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Anne Beal

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Anne is a an ambitious free spirit with a passion to interact with moms from all walks of the journey. She loves her job as a doula through a local hospital network as well as private clients, assisting moms through labor and birth. In addition, she teaches adults part-time as they work toward their career goals and earn their high school diplomas "later in life." Nothing keeps her busier, however, than her toddler son and dogs named Whitney Houston and Patches. Her goal is to stimulate conversations through blog posts that are sometimes provocative, quirky, and occasionally controversial, but always unique!

Small Talk is Dead

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It’s 2022. Small talk is dead. Perhaps you disagree. But before you immediately turn your nose up at my sentiment, think of your version of “small talk.” It’s probably not the tell-tale version of it....

Beyond the Kanye Fodder: The Day of Reckoning on Narcissists

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"No one can throw a bigger tantrum than a narcissist who is losing control of someone else's mind." -Unknown Author Sigh...I cannot believe I'm penning a post about any form of "Kardashian kulture." Still, here...

Grocery Hoarding Feeds My Control-Needs

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“Hmmm, better run to Costco tomorrow. We’re down to our last three frozen pizzas.” Why am I overstocking groceries? One word: CONTROL. Hoarding provides me with a sense of control.  Dear Abby, About two months into the...

Some of Y’all Don’t Self-Reflect and It Shows

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Some of y’all aren’t self-reflecting. And it shows. Quick...list three ways you practice self-reflection. Can you list three ways you engage in this imperative act of self-love and personal growth? Do you have to think...

An Open Letter to My Third Chin

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Chin: noun the protruding part of the face below the mouth, formed by the apex of the lower jaw. Dear Chin, We’ve had some pretty good times, ol’ gal. However, I never wanted you to be...
Pride Activities for the Family

Pride Activities for the Family Around Indy

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“I’m not missing a minute of this. It’s the revolution!” -Sylvia Rivera WARNING: Events that incite joy are known to draw repeat attendance! (That's a fact!) Grab your rainbow garb! It’s the kick-off to Pride Month...

My Life as a Birth Worker

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“However much we know about birth in general, we know nothing about a particular birth. We must let it unfold with its own uniqueness.” -Elizabeth Noble Two Mays ago, in the spring of 2019, I...

Mental Health Milestones: Let’s Party

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Birthdays, holidays, milestones in achievement, all celebrations we inherently participate in for ourselves and others. What if we - and by we, I mean those like myself who find their mental wellness to be...

Goodbye to Spirit Weeks

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Goodbye to SPIRIT WEEK! I said what I said.  Don’t get me wrong, I personally love a spirit day when I am the participant. When I taught K12, I lived for a solid Pajama Day or...

Stopping to Appreciate: Our People and Hobbies

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“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” With the holidays upon us, it seems only fitting to use a Louisa May-Alcott line from Little Women, to kick...

Stopping to Appreciate: Reinvented Holidays in 2020

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Have you reinvented much of your 2020?  If you are like most parents, the answer is YES, and you probably haven’t taken the time to properly acknowledge how spry you were through the challenges of...

Stopping to Appreciate: Mondays We CAN Handle

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It’s Sunday at 9 pm, do you know where your sanity is?  Moms - and all caregivers - can empathize with all versions of the Sunday scaries better than any demographic out there. Between meal...

Livin’ La Vida Limbo: Awaiting Covid Test Results

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Dear Fellow Americans in the Twilight Zone of 2020, It’s summer..and by the time this post is live on the blog, many moms will be finding new routines amid the start-up of school, the continued...

The Movement to End Know-It-All Culture

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The Roaring Twenties baby!!!! Wasn’t that what we jokingly said back on January 1st? Have mercy on us all this year - between Covid-19, kids not being in schools, murder hornets for that one...
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