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Katy Gentry McCord

Katy is an actor, studio vocalist, and writer. Theater credits include Actor's Theatre of Indiana, Beef & Boards Dinner Theater, Fireside Dinner Theater, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Magic Thread Cabaret, and Carnegie Hall. Her studio work can be heard on many Broadway Jr. recordings, Hal Leonard Publishing, and Plank Road Publishing. Her writing has been featured on The Lilly/Anxiety Chronicles published by The Washington Post and Sweatpants & Coffee. She holds a Masters in Special Education and just recently transitioned out of the classroom to full time Momming/Home CEO and raising her two toddlers. Katy is a grateful recovering alcoholic, sexual trauma survivor, and proud adoptive mom. She and her husband live in Fishers.

Dark on Broadway: Stand By for Places

I have always said I would rather talk to a crowd of 10,000 than to a room of ten people. I have always felt comfortable with a microphone, whether it was in the recording...

Hope in the Gravy Boat: Finding Relief This Holiday Season

I grew up in a winding and small neighborhood about forty-five minutes from Indianapolis. It was the late 80’s where no one locked their doors and I was rockin’ my blue ten-speed bike with...

Our Kids Are Telling Us They are Not Alright: Mental Health Awareness

Our kids are telling us they are not alright. Just not in words. They are struggling to sleep. Some are even back to wetting the bed during the night even though they have not done...

My Dog’s Eulogy – In His Own Words

My then husband-to-be and I brought home an absolutely crazy and young rescue hound/terrier from the Hamilton County Humane Society in 2014. We said our final goodnight to our Mr. Trippers August 11th. On...

Plant Yourself and Pivot

We are not fine. Everything is not fine. The house is on fire and we are not fine. "We will be sending off the biopsy..." "Babe, the van won't start..." "The air-conditioning is out in the other...

Continuing Anti-Racist Work After the Book Club Ends

If you are like the thousands of other white women over the past few months, you have been balancing Zoom book clubs on white fragility, becoming Anti-Racist, getting Untamed, or maybe finding your Enneagram...

Hiking with Young Kids – Top Six Indiana Parks

We made it to June, everyone! 2020, or as I call it, "OMG. What is happening?!", is officially halfway complete. I was all-in when March came and by May I was eating my feelings and...

Meet Our Indianapolis Moms: Katy Gentry McCord

Hello, Mamas! I am thrilled to have joined this amazing team of warrior moms with Indianapolis Moms this past year. Kaitlin has allowed me the space and freedom to tell my story each month,...

Celebrate the Moms and Mommers – We Need You All

Here we are - celebrating Mother's day for those who we call Mom and those who are Momming others (Yes, that includes anyone) - during a pandemic in Stage 2. Every day has felt...

I Will Pass on the Mommy Juice

I’m an alcoholic. It’s really not that hard to say, and it does get easier every time I say it. Sometimes I add “recovering” in front of it to smooth out the harshness of the...

Marion/Hamilton County School Corporation and Community Meal Services

My first thought after reading of the first school closure in Indiana due to the worldwide pandemic was of the thousands of children and young adults that rely on their school corporation for their...

Show Him He Matters

They laid him in my arms at six weeks old. My husband and I had a little less than three hours after saying yes to our foster care manager's request to when we arrived...

Guilt-Free and Grateful: A Real Thanksgiving Story

  I was in a return line at a department store, 7 months pregnant, and feeling deeply alone. My husband and I had spatted back and forth about something that morning and my then almost...
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