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Move over Baked Feta Pasta, the newest TikTok food trend is the Frozen Banana Chocolate Bar. This sweet, and somewhat healthy, treat is perfect for a hot summer day! To make things even simpler, I'm willing to bet you...
When I was a little girl, we had a painting in the entryway. Every day I came home from school, put my backpack on the table beneath the painting and proceed to the kitchen for a snack. I didn’t...
We’ve all been locked in our houses with our womb gremlins for what feels like 500 million years and it’s time to escape before we all go crazy! Now that things are starting to open up, I would highly...
In 2020, the bottom fell out of motherhood for me. I know I'm not alone in feeling this way, but that didn't make it any easier to get through. Beginning that fateful March day when the WHO declared the pandemic,...
Dear Summer,  Welcome back, my long-lost love. You have been missed. The summer of 2020 brought challenges and lessons to be learned. But this year I have high hopes and big dreams for our steps back towards normal this season.  The...

Being Brave

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Sometimes, when people get settled into the mundane tasks of life, they forget to take chances. When the Covid pandemic first broke out, people were stuck at home and they had time to pick up new hobbies. They learned...
I’m a psychotherapist and I get multiple calls each week from parents of anxious children. These parents are desperate to help their children “get rid of” their childhood anxiety or learn to cope with it. They often state that...
Just one year ago, we wondered when we would "get back to normal." We cried -- missing milestones, canceling events; we mourned -- the lives lost, the routines we were leaving behind, and we hoped and prayed that the...
It’s not a new headline that COVID-19 turned everyone’s world upside down in March of 2020. We still are slowly putting back the pieces to resume and somewhat normal day-to-day life. A major part of returning to “normal” was...
This month we celebrate Father’s Day. A day set aside to honor the men that make a difference in our lives through their presence and actions. Oftentimes, the influence of fathers can be overshadowed in conversations about parenting because...
Oh, the dreaded but necessary visit to the OB/GYN. The place where all my lady parts are exposed in the most unflattering light. With cold tables, paper gowns with a lap cloth that never seems to cover anything, and the...
I love my kids, but I hate what they did to my body. There I said it. Call it selfish, I don’t care. What it is is embarrassing. I sit here 9.5 weeks postpartum admiring my beautiful new baby,...
For most of my life, I have typically been a pretty quick decision-maker. I know what I like, and more importantly what I don’t, and choose accordingly. Some could even say I made decisions too quickly, before taking time...
It is Pride Month and for the first time, I will be celebrating this month as a member of the LGTBQ+ community. This is my coming-out story.   It came as no shock to my husband. It was months before the...

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See Circle City: Indianapolis Moms Guide to Donuts

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Happy Donut Day! On the first Friday of June, we all scream for donuts in honor of this sweet holiday! Donut Day was first...
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