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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.

Sweating with Your Sweetie at Title Boxing Club Indianapolis

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I'm 6 weeks postpartum, have 3 under 3, and chasing and carrying all these little micro versions of my husband and I is EXHAUSTING. In addition to wanting to shed some pounds, I also...

Unfollow, Unfriend, Block: The People I’m Letting Go This Year

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Okay, I know, I'm pretty sure the last three posts I've written have been about either things that annoy me, things I refuse to do anymore, or some other whiny things. But as 2016 begins,...

Mom’s New Year’s Resolution: Just Say “No”

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A couple year's ago, I made a New Year's resolution to be more reliable. I had been finding myself in the awkward position of having to be in two places at once and having to...

Stand for Indianapolis Public Schools: Politics, Policy, and Our Kids

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The Backstory. Indianapolis Public Schools--it's no secret--has been the center of controversy for some time. Located in the state's capital, it has been the focus of reform for at least the last several years, but...

3 Under 3: Sorry I’m Not Sorry

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When I first found out I was pregnant with this current baby, I texted a couple friends pictures of the test--very sincerely thinking they were going to tell me nothing was there. Instead the...

To My Middle Child

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Don't worry, I see you there. Craning your neck to see what your big brother is doing, while I kick my swollen feet onto the ottoman. I hear you squeal--with glee, frustration, hunger--and realize that by...

Stop Defending School Dress Codes.

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Recently, a Kentucky teen was sent home for school for a dress code violation. The offense? Her collarbone was showing. Just yesterday, I came across another article about a principal in England sending girls...

What Teachers Really Want You to Know

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  As a parent, I want to know how I can best promote my child's academic success. As a teacher, I am a lot better at telling other caregivers how to do that than I...

The New Mommy Wars: I Work. You Stay at Home. And Why We Should...

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Before I launch into this, I want to say that I think both camps- the Working Mom camp and the Stay-at-Home Mom camp- get defensive because we love our kids, and there is nothing...

Five Bonuses for the Formula Feeding Mom

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Okay, so whatever got you here, you feed your baby formula. Welcome to the club, we're glad to have you! While I know there are some negatives associated with formula feeding, there are some bonuses,...

When You Were Mean to My Child

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I took a Literacy class in undergrad: teaching reading seems pretty straightforward, but there's an entire science and a host of theories all intertwined with how we learn language. The course was super dry, and...

Working and Pregnant :: More Than a Maternal Risk

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There was a lot about my first pregnancy I wasn't ready for. I hated the new limitations on my body, and had a hard time adjusting: I was hungry, hot, swollen, and out-of-breath all...

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Etiquette :: Judge Not Another’s Toddler Lest Ye Be...

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I was listening to the radio, probably around this time last year, and the show was doing a segment that was sort of a Dear Abby round-table. Someone would call in with a problem,...

What I Hope To Teach My Son About Beauty

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Usually when I mention my husband’s ex-wife is a professional cheerleader, I’m met with empathetic groans of understanding from other women. Over time, I've realized it's because professional cheerleaders (and models and actresses and...
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