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Bailey Streicher

A self-proclaimed "Hot Mess Mom", Bailey is enjoying her whirlwind life in Brownsburg with her husband, two toddlers, and golden doodle. She's a proud IU graduate, former Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader, and now taking on her greatest adventure of all, motherhood. When she's not chasing her kids, she has a passion for dance, yoga, and Netflix. Bailey enjoys writing about real life as a mom: the good, the bad, and the sticky.

The Last Pregnancy

Baby #3. It seems like just a few weeks ago, I looked down at those two pink lines and couldn't believe my luck. Party of 5, my dream coming true. There I was, 4...

Adding Chaos to My Chaos: The Decision to Have Three

It's 7:45 on a Tuesday night. Tired from the work hustle, dinner scramble, and soccer practice, we're late on our bedtime routine. Our 4-year-old is tired and sweaty, and having flopped his cleats in...

What’s in a Year: My School Picture Realization

He came home that afternoon with extra light in his eyes.    "My pictures! They're in my bookbag!"    He was so proud to share this special delivery with his Mommy. We had practiced his "real smile" for...

5 Mom Truths When the Household is Sick

You're chugging along, through your family's weekly hustle and bustle. Bus stops, work meetings, pickup lines, soccer games, homework... life is crazy. Mid-commute from dinner to dance practice, it happens. The sneeze from the...

My Child Fainted: What to Know about Breath Holding Spells

It was a Friday afternoon just like every other one we've had. As we made our way in from the garage, I juggled the contents of our pool bag as my 2-year-old daughter ran...

My Mom Helped Me become “Mom”

When my son was born, I shed the happy tears, took all the pictures, and reveled in his "new human" scent. Family and friends drifted in and out of our hospital room, marveling at...

The Nap Time Dance

Everyone knows, for a parent in the baby/toddler stage of life...nap time is the holy grail of priorities. Nap time gives you a sweet little slice of downtime in what can sometimes (most times)...

Watching You Take Off- A Letter to my First Born

Dear First Born,  From the minute you came into my life, I laid eyes on you and felt my heart swell to a size it never was before. My love for you terrified me, and...

Parenting Made Me a Homebody

Parenting has a way of changing just about everything. Matters that once held a prestigious spot at the top of your priority list find themselves knocked down a few pegs, or cast aside altogether....

Four Ways to Turn the Day Around

Mommin' ain't easy. You know it, I know it, the neighbor that can hear you yelling from across the street knows it. Some days are light and airy, with snuggles and perfect Instagram pictures...

Tonight I Lost My Cool

Tonight, I lost my cool. I cracked, and I yelled. I let what should have been a routine task grow into a giant dark cloud of anger. I let it cast a shadow over the...

Why I Gave up on Sleeping Through the Night

Sleep. It’s the holy grail of parenting young human beings, really. Throughout the first couple years of a child’s life, a mom simply can’t avoid it in conversation. ‘Six months old! Sleeping through the night yet?’ ‘She’s...

Dear Mama, Take the Trip

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...
Message for my little girl

Who I Want You To Be: A Message For My Little Girl

Sweet little girl, I watch you every day, navigating your universe with a fierce passion. Infectious giggles, face-melting tantrums, little bouncing blonde curls decorating your tiny, delicate neck. I look at you in awe, wondering...
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