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Our stories are powerful. When we share them, they can help us heal and bring hope to others. The following stories highlight the unimaginable, pregnancy and infant loss. Story One She was 18 years old, a freshman in college. Nervously, she...
"What have I done?" It's been a really long time since I've heard or thought those words. When the neighbor lady said them, it flooded me with fear and relief all at once. She had said it in response...
Feb. 3, 2017 is Wear Red for Women Day! Did you know that because of this awareness-raising initiative, nearly 300 fewer women die of heart disease and stroke each day?!  Preeclampsia: It’s not a word you want to hear during...
I never realized how much time I actually had pre-children until after they were here. The idea that I ever used the phrase “I don’t have time” before my son was born is laughable to me now and I...
"Four kids." Ten years ago, when my husband and I sat side by side in premarital counseling and the counselor asked each of us how many kids we desired to have, I said four. When our first daughter was placed...
In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, I thought it was important to share my story below. Miscarriage, infertility, IVF, IUI, needles, blood work, ultrasounds and schedules are a constant on this crazy rollercoaster so many of us can't get...
I am a few weeks shy of my due date with your brother, and often thoughts of him fill my mind. Still, there you are. You consume me in a way that is extraordinary. I spend more time with...
In part one of this series, I discussed the childbirth of my firstborn and how it colored my postpartum experience. It has also played a significant role in what I’m doing the second time around during pregnancy and in...
When I was pregnant with my son four years ago, I was over-prepared. Or so I thought. The nursery was painted and decorated long before his arrival, fancy baby clothes hung in his closet, the last remaining registry items had...
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...
As I sit here and type this, I am exactly one week postpartum with my daughter. During this pregnancy, I only gained about 25 pounds, which I was fairly proud of and not overly concerned about. I also have...
Bleeding during pregnancy. If you are anything like me, seeing blood come from your vagina while pregnant is enough to send you into a full-blown panic. Maybe I am a little uneducated, possibly bleeding during pregnancy is not talked...
Indianapolis Moms Blog is thrilled to announce the launch of tickets sales and all the amazing details for Bloom :: An Event For New and Expecting Moms! Bloom :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms is presented by Indianapolis Moms Blog...
At this moment in time, my kids are 3 1/2 and 20 months old. I haven't had to buy formula in over eight months, the majority of the baby gear is packed away in the basement, and the end...

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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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