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This time of year is difficult for me. It’s the time when I spend weeks on end begging, cajoling, and bribing my friends and family. It’s the beginning of fundraising time. In our home, fundraising takes on many different hats. Our...
(Disclosure: Indianapolis Moms Blog received product or payment in exchange for this review; however, all opinions shared are those of the contributor who wrote them.) I wouldn’t consider myself to be an expert on all things sweets, but I’d like...
I'm not a meal planner. I don't love cooking and trips to the grocery store are the bane of my existence most days. I'd describe mealtime in our house as "rushed" and eating together as a family is not...
It's no secret that midwesterners love (and live for) fall. Mild temps, gorgeous colors, Halloween, amazing smells, and Thanksgiving are just a few reasons to rejoice when the end of September rolls around. Not to mention all there is...
  As a parent, I want to know how I can best promote my child's academic success. As a teacher, I am a lot better at telling other caregivers how to do that than I am knowing how to do...
  It’s Friday Night. You have a sitter all lined up but you just can’t decide where to go for date night. “Dinner and a movie” gets pretty routine. Your favorite sports team isn’t in town. Mini golf or bowling?...
Shopping with a toddler is no easy task. Especially not now while largely pregnant. But, I do it. And I do it probably way too often if you ask my husband. Our favorite shopping spot? TARGET. It's like a mini vacation....
Don't worry dear readers – the idiot I'm referring to in the title of this post is me. I have such a knack for getting lost that it's gained me quite the reputation. In fact, my husband's former coworkers...
We cannot create observers by saying 'observe', but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses. ~ Maria Montessori I stared to write a piece on Montessori...
I took a Literacy class in undergrad: teaching reading seems pretty straightforward, but there's an entire science and a host of theories all intertwined with how we learn language. The course was super dry, and the professor was really strict....
It's hard to believe we're already talking about July 4th, but the date is fast approaching. How does your family plan to celebrate the occasion? You may opt for a backyard BBQ and DIY fireworks display. However, if you decide to go the...
In recent years, I've often heard young couples who live in the Broad Ripple area make a similar statement: "We absolutely love living here, but once we have kids, we're moving to Fishers/Carmel/Noblesville/Avon/Greenwood." I can certainly understand how Broad Ripple...
Gardening with your child is a wonderful way to teach them about responsibility and healthy food choices, while fostering an appreciation of their natural environment. It may also help them avoid allergies, asthma, and autoimmune diseases. The National Wildlife...
Now that school's out for summer, what are you and your kids going to do to fill the days? How about berry picking? It gets everyone outside, burns energy, and at the end you get a reward for your...

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The Indianapolis Colts Training Camp is Going Virtual

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Did you hear? The Indianapolis Colts Training Camp is underway! Although fans won’t be in attendance this year, the Colts have plenty of virtual...
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