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Lauren Palmer

Lauren Palmer
Lauren Palmer is an Indianapolis-based writer. She lives in Broad Ripple with her husband, Jeff, daughters Lyra and Fiona. In addition to contributing to Indianapolis Moms, Lauren is a member of the Indianapolis chapter of Women Writing for a Change, a national organization aimed at nourishing and celebrating female voices. Vulnerability is Lauren's superpower, and she aims to write about the often unseen experiences of being a woman and mother.

We Are Going Back to “Normal” but Will I Ever Love Motherhood Again?

In 2020, the bottom fell out of motherhood for me. I know I'm not alone in feeling this way, but that didn't make it any easier to get through. Beginning that fateful March day when...

When Your Kid is the Daycare Biter

Maybe she's picking up on the stress of the pandemic. Maybe it's because she's a second-born, with a domineering big sister forcing her to find ways to defend herself. Maybe it's the frustration of...

Using Empathy to Overcome Political Divides, and Why We Can’t Just Shut Down

Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, I think we can all agree that the cultural climate around politics has become absolutely torturous in this country. I have felt rage, helplessness, and...

A Love Letter to Falling Asleep on the Couch

Dearest Couch, As the clock strikes 9:53, you begin your sultry seduction. I gaze longingly in your direction, eyeing the sumptuous heft of your fluffy blankets and soft throw pillow. I think about how your...

Motherhood is…

Being a mom is a mind-blowing experience. It’s the most complex, overwhelming, heart-bursting and heart-wrenching thing that has ever happened to me, and I find myself struggling on a daily basis to flow with...

What “Severe Baby Blues” Actually Felt Like for Me

Here is my truth: The first two weeks of my second daughter's life were some of the darkest and scariest days I've ever experienced. We always talk about these things in general terms, usually...

My Kid Refuses to Potty at School

My family is currently weathering a season of big change. This winter will bring a new baby brother or sister for our 3.5-year-old daughter, and she’s three weeks into transitioning from a relaxed in-home...

Encountering a Differently-Abled Child: How I Wish I’d Handled It

It was one of the warmest days we’d had during the cold and dreary Indianapolis spring, and I took my three-year-old daughter, Lyra, up to Broad Ripple Park after I picked her up from...

IMB Bloom 2018: A Celebration of All Mothers

On Sunday, April 29, Indianapolis Moms Blog was thrilled to host our second annual Bloom event! Bloom celebrates the shared experience of motherhood and brings moms in communities all over the country together for...

I had a miscarriage last week.

"I had a miscarriage last week." That's a sentence you don't often hear spoken aloud. It's not offered up around the water cooler or typed into the Facebook status update bar. We don't put...

Creative Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Who doesn't love a date night? While it's certainly fun to get some time away from the grind of everyday life with kiddos, I would argue it's 100 percent necessary. Kids will suck every...

The Aziz Ansari Controversy: An Important Conversation About Consent

By now, I'm sure everyone has heard about the sexual misconduct allegations against comedian and actor Aziz Ansari. If you're out of the loop, check out the original article from an anonymous woman calling...

That time we ate, drank, and whipped out our credit cards. HalloWINE fun!

All About HalloWINE On Saturday, October 21, we hosted an incredibly fun event at Urban Vines in Westfield! Our HalloWINE Sip 'n' Shop featured vendors, giveaways, and awesome swag bags. And of course, THE WINE!...

Inside the New Sports Legends Experience at The Children’s Museum!

Raise your hand if you LOVE The Children's Museum. If you've ever been to a children's museum in another city, chances are it has seriously confirmed for you how lucky we are here in...
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