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Lindsey Cornett

Lindsey Cornett
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Lindsey Cornett is a loud talker, iced coffee drinker, and lover of the written word who lives in downtown Indianapolis with her scientist husband and three young kids (Ian, Leo, and Ruthie). In both writing and life, she explores the intersections of faith, family, creativity, and freedom from perfectionism. She’s out there providing hope and solidarity to any other women who find themselves afraid to make a mistake. You can find her on Instagram @lindseycornett.

Redefining Ambition

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"Ambition" is a loaded word, especially for women and mothers. It certainly has been for me. In 2023, two significant things happened that are changing how I think about ambition. First, I chose "enough"...

Goodbye to My Favorite Podcast

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My favorite podcast is ending, and it feels like a major loss. I first started listening to podcasts in 2006 as a college freshman. Every morning in my dorm room, I’d plug my iPod into...

A Parenting Mantra: People are More Important than Things

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People are more important than things. I can't remember where I first heard this phrase. A quick Google search tells me it comes from Randy Pausch's book The Last Lecture. I imagine I probably heard...

I Want to Remember: The 2022-2023 School Year

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May is here, and the 2022-2023 school year is coming to a close. Looking back on this school year, there is so much I want to remember.  I want to remember that this was the...

My Son’s An Independent Reader Now, And I’m Sad

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It's 10:00 p.m., and I'm heading up to bed. The dishes have been washed, and the kids' school devices are charging. I turn off the lights, give the dog one last pat, and head...

I Stand With Indy Reads

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One of Indianapolis' best non-profits and community institutions became a victim of a violent and reckless threat.  When I first moved to Indianapolis in 2019, Indy Reads was one of the first places I went....

Enough: My 2023 Word of the Year

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January is here, and with it, the impulse to draft goals and resolutions that will transform us more into the person we want to be. Ugh. About a decade ago, I realized my lengthy...

Tired Of Mothering? Get Them A Haircut.

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While I love my children more than I can express, I find parenting exhausting most days. I love being their mom, but I don’t always love mothering–the demands, the endless to-do list, and the...

A Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition

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You might call me a Grinch or a fun-squasher, but listen up: Do not rush me past Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving, and I get thoroughly annoyed by how Christmas celebrations and decorations encroach on...

Book Review: How to Keep House While Drowning

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What if I told you there is a book out there–less than 200 pages long–that will change the way you think about cleaning and housework forever and for the better? That book exists, and...

Simple First Day of School Traditions

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Buckle up, mamas! Believe it or not, the first day of school is almost upon us. The first day can undoubtedly be a whirlwind for us parents: packing backpacks and lunches, helping kids remember...

A Letter to the Moms of Uvalde

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Dear Moms of Uvalde, Our hearts are breaking for you. We are so, so sorry. I’ve been trying to teach my children what it means to offer a heartfelt apology. I tell them it’s not enough to...

Tips and Tricks for a Road Trip with Little Ones

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The first time our family of five attempted a road trip, things did not go according to plan. Things began to fall off the rails when we realized, 30 minutes from home, we had...

Simple Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

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This time of year, I wake up in darkness. I walk outside to pick up the kids from school in the afternoon, hoping for some sunshine, but find only gray skies. By the time...