Five Tips to Survive Traveling for Work


This year, I had my first experience traveling for work. It was the first time that I was away from my husband and kids overnight. I’m a homebody through and through so the thought of being away from my family made me nervous, to say the least. On top of that, I hadn’t been on […]

10 Ways to Stay Active During Cold Weather Season

Sometimes we want to go out there and get after it, to be active and do something great for our bodies and in turn our minds. Yet, as the days get colder and also darker earlier, sometimes obstacles can surface. Exercise undeniably helps our mental health and also boosts our immunity during cold and flu […]

Five Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

If you’re anything like me, the COVID pandemic has caused my family to be more homebound than normal. While this new normal has presented many challenges (read: sharing space with your 4-year-old, newborn and work-from-home husband every. single. day. is exhausting!), it’s also forced me to pause. For my own mental sanity, I’ve been making […]

Moms Supporting Moms

Welcome to the club! When you become a mom, you enter into an exclusive club. Once you are a part of the club, other members can easily recognize you. We all get a “membership jacket”…which is usually whatever clothes we are wearing that are covered in spit-up, milk, and partially chewed Cheerios. Our messy buns, […]

Small Steps to Sanity: Changes at Home for a More Manageable Life


My husband and I moved back to Indy after completing our medical training in 2018 when our daughter was around 18 months old. I remember the feeling: “We did it! The hard part is over. Life will be so easy now. Right?” Boy was I wrong. Whether it is has been starting our new, “big […]

When Dogs are Family {Featuring The Pack on Amazon Prime Video}


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Amazon Prime Video. Growing up I never had a dog. Actually, we always had cats but to be honest I was never fond of either one of them. When I graduated college and was on my own for the first time in the real world, […]

What’s Cooking Wednesday: Vegetarian Stir Fry


My favorite hobby of all time is going out to eat! (That can be a hobby, right?!) So, COVID has put me in a major funk. We haven’t been to a restaurant since March. But, on the bright side, we’ve saved a ton of money by not going out to eat or out for drinks! The […]

Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie {A Sweet Recipe Twist on a Thanksgiving Classic}

/* custom css */ .tdi_3_d85{ min-height: 0; } /* custom css */ .tdi_5_35d{ vertical-align: baseline; } I will be the first to admit - I am not a baker. I am not a chef and I rarely will call myself a "cook." While I am the only person in my family to cook dinner each [...]

An Open Letter to My Black Son

Dear Son, You have the sweetest smile that stretches across your face. You have a deep belly laugh that makes your entire two-year-old body shake with joy. You love dinosaurs and you make a deep roaring sound when you play with them. You are so loving, giving hugs to your dad and me and kisses […]

Warning: Love Is Not (Always) Instant

Warning: When you have a baby, you are expected to be instantly thrilled, overjoyed, and/or [fill in the blank with any adjective that conveys euphoria]. In the early weeks after my daughter was born, my husband would say things like, “We can’t imagine life without her” or “We love her so much.” I wanted both […]

Learning to Say No

Have you ever had that overwhelming feeling like you never get a day off? And on your days “off” you’re running errands or going to appointments back to back from the time you wake up until you pass out in the evening? Are you a people-pleaser who loves to help others before yourself? When was […]

Holiday Traditions and Celebrating in 2020


I love traditions. It’s what I look forward to most when the holidays roll around. Some despise the hustle and bustle of the season, but it brings me such joy. I grew up in a family where holiday traditions were full of meaning and importance, and I cherish each one. Holiday songs for the car […]

I’m in the Special Needs Mom Club

I’m part of a club that I never planned to belong. I’m in the special-needs mom club. I’m a planner by nature. Growing up in a middle class, suburban neighborhood with two happily married parents and a younger brother, I had my future planned: earning a bachelor’s degree after four fun years at college, marrying […]

What’s Cooking Wednesday: Vegetable Lasagna


Looking for a tasty and simple lasagna recipe for the family? This vegetable lasagna is just what you need! You can easily add meat to the recipe if desired too. Ingredients: -oven ready lasagna noodles -24 Oz pasta sauce + some water (1/2c ?) -8 Oz ricotta cheese -block of mozz cheese, shredded -1-2 tbsp […]

In + Around Indy

Indianapolis Ballet Presents Nutcracker Sweets

The Indianapolis Ballet will reimagine the Tchaikovsky classic with ten matinee performances at Newfields that follow CDC guidelines to keep audiences safe and healthy. The show will run for...

Christmas Nights of Lights

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