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I am adopted. We adopted our son, Graham, seven years ago. The idea of Graham growing up without a sibling created a little knot in my stomach that never faded. We stayed connected to our adoption agency, yet cautious...
I'm 39 weeks pregnant with my third baby. I'm tired, I'm achy, I'm overwhelmed, and I'm emotional. I don't know if these symptoms are pregnancy-related or due to the stress of the pandemic, but I'm guessing it's a combination...
There I was, standing with a small group of women, sharing birth stories with a soon-to-be first-time mom, watching her face go from complete joy to utter panic in a mere 5 minute time span. What just happened? What...
Just the other day, while I was perusing social media, a friend who is becoming a new mom in the next few weeks asked for advice on items to take to the hospital that no one may have told...

In the Past Year

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In the past year, my life has been forever, wholly, amazingly changed. In the past year, I've cried more tears than in the previous ten years combined, but many of those were tears of joy, and even more were hormone-induced. In...
Ok, let’s get real for a second. Regardless of what your Aunt Sally may have told you, or how great Beyonce looked in her maternity shoot, pregnancy is not all gumdrops and roses. There is so much information out...
National Infertility Awareness Week is April 21st-29th. Many people are unaware of this awareness week due to the lack of openness many people have about this private topic. To fully appreciate and understand this struggle, you’d need to spend...
As a child, I had a vivid imagination. Fireflies were fairies dancing, elves were always up to mischief, and I was destined to be a princess in some far-away land. I really wished that these fairytales were true. I...
I was a freshman in high school taking a speech and debate class. Teams of two would take a topic and debate a team of two arguing the opposite. My friend Robert and I prepped to argue in support...
This is the first in a series "Indy Mom Strong", profiling mothers who have overcome obstacles and struggles in the midst of motherhood. Share your Strong Mom story with the hashtag #indymomstrong. A first time mom. A newborn baby. This tiny...
Indiana University Health and the Indianapolis Colts have partnered to provide HALO SleepSlack Swaddles to parents of babies born at Indiana University Health hospitals, including Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North Hospital, in an effort to reduce...
The stick turning pink or in my case, the phone call from the nurse telling me I was pregnant after 2 long years of trying, was one of the happiest moments of my life. After numerous amounts of fertility...
If you’re looking forward to reading about a sweet, positive breastfeeding journey, this isn’t it. Maybe they exist, but I wouldn’t know. What I do know is what I wish I would have known in the first few days...
You don’t know me, but I am your friend, your coworker, a fellow room mom, or the woman taking a walk one night in my neighborhood. I look happy. I have a partner, a career, and a child. My...

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Fall Craft Fairs Around Indy

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Fall is officially here! Time to bid farewell to summer farmers' markets and say hello to autumn craft fairs. Each show features goods from...
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