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When my son was born, I shed the happy tears, took all the pictures, and reveled in his "new human" scent. Family and friends drifted in and out of our hospital room, marveling at our new little man. I...
A few short years ago, I would have rolled my eyes at a post like this. Essential oils? Yeah, right, nooo thanks. I kick myself now when I think back to the many times I turned down my own...
My one-year-old son, Maxwell, carries his stuffed toy Elmo everywhere with him: in the car, in his high chair, and to bed. Elmo endures a lot, as Maxwell's favorite toy. He is often thrown to the ground, dragged around...
Soooo…about that pandemic. It sure came in like a wrecking ball, right? Hands down it has been one heck of a ride since March, and it’s not even over…yet. For many, it has been emotional, challenging, exasperating, baffling, all-encompassing,...
I was going to be the next Whitney Houston. That’s what I thought when I started vocal lessons at Butler when I was fifteen. That voice lesson ended when I slid down the wall, slumping to the floor. It...
I’m a psychotherapist and I get multiple calls each week from parents of anxious children. These parents are desperate to help their children “get rid of” their childhood anxiety or learn to cope with it. They often state that...
As the leaves turn orange and everything else is coated in pink, I thought it would be helpful to share a few do's and don’ts of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My credentials for offering this advice? I once stayed...
Are you expecting your first child? A new mom on maternity leave? Or a veteran mother about to add another child to your family? No matter where you are in motherhood, you will likely have questions about breastfeeding. And...
Over the past couple of years, I've had more conversations with friends and acquaintances on the topic of concentration than I can even begin to count. Maybe this is a product of my current stage in life and parenthood....
"I started Zoloft about two months ago," she shared.  "How has it been," I asked.  A loved one and I were talking about mental health and our families. I was still wrestling with racing thoughts, bouts of depression, totally forgetting details...
The call comes at 9 am on a Sunday morning. My sister calls, and I answer. “I don’t even know how to begin.” She says, “It’s about Jeff.” He had a mental health crisis, his worse yet. He has...
A week after giving birth via c-section, Megan Miller started hemorrhaging due to uterine fibroids. With her husband away from home picking up their older daughter from a family member, she called her sister, a nurse. She urged Megan...
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,...
My son Teddy and I had trouble breastfeeding from the start. He wouldn't latch in the hospital despite my receiving help from three different nurses and two lactation consultants. After 24 hours he still hadn't eaten and when they...

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...