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"This is better than my dream!” my four-year-old said as she sat down with her legs crossed at her ankles and her own glass of lemonade in her hand. She was beaming with joy! She had been wanting to do...
the year that changed me

The Year That Changed Me

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We enter into a New Year and we are all so hopeful no matter how great or dreadful the previous year may have been. When we entered 2021, we all took a collective sigh of relief because we figured...
When I was pregnant with our son, I never considered quitting my job and becoming a stay-at-home mom. During my maternity leave, I still never considered becoming a stay-at-home mom, and in fact, I was ready to go back...
As a pediatrician, I spend a good part of my professional life encouraging parents to trust their instincts and set boundaries with others. We all want a community of people who will support us non-judgmentally as we learn our...

Single for the Holidays

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It's a new holiday season. If you are on social media and are newly single, you may find yourself navigating through this season in a bit of a fog. Or maybe this is another year around the sun, and...
Work-life balance. The elusive unicorn we’re all chasing that - as far as I know - no one has ever actually caught.  I mean, how can we? The dictionary defines balance as “the state of having your weight spread equally...
Real talk: You need a will. I recognize that no one likes talking about death and that raising children is already expensive, but that doesn’t change the fact that you still need a will. LegalZoom polled people and discovered...
I can’t recall how the conversation started, but as we stood in the dark of the morning waiting for the bus, my 5-year-old said, “I’ve never seen an adult cry.” I was a little surprised. Surely, he has seen...
“What did Santa bring you?” was the question I heard right after Christmas break ended in my first-grade classroom. I sat in my chair, listening to two little 7-year-old girls discuss what they did on their time away from...

The War on Crop Tops

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As a mother, never did I think I'd be arguing about crop tops this early in my child's life. At the ripe age of 10, my daughter wants to wear crop tops. Nothing extreme, just those boxy tees that...
When I was a new mom, I'd watch other moms gather together with their kids running around, babies in their strollers, and their carefree attitude. They would be laughing, smiling, and effortlessly talking with each other. I wanted that....
Before having kids, I was a woman who had always been in touch with her sexuality and had a relatively high sex drive. I had three serious monogamous relationships before meeting my husband, and all were filled with passionate...
I’ve never been incredibly interested in keeping up with society’s beauty standards. It all seemed to go over my head in junior high and high school. I was much more concerned with sports, school, and family at the time,...
The holidays are almost here. If like me, you find the months of November and December simultaneously overwhelming and exciting, then I am here to offer some advice on how to have the best holiday available to you. The...

In + Around Indy

Year-Round Family Fun: Brown County

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There's just something about Brown County. While only an hour or so from Indianapolis, the rolling hills, nature, and old-fashioned shops provide the perfect...
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