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I’m worried my husband is a better parent than I am. There, I said it. It seems like such a ridiculous thing to say out loud. This is not a competition. But for some reason, I feel an undeniable...
In 2020, the bottom fell out of motherhood for me. I know I'm not alone in feeling this way, but that didn't make it any easier to get through. Beginning that fateful March day when the WHO declared the pandemic,...
Dear Summer,  Welcome back, my long-lost love. You have been missed. The summer of 2020 brought challenges and lessons to be learned. But this year I have high hopes and big dreams for our steps back towards normal this season.  The...

Being Brave

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Sometimes, when people get settled into the mundane tasks of life, they forget to take chances. When the Covid pandemic first broke out, people were stuck at home and they had time to pick up new hobbies. They learned...
Just one year ago, we wondered when we would "get back to normal." We cried -- missing milestones, canceling events; we mourned -- the lives lost, the routines we were leaving behind, and we hoped and prayed that the...
This month we celebrate Father’s Day. A day set aside to honor the men that make a difference in our lives through their presence and actions. Oftentimes, the influence of fathers can be overshadowed in conversations about parenting because...
For most of my life, I have typically been a pretty quick decision-maker. I know what I like, and more importantly what I don’t, and choose accordingly. Some could even say I made decisions too quickly, before taking time...
I was fortunate to grow up in a home with an amazing mother who also happened to be an amazing teacher. As a child, this meant, generally speaking, when I was home so was my mom. My memories of...
Mothers. The ultimate multitaskers. We walk around each day carrying the mental load of motherhood... and with a load of laundry in our tired arms. Ask any mother, and she can provide you with a long list of titles she...
As a first-time mommy, I was inundated (and admittedly obsessed) with all the parental resources out there. I would spend hours researching the perfect bottle, the perfect breastfeeding technique, and the cutest hair bows. As I approach the 2.5-year mommy...
Singing is typically part of our bedtime routine and the other night it just kind of hit me how incredibly sweet it is that my kids ask me to sing to them. See, singing is not typically something I do...
Recently, my toddler has taken to exerting his blossoming independence by making strange clothing requests. For a week after “crazy sock day” at preschool he insisted on wearing as many socks as possible, once wearing three on each foot....
Yes, it’s nice out, and I know we are all so ready for beautiful weather, but here’s a friendly reminder to SLOW DOWN! Now that it’s getting warmer, we are seeing more people out and about; more kids playing basketball...
I scan the playground looking for my son. He spots me first, and runs over with a huge grin on his face. Suddenly ALL his friends start yelling goodbye, all eyes on him. At the last minute, he turns...

In + Around Indy

See Circle City: Indianapolis Moms Guide to Sunflower Farms

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When I think of summertime, I think of berry picking, splash pads and pool time, and the constant laundering of beach towels. I also...
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