Five Reasons to Attend Circle City Classic

I have been attending Circle City Classic events since I was a child. There was even a time when I was a teenager when my friends and I made it an entire weekend event....

Chronicles of The Cool Mom: The Summer I Said Yes

I look forward to summer all year long. It's typically the time that I really come alive. This summer was going to look different, though. I work mostly remotely, and my children were going...
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Mother’s Day Tradition: The Adult Sleepover

I absolutely love Mother's Day, but not for the reasons you may think. Like every other mom, I love the ceramic ring holders and the hugs. I love that there will be a "Get...

Somewhere in the Middle

In honor of Women's History Month, I want to shout out the women in my husband's family. In my six years with Indianapolis Moms, I have spoken very candidly about my family and my...

New Year’s Eve For the Extrovert Married to the Introvert

Steve and I have been married for 14 years. From the onset of our relationship, we knew that we were very different. He preferred nights with a Blockbuster movie while I was still very...
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Breaking News: Moms Get Tired

Welcome to fall, a beautiful time of the year. The leaves are falling, the kids are back in school, the temperatures are cooling, and there are seemingly activities every weekend. And the kids are...

The Anxiety of Back To School

It is official. I have a kindergartner and a first grader, which is really exciting. Summer is finally over and we can get back on schedule. And my kids can quit eating chips for...

Things My Daddy Taught Me {Notes From the Eternal Daddy’s Girl}

My dad is pretty perfect. (Can you say that without it being weird?) Let the record show that I am not just saying this because he is my father. If you met him, you...

Thank You, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

For the past week, I have been glued to the television screen as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson prepares to ascend to the highest court in the land. As a Black woman, I was filled...
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Denying History: The Curtailment of Black History Month

Ms. Dawn Whitehead was my first Black Woman teacher. She was also my first Black teacher and I didn't have her until I was in high school. Ms. Whitehead was wonderful, beautiful, and smart....

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Five Books to Commemorate the Day

The third Monday of January, every year, is the commemorative celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Growing up, the day has always been significant because it wasn’t just a day out...
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The Year That Changed Me

We enter into a New Year and we are all so hopeful no matter how great or dreadful the previous year may have been. When we entered 2021, we all took a collective sigh...

Hi 40, It’s Me Deandrea

After a year of anticipation, the time has finally come, and I am 40. I do not take this lightly and honestly, it is not met with any trepidation, I am strangely excited. After...

Dear Mrs. Miller, a Love Letter to My Son’s Preschool Teacher

My son Stephen E. Beaven III, aka Trey, is the ultimate introvert. He doesn't say much, and when he does speak, it is so profound that it could shock you if you don't know...