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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea’s always had a way with words and a dramatic and energetic spirit. She is married to the love of her life, Justin. She’s the mother to a spunky and beautiful 7-year-old daughter named Hattie, an independent and rambunctious son who is 4, named Hutson and an adorable baby named Hyland. She is currently a University Supervisor for Anderson University and has a deep love of teaching and helping to inspire students. She is a Ball State graduate but an Indiana University Hoosier at heart. Chelsea loves writing and being apart of the IMB team. She also writes for her personal blog: Happiness, Hope & Harsh Realities.
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Indianapolis Moms Guide to January

JANUARY HAS ARRIVED and a New Year is upon us! Here is our round up of some of the family fun activities, events and things to do in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas during the...

My Dairy Free Journey

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! At least I did for 37 years. That all changed when our third child entered the world. At three months old, we quickly learned...

10 Books Sure to be a Hit with Your Kiddos

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child!" -Dr. Seuss As an educator, I know the importance of taking the time to read with your...

Code Blue Blues: Active Shooter Drills in Schools

On our recent family vacation, my daughter innocently began to discuss a Code Blue drill she had at school. Unfortunately, I knew the very drill she was explaining. As an educator, I’ve had to implement...

Tips for the Virtual World During Election Season

I have yet to hear from a single friend that their political or personal opinion has been changed from something they’ve seen posted on Facebook. Yet, every day I watch as friends argue tirelessly...

Dear Younger Self (And All Young Ladies)

  Dear younger self, (And All Young Ladies) You are ignorant, yet smart. You have a lifestyle and freeness that will fade with age and time. You have a free calendar and an open schedule. One...

In-Laws: A Gift that Comes with Marriage

I lost my mother last year. In the same year, I gained Pops and Debbie, my in-laws. My favorite gift of 2017 was the gift of the new family I inherited through marriage. I...

Turning an Ex Into Something Extraordinary: A Message to my Ex-husband’s Family

Divorce is awful. It’s not something people plan for or wish to endure. It’s a circumstance that involves broken dreams, heartache, and severed relationships. Divorce is the ending of a marriage but it dissolves...

Breastfeeding: The 3rd Time’s a Charm

Breastfeeding has become a popular topic. The pressure to breastfeed is everywhere. It’s in the media, it’s the old lady at the YMCA asking if you breastfeed, it’s the latest article stating the immense...

The Post-Pregnancy Body Blues and The Pressure to “Get it Back”

I’m four weeks post-baby and lately all I feel is pressure-- the overwhelming pressure to “get it back.” The body, the energy, the charismatic spirit and ultimately everything that I was before our third baby...

Thank you, Superhero Dads! We appreciate you.

Today I watched as my husband helped our children to their daily breakfast before school, a task he handles each morning so that I can enjoy 15 minutes to myself before venturing off to...

“Mommy, Why Do You Have Lines on your Head?”

This morning my sweet little 4-year-old son woke up, gave me a kiss, and innocently looked at me and asked, “Mommy, why do you have lines on your head?”. At first, his question confused...

A “Motherless” Mother’s Day

  I ventured into the local Walmart to grab a quick item and was greeted with what seemed to be the world’s largest display of Mother’s Day cards and gifts. It stung. I wasn’t expecting...

Thank You, Teacher! This One’s for You!

An Open Letter to a ONE-OF-A-KIND Teacher, (Mrs. Morris & Mrs. Griswold, this one’s for you!) Bless your soul, beautiful teacher! Do you know how special you are? Do you know how appreciated you are? If...
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