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When I was pregnant last year, I showed several early warning signs that I would be an unlucky mother with postpartum depression and anxiety: terrible rages I couldn’t calm down from, days of crying over every single thing that...
In response to Lauren’s inspiring 27 Things You Don’t Have to Do post back in January, here are 27 things you must do as a mother to keep some of that sanity: Take the nap. You’re tired. You deserve it. Plus,...
At the end of April, my divorce was finalized. It was almost one year in the making, from the day of our split. We just had the best divorce ever. Easy transition to co-parenting, easy division of property and debts,...
Have you recently overflown the bathtub, caught dinner on fire, or nearly run your children over in the driveway? A year ago, I did all three of those things in one week. I was having a breakdown, or rather,...
Congratulations! You’re engaged. You’re sporting a shiny new ring and texting your friends and family like crazy with your news. You quickly post to social media pics of the ring and your smiling face. EVERYONE wants to hear the...
One of my least favorite parts of motherhood is parenting on my own. (I should preface this article by saying I don’t know how single parents and military families do it!) When my husband travels for work, even if...

Holiday Husband Gift Guide

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  Christmas is officially right around the corner! I have to admit, when it comes to gifts, I usually go all out for the kids. But when it comes to my dear husband, I hit a brick wall. What makes it...
Disclosure: Indianapolis Moms Blog received product or payment in exchange for this review; however, all opinions shared are those of the contributor who wrote them. I was pretty sure I was pregnant. I've always been safe and never had sex...
Today is our 13th wedding anniversary and we both almost forgot!  Last week leading up to our anniversary was crazy for us—it’s my husband’s busiest time of year at work and I was in Dallas for a few days...
Relationships are the most fulfilling and essential part of a happy life. Yet, building healthy relationships with family, friends and romantic partners is not easy. After 38 years of trial and error, many kissed frogs, tears, breakups, broken friendships,...
Quarantine likely has you spending a lot more time at home with your significant other. However, more time spent together doesn’t always equate to genuine connection. Maybe you had a regularly scheduled date night before the pandemic, but now...

Why I Make the Gravy

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I don't like Halloween. Every year though, I sew until my fingers bleed and I plan coordinating family costumes. I don't like gravy. I don't like it so much that I forgot to register for a gravy bowl when...
Friendship is crucial to one's social and emotional balance. To have someone there for you no matter what. To be a listening ear throughout all of life's ups and downs. To do fun things with, to provide a change...
I'm 6 weeks postpartum, have 3 under 3, and chasing and carrying all these little micro versions of my husband and I is EXHAUSTING. In addition to wanting to shed some pounds, I also want to build some strength...

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Your 2024 Guide to Indiana Fever Game Day

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The fever is rising in Indianapolis! In just five games, the Indiana Fever surpassed the total attendance of the entire 2023 season. It's so...