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Ever been told that you are too much? Ever been told you're not enough? My whole life has been both. I've spent my entire life trying to be enough. Just to always fall short. To be told by the...
My husband and I aren't particularly religious. We don't go to church and we rarely refer to God in our home. If anything, we practice and teach kindness and acceptance, maybe on the heels of Buddhism. That's not to...
Half the mommy posts out there today seem to discuss why moms should never judge other moms; the other half seem to tell moms they shouldn’t be doing this or that, or definitely not this or that. Both seem...
A couple year's ago, I made a New Year's resolution to be more reliable. I had been finding myself in the awkward position of having to be in two places at once and having to cancel on things last-minute. I...
Who doesn't love a date night? While it's certainly fun to get some time away from the grind of everyday life with kiddos, I would argue it's 100 percent necessary. Kids will suck every last drop of your life...
It is Pride Month and for the first time, I will be celebrating this month as a member of the LGTBQ+ community. This is my coming-out story.   It came as no shock to my husband. It was months before the...

Finding Sisterhood

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“Every woman who heals herself, helps heal all the women who came before her, and all those who come after her.”--Christiane Northrup When I embarked on my journey to motherhood, I lived three hours away from my sister. As close...
We’re on the countdown to the 2016 presidential election, and so far, I’ve pretty much managed to keep myself out of the online political debates. It’s not that I don’t find it important or interesting – on the contrary, I...
My husband and I have a ten year age gap. When I was just a newborn ball of goo, he was a full-fledged boy of the '80s, riding his bike around his suburban neighborhood listening to Journey on his...
The thought of date nights can be intimidating. We're too busy. I don't have anything to wear. It makes me sad to lave the baby. We don't have the money. We don't have anyone to watch the kids. Life...

What’s with Mom Blogs?

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Hi, I'm Nickie. And I'm a mommy blogger.  Ugh, I can't believe I'm even saying it...the phrase seems almost pejorative. Like I'm just this woman, who became a mom, then decided I had an opinion about it, and that everyone...
Every year on the third Sunday of September wives get a day.  ONE DAY.  This year, Sunday, September 19th is Wife Appreciation Day.  Sure, there’s Mother’s Day and our birthdays, but the 19th is a day to show your gratitude...
I love a clean house, but I hate cleaning. I love an empty dishwasher, but I hate unloading it. I love folded laundry, but I hate putting it away. I love my kids enjoying playtime, but I hate picking...
I recently posted a thought to Facebook: This sentiment seemed to strike a chord; responses of solidarity began streaming in immediately from both mothers and fathers alike. And though it was helpful to find out others knew this feeling, I...

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...