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Originally from central Illinois, Brynna moved to Indy in 2008 to take a job with the NCAA. Since then, she’s added wife, breast cancer survivor and mom to her resume. She married her husband Case in September 2015, was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2015, and gave birth to their miracle baby girl Siena in 2019. Her family is rounded out by two loveable but mischievous dogs, Wrigley and Ivy. In her free time, Brynna loves to host parties for family and friends, travel the world, drink fountain diet soda, run 5Ks with girlfriends, cook/bake, read and volunteer with the local non-profit Noble.

A Midwest Staple: Homemade Ranch Dressing

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Celebrate National Brownie Day With Your Favorite Box Mix

While I personally believe every day should be filled with chocolatey goodness, today, it's especially true. Why? December 8th is National Brownie Day!  The origin of the brownie is not without controversy. Some believe the delectable...

Yes, I’m THAT Birthday Party Mom

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Living Life in the In Between

“Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each...

An Act of Solidarity: June 14 is World Blood Donor Day

Established by the World Health Organization in 2004, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every June 14 to raise awareness of the need for blood donors and to thank those who give the gift...

Calling All Women: It Is Time To Reclaim The Word Ma’am

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Baby and Toddler Clothing: An Organizational System

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My Body Battle: I Want to Lose Weight But Don’t Want to Diet

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Ladies Who Learn: A New Kind of Club For You and Your Girlfriends

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