Andrea is a SAHM and Project Manager for Indianapolis Moms. She lives in Noblesville with her husband Dan and their two kids, Jonathan and Sarah. They are involved at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. You can usually see her with a cup of coffee in her hand and a smile on her face. Unless she doesn’t have said coffee. Then she is frowning and running towards her Keurig. Andrea is thrilled to be involved with IM as she goes through motherhood! She loves being able to bond with other parents. Other interests include reading, wine tasting, and working out on her spin bike to stay sane.

Trusting Your Partner When You’re a Control Freak

When I was younger, around nine-years-old, my town had a tornado warning in the middle of the night. My older sister and I shared a bedroom, and when our dad came running in, he...

The End is Near: Naptime Refusal

On Saturday afternoons, if we have no plans, my son and husband usually take a long nap together on my son’s bedroom floor. They lay out their blankets and pillows like they are camping...

Dear Stranger: Please Don’t Comment on My Pregnant Body

A few months ago after returning home from Kroger, I stood in my kitchen and had just unloaded my groceries. I was angry. I was fuming. Ten minutes prior to that, I was leaving...

I am Marlin: Watching Disney Movies as a Parent

My husband and I recently watched Finding Nemo with our son while we were trying to stay out of the hellfire heat that has been this summer. We were watching the scene where Marlin...

Full Circle: The Karma of Parenting

My parents used to tell me stories of how, when I was a toddler, I would throw epic temper tantrums. Specifically, anytime we needed to leave somewhere, I was horrible. My mom said one...

The Two-Week Wait: Playing the Waiting Game

One morning, I groaned and grabbed my stomach on the way to the bathroom. My son, looking very concerned, asked “what happened mommy?,” and I said “Oh, my uterus is just trying to kill...

Never Down For Long: Good Days and Bad Days

One morning, I picked my son up from his crib, like I do most mornings. We sleepily went from his room to mine, like most mornings. We woke up slowly while snuggling, like most...

Potty Training Boot Camp: Not For Us

We really tried. We gave it our all. Up until our son pooped on our carpet while riding his scooter naked in our dining room, we gave the potty training “boot camp” a solid...
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Party Foul: Toddler Edition

I don’t know what it is about motherhood that makes us instinctively catch our child’s vomit in our hands when they are throwing up. It just happens. And for me, it now happens during...

High Chair Refusal: A Mother’s Heartbreak

I was not prepared for this. It was always a thought in the back of my mind that this would happen eventually, but I did not prepare for how I would feel, how emotional...

Spreading the Fun Around: Working on Mommy’s Fun Levels

I would like to think that I'm a fun person. You can usually spot me on the dance floor at weddings, wine glass in hand, trying not to embarrass my husband and generally failing....

Mommy Hour: My Time to Be Selfish

As a mom to a child that recently entered his toddler phase, I have to watch a lot of television shows that make me want to punch Elmo in the face. Blippi, the Wiggles,...

Silver Linings Babybook: Finding the Silver Lining When You Suffer Pregnancy Loss

In the last 6 months, I have suffered two miscarriages. This second time, we heard the heartbeat. We heard it on a Wednesday, but by Sunday my blueberry sized baby was gone. This major loss...

The Dreaded Drop-Off: Separation Anxiety is the Worst

A few months ago, I was reading a Facebook post in the Carmel moms group. The mom wrote the post asking for advice because her child was having extreme separation anxiety during daycare drop-off....
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