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August 25, 2021

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YOUTH FIRST TODAY TATER TOT CASSEROLE MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES Share your favorite recipe! Monica's Meals in Minutes PO Box 68, Petersburg 47567 FACEBOOK MAIL EMAIL By Monica Sinclair I saved the easiest casserole recipe for last. It's on- ly four ingredients, so it will take no time to prepare. If your family loves tater tots, they will fall in love with this recipe. Once again, I'm sneaking in the vegetables for your kids. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS • 1 pound ground beef • 1 (32-ounce bag) tater tots • 1 (16 -ounce bag) frozen mixed vegetables, cooked • 2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans cream soup, mushroom or celery, take your pick DIRECTIONS 1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Butter or grease a baking dish. 2. Put the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring and breaking up until the beef is no longer pink. 3. Mix the browned ground beef with 1/2 bag of tater tots, cooked veggies, and soup. 4. Pour the prepared ingredients into the dish and top with layer of reserved tater tots. 5. Cover the pan with foil and bake for about 50 to 60 minutes. Then remove foil and continue cooking for 10 to 15 minutes until tots are browned. Source: The burnout we don't talk about: PARENTAL BURNOUT By Kelli Chambers Youth First, Inc. When we talk to fellow parents about how hard our jobs can be, we often hear responses like, "Oh yeah, I've experi- enced that, too. That's just part of being a mom/dad." Sometimes it feels as if your child's needs are endless and seem im- possible to manage. Of course our child's happiness is what we as parents strive for, but sometimes we need more. We often hear about how people feel burnt out in their jobs or even in their re- lationships, but rarely do we hear about feeling burnt out on parenting. It almost feels taboo because parents have been taught that being tired, stressed, and overwhelmed is just part of it. Social media plays a big role with the expectation of being the "perfect" fami- ly who has it all together. These expec- tations are unrealistic and untrue. There will inevitably be times of stress, chaos, and unhappy emotions in every family. So what does parental burnout look like? Burnt out parents are exhausted from the never-ending demands of par- enting. They can feel as if they are on autopilot or in survival mode. Your sleep can be negatively affected–both the amount and quality. Going to work can serve as a relief. There, you might feel calm, focused, and successful, where you might not feel that at home. Parental burnout can be broken down into three categories: exhaustion, detach- ment, and inefficacy. Just as it sounds, exhaustion is never getting to fully re- charge. Detachment is being less able to take pleasure in day-to-day activities with your children. Lastly, inefficacy shows through when parents feel they are inef- fective in their parenting. We can't give what we don't have. It is our responsibility as parents to identify when we are struggling and to make a decision about what to do about it. Our kids ultimately feel the consequences of our lack of self-awareness or self-care. One of the biggest effects on our kids is when we are not able to attune to them. We can't be our most patient, loving, and nurturing selves if we are disconnected from our own needs. Parents often struggle with taking time to do something for themselves when they could be doing something for their child instead. By taking care of our- selves, our kids are reaping a bigger ben- efit. They get a parent who is fully present and engaged. Here are a few ways to al- leviate some of your burnout symptoms: • Reach out to your doctor or thera- pist to discuss any concerns. • Ask your partner to take something off of your plate or utilize daycare to give yourself time to rest or do something that makes you happy. • Give yourself permission to say no to demands that will stretch you too thin. • Communicate your needs to your partner/loved ones. • Prioritize your sleep. • Take care of your body through ex- ercise, healthy eating, etc. Another good way to do a self-check is to use Dr. Oscar Serrallach's acronym SPAN. Identify what your true needs are and determine what you need to do to ful- fill them. • S - Sleep • P- Purpose • A- Activity • N- Nutrition Parenthood, at times, can be a difficult and thankless job, but it is a job many of us would not trade for anything. Being mindful of your needs allows for a better version of yourself, and your kids will di- rectly benefit. Kelli Chambers, LCSW, is a Youth First Social Worker at Central High School in Vanderburgh County. Youth First, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening youth and families. Youth First provides 78 Mas- ter's level social workers to 105 schools in 12 Indiana counties. Over 60,000 youth and families per year are served by Youth First's school social work and after school programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors and maximize student success. To learn more about Youth First, visit or call 812- 421-8336. The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, August 25, 2021 D-1 HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday PRICE LOWERED JULY 7! Comm. building built in 1987 and was used as a retail hardware store until 2018. Approximately 4,448 sq. ft. The building is all open and has free span trusses that make the area open to any kind of use. Open fenced area in rear, with a 24'x86' open three-sided storage building. The main building had a new roof installed in 2016, along with new gutter and new metal siding on the east and west gable ends. New Price $80,000. MLS# 202046722 Eddie Boyd, Principal Broker Kay Helfen Associate Broker 812-582-1145 Addey Boyd Associate Broker 812-354-5599 Keith Shoultz Associate Broker 812-664-6640 Adam Boyd Associate Broker 812-582-2486 602 E. Main, Petersburg | | Phone: 812-354-8893 SIAR REALTY & DEVELOPMENT LLC BOYD For personal service, chse 2-3 bedroom bungalow with nice 2-car garage on small lot in Petersburg. Sale Price Now $60,000. MLS# 202121005 This property has a total of 4 units. The main house has one three bedroom unit and one two bedroom. The other two houses on the property feature one bedroom, one bath. Sale Price $75,000. MLS# 202123982 SALE PENDING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! SALE PENDING! Fantastic parcel of farm ground. Sale Price $739,500. MLS# 202117269 Great property with approximately 10 acres of tillable farm ground and approximately 15 acres of wooded recreational area. Water and electric available. Sale Price $150,000. MLS# 202133910 This property has a total of 3 units. The front unit features a 3 bedroom plus office. The rear unit has 4 bedrooms and an office. The upstairs unit is a one bed studio style apartment. Sale Price $75,000. MLS# 202124068 SALE PENDING! Three bedroom, two bath brick home sitting on a large 1.84 acre lot. This home features a two car attached garage with brand new garage doors and an additional garage door in the back for the mower or ATV. The back yard would be a great spot for a pool, parties, and entertaining. Sale Price $170,000. MLS# 202127071 20 acres parcel with approx. 15 acres of tillable acres. Sale Price $130,000. MLS# 202135044 Great time to buy. Looking for an additional farm ground or just a parcel of ground to own as a cash rent income investment? Sale Price $260,000. MLS# 202135046 This 3 bedroom 1 bath house is situated on a large lot with basically half of a city block directly across the road. The home features hardwood floors in the bedrooms and living room. Sale Price $139,000. MLS# 202130566 NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! Large lot near town. This 3 bedroom, 3 full bath is great for growing families. The spacious floor plan has a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, a living room and a separate family room open to the kitchen. Nearly 1.5 acres. With a two-car attached garage and an additional two-car detached garage. Sale Price $198,500. MLS# 202131116 NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! Home has had major improvements and renovations. New additions were added for the dining room area and laundry area with a 23'x8' walk-in closet. Kitchen area, master bath and bedroom area were completely reconstructed. Basement also has a garage door. The detached 4-car garage that has a storage area in the attic. A second 1-car garage. Price Reduced to $197,500. MLS# 202125894 SOLD! Collins St. STORAGE UNITS in Winslow $60/Month 812-354-8893 SOLD!

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