to cope. No matter how it started, it’s best to seek professional help right away. “The substance’s biggest physical effect is to the brain,” says Rachelle Gardner, chief operations officer at Hope Academy, a high school for students in recovery. “The adolescent brain is still developing. Drug use reworks the brain so that it doesn't feel normal unless it has the substance in it. The substance use masks the true emotions — often of anxiety or depression.” For the family that’s committed to recovery, it’s smart to consider removing the teen from the school environment that may have pulled him or her down this path. Hope Academy provides a supportive community for students to maintain their sobriety and receive a Core 40 diploma. It’s a tuition-free Indiana public charter high school for students in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. “Hope Academy is a place for those who want to be in an environment where your recovery is supported and you can achieve your high school diploma,” Gardner says.

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I’ve been running Candidly Chan for almost two years now, and it has been an absolute blast. I come from a very small farming community in southern Indiana where the fashion industry influence is almost nonexistent. I didn’t truly get into fashion until college. There, I developed a love for putting looks together and for creative writing, so a blog simply seemed like the right venture. I had no idea it would turn into what it’s become today. My goal is to remind people that it’s OK to dream outside their environment, and to create a platform where my readers can come for style inspiration and refreshing content.

Easy, and a little edgy. I always go for worn-in denim, muted color palettes and simple accessories. This summer, I’m loving off-the-shoulder tops and dresses paired with cool sneakers. Visit candidlychan.com to see more of Chandler's style.

I grew up in Carmel, but I now live and work in downtown Indianapolis. I started my blog a year ago as a way to channel my creativity and love for fashion. Growing up, I always loved pairing items together to find “it” looks. When people asked about my clothes, it often surprised them to learn that I composed my outfits of items from secondhand shops or inexpensive fastfashion stores. I love being resourceful, and I created my blog to showcase my style and teach readers that you don’t have to break the bank to look and feel like a million bucks. My blog also touches on home décor, recipes and beauty tips — it’s a place where I share the things I love, and hope to inspire and empower my readers to try something new.

Trendy, feminine and effortless. I love pairing a cute top with distressed jeans, or an easy dress with fun shoes. This summer, I’m loving rompers, jumpsuits, bell sleeves, lace-up tops, fun hats, open-toed mules, espadrilles and midi-dresses. Keep up with Kathleen at lemonblonde.com. 45


Chandler pairs a trendy top knot with her back-tothe-basics outfit.

STREET STYLE "Don't let your basics be boring. Build endless outfits around a good white tee. I pair mine with ripped jeans and cool sneakers. This look offers ultimate comfort, but still feels put together." — Chandler Tee from Forever 21, jeans from James Jeans, tote bag from American Eagle, sneakers by Adidas


JUMP TO IT "Jumpsuits and rompers are a fun summer trend that come in lots of different styles. I love this look because it's comfortable and easy to pull off, but it's also unique and makes a statement at the same time." — Kathleen Jumpsuit from Delaney's Shoppe, purse from Shop Suey Boutique, shoes from Target


MAXED OUT "Nothing screams summer like a maxi dress and a pretty floral print. It’s simple to throw on, doesn’t require many accessories and works for so many different occasions. What’s not to love?" — C Maxi dress, mules and purse from Forever 21

SHOULDER SNEAK "Off-the-shoulder tops are happening this season. I’ve been living in this pretty blush-colored number. Pairing it with black jeans and accessories keeps the look from feeling too girly, making it more my style." — C Top, jeans and lace-up flats from Charlotte Russe; backpack from Forever 21.

RIP IT UP LIKE A LADY

SWEET TEE "I’m loving this easy, casual look. It feels like wearing a big, comfy T-shirt minus the frump, ideal for errands, shopping or a weekend brunch." — K T-shirt dress from Magnolia Boutique, purse from Shop Suey Boutique, shoes from Sam Edelman

"I tend to gravitate toward casual tops and ripped jeans with edgy accessories. I’m thrilled chokers are coming back; they’re such a fun piece to add to a simple outfit!" — K Top from Magnolia Boutique, jeans and shoes from Forever 21, purse from Shop Suey Boutique.


By Brooke Reynolds

These malas (prayer) beads are made with three unique materials: The first is lava rock to connect you to earth and ground you. The second is rudraksha, a Hindu prayer bead, which are sacred seeds from the Elaeocarpus tree and are helpful in promoting positive thought. The third is turquoise for protection. They also feature a Buddha head for living a life filled with love and compassion, and traveler’s coins with the arrowhead/feather to promote one’s sense of adventure, courage and creativity, and Buddha’s footsteps for grounding and non-attachment.

