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.

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...

When I Tell My Grandkids About This

I've been thinking lately, dreaming really, about the distant future. When my chest gets tight, when this all feels like too much, I think about a time far from now when we'll look back...

Meet Our Indianapolis Moms: Bailey Streicher

Hey, mamas! I'm Bailey. Mother of three beautiful kiddos and self-proclaimed HOT MESS. I thought becoming a mom would give me one last nudge out of the hot mess zone… (tilts head back in laughter). I'm...

Three Babies, Three C-Sections: Here’s What I Learned

During my first pregnancy, I didn't give a C-section much thought. I was consumed by all things pregnancy, nurseries, tiny onesies, and baby names. I just assumed I'd meet my baby after hours of...

A Letter to My Thirtysomething Valentine

Dear Thirtysomething Valentine, On this, our 17th Valentines Day, I still love you like I did then. I remember our first ever Valentine's Day, head over heels in love. Just freshman in college wrapped up in...
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The Last Pregnancy

Baby #3. It seems like just a few weeks ago, I looked down at those two pink lines and couldn't believe my luck. Party of 5, my dream coming true. There I was, 4...

Adding Chaos to My Chaos: The Decision to Have Three

It's 7:45 on a Tuesday night. Tired from the work hustle, dinner scramble, and soccer practice, we're late on our bedtime routine. Our 4-year-old is tired and sweaty, and having flopped his cleats in...

What’s in a Year: My School Picture Realization

He came home that afternoon with extra light in his eyes.    "My pictures! They're in my bookbag!"    He was so proud to share this special delivery with his Mommy. We had practiced his "real smile" for...

5 Mom Truths When the Household is Sick

You're chugging along, through your family's weekly hustle and bustle. Bus stops, work meetings, pickup lines, soccer games, homework... life is crazy. Mid-commute from dinner to dance practice, it happens. The sneeze from the...