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Baby Fever Mind Games

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There are some women who, shortly after the birth of their child, they are ready to do it all again. I was not one of them. As much as I thought I understood what being a mom entailed, I...
Pregnancy loss is hard. My ectopic pregnancy wasn't a planned pregnancy. But it was my first, and as afraid as I was of the complete lack of planning, I was pregnant. At the time, I was 32 years old and...
I'm currently 11 days postpartum after giving birth to my amazing and adorable daughter, Lyra. It's unimaginable that I did not know this tiny, beautiful person just twelve days ago, and yet the experience of birth is still fresh...
Boys will be boys. As simple as that might sound, it is utter truth. Boys and girls are not the same:  not physically, not psychologically, not even spiritually. The spirit of a little boy is a burning desire to touch, build,...
Usually when I mention my husband’s ex-wife is a professional cheerleader, I’m met with empathetic groans of understanding from other women. Over time, I've realized it's because professional cheerleaders (and models and actresses and any other pretty face you...
Parenting can feel lonely. And it is almost amazing to me that a person can feel alone when they are actually surrounded by, at minimum, one extremely talkative toddler.  I took my four year old son to the gym the...
Like so many other people, our phones and cameras were with us in the delivery room. Within hours of our son's birth we had posted a photo of his fuzzy newborn head to Facebook with birth stats for friends...
Before I had my son, Cash, I was a hair stylist. When you style hair for a living, you get to know you clients pretty well just through talking to them while they are in the chair. You chat...
I have already lost touch with a couple people I used to be. -Joan Didion Sometimes, in the quiet of my home, in the earliest parts of the morning, I find a space where I can sort of remember the person I used to...
I’m naturally a very anxious person – the type of person who replays scenes in my head from ten years ago and re-dies with embarrassment. I imagine the worst possible scenario in everything. I walk around with a constant...

Easy Easter Crafts

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In a playgroup with seven little ones under the age of one, it's essential that any crafts we do are capable of being created one-handed. It's a bonus if they are also cute, easy and cheap. This year's easy...
When my husband and I found out we were expecting our first child last July, we faced many of the same questions as other first-time parents: Can this amazing news be real? Is everything okay? Are we ready? Will...
Pre-children, when my husband and I were still in our getting a solid 10+ hours of sleep phase, we wanted four kids, minimum. Preferably five. We even had names picked out. Less than two and a half years into our...
Before our son, Kevin, was born, I spent many nights during my third trimester laying awake worrying about all the worst-case scenarios; the typical "what if my baby accidentally ingests a lightbulb" type of stuff.  Knowing that I couldn't...

In + Around Indy

Indianapolis Moms Guide to February Family Events

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Don't let the cold and snow keep you from experiencing the fun around Indy this month! Take a look at our list of February...
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