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It amazes me how two kids from the same gene pool can be so completely different from one another in almost every way. For instance, my stepdaughter is organized, studious, inquisitive, and works well independently. My stepson is funny, polite,...
At some point when I was in high school, my mom - naturally beautiful and down-to-earth - was walking up to my sister's tennis match, and overheard a couple other moms whisper about her, "Here she comes in her...
Good kids sometimes express their needs in bad ways. They hit, they scream, they bite, they tattle, they whine and they simply don't listen. It's not personal, it's developmental and it's their way of communicating that they have a...
Several years ago, my now five-year-old (she was two or three at the time) wandered into the bathroom as I was putting on make-up and my husband was getting out of the shower. Upon seeing my husband, she put...
When my husband and I decided to wait to find out the sex of our first child, one thing I was excited about was the challenge of creating a cute gender-neutral nursery. I envisioned a colorful, fun space that...
Last week, I was made aware of a new phenomenon known as the “Dad Bod.” If you haven’t heard of it (you definitely will), the “Dad Bod” is a specific physique that is a cross between a guy who...
Someone once said that forced kindness is a lethal destroyer of happiness. I love when my son is kind to me, to others, to himself. And I've watched the eyes roll and the feelings get hurt when he's resisted a...
Being the mother of a 13 year old is challenging and it often seems that I have forgotten what it's like to be a teenager. Middle school, for me, was by far the most difficult phase of my childhood. Everyone...
My skin cancer story started in elementary school. Coming out of summer vacation, my under 10-year-old self was suddenly very cognizant of the other girls comparing their tan lines. Tan lines that I did not have -- despite spending...
With so many kid-friendly attractions in Indianapolis, your family is sure to find something everyone will enjoy in The Circle City! We've compiled a list of our favorite places to eat, things to do, and where to stay to make...
Sure, we have mammalian instincts to feed our children, protect them, and bathe them. In a truly primal world where there aren't awkward playground rules and debatable ethics, I would say we are born with an inner understanding of...
When I was pregnant, I received lots of well-meaning advice, but nothing about breastfeeding. It included the following: Go on dates now; babysitters are expensive. Sleep while you can. You won't sleep through the night for the next year...
baby fever

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...

In + Around Indy

Your 2024 Guide to Indiana Fever Game Day

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The fever is rising in Indianapolis! In just five games, the Indiana Fever surpassed the total attendance of the entire 2023 season. It's so...