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One-of-a-kind Personal Power Necklaces feature tanzanite, amethyst, rose quartz, peridot, malachite and manifestation quartz. Tanzanite helps in transformation and strengthening one’s intuition; amethyst is wonderful for intuition, healing and balancing emotions; rose quartz works to enhance unconditional love; peridot is used to reduce stress and promote healing; malachite helps act through one’s heart and connect to nature; and manifestation quartz helps manifesting intentions and goals.

Nea’s beginning to jewelry-making seems like one straight from a movie. Imagine this: A fresh Washington University graduate with degrees in English literature and philosophy buys a ticket to travel around the world. After spending time in Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, she grows weary from traveling and only getting to skim the surface of each place. So after seven months exploring, she takes to her final destination, Bali, as a resident. “Bali is a creative and spiritual place,” Nea says. “The pace of life is slower and more in-the-moment. It brought out of me everything that I’d been looking for.” She’s been there 14 years now, with her husband and two kids. Once Nea found herself in Bali, her journey with jewelry fell into place. Nea grew from a little girl making beaded jewelry for her family and friends in St. Louis to a young woman living in Bali, creating earthy, spiritual jewelry for the world.

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“BALI IS A CREATIVE AND SPIRITUAL PLACE. THE PACE OF LIFE IS SLOWER AND MORE IN-THE-MOMENT. IT BROUGHT OUT OF ME EVERYTHING THAT I’D BEEN LOOKING FOR.“ -NEA Her first piece was created with a boulder opal she bought from an Australian stone dealer who had spread his goods on a sarong in her friend’s driveway. The fire of this boulder opal — the second most valuable type of opal, only found in the state of Queensland, Australia — was not something she could pass up. In fact, she bought 20 that day!

Jewelry designer Nea creates extraordinary pieces and pulls in inspiration from her travels around the globe.

Featuring an antique, hand-carved bead from Southeast Asia. The water pitcher symbolizes renewal and allows the free flow of divine grace through us to inspire creativity. This is enhanced by the natural clear quartz crystals.

Shortly thereafter, Personal Power Necklaces were born, along with her collaboration with House of Alaia. “I get my design inspiration from the gemstones themselves,” Nea says. “I want to enhance their natural beauty.” Every piece of jewelry Nea designs is a reflection of her personal journey at the time she creates it, weaving symbols from nature into the jewelry, allowing her to share her story with others. Hopefully, the new owner will find his or her own connection through Nea’s inspiration.

For example, when Nea was going through a tough time emotionally, she designed a lotus collection to remind her that lotus flowers bloom from muddy water — beautiful symbolism that good things can come from a dark place. Another time in her life, Nea felt the need to stay grounded and true to her heart. Her Tree of Life collection was a natural reflection of that desire, symbolizing that with strong roots you can rise up, branch out and bloom. “Sometimes working in the jewelry industry feels really materialistic, but that’s not why I do this,” Nea says. “I am bringing a personal energy into my jewelry. The spiritual side of life is important to incorporate into my jewelry to reestablish our purpose in life. This jewelry brings people back to something or someone they feel connected to. It’s comforting.” Personal Power Necklaces and House of Alaia jewelry can be found at Robert Goodman Jewelers in Zionsville.

On July 22 & 23, Nea will share in a weekend of events at Robert Goodman Jewelers. Don’t miss the guided meditation led by Nea from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, July 22. As the store has limited space, please call to reserve your space. On Saturday, July 23 Nea will present her spiritual and healing collections. Visit RobertGoodmanJewelers.com or Facebook for more information.


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On day one of training at Child Advocates Inc., Adrienne Reed asks the group to put up a hand if they have ever talked to a child before. “Everyone usually laughs and raises their hands,” says Adrienne, director of volunteer programs. “It can be that simple. Meeting a child and building a rapport and relationship that can ultimately help end their cycle of abuse.” The volunteers and staff of Child Advocates serve as voices for abused and neglected children in Marion County. These volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) meet with children in their respective placements, assess their safety, and submit reports back to the court regarding each child’s needs and wishes. “Our volunteers are usually the only constant in a child’s life throughout the pendency of a case,” Adrienne says. “Children are extremely resilient. But just because they are, doesn’t mean they should have to be.” There is always a need for more volunteers, who are often women just like you. Here, we share the stories of three outstanding women supporting children and families through Child Advocates.

