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We've finished our breakfast, changed out of PJs, and thrown on our coats. I slide the back door open, and the kids and dogs go running, like we've been trapped indoors for weeks, and not just since we came...
Judgment. When I hear the word, I picture a gavel being slammed down, with a strict sentence and a label that can never be wiped away. In reality, we have all handed it out and all taken it by...
My almost 21-month-old climbed up the kitchen island jumping up and down saying, “More? More?” Getting increasingly higher in pitch and volume until I give her my attention. “What do you want more of?” I ask. She points to...
One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. I am one in four and I am not alone. I would like to think this statistic is becoming more well known, but I am not sure that’s the case. So many of us...
Every time my three-year-old gets off of FaceTime with my mother, she says “I really miss grandmother, we haven’t seen her in months and years and days.” It breaks my heart every single time she says this. My daughters are...
It’s Sunday at 9 pm, do you know where your sanity is?  Moms - and all caregivers - can empathize with all versions of the Sunday scaries better than any demographic out there. Between meal prepping, packing sports bags, and...
Dear Birth Mom,  I think of you every single day. We have a deep bond that is unexplainable to those who have not walked in our shoes. We are living proof of deep connection in this world. How on earth...

Bending the Gender Norms

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When we found out we were having a boy, there were so many different things that ran through my mind. Would he play football like his daddy? Would he be a mama’s boy? Could I teach him to grow...
I remember the first time I saw a picture of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in my fifth grade social studies book. You couldn't miss her and she stood out like a sore thumb while surrounded by mostly (basically all) men....
At the ripe age of 17, my newly acquired gynecologist ordered an ultrasound for me thanks to several months (years, actually) of an absent/irregular cycle, with no presence of a pregnancy. It was the very first time I encountered,...
You can’t deny the fading of the summer sun. Whether its Starbucks pumpkin spice tickling your nostrils or perhaps Target’s dollar spot fall décor calling your name, it’s no secret that autumn is catching at our heels....
TRIGGER WARNING: suicide and gun violence. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.  September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and though this is a topic moms hope they will...
In part one of this series, I talked about how differently I have handled all the baby firsts the second time around. My second child was born three years after my first and I handled it much more, shall...
Grandmas are Special People Mine was extra special. She was some sort of superhuman, who did everything for everyone and made this world a better place. She always felt like home. When something was wrong, a hug from Gram would...

In + Around Indy

Indianapolis Ballet Presents Nutcracker Sweets

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The Indianapolis Ballet will reimagine the Tchaikovsky classic with ten matinee performances at Newfields that follow CDC guidelines to keep audiences safe and healthy. The show will run for...

Christmas Nights of Lights

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