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Nickie is currently an Urban Education Studies PhD student at IUPUI. As co-owner of Indianapolis Moms Blog, she is interested in not only supporting and encouraging fellow mothers, but supporting the small businesses of Indianapolis. She also works for a Civil Rights organization, working specifically with Civil Rights in public schools. She is Mom to Charlie (3), Ivy (2), and Emery (1), and married to her baby-raising partner, Clay. She loves to travel with her littles and husband, walk the Monon, City Market, hikes, dogs, and barbecues. You'll find her with coffee in hand, likely talking to anyone who will listen.

Beauty + Grace: Local Luxury Clothing

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As a mom, it can be hard to spend money on yourself: especially on clothing. Sometimes it's just easier to grab a pair of leggings at Target and a t-shirt that may or may...

Top 5 Things to Look for in a Babysitter {Sponsored by Sitting Made Simple}

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We are transplants to Indianapolis: from Dayton, Ohio by way of Houston, Texas. Even though our families aren't super far away, they're definitely far away enough to make finding a last-minute babysitter inconvenient. That being...

Sharing the History of Japanese Internment Camps with my Children

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About fifteen years ago, my grandpa wrote an e-mail to me, my siblings, and my cousins. He had recently learned how to scan pictures, and had sent us newspaper clippings of my Japanese grandma...

Work Saved My Mental Health

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"You're a machine- everyone was like, 'she just had a baby- why is she at work?!' " That was me. I went back to work two weeks after having my third baby. I know, I...

What’s with Mom Blogs?

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Hi, I'm Nickie. And I'm a mommy blogger.  Ugh, I can't believe I'm even saying it...the phrase seems almost pejorative. Like I'm just this woman, who became a mom, then decided I had an opinion...

The Spirits of Indy Past

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My husband and I have decided we just can't afford our house anymore. I don't meant that to be like, "Poor us, we have no money," but you need to know that because that's...

The Sisterhood of Motherhood: Feeling Invisible and Being Seen

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Despite how noticeable we are, it's easy to feel invisible.  But today someone saw me, and it's changing the way I see others. It's changing how I think about the sisterhood of motherhood. If you've read...

Motherhood Made Me Better At…

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I think there's this general perception that, like Pam said, "motherhood makes you so soft." And in some ways it's true. I'm not a big movie-cryer, but any commercial involving a baby? Tears. Pictures of...

When Your Insurance Doesn’t Cover the NICU

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Oh yes. It happens. My son, Charlie, was born at 37 weeks at a beautiful hospital in Houston, Texas. I was pre-eclamptic, but at the time the only emotion I felt was excitement. I was...

Where Do We Go From Here? Teaching Our Kids About Hate, Race, and Their...

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Alton Sterling has died. Alton Sterling was shot by a police man, while on the ground. Alton Sterling was Black. I am a multiracial mom raising three kids just outside of Indianapolis. I easily pass...

Working and Motherhood: A Dream Deferred, I Guess

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What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just...

5 Mom Hacks When All You Want Is a Cup of Coffee

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I don't know about you, but days of brunch with my best girlfriends and a really good cup of hot coffee (read: Bloody Mary) are over. Now, I'm lucky if I can drink at...

The 5 Hardest Parts of Having 3 Under 3

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5. The loneliness. It's hard to connect with other adults, even other moms.  It seems like everyone's got their opinion, and no matter who you talk to, something about what you've done or are...

The Pregnancy Condition that Almost Killed Me Postpartum {Preeclampsia Awareness}

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What is Postpartum Preeclampsia? Mixing two seemingly oxymoronic pronouns, the term "postpartum preeclampsia" doesn't sound possible. How can you have a pre-condition post-pregnancy? While not medical advice- if you have questions, please ask your doctor- here...
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