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Bailey Streicher

A self-proclaimed "Hot Mess Mom", Bailey is enjoying her whirlwind life in Brownsburg with her husband, two toddlers, and golden doodle. She's a proud IU graduate, former Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader, and now taking on her greatest adventure of all, motherhood. When she's not chasing her kids, she has a passion for dance, yoga, and Netflix. Bailey enjoys writing about real life as a mom: the good, the bad, and the sticky.

Why Mommy’s Back Hurts

7:01AM- I hear you before I see you. Tiny hands reaching for mine. The early morning whispers. "It's time, Mommy. It's 7:01. Let's go!" I sit up and stretch, wondering how I can sleep...

5 Ways To Kick The Stress This School Year

We all know the feeling. You're minding your sweet, summer-lovin' business, cruising through Target to refill on sunscreen and popsicles. When suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see it. Your heart...
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See Circle City: Indianapolis Parks and Playgrounds

Beautiful weather is finally back in Indianapolis! Now is the time to pack up the kids and soak up that sunshine. Indianapolis Moms has rounded up our favorite Indianapolis parks and playgrounds in and...

I Used Wordle As A Parenting Tool

Your coworkers are chatting about it. Your mom's texting you her daily score. You can't open social media without seeing it. Wordle is everywhere. I first tried it after a colleague shared her score...

Us vs. Midwest Winter

4:45 pm As I start to finish up work tasks for the day, I look beyond my laptop and out my home office window. That familiar gray blanket sky looks right back at me. I...

My House Will Never Be Clean and Here’s Why

Five short years ago, we built this house. I'll never forget selecting each and every item. The new home smell that would greet you at the door for months. The fresh start. Everything. Was....

Ode to the Messy Bedroom

I walk past her bedroom, laundry basket in hand. Dozens, no, hundreds, of tiny items cascade across every square inch of the space. I sigh. We just cleaned this yesterday. How does this happen so...

Thank You, Firstborn

Dear Firstborn, The minute I saw those two pink lines, you handed me my first of many firsts. Every step of pregnancy with you was brand new. You and I together, drawing back the curtains...

The Art of Single-Tasking

Mothers. The ultimate multitaskers. We walk around each day carrying the mental load of motherhood... and with a load of laundry in our tired arms. Ask any mother, and she can provide you with a...

Dear “Big Kids”

Dear "Big Kids",  I see your indignant expressions out of the corner of my eye as I wrangle your baby brother into his high chair. You want to ride your bikes or jump on the...

Enough of Me for You

I hear the toaster pop. My six-year-old shouts at me that his waffles are ready as I wrestle a busy nine-month-old baby into a diaper on the living room floor. Newly crawling, I flip...

The 10 PM Shower

For what feels like the 20th time this week, I watch the showerhead kick on in my master bathroom. Steam fills the dark space, carefully lit with the dim glow of the closet light....

To the Nurse That Met Me in the Middle

There I was, 48 hours in with baby number three. I'd been down this road twice before, yet somehow, the chemical imbalance of postpartum hormones had knocked me right off my high horse once...

Just a Kindergarten Mom in a Pandemic World

Suddenly, the calendar feels like a tiny ticking time bomb. I watch you laugh and run wild in the back yard. I notice your long, lean legs. How old you look in your new...
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