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Summer is in full effect, y’all, and my advice is - wear the swimsuit! Confidence is sexy and invigorating, and so is reclaiming your power over that sometimes annoying thing we call a scale. Often people let the scale dominate...
I want someone to look at me the way my kid looks at an Oreo. There are no two ways about it—we Americans love our sweets. Whether it is a sugary treat from Starbucks or a late-night ice cream run—I...
On March 17, 2021, I joined what is called in the weight loss surgery world, the “losers bench,” by having Vertical Sleeve Gastronomy weight loss surgery. After years of battling with my weight and starting the process for surgery...
My BMI is 39. According to most in the allopathic medical community, I am unhealthy. I am short, overweight, and measured by a scale that doesn’t consider muscle mass and other health factors; I am borderline morbidly obese.  In the...
Trigger Warning: suicidal thoughts The thoughts started after my oldest was born and I was horrified. Out of nowhere, like a flashbulb popping in my brain. An uninvited guest in my consciousness. That time I was able to bury them, push them...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Mamas, I am drained. Can you relate? Our world is in a place that is beyond comprehension. It frightens me. What will life be like for my children? My mind starts spinning. Finding myself caught in the mix of...
  As moms, we give up a lot of things that aren't "necessities" to help save time or money. Showers, clothes that don't come from Sam's Club, name-brand coffee... Well, I've recently rediscovered the bikini wax and all that they...
Riley Children's Health has always provided exceptional care for children in downtown Indianapolis. But did you know your child can receive that same compassionate care and attention on the north side of Indianapolis? Dr. John Stevens, Pediatric Medical...
If my twenty-month-old were my life coach, her motto would be simple: Say “No” There are lots of ways of repeating this mantra, according to my coach. Sometimes it’s the quiet ‘no’ of a toddler who’s only half-listening to the...

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10 Locations for “Trunk or Treat” Around Indianapolis

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Can you feel that fall, crisp air? Halloween is coming! And with that, there are events being planned around Indianapolis that will put you...
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