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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.

Watching You Take Off- A Letter to my First Born

Dear First Born,  From the minute you came into my life, I laid eyes on you and felt my heart swell to a size it never was before. My love for you terrified me, and...

Parenting Made Me a Homebody

Parenting has a way of changing just about everything. Matters that once held a prestigious spot at the top of your priority list find themselves knocked down a few pegs, or cast aside altogether....

Four Ways to Turn the Day Around

Mommin' ain't easy. You know it, I know it, the neighbor that can hear you yelling from across the street knows it. Some days are light and airy, with snuggles and perfect Instagram pictures...

Tonight I Lost My Cool

Tonight, I lost my cool. I cracked, and I yelled. I let what should have been a routine task grow into a giant dark cloud of anger. I let it cast a shadow over the...

Why I Gave up on Sleeping Through the Night

Sleep. It’s the holy grail of parenting young human beings, really. Throughout the first couple years of a child’s life, a mom simply can’t avoid it in conversation. ‘Six months old! Sleeping through the night yet?’ ‘She’s...

Dear Mama, Take the Trip

Dear mama, take the trip. Almost four years into parenthood, I can count on one hand the number of trips I’ve taken without my kids. Taking a break from our new way of life is...
Message for my little girl

Who I Want You To Be: A Message For My Little Girl

Sweet little girl, I watch you every day, navigating your universe with a fierce passion. Infectious giggles, face-melting tantrums, little bouncing blonde curls decorating your tiny, delicate neck. I look at you in awe, wondering...

Riding The Wave Of Change: Adding Kids To A Marriage

My husband and I will celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary this year. Two homes,  new cars,  a puppy, vacations, career changes... we've been doing a lot of life together. Like all marriages, these 9 years...

You’re In Survival Mode, And That’s Okay.

You're in survival mode. This is for the mom that hasn't had a good night's sleep in 3 months. The one struggling with a teething baby at 4:45AM when her alarm is set for 5....

Let’s Talk About Mom Doubt.

For so many of us, it's the storm cloud hovering over every big decision, every heat- of-the-moment reaction, every 11PM Google search made in desperation. Doubt. Am I sleep training correctly? Is my baby going to have...

Come On, Mom: 10 Ways I Ruined My Toddler’s Day

Ah, the toddler years. Talk to any mom who's been there, and she'll tell you. These beautiful monsters will push you to the brink of insanity, only to minutes later gently tuck their clammy...
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