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My husband was diagnosed with his first bout of skin cancer at the age of 26. An annoying facial scab kept resurfacing, and he finally heeded his mom's advice to visit the dermatologist. The biopsy results returned, and the...
In today's world, where there tends to be a steady barrage of negative discourse and routine disagreements, I think most would agree that losing a pet is just downright hard. Whether it's a dog, cat, ferret, fish, or another...
Here’s another update about my nonbinary journey. I wanted to preface this post with a quick discussion about Nex Benedict. At the time of this writing, it is known that their death was a suicide. Even though those involved...
I wish it were as simple as breastmilk vs. formula, but for me and my babies, it is anything but. I've always known I wanted to breastfeed for as long as my babies wanted. I didn't have any real expectations...
I love you. Why is the world so stingy with these three little words? They don’t cost a thing. And yet, they may be the most valuable commodity any of us possess. In an increasingly isolated world dominated by...
I was working on a project when my phone rang. I looked down and gasped. It was my daughter's teacher. Without even picking up, I instantly thought, "Whatever this is, whatever happened, it's all my fault." Every time I drop...
Savannah's chocolate-colored, twinkling eyes looked up at me. She asked, "Mommy, what is the moon made of?" Her voice didn't sound like a two-year-old; her diction and articulation were that of a much older child. Yet, here she was,...
I would like to think of myself as usually a glass “half full” kind of individual. But going on seemingly ten days straight without sunshine has sometimes been a challenge. I mean, I can’t be alone in asking- when...
I didn't think I would be an allergy mom. We made the switch to solids pretty painlessly with our first child, Blake. To my surprise, everything would change with Titus, our second. What we suspected were sensitivities and, eventually,...
Before becoming a mom, I spent almost seven days a week at my local gym. I took classes, used cardio equipment, and bravely entered the mostly male-dominated weightlifting area every once in a while. And then I had my...
I recently went to my OB/GYN, and we chatted. I should tell you that I want to be best friends with her, but I recognize it might be weird. She has had her arm inside of me retrieving a...
You've all probably heard that if you are constantly searching for happiness, you will never find it. While it may be true that we cannot find happiness, I believe we are in control of our thoughts and actions -...
  March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. I'll be honest: outside of making my kids wear a helmet, I never really had a lot of "awareness" in regards to Brain Injury or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI.) Most of what I...
This blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered professional medical advice. At the age of 33, I’ve been diagnosed with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). What I always thought were just my personality traits (*ahem* strengths) turned out...

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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...