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I don’t know about you, but just when I thought life could not get any busier-- COVID-19! Our entire lives have been rearranged overnight.  Six months in, there seems to be no end in sight.  I am still waiting...
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in adults, and the factors that cause heart disease can start during childhood. To prevent heart disease, it's important for families to live a healthy lifestyle, and that starts at home....

It’s OK…

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Life gets pretty heavy sometimes, and with everything we have been through and will continue to go through because of the pandemic, it’s especially important to stop, smell the roses (or what’s cooking on the grill), and just smile,...
We understand that making the decision that’s best for your family about COVID-19 vaccines is important. You may have recently talked with your doctor or even read the facts and information about COVID vaccines, Now you feel ready to...
We all know it.  We’ve all seen a report or study on it. Phones have depleted mental wellness in the last decade. The months I step away from social media make me whole again, but in doing ALL THE...
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...
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I Used to be Pro-Life

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I have mulled this post over in my mind for months now, afraid to open Pandora’s box on a topic that so many are wholly invested in. However, I think it is important to be upfront and discuss the...
The United States is in a crisis. Mental health challenges, suicide attempts, and death by suicide continue to plague both children and adults in our country. Since 1999 suicide rates have increased 33%. Experts in numerous fields from psychology...
We're all given the discharge instructions from the hospital after we've had a baby regarding pain relief, prenatal vitamins, infant care, how to care for any incisions we've had, bleeding, breastfeeding, diet and nutrition, activity, emotional changes and the always...
Everywhere we turn, there is news. It’s on our phones, it’s on TV, it’s on our Google Homes and Alexas, it’s on the radio and in podcasts. Unless you live a completely technology-free lifestyle, you are bound to see...
Mamas, we have all been there.  Maybe you are in this space at this very moment. You feel the weight of life pressing on your shoulders? Your positive energy is actually anxiety? You exhaust yourself not only solving your problems, but...
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...
I had a miscarriage 5 days ago.  I didn't have cramps, I didn't bleed, and I had no clue.  I went to my doctor, with my husband, to have our ultrasound.  I was 13 weeks pregnant.  Right at the...
One of the best things that the transformation in how we live due to the pandemic brought to us was online grocery ordering and curbside pickup. With two small kids, I don't have the time or patience to walk...

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...