“I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A PERSON WHO FIGHTS FOR UNDERDOGS. AND THESE KIDS ARE UNDERDOGS.“

Karen Newport, jumping in the deep end with no regrets Helping children is not anything new for Karen Newport. After nearly 30 years teaching elementary school in Perry Township, she was splitting her volunteer time between Riley Hospital for Children and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (The four-time ovarian cancer survivor also volunteers for Ovar’Coming Together and recently took up square dancing). But when she saw the billboard promoting Child Advocates off I-70, she felt compelled to get involved. “I’ve always been a person who fights for the underdogs, and these kids are underdogs,” she says. “When I was a teacher, I would see kids going through these situations. They are pawns in this game that adults play.” Karen started training with Child Advocates in February and has seen two of her cases close. She has praise for the resources available to volunteers and the vital work that so many within the court system do day in and day out.

“My guardian ad litem is always there for me, and the judges are amazing,” she says. “They are fair and kind. Warmhearted, yet willing to say the brutal truth.” Staying non-judgmental can be difficult at first, she notes, especially when some families are in situations that she cannot personally understand. “People get in messes, and they don’t know how. But I treat all people with respect,” she says. “When the emotions are overwhelming, I go back to what is best for the child and that keeps me centered.” Karen is so passionate about Child Advocates that she’s started urging her former teaching colleagues to become volunteers as soon as they announce retirement. “I say jump in the deep end of the pool — you won’t regret it. It’s rewarding, and you never know what kind of influence you’re going to have. Invest in kids and you invest in the future.”

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“SINCE I AM A SURVIVOR, I CAN CONNECT ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL. I FEEL AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THESE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH.“ Danyette Smith, reminding kids that things will get better Danyette Smith’s initial interest in Child Advocates stems from her own unfortunate experience as a survivor of domestic abuse and her passion for children. She’s been a volunteer for five years now. “Since I am a survivor, I can connect on a different level. I feel an understanding of what these families are going through,” she says. The beginning of the relationship with the family can be rocky, she explains.

“I let the parents know I’m here for your children, not to take them away,” she says. “And the children need to understand that I am in their corner. They can pick up the phone and call me and tell me if they had a good day or a bad day, if they got in trouble, if they miss one of their parents.”

Outside of Child Advocates, Danyette works full time as a charter school liaison, stays busy raising her girls, 10 and 14, and is active in her church. Last year, she launched Silent No More, an organization that encourages those in situations of domestic violence and child abuse to speak out and get help.

It’s a challenge to see the pain the family is going through, and to watch children being taken away from their parents without an understanding of why. Danyette hopes her presence can be a reminder that things will get better.

“I have learned there are lot of kids and homes suffering in silence. I have learned that children need us more than we can imagine. You can change the future, and it’s rewarding. When I walk in the door, and those kids run up to me and I see the smiles on their faces. That’s the moment. That is why I do this.”

“We give them hope,” she says. “That things will come to an end, and that this situation is just temporary.”

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“THEY’RE SMILING, THEY’RE HEALTHY, THEY’RE CLEAN, THEY’RE SAFE. IF THEIR PARENTS TURN IT AROUND, THAT’S A WIN.“ Michelle Moorman, celebrating every small win A psychology major at Purdue University, Michelle Moorman always had an interest in mediation and family law. A friend recommended she look into Child Advocates, and the next day, Michelle saw an article highlighting the need for volunteers. “It felt like a sign!” she says. “The training was enlightening, and I came out wanting to be a volunteer even more. The need is enormous.” The day the judge swore her in, Michelle received her first case. Every day, guardian ad litems are looking for volunteers, she says. She is not there to be a friend or mentor, but to assess the wellbeing of a child in a home, Michelle explains. While case workers from the Department of Child Services focus on the family as a unit, Child Advocates serve as a voice for children. “You want to fix the situation, but you’re not in that position,” she says. “You give your opinion. You assess their needs. It’s all about the long-term.”

