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A vacation this spring or summer sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it?  Before you open up another tab to start searching beach Airbnbs, let me throw out an alternative. This option doesn’t have screaming kids with sand in their mouths....
If you're anything like me, travel is a significant source of anxiety. Of course, many things in my life are anxiety-inducing. I seem to operate best with a high level of anxiety brimming just beneath the surface, waiting to...
Think traveling to Europe with a toddler is out of the question? It doesn't have to be. In December, my husband and I packed up our 20-month-old toddler, somehow stuffed our 20 carry-on items into the overhead compartments of a...
Gloomy, gray, ghastly cold. We all know what Indiana winters bring with them, a whole lot of indoor playtime. If your household is like mine, you find yourself loving those early winter weekends when the frigid temps are a...
This fall break, my family embarked on the ultimate experience: a Walt Disney World vacation. When I started planning our trip in early spring, I knew next to nothing about a Disney vacation. The only advice I received was...
Admittedly, I’d only stayed in an Airbnb once before I stumbled my way into being an Airbnb host. After a whopping 425 loads of Airbnb laundry in 2020 alone, I think I’m allowed to call myself a veteran now!  Ever...
We’ve all been locked in our houses with our womb gremlins for what feels like 500 million years and it’s time to escape before we all go crazy! Now that things are starting to open up, I would highly...
I was listening to the Pregnancy Confidential podcast the other day, which you should check out if you are expecting. The talks cover a different topic each week that relate to the week of pregnancy you're in. Episode 16...
As I sit in the midst of a particularly brutal Indiana winter day, I am dreaming of summer and summer vacations. Perhaps, if you’re like me, you’re dreaming of your own summer vacation to Walt Disney World!  Yes, I am...
Dear mama, take the trip. Almost four years into parenthood, I can count on one hand the number of trips I’ve taken without my kids. Taking a break from our new way of life is not something we moms do...
We traveled west this summer and stayed in a travel van. Have you ever considered driving, living, and sleeping in a travel van that boasts 80 square feet of space? Is that your idea of fun? No? Me either...
We have all seen the news reports about post-covid air travel, the photos of hundreds of missing bags in airports, and heard the nightmare stories of traveling on airlines, but how bad is it, and how accurate are these...
Recently, my husband and I returned home from our first solo vacation since having our son 14 months ago. We spent 10 days exploring Iceland; our itinerary included glacier hiking, long, romantic dinners without screaming and scurrying to replace...
I’ve now had almost 2800 miles to collect my thoughts, and I think I can now correctly sum up our recent road trip. You know all the regular toddler stuff like poopy diapers, tantrums, selective eating, need for routine,...

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Best Lakes to Swim Around Indianapolis During Lake Season

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It's lake season! And if you don't know where to go on your next summer adventure – we've got it covered. We have rounded...