Emery Law Office September 2018


School has started. Youth sports are in full swing. Work is crazy. Food has become more about necessity than enjoyment. All of this can only mean one thing: Fall has begun. The crazy schedules this time of year can make it tough for parents to keep their heads on straight; making it through the insanity sometimes feels more like survival than life. But there are tactics you can employ to turn the tide and find more time for yourself. TAG TEAM There’s no reason to try to do everything on your own. The phrase “It takes a village to raise a child” exists because managing the stressors of life requires help. A great place to start is by establishing car pools with a parent group you trust. You can alternate drivers weekly, which provides the opportunity for you to focus your attention on other priorities — or if you’re lucky, have some freedom. THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB Technology makes organization easier and more accessible than ever. By using a tool like a shared calendar, you can coordinate the entire family’s schedule TRY THESE 3 TIPS INSTEAD

so you never miss a beat. And apps like Mealime and MealBoard give you the ability to whip up food that is cost-effective and delicious.

TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK While you’re busy trying to rally the troops at soccer practice, the scene at home resembles a horror movie. Laundry is piling up, food is spoiling in the fridge, and the dust bunnies around the house now have names. Housecleaning is a part- time job in its own right. The only way to stay on top of duties around the house is to work together. A chore chart with clear responsibilities is a great place to start. Whether you have one child or eight, everyone is capable of pitching in. You can have all the organizational abilities in the world, but the best way to manage life’s madness isn’t by directing day-to-day tasks; it’s by managing stress. Instead of using these tools to control life, look at them as a way to free up time so you can decompress and enjoy the things you love.



had the chance to study law, I jumped at it. After passing the bar, I was ready to begin my second career — the one I had planned for all along.

A word from Melissa:

I’m so happy to add Steve Damron to the team here at Emery Law Office. While I could spend all day boring you with plaudits for Steve, I figured it would be best to let him introduce himself in his own words. Take it away, Steve! I always intended to go to law school, but I had to wait awhile to pursue that lifelong goal. After completing my undergraduate degree in paralegal studies, I began working for the federal government. I looked up 27 years later and realized I still had that dream. When I finally

From the second I talked to Melissa, I knew that I would be proud to join Emery Law Office. You only have to talk to Melissa for a few minutes to know that her energy and passion are contagious. It’s a cliché in this profession to say that you care, but it’s not just lip service when you hear it from Melissa. I’ve never met anyone so dedicated to their clients. On top of that, Melissa manages to get stuff done at a rate that could best be described as superhuman. I’m very fortunate to be able to learn from and work alongside her. When I’m not busy at my dream job, I love to travel and explore different cultures. I guess you could also call me a foodie, because whenever I hear about a restaurant I haven’t been to, I make plans to check it out. One of the great things about living and working in the Louisville area is the incredible array of delicious options. Just a few weeks ago, I went to the Come Back Inn for the first time. Their Bolognese was off the charts. I look forward to getting to know you over the coming months and years. Signing on at Emery Law Office feels like the start of a wonderful adventure.

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