Michelle has learned resilience, patience, and that you can’t judge a book by its cover. When the situations she observes leave her with a heavy heart, she knows to look for the little wins. “They’re smiling, they’re healthy, they’re clean, they’re safe,” she says. “If their parents turn it around, that’s a win. If they move to a more stable environment, that is also a win. Look for the wins and believe you are making a difference.” Potential volunteers shouldn’t be wary of the time commitment, she adds. While Michelle works full time and travels as an account executive in medical communications, she’s been able to work Child Advocates into her life. “Don’t take on more than you can, but if you are interested, learn more about the program. It’s long standing and they are the best of the best. I wish more people knew about it.”

WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Child Advocates seeks any individual who has compassion for working with children and maintaining their mission to place children in safe and appropriate homes as quickly as possible. Volunteer training is offered on a monthly basis and provides information on how the juvenile court system operates, as well as how CASAs can effectively advocate for children in this system. The multifaceted training includes sessions on cultural sensitivity, understanding trauma, and how to work with children and families in crisis. Volunteers spend on average 6-8 hours per month per case. Learn more at www.childadvocates.net.

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Ice Cream

fOr dinner Photos and Recipes by Katherine Costello

This article is inspired by my mother’s generation, especially those no longer living, who created a food legacy in my mind, and memories and traditions for generations to come. “It’s too hot to cook. Let’s have ice cream for dinner.” This was my mother-in-law’s declaration years ago and I thought, “Wow, that’s lovely,” and it was. Armed with well-executed root beer floats in frozen mugs, we ate on the screened porch as the temperature dropped to an evening low of 87 — an Indiana scorcher. The air smelled sweet from the cornfields, and we enjoyed the moment, taking a spontaneous break from the everyday routine of eating around the table. My mother-in-law’s generation didn’t just put food on the table, they planned and nourished and took pride in the daily meals. As I age and loved ones pass, it is apparent that food memories and connections go deep. I am fortunate to

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have so many grand food memories, not just from chefs but also from regular people who shared a love of pleasing others through food. Why not make your own ice-creamfor-dinner memory? You can get the family involved and pick your favorite flavors or make custom flavors. Take time and enjoy the season. Forget the lobster boil — we are in Indiana, so boil that sweet corn, have family and friends over, eat ice cream and enjoy. Of the four recipes I’ve included here, three require an ice cream maker: sweet corn and blueberry with a little chili kick, avocado with sweet and salty lime corn tortilla strips, and white chocolate ice cream with a stout beer reduction swirl. The last one can be made in the freezer and modified to your tastes. You can customize flavorings and add ins. My preference for this shoot was toasted coconut flakes and blackberries.


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White Chocolate with Stout Ice Cream MAKE 4-6 SERVINGS

/2 cup sugar /8 teaspoon salt 1 /2 cup whole milk 3 eggs, beaten 1 /4 cup melted and cooled Belgian white chocolate 11/2 cups heavy cream 1 1

1 Combine sugar, salt and milk in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until mixture almost boils. 2 Reduce to low. 3 Gradually stir about 1/2 cup of the hot milk into the beaten eggs, and then add cooled melted white chocolate. 4 Add egg mixture to the hot mixture. 5 Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until slightly thickened (about 5 minutes). 6 Remove from heat and refrigerate at least 2 hours. 7 Combine whipping cream and chilled mixture, stirring with a wire whisk to combine. Add to ice cream freezer, following the manufacturer’s instructions. When mixture is thick and at the “soft serve” stage, add the stout reduction in a slow stream (reserving a tablespoon to drizzle at serving time). Freeze for 2 hours before serving.

Stout Reduction

2 12-ounce bottles stout beer (I used Bells Cherry Stout)

A CHERRY STOUT REDUCTION CASCADES DOWN WHITE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM.

Avocado Ice Cream 4-6 SERVINGS

Syrup

1 cup water 1 /2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon corn syrup 1 Place all syrup ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Increase temperature to medium-high to bring to a boil without stirring. Continue to boil without stirring until it reaches 238-240 degrees (soft ball stage); remove and set aside to stay warm.

Fried Tortilla

2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for frying) 3 corn tortillas 1 tablespoon coarse salt (Maldon is my preference) 2 limes, zested 1 Heat oil in wide skillet over mediumhigh heat. When the oil is hot, place one tortilla in the saucepan until it bubbles and turns golden on the bottom side (about 45 seconds). Flip and do the same to the other side. Place the tortilla on paper towels to absorb excess oil. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

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1 Pour the beer in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a light simmer; cook until it reduces and resembles the thickness and color of molasses (about 20-25 minutes). Cool to room temperature and add to the ice cream, reserving some for serving time.

