Miranda is a first time mom to 1-year-old Avett. She works full time as a social worker and admits that this professional work influences her parenting style and blog content greatly! Especially because her husband is a social worker as well. Miranda and her family live on the near south side of Indianapolis in the fixer upper they have recently gutted and renovated. Miranda was born and raised, for the most part, in Indianapolis. In her free time you can find her with her family trying a new Indy brewery or restaurant, or showing Avett one of the many great things about Indianapolis as a city! Miranda also enjoys yoga, hiking, traveling, swimming, writing, and sharing every experience with her family.

Mom’s Day Off- An Entire Day to Myself

Nobody knows where I am. I did let my husband vaguely know that I'm taking the day to myself, but otherwise, my family thinks I’m at work, my employer approved this PTO a month...

Living in a “Fixer-Upper”- Not as Glamorous as the TV Show

We bought another “fixer-upper” this week. If you’re wondering, it’s actually nothing like the HGTV show. There are more cuss words involved in the real thing. A lot more cuss words. I know that...

Generation of Judgment- A Lesson That Co-sleeping Taught Me

I’ll never co-sleep with my kids. I chuckle, thinking back to my pre-kid self as I stuff pee covered, king-sized sheets into my washer. A thing I said would never be a thing is definitely...

I Have No Personal Space, I’m Tired, and I’m Thriving

I feel like I'm finally thriving. I'm tired, my house is a mess, my child is almost three, potty training is a nightmare most days, and I could hardly find time to sit down...

Meet Our Indianapolis Moms: Miranda Tworek

Hey, Indy Moms! Miranda here. Avett, my two-year-old, calls me Mom. I've been an Indiana resident my entire life. I grew up on the very near Westside of Indianapolis, spent a quality four years...

Indy’s Best Kept Secret for Parents

Revealed! If you know me personally, you know I am continually talking up the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. It's because my family enjoys the benefits on most days of the week. Obviously each of the...

Maybe We Needed to Stay at Home

Maybe we needed to stay home. Perhaps we needed to be given permission to stop, to reset, to look up from the grind and into each other’s eyes. Because a family with two teenagers just...

Raising Kids Who Know How to Be Disappointed

The other day I heard a mom negotiating with her middle school-aged child. Her daughter was visibly upset and disappointed about missing out on an opportunity. The mom scrambled to calm her down as...

Getting Fresh Air- Outdoor Spots to Visit Near Indy

Coronavirus has been identified in Indianapolis. Schools and businesses are temporarily closing, the kids are home, and we're stuck inside, right? Not necessarily! Here are some of our favorite spots in and around Indy...

I Don’t Want to be a “Working Mom” Anymore

I’ve been a working mom for over two years now. I knock out a 40-hour workweek, usually some side work hours as well, and call myself Mom 24/7. I’ve always prided myself on this....

I Carry the Mental Load in My Family and I’m Exhausted

I know what my son had for lunch today. I kept track of what time he napped, whether he pooped or not, and his daily activities, all while keeping up with the chaos of my...

Essential Oils- Myths and Realities

A few short years ago, I would have rolled my eyes at a post like this. Essential oils? Yeah, right, nooo thanks. I kick myself now when I think back to the many times...

Our Family of Three- Why I’m in No Rush to Add Siblings

  As my son’s second birthday approaches, the question comes more and more often. “So?? When are you having a second?” My answer fluctuates but has settled on letting friends and family know that we’re...

When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Come Naturally

If you’re looking forward to reading about a sweet, positive breastfeeding journey, this isn’t it. Maybe they exist, but I wouldn’t know. What I do know is what I wish I would have known...
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