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Andee Bookmyer

Andee is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Health Coach, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Mind Body Fitness Coach and Certified Stress Management Coach. She grew up in Northwest Indiana and attended Ball State University. She taught high school English for several years before becoming a mommy to Preston. She has a passion for writing, CrossFit, laughing and helping others. For more of her writing, you can visit her personal "Bookerella" blog at https://i5878.wordpress.com

Breastfeeding Tales from a Clueless Mom: Our Little “Boob Guy”

I remember early on when I was 3 months pregnant, then 6 months pregnant, then 7 months pregnant around my baby shower and finally 9 months pregnant, and the proverbial “ready to pop,” that...

The Marriage Masks People Wear: When It’s Just for the Kids

I recently read an eye-opening, thought-provoking and scathingly honest article by a woman who was unhappy in her marriage. Despite not feeling appreciated, or like the marriage was filling her love tank, she persevered,...

Duct Tape, Please?

I wonder if it’s just me, or if all parents would transform from calm and relaxed one second to near batshit crazy the next if someone talked smack about their child? Recently I was at...

Stopping the Leaky Love Tank

Vampires really do exist. At least emotional vampires do! Emotional vampires tend to drain your energy, test your emotional fortitude, seek a lot of attention, and act in frustrating ways when they don’t get...

Um, Excuse Me?! I Just Held That Door Open for You

Last week I looked like a crazy bag lady. And then a crazy, ticked off bag lady. While carrying my 42-pound toddler, my big-arse patriotic tote bag (‘Merica), my toddler’s travel toy bag and a...

Dodging Judgment: Yes, I ONLY have one child!

Yes, I know I only have one child. Yes, I see a bunch of absolutely beautiful families around me every day that have two, three, four or more kids! Yes, I can see bigger families and...

Mom-A-Rama Tales: Fleeting Guilt of a Stay-at-Home Mom

Sometimes I feel guilty about staying home. Like when I'm holding hands with our little boy and taking our dog for a walk in the middle of a sunny, beautiful day. Or, when I'm...

Determination, Yet Ultimate Disaster at the Dollar Tree

About once a month or so, I truly try to feel like a champ…at the Dollar Tree. I pull into the parking lot, avoiding potholes and feeling a little anxious, but assuring myself that I...

Love, Laughter and Libations: The Top 10 Signs of Real Friendships!

A few months ago, I remember seeing a Facebook post on a local moms’ resource page; it was by a woman seeking friends. At first glance, I sure thought the post was, well, very...
High School Reunion? No Thank You! by Indianapolis Moms Blog

High School Reunion? NO, thank you!

I recently got added to another Facebook group, but surprisingly, this time it was not for LuLaRoe clothing, Plexus, Nerium or 3-D eyelashes. It was for my 20-year high school reunion. I literally cringed. And maybe...

Mommy “Me” Time: Making Ourselves Better

The first time I dropped off my son at preschool, I acted strong and gave him a big hug and kiss before he eagerly scampered off on the playground to make new friends. I...

Because We Are Moms: This Is What We Do

One of THE worst parts of being a parent is having a sick child. Oh, except having a sick child while you are also sick; that’s probably the worst. I’d rather endure physical fitness torture, like...

The Secret Co-Sleeping Circus

Today I woke up to the sudden jolt of a foot on my face. Literally, a small, cold, wiggly little foot, planted directly on my left cheek. Last week I fell asleep with two...

Silencing the Judgment

Half the mommy posts out there today seem to discuss why moms should never judge other moms; the other half seem to tell moms they shouldn’t be doing this or that, or definitely not...
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