2 Placing the tortillas on parchment paper and, while the syrup is still warm, brush each tortilla on both sides with the syrup. Sprinkle each with salt and sprinkle with the lime zest. Allow them to cool and cut into strips. (I prefer to go with thicker strips to add more texture to the creaminess of the ice cream.) Reserve some for garnish.

Ice Cream

3 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled 1 tablespoon lime juice 11/2 cups heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons sugar* 1 Puree the avocados in a food processor or blender. Scrape into a mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients. Whisk to combine. 2 Process the mixture in an ice cream maker following the manufacturer’s instructions. When the ice cream starts to get very thick, add in the tortilla chips, reserving a few to use as garnish. Chill in the freezer for about an hour for a soft consistency, or four to six hours for firm. Enjoy. *You may add more sugar for a sweeter ice cream. The first trial run I used 1/2 cup sugar; I personally prefer this to be less sweet, giving more contrast to the addition of sweet, salty chips.

SWEET AND TART COLLIDE WITH CREAMY AVOCADO AND CRISP CHIPS.


Made-to-order Freezer Ice Cream

Easy! No ice cream machine needed! Add in your favorite flavors.

MAKES 4-6 SERVINGS

2 cups heavy cream 1 12-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt, drained 1 teaspoon liquid flavoring such as vanilla, almond or coconut 1 /4 cup toasted nuts or coconut 1 /4 cup fruit jam 1 /4 cup fruit (chopped) or berries (whole or chopped) 1 Whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks and chill. 2 Combine sweetened condensed milk with yogurt; add the liquid flavoring of your choice and then mix with a whisk until well blended. Chill for at least 2 hours. 3 Carefully fold the milk/yogurt mixture into the chilled whipped cream mixture; chill in the bowl until thick (about 1 hour). Meanwhile, chill a 2-quart pan. 4 Stir the nuts/coconut, jam and fruit into the chilled ice cream mixture. Pour into the chilled 2-quart pan, cover and freeze for 6 hours before serving.

Sweet Corn Ice Cream MAKES 4-6 SERVINGS

1 cup “crema” table cream* 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 /2 cup plain Greek yogurt 3 large ears sweet corn (cut kernels off cob and reserve; gather 1 /4 cup strained “corn milk”**) 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 Blend the crema, cream, yogurt and corn milk until smooth, and then cover and chill for 4-6 hours. 2 Add the chilled mixture to the ice cream freezer, processing according to manufacturer’s instructions. 3 When the mixture is very cold and getting very thick, add two-thirds of the reserved corn kernels, the chili powder and blueberries. Freeze for two hours before serving. *Look for crema in the dairy aisle. This Mexican ingredient is mild and buttery with a very fresh milk flavor and rich mouthfeel. **Corn milk is simply the sweet liquid you can gather from an ear of corn after you cut the kernels off with a knife. Cut the kernels from the ear, leaving a bit of kernel on the ear, and then scrape a knife along the edge of the ear to extract the corn milk.

STIR UP AND CHILL. ENDLESS FLAVOR COMBINATIONS ARE EASY WITH MADE-TOORDER FREEZER ICE CREAM.

For added flavor, Dip the cone’s lip in white chocolate and rim with chili powder.


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10 min. 2 hours + 1 to 2 hours (optional) serves 3 ___________ 3 ripe medium bananas (4 ounces each), peeled prep

freeze

Optional toppers (drizzle of honey, handful of mini chips, sliced banana or banana chips, chopped walnuts or pistachios, frozen mango chunks and toasted coconut) Sugar cones (optional) 1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Set aside. 2. Slice bananas. Place slices on prepared baking sheet and freeze at least 2 hours. 3. Transfer frozen banana slices to a food processor. Process until smooth, stopping once or twice to scrape sides of bowl. At first, banana will look crumbly. Continue blending until banana turns to creamy, soft-serve ice cream texture. For scoops, transfer to a freezer container. Cover and freeze for 1 to 2 hours. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving.

NUTRITION FACTS PER SERVING: 105 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 1 g protein. Daily Values: 2% vitamin A, 17% vitamin C, 1% calcium, 2% iron.

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ice cream All by themselves, bananas can make fabulous ice cream. No need to add any sugar! Serve this immediately as soft-serve ice cream or freeze in container for scoops.

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