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January 26, 2022

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MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES CAULIFLOWER BUFFALO BITES INGREDIENTS • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 3 tablespoons Buffalo wing sauce • 3 tablespoons butter, melted DIP • 1-1/2 cups 2 % cottage cheese • 1/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix • Celery sticks, optional DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat air fryer to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cauliflower and oil; toss to coat. In batches, arrange cauliflower in a single layer in air-fryer basket. Cook until florets are tender and edges are browned, 10 -15 minutes, stirring halfway through. 2. In a large bowl, combine Buffalo sauce and melted but- ter. Add cauliflower; toss to coat. Transfer to a serv- ing platter. In a small bowl, combine dip ingredients. Serve with cauliflower and, if desired, celery sticks. Source: tasteof YOUTH FIRST TODAY Self-regulation for parents By Shannon Loehrlein Youth First, Inc. Being a parent is hard. I can say this is 100 percent true from my own person- al experience with a seven-year-old and a two-year-old. Parenting is a job that of- fers no pay, little appreciation, and no time off. It's a 24/7 job. Who in their right mind would apply to that job, right? Parenting in 2022 comes with an ex- tra set of challenges. The seemingly never-ending COVID pandemic has put intense pressure on parents and fam- ilies. The Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on health issues in the United States, has been studying mental health relat- ed changes due to the COVID pandem- ic. They found that in 2019, the average number of adults reporting anxiety and depression was 11 percent. By January of 2021, that number rose to 41.1 percent. Parents play an important role, be- cause children look to their parents for emotional regulation and safety during difficult times. It's crucial for parents to be able to regulate their own emotions in order to also regulate their children. Here are some simple tips to help par- ents regulate themselves. 1. Take time for yourself. It's import- ant for parents to have time away from their children. Some people enjoy alone time and others enjoy spending time with other adults. Do what replenishes you and carve out time each day, even if only 10 minutes. 2. Prioritize transition times. Have you ever noticed that your own kids act out the most during transition times (bedtime, end of playtime, coming home from school etc.)? It's because transition- ing from one task to the next can over- stimulate the brain. Adults have difficulty with this too. A good way to help with this transition is to doing something you en- joy during the transition. For example, I personally like listening to audiobooks or podcasts during my commute from home to school. I've noticed my kids need this time to decompress too. Make a family rule that for the first 30 minutes home from work/school, everyone has "calm time" alone. 3. Try breathing techniques. Breathing exercises and meditation can reset the brain when you're feeling over- whelmed. The main focus on breathing is to hold your breath between inhale and exhale and try to exhale longer than you inhale. This type of breathing helps with your parasympathetic nervous system. You can find many examples of breath- ing exercises on YouTube and different mindfulness apps. 4. Spend time having fun. Many times as parents we move from one task to the next, never really finding time to enjoy our day. Make sure you and your kids spend time having fun each day. You could read a book, play outside, have fam- ily game night, or watch a movie togeth- er. Having these types of experiences al- so promotes healthy bonding with your children. 5. Exercise. Exercise is really import- ant in managing stress and decreasing anxiety and depression. According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise can make a statisti- cally significant difference in improving anxiety and depressive symptoms by re- leasing "feel-good endorphins" in your brain. Any exercise is good exercise, just go at your own pace. Remember, this pandemic has been difficult for everyone around the world. It's okay to have times when you feel over- whelmed. If you don't feel that self-care is enough for you, it's okay to seek help from a professional. Now many mental health providers offer virtual sessions, removing barriers to access care. Re- member, we are all in this together! Shannon Loehrlein, LCSW, is a Youth First Social Worker at Thompkins Mid- dle School in Vanderburgh County. Youth First, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening youth and families. Youth First provides 78 Master's level social workers to 105 schools in 12 Indiana coun- ties. Over 60,000 youth and families per year are served by Youth First's school so- cial work and after school programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student suc- cess. To learn more about Youth First, vis- it or call 812-421-8336. The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 26, 2022 C-1 HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday 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 3 bedroom 2 bath mid-century modern style home with a 2-car attached garage. The open concept design is centered around the custom designed kitchen with a waterfall island. The master bedroom has a spacious closet and master bath. This renovation included a new high efficiency gas furnace, A/C unit, vinyl flooring, electrical and plumbing. The driveway has new concrete and a modern designed sidewalk. New gutters. New paint inside and out. Quiet subdivision with plenty of mature trees. This house is yours at closing! Sale Price $235,000. MLS# 202141560 This multi-house property is set up and ready for you to enjoy. The first house features a 3 bedroom, 1 bath with custom rock tile shower with two shower heads. The second house features a 1 bedroom, 1 bath with custom tile shower. Both have tile work throughout the bathroom floors. Relax and recharge with views of the White River. The outdoor kitchen and gazebo make this perfect for entertaining. Whether you're looking for a fishing cabin or family getaway this property is sure to please. Currently set up as a high end summer camp that can easily be converted to a long term stay. Looking to get into the short term rental game this would be a great property for VRBO or Airbnb. Sale Price $159,000. MLS# 202137183 Collins St. STORAGE UNITS in Winslow $60/Month 812-354-8893 NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! Commercial 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 $74,000. MLS# 202046722 PRICED LOWERED TO $74,000 Very well taken care of 2 bedroom 1-1/2 full bath home. This home has a tremendous amount of updates throughout the years. It is ready for its new owners. Some of the updates include a new roof (2020), hot water heater 2018, central air in 2014 and new windows in 2007. The large back deck and fenced-in yard make it ideal for entertaining, keeping kids and pets safe. Sale Price $109,900. MLS#202149946 Tried of paying rent? It is hard to find this type of home in this price range that has 3 to 4 bedrooms. Walk-in closet. This could be a great home for a family or for a investor that wants a rental property. Sale Price $89,900. MLS#202151808 Are you outgrowing your current church? Christian Holiness Church took up residency in 2004. This property has two teaching rooms located in the back of the building. The two bathrooms are located at the entrance of the building. The property has a lot of possibilities. Just over 2000 sqft of area on the main building. It could be converted into a rental or residential home. The price is right for this conversion. Sale Price $49,900. MLS#202201251 1/26/22

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