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I have two daughters, age thirteen and seventeen. All of their school careers, they have been attending private schools that had strict uniform codes. Lately, my thirteen year old has been having some issues when they are allowed to...
We are thrilled to be able to honor and celebrate the incredible women in our city that have been nominated for our Indianapolis Moms Who Teach campaign. Please read take a moment and read about each one of these amazing...
Someone once said that forced kindness is a lethal destroyer of happiness. I love when my son is kind to me, to others, to himself. And I've watched the eyes roll and the feelings get hurt when he's resisted a...
A few months ago, I was reading a Facebook post in the Carmel moms group. The mom wrote the post asking for advice because her child was having extreme separation anxiety during daycare drop-off. My first thought when reading...
If someone didn’t already know, e-learning during the pandemic taught everyone how absolutely valuable teachers are—and just how hard their jobs are. Here are five other things teachers want you to know to help give everyone a little more...
I took a Literacy class in undergrad: teaching reading seems pretty straightforward, but there's an entire science and a host of theories all intertwined with how we learn language. The course was super dry, and the professor was really strict....
Today was supposed to be our first day of school.   If you had asked me back in March when schools closed if we'd still be dealing with this virus, I would have laughed. I thought there was no way that...
Somehow the summer months pass in the blink of an eye and yet drag on for centuries all at once. The same can be true for weekends. I've found that independent play can be a great tool, but my...
Finding the preschool that is just right for your family can be stressful and many times we are unsure where to even start!  That's why Indianapolis Moms Blog has compiled a list of some of the amazing schools in...
Seriously, a school year for the history books. From a parent’s perspective of sending their young child into a building with 700+ other people during a national pandemic, most of them being ones that still struggle to blow their...
Boys will be boys. As simple as that might sound, it is utter truth. Boys and girls are not the same:  not physically, not psychologically, not even spiritually. The spirit of a little boy is a burning desire to touch, build,...
The everyday collapse Collapse, I don’t know if it’s her or me who is collapsing most afternoons due to all the attitude she brings home daily. I had never heard of the after school restraint collapse even though my daughter...
Here is where I would compose the extremely creative introductory paragraph with a good hook. But due to the potential mass teacher exodus and the fate of our public education system, I’m just going to get right to the...

When the Snuggle Era Ends

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I often look at the parents of babies and toddlers when I am out and about with a mix of envy and relief. I fondly remember cradling my precious little ones and watching them discover the world while they...

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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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