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Kaylee is a wife to Cody and boy mom to Lewis and Sheamus. She has been a central Indiana girl her whole life, currently residing in Avon with her family and bullmastiff Buckley. Kaylee was a teacher for 7 years before becoming a stay at home mom. She's a lover of bookstores, Netflix, good food and beer, vacation planning, and treating everyday like Christmas while navigating this messy and wonderful life.

I Can’t Wait To Love My Postpartum Body

It may not be a popular opinion, but I can't wait to love my postpartum body.  I'm sure there will be moments when I loathe that statement, and maybe even myself. But this isn't a...

A Letter to My Two Oldest on the Eve of My Third

Dear Firstborn, Can you believe you're about to be a big brother times TWO?! Time has flown by at warp speed since I was awaiting your arrival. I read and researched as much as any...

I Go To Bed Angry

"Never go to bed angry!" As I sat surrounded by my closest family and friends at my bachelorette party dinner, someone suggested going around the table and offer up their best marriage advice. This...

Simplicity is the New Cool

I have never been one to write down goals or set yearly intentions. Not that I don't set goals or have aspirations... but I'm more of a week-to-week, make a plan but take things...

Holiday Traditions and Celebrating in 2020

I love traditions. It's what I look forward to most when the holidays roll around. Some despise the hustle and bustle of the season, but it brings me such joy. I grew up in...

Bring Back the Sunday Dinner

I feel like every email or story I read or commercial I see these days begins with, "In these uncertain times..." Well, I'm starting the same way because it just makes sense: In these...

I’m Thankful for My Gratitude Journal

I began keeping a gratitude journal in 2014 when I was 24 years old. I had just gotten engaged, moved to a new city, and started a new job and I wanted to remember...

You Know You’re a Breastfeeding Mom If…

I breastfed my first baby until he was 15 months, only stopping because I lost my milk during my second pregnancy. I'm currently still breastfeeding my second son. I feel like I've experienced it...

Dear After-Hours Mom

Dear After-Hours Mom, I see you. It's finally getting dark outside, and the kids are in bed. Maybe you rocked your baby to sleep. Perhaps you left a happy kid in their room after some...

PTSD in Parenting: How I’m Overcoming Anxieties

My firstborn son gave me PTSD. While my level of self-diagnosed PTSD is light years from what others suffer with, it’s still something I struggle with almost daily. He began daycare when he was seven...

Meet Our Indianapolis Moms: Kaylee Hardwick

Hi, there! My name is Kaylee, and I am a proud member of Indianapolis Moms!    I grew up in the small town of Pittsboro, Indiana, where I attended St. Malachy School. My Catholic school background...

Thoughts on Turning Thirty

Turning thirty can be daunting. It seems like once you're out of your 20s, the world labels you as old, boring, and having one foot in the grave. When I turned 20, I couldn't...

Rip it Real Good – Momma’s First Wax

It seems everywhere I turn, there’s talk of self-care. They say you can’t pour from an empty cup. They say to take time for yourself, momma! They say to avoid burnout and attend to...

Making the Most of My Time at Home

Stay at home moms are sometimes thought to have it all together at home. "You're home all the time, so isn't your house spotless and laundry basket empty and oven constantly cooking up the...
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