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Miranda is a first time mom to 1-year-old Avett. She works full time as a social worker and admits that this professional work influences her parenting style and blog content greatly! Especially because her husband is a social worker as well. Miranda and her family live on the near south side of Indianapolis in the fixer upper they have recently gutted and renovated. Miranda was born and raised, for the most part, in Indianapolis. In her free time you can find her with her family trying a new Indy brewery or restaurant, or showing Avett one of the many great things about Indianapolis as a city! Miranda also enjoys yoga, hiking, traveling, swimming, writing, and sharing every experience with her family.

Changing My Inner Dialogue- My Child is Good Inside

My child is good inside; I say to myself as I catch him screaming "holy s$%t" while going down the indoor water slide. *smiles nervously at the other parents staring* My child is good inside,...

Volunteering With Kids In Indianapolis

Finding opportunities for volunteering with kids (especially littles) can be difficult, but including them can be an incredible experience. With winter break coming up and lots of families in need around this time of...

My Four-Year-Old’s Mental Health Day

I hear footsteps on the stairs. It's earlier than expected for my son to be awake. I wait for an excited face to round the corner and greet me for the school day, but...

Summer Is Slipping Through My Fingers

I can feel summer slipping through my fingers like the ice cream melting down my son's hand next to me. We're sitting on the porch after another long and busy work day. After daycare...

The Bento Box- Saving My Lunch Packing Sanity

I know I don't have the only child who doesn't eat. I know it's a phase, part of growing up, that he's healthy and well, and that someday I'll be changing my tune as...

Unpopular Opinion: I Go to Bed Angry

“Never go to bed angry,” the old saying goes. I glare at my husband over the top of my laptop. I've just settled in for my evening work session to finish what didn't get...

Spending 1000 Hours Outside

Have you seen the 1000 Hours Outside initiative? I came across it a few years ago and have followed along, but have never participated. The community is a global movement that encourages families to...

I Can’t Keep up with Today’s Beauty Standards

I’ve never been incredibly interested in keeping up with society’s beauty standards. It all seemed to go over my head in junior high and high school. I was much more concerned with sports, school,...

I Can’t Do It All- How I Told My Husband I Needed Help

It’s never the big things that push us over the edge. Why is that? It’s always the smallest, most trivial thing- socks next to the hamper, a forgotten trash day again, or a small...

Joining the Dating Scene Again? Making Adult Friends

I’ve decided that making new friends as a parent at age 30 is a lot like dating. My husband and I were together before the dating apps were around, so I've never had to...

My Love/Hate Relationship with Age Three

Three-year-olds are kind of the worst. I realize I’m speaking out of frustration. I know that three-year-olds are experiencing lots of life changes all at once; life is rough. People talked a lot about...

The Music is Back! Family Friendly Live Music Roundup

Outdoor music season is here! I don't know about you, but live music is one of the things I missed most about 2020, the year everything was canceled. The good news is that lots...

Warrior Women

We are warriors. We are women. We are moving forward every day wiping tears and noses, making lunches, delegating, and mediating. We are endlessly feeding our families, staring at perpetual mountains of laundry, juggling at least...

Afraid I’ll Forget- The Fleeting Baby Years

I’m terrified I’ll forget everything. I stare at the video. A 10-month-old clings to his mother’s leg. Every step she takes leaves the baby in uncontrollable laughter causing the mother to laugh, causing the person...
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