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When I was preparing to give birth to my son in 2016, my husband and I agreed that the best plan for our family was for me to return to work part-time after my 12-week maternity leave while our...
Some of you may remember my previous post as I prepared for life with babies born 10 months apart. At the time of my initial post, I was 7 months pregnant with my daughter and had a 9-month-old son...so I...
They say kids grow up fast - that you'll blink and your kids will be grown. I reflect on that a lot. You may have noticed if you read my other posts. I often stop to reflect on small...
Life with a preschool-age child is like a constant game of 21 questions. Did you know the average four-year-old asks 400 questions a day? As a mom of an almost four-year-old, this is my current reality. Don’t get me...
My first daughter was born on a hot and humid day in August. After a 19 hour labor and 45 minutes of pushing, she came into the world kicking and screaming, and it was love at first sight for...

The Poop Phase

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I have learned a lot since becoming a mother, and I continue to learn new things daily. This is a job that will never quit teaching you. I have learned that my two children are completely different in everything...
"You can't spoil a baby." With my first child, I learned this from friends, family, and books alike. At the time, though, it felt more like a reassurance that everything I was doing to simply survive the "fourth trimester"...
When I found out I was pregnant, my Mom found out she had endometrial cancer. I was a first-time mom full of hope and surprise. I was also full of anxiety and fear of the unknown. I’m going to...
Recently I read an article on USAtoday.com written by Ryan Miller and contributed to by our own Dwight Adams of the Indy Star.  The piece titled, Are you a Xennial? How to tell if you're the microgeneration between Gen...
Before I had kids, I was always on the go. I was very much a busybody; I always had to be doing something, planning something, or waiting for the next event to happen. I didn’t have “free time” because...
family chaos

How Did I Get Here?

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Come with me on this. Grab a coffee and relax. Picture yourself at 15. You just created your finest game of MASH known to man. Will you end up with a Hanson brother or maybe Adam Levine? Here comes...
Baby #3. It seems like just a few weeks ago, I looked down at those two pink lines and couldn't believe my luck. Party of 5, my dream coming true. There I was, 4 weeks pregnant and ready to...
I have started on a new path of motherhood, the path of Working Mama. For the past 4 years, I have had the pleasure of watching, playing, struggling and enjoying my “baby” grow-up. By watching my baby grow, I...
It all started last spring. My next-door neighbor sold his house, in about a week, for (IMO) an insane amount of money. I live just north of downtown in a neighborhood called Fall Creek Place, previously known as “Dodge...

In + Around Indy

Butler Theatre Presents: 
Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back

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Butler Theatre Presents: Shel Silverstein's Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back {Adapted and Directed by Elaina Artemiev} Adapted from Shel Silverstein’s story, Lafcadio is a young...
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