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What do you think about when you think about a good leader? Or a good friend? I'll name a few characteristics that come to mind: great listener, compassionate, self-aware, motivated, and adaptable. These people have high emotional intelligence. Besides being...
No more pencils/ No more books/ No more teacher's dirty looks/ Out for summer/ Out till fall/ We might not come/ Back at all. This school year was tough on everyone, and I mean EVERYONE. I don’t think anyone would...
Educators are always looking for ways to connect with their students. That being said, I learned very early on in my teaching career the importance of understanding sports. Now, this might sound relatively easy, but for a girl who...
And just like that, school is back in session for so many families! While the last four months seemed like an eternity, the summertime seemed to fly right on by! But this school year will be different. Trust us,...
Gardening with your child is a wonderful way to teach them about responsibility and healthy food choices, while fostering an appreciation of their natural environment. It may also help them avoid allergies, asthma, and autoimmune diseases. The National Wildlife...
It’s back-to-school season and that means lunchtime packing! If you have picky eaters, your child has allergies, or you are simply trying to work within your school’s requirements and limitations, you know this can be a daunting task. Fear...
When I first became a stay at home mom, I did a lot of reading about what the transition may be like. While reading, I discovered there were plenty of stay at home mom stereotypes that were easily and...
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...
As a public school teacher, I had to close the door to my classroom two weeks ago. Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought that the year would end this way. The week before Spring Break, we...
In the days leading up to the first day of kindergarten, I agonized over everything. “Will she get motion sick on the bus?” “Will she be able to find her classroom?” “Will she be able to open everything in...
On our recent family vacation, my daughter innocently began to discuss a Code Blue drill she had at school. Unfortunately, I knew the very drill she was explaining. As an educator, I’ve had to implement them in my classroom each...
There are so many "I never" moments with me and the public education system. I did not attend a K-12 school growing up. Instead, most of my siblings and I attended co-op programs taught by volunteers (mostly our parents)...
"How was your day?" Most of the time, I ask out of sincerity. Sometimes, it's a matter of routine. Regardless of the circumstance, I genuinely want to know about the ups and downs of my daughter's school day. So, if it...
It’s back-to-school time here in the Indianapolis area. While that means something different for every family, Indianapolis Moms is committed to providing our families with the resources to help set up your family for a successful school year. This...

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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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