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This year, I decided that I was going to create (and enforce) boundaries within my life circles. I am a people pleaser at my core. A solid Enneagram 2, I base my interactions on how others feel and how...
Here we go--another painful start to the week. Toddler separation anxiety is brutal. And if you’re like me, the guilt and anguish I feel afterward far exceeds the tantrum length. The past few months have been exceptionally chaotic for my...
My husband and I love playing board games with each other, whether in groups playing Catan, Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, or just the two of us playing Codenames Duet. Somehow, I had not considered playing games with our three-year-old...
It's never too early to start thinking about a savings account for the family. But more importantly, how can we get our children involved with the process? We asked Dee Herring, Manager of the Carmel Drive Branch of Everwise...
It's the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season has officially arrived. And although this time of year can be filled with so much fun and excitement, sometimes the fun can feel outweighed by the size of...
"Age is just a number" is what they always say. But does it hold true in friendships? As I have grown as an adult, person, and woman over the last 15 years, I have obviously learned a lot about...
My sweet girl, You came into this world nearly eight years ago, a force to be reckoned with. You’ve surprised me since day one with your unwavering spirit and strong will. You have a tenacity toward life that keeps me...
These are not your average STEM toys. We aren’t talking about Legos or Picasso tiles in this post. We are looking at the latest and best ways to get your child excited to play but be secretly learning at...
When I filed for divorce, I knew the journey of motherhood I was about to embark on wouldn't be easy. It certainly was never a part of any of my plans, but I made it look easy for a...

Aging is NOT the Worry

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I do not fear aging. I do not fear middle age - not the wrinkles, not the rickety onset of bodily changes in my knees or hips to come, not even the eventual menopause in the era beyond middle...
I spend the majority of my life right now shuffling people and things to and fro: kids to practices, groceries home, doctor's appointments, you name it. As my children have gotten older, I've found myself with a lot more...
I turn 30 next year. 30 is a significant milestone. I thought I'd plan a fun birthday and look forward to my 30th. It turns out I'm having a crisis. I thought I would be confident, beautiful, fit, and...

Birthday Parties Stink

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This morning, my eight-year-old bounded down the stairs, asking, “Do you know what day it is? One month until my birthday!!” I smiled big and said, “Yes! It’s so exciting!” How I felt on the inside, however, was a very...
It's April 2020, and I am forced to hand over my precious 4-month-old daughter to a stranger outside of a locked building that I'm not allowed to enter due to healthcare protocols put in place during the onset of...

In + Around Indy

Best Lakes to Swim Around Indianapolis During Lake Season

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It's lake season! And if you don't know where to go on your next summer adventure – we've got it covered. We have rounded...