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"Never go to bed angry!" As I sat surrounded by my closest family and friends at my bachelorette party dinner, someone suggested going around the table and offer up their best marriage advice. This was the first one spoken....
To My Toxic Mother-In-Law, We don’t like each other and it’s exhausting to pretend like we do. I look at you and am amazed that you created someone I love. Your son is nothing like you. He’s kind, patient, loving,...
Growing up I was the quintessential girly girl. I loved playing dolls and dress-up, which fed into reading every Teen Girl magazine I could get my hands on in middle school. I wanted to be beautiful. I wanted to...
Love and pandemic are not two words that naturally go together. One gives you butterflies, the other makes you want to cry, but in my crazy world, they go together like rosé and Bravo. Like most singles at the beginning...

The Anti-Valentine’s Day

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It’s that time of year again. As soon as New Year’s passes the heart-shaped boxes of chocolates hit the shelves and much to my excitement the Brach's candy hearts fill the aisle. Happy Valentine’s Day folks. Other than the...
To this day, I remember every detail of that phone call. It was just a few weeks after Christmas. Amidst the post-holiday haze, I was getting back into my normal weekly routine. My cell phone rang as I was...
2020. Man, what a year, amirite? So many issues that we’ve been covering here at Indy Moms that are so important have happened this year. It’s been a whirlwind, to say the least. But, every presidential election year brings...

The Seven Year Itch

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Seven years ago I was planning my wedding.  As a teacher I have the summers off and spent the summer before my fall wedding making sure every piece of our intimate ceremony was planned perfectly. I was completely on top...
If being in quarantine has taught me anything, it is this: husband, I like you. Like, really. I really like you. Since the middle of March, we have been stuck together. We have seen more of each other than we...
Love at first sight Life is funny.  At 22 years old, I began my first teaching job. I was a bit pouty because this job was not my first choice. Sure, I was grateful, but I had another plan in mind. You know,...
Ten years ago, my husband and I were engaged and trying to figure out what kind of wedding we wanted to have. Initially, we thought we would have 50-60 guests and host a lovely outdoor summer wedding. As the...
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...
I thought when I birthed my first child that that was the hardest thing I'd ever have to do. Boy was I wrong. Marriage is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Dating is so fun and exciting and...

I Was a Hothead

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Gifts. Life gives them to us. Sometimes we rip the paper and packaging in excited fury. Sometimes we slowly untangle the tissue paper and reach into the bag with hesitation and surprise. In some rare moments, life gives us...

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Indianapolis Moms Guide to February Family Events

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Don't let the cold and snow keep you from experiencing the fun around Indy this month! Take a look at our list of February...
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