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As a mother to two young children, I often think back to when I brought my little bundles of joy home. My life shifted immediately when we walked in the door, making my little one a top priority. One...
Leave it to a global pandemic to alter what we consider fundamental and comprehensive truth. In his book The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman explains all of us show and receive love in one or more ways, the love...
Forest bathing saved my mental health. Whenever I mention this to people, I typically get a strange look accompanied by a question like, “you take a bath in the forest?” No, not in the literal sense I promise. So,...
The human body is beautiful, complex…and weird. I predicted that age and stress would bring changes to my muscles and mind, but I never expected them to drastically alter my gut. By 28, my digestive health was a mess,...
Did you know that lip and tongue ties are fairly common physical impairments that affect the mouth? A lip tie is when the upper lip cannot curl or move normally and a tongue tie (also known as ankyloglossia) limits...
I remember exactly where I was the first time someone called me ma’am. It was a beautiful, late spring evening in 2010. I had just turned 29 years old and was standing at the corner of Mass Ave and...

The Grief of Goodbye

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There's raw grief in knowing it’s over.  A dim room and a flickering screen are familiar; these were the comforts three years ago that showed the tiniest and most beautiful flicker of a heartbeat on a ten-week ultrasound. The cold...
I don't know about you, but lately, I've noticed more aches and pains that shouldn't be ignored anymore. If you are like me and seeking relief from back pain or headaches, check out Rangeline Chiropractic in Carmel. They use...
A couple of years ago, I worked at an ice cream shop. I absolutely loved it. How could I not? The Monon, the summer weather, slinging the scoop, creating craveable concoction. Ahh… Not to mention, it is hard not...
If you’re reading this as someone who doesn’t include themselves in the “morning person” club… hear me out. I was you. I have set my alarm for the latest possible moment each morning for most of my life. I love...
March is National Nutrition Month! As a mama to a toddler that has extremely picky preferences, nutrition is always at the forefront of my mind when it comes to meals. I’m constantly thinking of ways to sneak more vegetables into...
I am tired. I have pandemic fatigue, fatigue. My mind feels broken as we enter year three of this (still) brutal pandemic. All of this complex problem solving has maxed out my creative thinking. I used to create for joy. Now...
I remember it clear as day. I sat in an uncomfortable chair with shaking hands over my crossed legs. My right foot nervously tapped up and down. My heart was pounding as I held my jaw tight, unknowing what...
“Hmmm, better run to Costco tomorrow. We’re down to our last three frozen pizzas.” Why am I overstocking groceries? One word: CONTROL. Hoarding provides me with a sense of control.  Dear Abby, About two months into the Covid era, I noticed that...

In + Around Indy

Guide to Indianapolis Area Splash Pads and Water Fun

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Summer has arrived here in Indianapolis! Grab the swimsuits and pack that pool bag because we have the perfect place for you to spend...
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