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This year, I'm going to be thankful for the chaos. And this year, I will be thankful in the midst of the chaos. I will be thankful for a too-warm house packed with people. I will be thankful for the...
It's 5:15 am, and my dreaded alarm starts to go off. Most days, I hit the snooze button once or twice before dragging myself out of bed. I go straight into the shower for ten minutes of calm and...
The first time I celebrated American Thanksgiving was in November 2019. I had been living in Indiana for less than six months, and the entire holiday captivated all of my senses. I decided there and then that I was...
Since my son was a tiny baby, I have spent long nights rocking him to sleep and praying over him and his future. I have even prayed for you, his future wife, a woman I don't know yet.  You're taking...
It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us. With that comes our favorite movies, Christmas music, matching pajamas, and all the seasonal treats. It also arrives with quite a bit of stress especially when it comes to...
Do you remember when you wanted this? Craved this? Would have given anything for the life you have now? It’s really difficult to remember. It seems like a lifetime ago, and god knows the chaos of the last decade has...
My mother was a four-year-old preschool teacher for many years. And not just any teacher, the kind of teacher every child should experience at least once in their lives. The kind of teacher who thinks like the kids. Whose...
  I moved to Indiana when I was in sixth grade. I moved to a school where 6th grade was the highest grade, and the kids were cliquey and already knew each other. I didn't love going to school, but...
  I love the idea of creating special traditions as a family. Creating traditions brings a rhythm to our lives. Traditions anchor our kids’ childhoods in memories and activities and togetherness. Sometimes, traditions come naturally, like decorating for a holiday...
Welcome to fall, a beautiful time of the year. The leaves are falling, the kids are back in school, the temperatures are cooling, and there are seemingly activities every weekend. And the kids are excited. There are bonfires, hayrides,...
It is officially football season! We are so excited to chat all things football with our very own Indianapolis Moms contributor, Amanda Hauser. Amanda and her family have been involved in football for many seasons and talks to...

The Great Sleepover Debate

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Rabbit holes. We've all been down them in the parenting world. Especially the social media kind with their twists and turns, comment feeds, and wild heretics of this idea of that. The two am kind where you watch two...
In 2016 we packed up our belongings, sold our house, and moved across the country to Arizona for a job opportunity for my husband. To say it was a hard transition is a gross understatement. In the span of...

Daycare: Round Two

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They say it gets easier, ya know. But truth be told, not always. I have two great children; Andrew is six and is our guinea pig. The oldest always is, testing out new things. First kid to have a...

In + Around Indy

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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