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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea’s always had a way with words and a dramatic and energetic spirit. She is married to the love of her life, Justin. She’s the mother to a spunky and beautiful 7-year-old daughter named Hattie, an independent and rambunctious son who is 4, named Hutson and an adorable baby named Hyland. She is currently a University Supervisor for Anderson University and has a deep love of teaching and helping to inspire students. She is a Ball State graduate but an Indiana University Hoosier at heart. Chelsea loves writing and being apart of the IMB team. She also writes for her personal blog: Happiness, Hope & Harsh Realities.

Code Blue Blues: Active Shooter Drills in Schools

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...
Family Events in Indy in January

January Guide to Family Events in Indianapolis

The holidays have come and gone and JANUARY has arrived. Take a look at our list of activities for fun in the greater Indianapolis area! Indianapolis Moms Blog Events January 10th from 11am-1pm Indoor Play Hop Series...

Tips for the Virtual World During Election Season

I have yet to hear from a single friend that their political or personal opinion has been changed from something they’ve seen posted on Facebook. Yet, every day I watch as friends argue tirelessly...

Dear Younger Self (And All Young Ladies)

  Dear younger self, (And All Young Ladies) You are ignorant, yet smart. You have a lifestyle and freeness that will fade with age and time. You have a free calendar and an open schedule. One...

In-Laws: A Gift that Comes with Marriage

I lost my mother last year. In the same year, I gained Pops and Debbie, my in-laws. My favorite gift of 2017 was the gift of the new family I inherited through marriage. I...

Turning an Ex Into Something Extraordinary: A Message to my Ex-husband’s Family

Divorce is awful. It’s not something people plan for or wish to endure. It’s a circumstance that involves broken dreams, heartache, and severed relationships. Divorce is the ending of a marriage but it dissolves...

Breastfeeding: The 3rd Time’s a Charm

Breastfeeding has become a popular topic. The pressure to breastfeed is everywhere. It’s in the media, it’s the old lady at the YMCA asking if you breastfeed, it’s the latest article stating the immense...

The Post-Pregnancy Body Blues and The Pressure to “Get it Back”

I’m four weeks post-baby and lately all I feel is pressure-- the overwhelming pressure to “get it back.” The body, the energy, the charismatic spirit and ultimately everything that I was before our third baby...

Thank you, Superhero Dads! We appreciate you.

Today I watched as my husband helped our children to their daily breakfast before school, a task he handles each morning so that I can enjoy 15 minutes to myself before venturing off to...

“Mommy, Why Do You Have Lines on your Head?”

This morning my sweet little 4-year-old son woke up, gave me a kiss, and innocently looked at me and asked, “Mommy, why do you have lines on your head?”. At first, his question confused...

A “Motherless” Mother’s Day

  I ventured into the local Walmart to grab a quick item and was greeted with what seemed to be the world’s largest display of Mother’s Day cards and gifts. It stung. I wasn’t expecting...

Thank You, Teacher! This One’s for You!

An Open Letter to a ONE-OF-A-KIND Teacher, (Mrs. Morris & Mrs. Griswold, this one’s for you!) Bless your soul, beautiful teacher! Do you know how special you are? Do you know how appreciated you are? If...

Taking the Time in a Hurried World

Today while leaving the Chick-fil-a drive-thru, I stopped and noticed a slow-moving grandmother with what I assumed were her daughter and granddaughters. I smiled politely and said, “Go ahead!” to which the younger woman...

Riding a Roller Coaster in the Fog: Thoughts on Losing Your Mother

     I lost my mother in July. She was 57. I was forever changed that day. Grief is such a unique feeling, such a unique space that no one can properly prepare you for....
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