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Your beautiful 4, soon to be 5 year old, is playing, playing, playing. Ignoring you, inviting you, and talking to themselves, asking a thousand questions. And then it hits you...in 6 months they will be in kindergarten!  Are they...
I wonder if it’s just me, or if all parents would transform from calm and relaxed one second to near batshit crazy the next if someone talked smack about their child? Recently I was at a family birthday party. My...

Mom Confessions

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Sssssshhhh…I have a secret to share. Some days, I am an absolute hot mess. I smile big and try to look put together by matching my shoes with my shirt or something cute like that (woo hoo!), but essentially...
When my husband and I were going through premarital counseling we learned about the Love Languages. These are the ways we give and receive love, Dr. Gary Chapman identified five love languages and has researched and written on this...
Dear Single Parents of the World: (In addition to single parents, I am also talking to those who have spouses who travel extensively or work extra long hours, leaving most of the parenting to the other parent.) I don't know how...

Merry Birthday

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9:06am December 25th, 1979. My birthday. My mom tells me she suffered through Christmas Eve with pains of childbirth and then finally on Christmas morning, I arrived. Rumor has it, the doctors handed me to my mother in a Christmas...
"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child!" -Dr. Seuss As an educator, I know the importance of taking the time to read with your children. There are so many...
I’m at the point in my mothering career where I wonder if I did a single thing right. At 14, my once delightful and precocious daughter now hovers more near the adjectives of shockingly self-absorbed and moody. I hear...
Adoption is complicated, heartbreaking, life-changing, beautiful, tragic, and amazing. Three years after we adopted our youngest, I still feel all of these emotions every day. Adoption is Complicated The truth: I struggle with the concept of National Adoption Month. It is...
As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, I find myself looking for ways to start anew in 2020.  2019 was…well, it was a doozy. There were lots of ups and downs and little moments in between.  And...
Have you ever been in a deep sleep in the middle of the night and then suddenly awakened with a tap, tap, tap on your forehead? You gasp when you see your little gremlin, AKA your child, staring at...
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 Age Two, but no one...
An open letter for my three younger sisters: Kaitlyn, Malia, and Mia, in honor of National Sisters' Day.   To my sisters,  Kaitlyn and Malia, I would like to start by apologizing. With our rather grim childhood, I am genuinely sorry...
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...

In + Around Indy

Best Places to Watch the Solar Eclipse Around Indianapolis

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On April 8th, 2024, at 3:06 pm, a total solar eclipse will be completely visible throughout the continental United States, with Indiana being a...