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I'm a liberal, white mama. I believe that Black Lives matter and in community over cops. I support abortion. I am a proud member of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. I agree with raising the minimum wage to a...
For the past week, I have been glued to the television screen as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson prepares to ascend to the highest court in the land. As a Black woman, I was filled with pride as she was...
When the world feels overwhelming, look local. A quick perusal of almost any news or social media site can make us feel as though the sky is falling. It’s easy to look at all that needs to be changed,...
Just kidding. APRIL FOOLS! Justin and Hailey Bieber are NOT in fact buying a lake house on Geist. However, Justin is performing at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in April if you have not yet grabbed tickets yet! And in case you...
Things are really heavy right now. As adults, it seems hard and emotional to process the current world events and watch the war on Ukraine. No matter how much we try to control things, our children are also aware...
There are so many benefits of reading with your children. It can spark their imagination, expand their world, and so much more. If you're not sure where to start here are some outstanding picture books written by Indiana authors! CAN I...
On behalf of the state of Indiana (of which I actually have no authority,) I’d like to apologize to all public school teachers. Seriously, all of them. In Indiana, teachers and public eduction has yet to be a top priority. It...
When schools abruptly came to a halt on in-person learning back in March of 2020, I think I naively assumed that things would be back to normal by the beginning of the following school year.   Boy, was I wrong. Very...
Unpopular fact: Halloween is the most underrated holiday of the year. If you toss aside the candy and costumes, you'll see its origins are way more spooky than it gets credit for. As a Halloween enthusiast, I want to...
These past few days, it seems like every time you open up social media or turn on the news, it's flooded with the latest on the Gabby Petito story. I will admit that I got sucked into the mystery...
It's the 4th of July! Before we put on our patriotic tank tops and head to the parades and fireworks, a quick review of history is due. How often do we really think about the significance of what it...
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, I did something that in hindsight seems careless. I sent a fiery email to the Chief of Police, whom I had never met. It was one of many sleepless nights...
The first time it happened it, quite literally, sucked the air out of me. "Happy Memorial Day!" the gas station attendant called as I was walking out the door. It stopped me in my tracks. You don't think about...
May 3rd marks the beginning of National Teacher Appreciation Week and, in a year with challenges unlike any other,  it’s the perfect time to recognize faculty and staff with the praise they deserve every day. It’s an opportunity to celebrate...

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8 Places to See Holiday Lights in Indianapolis for Free

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Picture this: You and your family are hanging out at home. It's cold outside, the kids are restless. You want to get out of...
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