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I packed their suitcase and snapped on their shoes. I double-checked her security blanket was packed and their tablets charged. I kissed their foreheads and told them how much I loved them. I stood on the driveway as my...
Listen up, mamas. We have been sold a lie about life. The lie is that life is hard, and we must put everyone else’s needs before our own. We have to fill everyone else’s cup, and we can get...
Technology, specifically social media, is here to stay - whether we like it or not. Sharing information, photos, and videos with someone you know or the entire internet, can be done with the click of a single button. It...
Last month I had the opportunity to visit my son's music class at school. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was excited to witness a wonderful music teacher and an engaged class of first graders. At one...
As a parent of young children, I don’t typically watch the ball drop. My children don’t “snooze,” so we countdown to noon! I am going to share some ideas so you can host your own countdown to noon, but...
“I regretfully cannot make it.” Say it with me, “No.” “Let’s catch up after the New Year!” Or maybe just the classic, “Hell no! We won’t go!” If you’re feeling spicy. This is your permission to ABANDON HOLIDAY BURNOUT! Give yourself the gift...
I don't feel like cooking. The thought crossed my mind one night after a hectic workday, and I knew what was coming next. Should we just go out to eat? As a mom of a one, three, and five-year-old, most of...

Gifts That Can’t be Wrapped

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For the first time, we're giving our family and friends experience-based gifts. We won't be buying physical gifts this year. To preface this, we will buy a small gift for our daughter to unwrap for Christmas, but the big...
I am one of many kids. I love each one and would never trade a single sibling if given a choice. It's complicated. My upbringing was impacted by a fundamentalist belief that taught that using birth control or family planning...
Motherhood is hard. Wonderful, rewarding, terrible, challenging, and all-consuming. It is more than a full-time job on its own. And listing the rest of my to-do list wears me out: household management, small business start-up, and ownership during a...
I stand in the playground parking lot with my inconsolable four-year-old. My shirt sleeve is a web of snot and drool, a gift from the blubbering daughter perched on my hip and draped over my shoulder. She did not...
We live a life full of transitions. Some are planned - meticulously planned - while others are abrupt and coarse. Some transitions call for fancy dresses and a band, adding a new title at the end of your name,...
Holiday cards bring me joy. It’s the truth. While this age-old tradition first began in the 1840s, allowing Victorians to respond to mail in a timely manner that proper etiquette required. It was not, however, affordable for many of...
Mamas, I have a confession to make. Now, please don't go and call the authorities on me. Ok, this is hard to say, but I don't have time for, nor do I like doing extravagant holiday activities with my...

In + Around Indy

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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