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Marianne is originally a small town Indiana girl, but has been living in Indianapolis since attending Butler University. Marianne and her husband are high-school sweethearts, and their family has now grown to include two children and two fur babies. Marianne is a Pharmaceutical Marketer by day and is openly addicted to Target, iced coffee, HGTV, & Amazon Prime. You can always find her with a drink or snack in hand!

Breastfeeding and Pumping Tips and Tricks

August is National and World Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Though my breastfeeding and pumping days are now behind me, I have gathered many tips and tricks over the years and want to share them with...

I’m Adding Bikini Wax Back Into the Budget

  As moms, we give up a lot of things that aren't "necessities" to help save time or money. Showers, clothes that don't come from Sam's Club, name-brand coffee... Well, I've recently rediscovered the bikini...

One Year, Two Hats

One year.  It has been one year since I returned to work from my extended maternity leave and entered a whole new world that I never expected. Because when I thought I was going back...

Mom Guilt: The Saga of Opposing Child Care Approaches

The mom guilt is real. For all of us. Right now, though, I'm feeling particularly guilty as I compare and contrast the early learning experiences that are so drastically different for my two children....

My Next Step at Work: Waiting for the Right Opportunity

  I have learned that the best things in my life come to me when I'm not forcing it. My first job (they found me on Monster), our home (we were actually trying to get...

Stay-At-Home Dad: Our New Normal

  I went back to work from maternity leave one week after the COVID-19 pandemic had forced schools to operate virtually, companies to close office buildings, and much of Indianapolis shut down. My husband and I...

5 Instant Pot Recipes for the Non-Believer

I used to always say that I would never get an Instant Pot. I would read blogs about how much people love them and would think "What is the point in this expensive gadget...

The Untold Breastfeeding Story

  As I walked into the hospital conference room, I felt very out of place. These other women had been to this breastfeeding support group meeting before, they had likely come regularly. I knew my...

Benefits of Working From Home During the Pandemic

The world can be a scary place right now for many reasons. We are certainly at a point in history that will have its story told for generations to come. While there are a...

::Heart of IMB – Non-Profit Spotlight:: Indiana Diaper Bank

"1 in 3 families report not having a sufficient supply of diapers to keep their children clean, healthy, and dry. The most vulnerable of our neighbors are impacted— infants and children. Even more challenging...

Meet Our Indianapolis Moms: Marianne Holsinger

Hello, fellow Indy moms! I'm Marianne. I'm new to the Indianapolis Moms group, and I'm so happy to now be a part of the family! I'm a Pharmaceutical Marketer by day (& sometimes night),...

Goodbye(ish), Lovey

The day we brought Axel home from the hospital, we also brought home Lovey. Axel's grandma picked out the "soother" (stuffed animal with small blanket attached) at the hospital gift shop, and it has...

Five Things You’ll Miss About the Newborn Phase the Second Time Around

Having a new baby is HARD work, especially when it is your first child and you're trying to figure everything out. Once you get into a groove, though, there are a few perks. The problem...

Delivery Services While Social Distancing

With the growing concerns of COVID-19, most of us are opting to stay at home to decrease our chances of catching the virus. Since many of us didn’t have the chance to doomsday prep...
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