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Last week, I messaged a particularly important person in my life and held my breath to see what the response would be. It was an emoji.  An emoji?? No words of love or affirmation. No reassurance. I had poured out my...
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...
Binky.Pacifier.Nu-Nu.Wubba. No matter what your family calls them, those little soothers can be a total lifesaver for a grumpy baby. Thankfully, both of my babies took a pacifier fairly early on and easy, which probably made my life easier...
This morning I sat in the dark with my 2.5-year-old daughter rocking her slowly in a big comfy chair while feeling her warm cheeks against my chest as we both got a slow start to our morning. She just...
STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the newly added A for Art, and Math, is all about prioritizing problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity for kids. The concept of STEAM has been highly popularized in the last decade or...
My family and I just returned from the most beautiful vacation in Turks and Caicos-I’ve been flipping through the photos all day. But you know what was almost missing from those photos? Me, also known as mom. We were...
How many times have you heard it? “He’s so tiny!” Who knew those words could cause such crippling anxiety. If you’re the mama of a slow-to-gain baby like I am, you know what I’m talking about. Those same words...
Have you ever been in a deep sleep in the middle of the night and then suddenly awakened with a tap, tap, tap on your forehead? You gasp when you see your little gremlin, AKA your child, staring at...
My grandma passed away last month. Suddenly, unexpectedly, too soon despite the fact that she lived a long 92 years of life -- and I didn't get to say goodbye. I was supposed to see her in March. I was...
In my very first post for Indianapolis Moms, I wrote about how I was moving on from the term work-life balance and instead focusing on finding my rhythm as I navigate life as a working mom. Like some of...
On a random day, some 20+ days ago, a boy sat on the floor of his toy room surrounded by bins filled with color-sorted LEGO blocks. Of course, there were also bins for "extra" pieces, for people, and one...
It’s back-to-school time here in the Indianapolis area. While that means something different for every family, Indianapolis Moms is committed to providing our families with the resources to help set up your family for a successful school year. This...
I was a public school teacher for twelve years before I stepped away from the classroom two years ago. So let me begin by saying to all the teachers - I SEE YOU. But I also am currently trying...
In our neighborhood heavy trash comes the first week of the month. As my husband and I were taking out the trash and bringing things to the curb for heavy trash pick-up, I saw my stroller sitting in the...

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