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Kristi Howard-Shultz

Kristi grew up in Danville, Indiana where she met her childhood sweetheart and now husband Elliott. After years of living apart including graduate school in New York City and military tours abroad, they resettled and started a family in Indianapolis. Together, they are raising two bright and busy boys—Henry and George. She has a Master's Degree in Social work from New York University and is a RYT 200 Yoga Teacher. In her “spare” time, she enjoys reading memoirs, chasing her boys, and listening to her husband, the funniest person she knows.

Zumba, an Old Workout for the New Year

'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions, setting intentions, choosing a word, or crafting your vision board.  For many of us, getting (more) fit is on the list. I faithfully practice yoga and walk,...

You Can Do Hard Things: A Case for Treating Yourself with Kindness

“You can do hard things”  is a phrase I repeat daily as I encourage my oldest, a perfectionist,  through his tears of frustration at the Lego that won’t snap into place, the letter that...

Boundaries, A Girl’s Best Friend

We are deep in the throes of the start of school. In the last month, you have likely been asked to serve on the PTA,  as a Scout leader, the classroom parent, and to donate...

Meatless Meals for Families

    Whether you are concerned about your health, the environment, or just using all of the vegetables and herbs from your garden, now is a perfect time to try any of these meat-free meals.  These...

You’re Killing It at Work, but Is It Killing You?

Have you recently overflown the bathtub, caught dinner on fire, or nearly run your children over in the driveway? A year ago, I did all three of those things in one week. I was...

::Heart of IMB – Non-Profit Spotlight:: Boys & Girls Club

About The Boys & Girls Club The Boys & Girls Club is a non-profit dedicated to enabling all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible...

Month of the Military Child

April is Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. To honor their unique contributions and sacrifices on behalf of our country, each April is...

Vision Board-Why You Should Make One, NOW

  What is it I have been making a vision board at the start of each year for the last 20+ years. Long before Oprah told us about it or The Secret was published, my BFF...

Managing Holiday Stress

The holiday season often brings unwelcome feelings of stress and depression, and understandably so! The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most demanding--year-end sales goals, getting sitters for school breaks,...

Motherhood, Admitting There’s A Darker Side

I have had two pregnancies, deliveries, recoveries, and children. The two experiences could not be more different from one another. There’s lots of room and acceptance for women to express the wonderful feelings that...

Tips for Fall Organizing

It’s that time of year again! The season is changing. We are wearing our flip flops and fleeces daily. It’s time for fall organizing--cleaning out the closets, readying the yard, the house, and the...

Pace Yourself

If you are anything like me, you read lots of parenting advice—anywhere you can get it—blogs, articles, books.  That could be why you find yourself here today! If you are any more like me,...

Spring Cleaning: How to Purge with Pleasure!

Two years ago, my husband and I decided to double the size of our family and half the size of our house.  We downsized into a condominium.  It was one of the best decisions...

Bossy Women, I Celebrate Thee

“I love bossy women. I could be around them all day. Some people hate the word, but for me, a bossy woman is someone to search out and to celebrate. To me, bossy is...
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