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I did it. I packed up and left my husband and kids for four days. It was the best thing ever to recharge my mom battery and take a step away from reality for a few days.  I was at...
Five short years ago, we built this house. I'll never forget selecting each and every item. The new home smell that would greet you at the door for months. The fresh start. Everything. Was. Clean. We moved in with...
This story begins with the pandemic. I recently had my daughter tested for speech therapy. She’s two and doesn’t say much. If I’m being honest, I feel like it's my fault. She was four months when the pandemic started....
My daughter is the oldest of our three children. We are on the horizon of having a teenager, as she turns thirteen in just a few short months. We have always been extremely close, between being our only girl,...
Upon getting engaged to my now husband, we talked about so many plans for the future. Of course, we talked about how many kids we wanted, and we agreed three or four would be the perfect number. We both...
“It takes a lot longer to pass out than you think,” he said, far too casually for my comfort. Just a few hours before, his 4:00 AM text, “I made it back,” jolted me from sleep. But now, light...
I go all out for birthdays. Well, I have three kids so you can have a "party" at age 1, 5, 10(or 11 if we are on a Harry Potter kick, which I hope we are) 13, 16, and...
My four-month-old third baby boy started crying at a recent family gathering when an aunt was holding him. Pretty normal baby behavior, right? In my mama head, part of me thinks, Haha! My dude loves me the best! and...

Yes. You ARE Healing.

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You see the quote. It catches your eye and seems to resonate with your soul. "Be careful of how you treat people. Everyone is fighting a battle you may know nothing about". My question becomes, "If we are all...
I’ve been living the stay-at-home mom life for about five months now. I transitioned into this season with very few expectations. There were three things that I desired, to be more present for my family, to lighten the mental...

Five More Minutes

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“Five more minutes?” I look at my daughter’s raised eyebrows through her outstretched fingers, unevenly spread as she stands at the foot of my bed - her eyes glazed over with dreams on the horizon. I hold a pause,...
A heather light gray sweatshirt sits folded in my dresser drawer. It hasn’t been worn for months. The tag is no longer attached, and the sweatshirt is thinning out from too many washes. As Mother Nature leans into brisk...
Almost five years ago, I welcomed my first child to this world - a little girl. For as long as I can remember she has been strong-willed and independent. My husband and I have always been first in line...
If grief could be summed up in a single word, that word would be 'heavy.' It has been a heavy week. Actually? It's been a heavy month. We buried my Granny. We put our beloved Husky down. Heartbreak leading to anger, and that...

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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