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Love and pandemic are not two words that naturally go together. One gives you butterflies, the other makes you want to cry, but in my crazy world, they go together like rosé and Bravo. Like most singles at the beginning...

The Anti-Valentine’s Day

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It’s that time of year again. As soon as New Year’s passes the heart-shaped boxes of chocolates hit the shelves and much to my excitement the Brach's candy hearts fill the aisle. Happy Valentine’s Day folks. Other than the...
To this day, I remember every detail of that phone call. It was just a few weeks after Christmas. Amidst the post-holiday haze, I was getting back into my normal weekly routine. My cell phone rang as I was...
2020. Man, what a year, amirite? So many issues that we’ve been covering here at Indy Moms that are so important have happened this year. It’s been a whirlwind, to say the least. But, every presidential election year brings...

The Seven Year Itch

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Seven years ago I was planning my wedding.  As a teacher I have the summers off and spent the summer before my fall wedding making sure every piece of our intimate ceremony was planned perfectly. I was completely on top...
If being in quarantine has taught me anything, it is this: husband, I like you. Like, really. I really like you. Since the middle of March, we have been stuck together. We have seen more of each other than we...
Love at first sight Life is funny.  At 22 years old, I began my first teaching job. I was a bit pouty because this job was not my first choice. Sure, I was grateful, but I had another plan in mind. You know,...
Ten years ago, my husband and I were engaged and trying to figure out what kind of wedding we wanted to have. Initially, we thought we would have 50-60 guests and host a lovely outdoor summer wedding. As the...
Quarantine likely has you spending a lot more time at home with your significant other. However, more time spent together doesn’t always equate to genuine connection. Maybe you had a regularly scheduled date night before the pandemic, but now...
I thought when I birthed my first child that that was the hardest thing I'd ever have to do. Boy was I wrong. Marriage is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Dating is so fun and exciting and...

I Was a Hothead

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Gifts. Life gives them to us. Sometimes we rip the paper and packaging in excited fury. Sometimes we slowly untangle the tissue paper and reach into the bag with hesitation and surprise. In some rare moments, life gives us...
Dear Thirtysomething Valentine, On this, our 17th Valentines Day, I still love you like I did then.  I remember our first ever Valentine's Day, head over heels in love. Just freshman in college wrapped up in each other. I planned the...
When I was younger, around nine-years-old, my town had a tornado warning in the middle of the night. My older sister and I shared a bedroom, and when our dad came running in, he quickly woke us up, shoved...
  Did you know that your love language can CHANGE due to time, personal growth, and circumstance?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣I first took the Love Language test early in my twenties. Recently married, my husband and I took a course through our church group....

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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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