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My Miscarriage Story

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“My miscarriage story” is a phrase I naively thought I would never have to vocalize, yet here I am… On Monday morning, I woke up and instantly knew something was wrong. I had cramps and lower back pain. My body...
The flu season has arrived in full force this year. My family has already been through two rounds of sneezes, coughs and fevers - all before January too! But after having kids now for almost ten years, I have...
It’s that Goldilocks time of year, not too hot, not too cold, just right--and that won’t last long!  It’s time to play outside. With summer camp canceled and quarantine prolonged, even I’m tired of screen time. While we’ve always...
Sometimes we want to go out there and get after it, to be active and do something great for our bodies and in turn our minds. Yet, as the days get colder and also darker earlier, sometimes obstacles can...
On a random Tuesday six weeks ago a friend of mine called and excitedly informed me that a Meijer had gotten a random delivery of 1,000 COVID vaccines that were going to expire. (While I realize that this situation...
Yawn...sigh...big stretch...repeat. This mama is tired. Down to the bones. Eyes wide open, yet swimming in a fog. I crave sleep. Deep sleep. It’s my favorite. These days, it is a pastime. Truth be told, I am not nice...
Last month I was on a group text with five of my friends. We were trying to nail down a date for dinner. One of my friends wrote, “I can barely schedule a week out” and another friend replied...
As a pediatrician, I have worked with many families dealing with Sensory Processing Disorder. Kelly Jones, another Indianapolis Moms writer, explains this disorder as “basically an abnormal neurological traffic jam where the sensory signals are not being processed into appropriate...
Fall is here, and we know that means we can find ourselves extra busy with events, holidays, and everything that tends to surface as the rest of the year unfolds. But remember that our life and daily efforts do...
The winter months here in the Midwest can be really tough. Unlike the summer months when you can dash out the door in a tank top and shorts, now you have to take the time to bundle up in hats,...
  I don't know about you but even though February is the shortest month of the year, it always feels like the LONGEST! So let's break up the month with some fun! Indianapolis Moms Blog presents Sip and Spin at CYCLEBAR...
Sandy Hook, Orlando, New York, Texas, and Charleston. I don't even have to say why I'm naming these cities for you to understand. I can’t help but think that these tragedies (not these alone) will go down in history...
At the pool the other day, my 5-year-old son poked at me…right in my good ol’ mommy pooch. He giggled, I giggled, then I shrugged it off and chugged another beer (just kidding). But it did make me reflect...
Before I had my first child, I logged 7 years experience working as a child therapist and parent educator so I was blessed with a lot of knowledge that many first time parents don’t have initially. I had many...

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Indianapolis Fall Family Bucket List

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Ask just about anyone in the Midwest what the best season is here and the question will often be met with an enthusiastic "Fall!"...
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