fbpx
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...
I just signed up for the 2024 Indy OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in May, and based on past experiences, I know my half-marathon training will be filled with lots of complicated feelings.  To be clear, this isn’t my first time....
Usually, when I see the word cleanse, it is tied to some diet fad, like a juice cleanse, and to that, I say hard pass, no thank you, my body needs solid food. However, I have been all about...
Please note this blog contains resources and the topic of domestic abuse. If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. As someone who grew up with domestic abuse, I regularly...
Tattoo parlors are filled with people addicted to ink. Some love the artistic expression, while others aim to brand themselves with a mantra or positive saying. Like me, many use tattoos as a form of therapy, a symbol of...

The Gifts of Grief

0
In October of 2022, my grandpa passed away. Losing him was a loss unlike anything I had ever known. And so was the grief. In therapy (everyone should go to therapy!), my therapist talked to me about how losing...
February 14 is National Donor Day, which is an extremely significant day for my family because it honors organ donors. Over a decade ago, my mother became very sick. Her health deteriorated slowly at first, but then she was suddenly...
How can this be that it is already 2024? I spent 2023 healing, crying, getting an iron infusion, and spending time with family. I had therapy and became more pragmatic in my approach to life; I learned to deal...
Please note that this post contains references to suicide and depression. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or a crisis 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Call or text 988 or chat the lifeline. Within the first...
My mom was in hospice care when she met our puppy, Remy. Never a fan of dogs, she looked at his wriggling, fluffy body disdainfully and said, "I won't visit your house if he's there." Suddenly remembering that she...

In + Around Indy

Indianapolis Moms Guide to July Family Events

0
It's July, and we are so excited for everything going on in Indianapolis and surrounding areas this month. You and your family are going...