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Laura L

Residing on the southside of Indy, Laura is a nurse, mother and wife. In her free time you can find her with her sidekick-her daughter Violet (3). She and her husband enjoy playing board games, watching movies and trying the local eats.

Support for the First-Time Mom: Trust Her as She Makes Decisions

I got pregnant with my firstborn in 2018. No sooner had I seen two pink lines than the comments started. A couple of the comments were "Don't get an epidural" and "Don't get induced."...

Mommy is a Nurse

Being a mom and a nurse means coming home when dinner has already been eaten. Faces have been wiped. Games have been played. A full day is already over. It's 8 pm and it's...

To Indianapolis, The City I Love

Born and raised in the Indianapolis area, I found myself moving away after high school. I moved to West Lafayette to attend Purdue for my bachelor's. During college, I started dating my now-husband Derek....

Date Night Spots in and Around Indy

My husband and I recently grew roots here in Indianapolis. We were both born and raised in the area, but my husband's job caused us to move away from Indiana for several years.  Since...

Meal Planning: Grace Being the Key Ingredient

Meal Planning. When people hear this term, it can stir up various emotions. For some people, the term "meal planning" brings up anxious thoughts; for other people, it sparks joy in a Marie Kondo...

10 Things That Are True About Traveling for the Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching. With the holidays approaching, many families will make the decision of whether or not to travel for the holidays. My husband spent six years in the military, so we...

“Just The One?” And Other Awkward Questions People Ask About Families

When I tell people I have a three-year-old, the question that people almost always ask is, "Just the one?" In one way or another, people want to know the answer to this question. What...

I Love You in the Mundane: A Letter to My Husband

Going into marriage, I thought the big moments would be my favorite. I thought of the milestones we would celebrate, the trips we would take, and the dreams we would pursue. This summer, we...

Being Brave

Sometimes, when people get settled into the mundane tasks of life, they forget to take chances. When the Covid pandemic first broke out, people were stuck at home and they had time to pick...

Building a Home Intentionally

Nowadays, all you need to do is browse the internet for a few hours and you can redecorate your whole house. There are so many ads, swipe-up links, and deals posted. Instagram influencers post...

Your Grandparents Chance to Love You

My husband and I went on a date recently, our first date in forever! I put on a pearl barrette and broke out my nice boots. We had her grandparents all lined up for...

Back to Work and Fighting Mom Guilt

The sound of ocean waves hit me as I push open the door. Turning the sound machine off, I get a glimpse of you asleep, rolled against the side of your crib. Your dirty...
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