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Book clubs. We all know them, many of us belong to them, and most of us do love them. But I’m here to introduce you to a new kind of club: Ladies Who Learn. Several years ago, some of my...
Dear Mama, I know that your life may not look exactly as you had hoped it would. Things may not be how you pictured, but I want you to know that you are seen. Not just seen, but revered. The...
Ok, I admit it; I’m the Clark Griswold of just about every holiday. Yes, Ellen, I set standards that no family activity can live up to. And… Mother’s Day is no exception, but probably not for the reasons you’d...
We were almost done with his bedtime routine: my son's teeth were brushed, his truck pajamas were on, books had been read, and prayers were said. However, as I picked him up to put him in his crib, he...

You Are Worthy

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I think I’ve written, erased, and rewritten this a million times.  How do you tell a story without causing pain to the people involved but also share what you learned from it? How do you say that you used to...
I always feel like I have this tremendous amount of weight upon my shoulders and I can’t shake it off. The girls’ schedules, meals, snacks, toys, and bedtimes. Followed by household chores, laundry, bills, doctor appointments, and so on....
“Sometimes the strength within you is not a big fiery flame for all to see, it is just a tiny spark that whispers ever so softly “you got this, keep going.”’ It feels like a good time to remind you...
Someone important (I do not pretend to know who) said, "being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed." This sums up my toddler’s crib to bed transition...
Growing up going to church was a regular part of my upbringing. My parents took us to church on and off throughout my childhood. We went Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings and I even remember attending Vacation Bible School for...
I come from a big family, and I have many nieces and nephews. My twin nieces have a special place in my heart. When they were born, I was 15. They were born prematurely, and at 15 I did...
April is here again, and with that comes Autism Awareness Month. But what does that mean? I’ve been an autism mom for over ten years. My son was officially diagnosed shortly after his third birthday back in 2013, although we...
My oldest daughter was 18 months old when I found out that I was pregnant with a little boy. While everyone we told seemed genuinely excited, we also got some responses along the lines of, "Just you wait, boys...
April is Cesarean Awareness Month. For some of us at Indianapolis Moms, this month is very meaningful. Bringing a child into the world is special regardless of how they were born, but having a cesarean (c-section) planned or not...
From the moment we knew our son was a boy, we had visions of football dancing in our heads. My husband and I are big Notre Dame fans, and the thought of watching our son grow up playing football...

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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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