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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...
As summer inches closer (can you feel it?), many of us are searching for summer care for our children. I for one am days away from going back to work post-maternity leave and am stuck with finding a new...
Growing up I had dreams of being a pediatrician. I was fascinated by the body and science and loved the idea of helping kids. I recall an incident that happened when I was 15 or 16 that had a...

Warrior Women

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We are warriors. We are women. We are moving forward every day wiping tears and noses, making lunches, delegating, and mediating. We are endlessly feeding our families, staring at perpetual mountains of laundry, juggling at least 3 obligations at all times....
My favorite gift (for any holiday) is a good book, and Mother’s Day is no exception. But when I was pregnant with my first, I remember being a little disappointed with the limited motherhood books out there. I didn’t...

One Year, Two Hats

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One year.  It has been one year since I returned to work from my extended maternity leave and entered a whole new world that I never expected. Because when I thought I was going back to the office and the...
Let me start by saying I am NOT an expert at entertaining children. As a stay-at-home mom, I am simply persistent, testing out activities with my two kids. Some work really well, some are completely ignored, and some crash...
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....

In + Around Indy

Celebrating National Coffee Day :: Indianapolis Coffee Shop Round Up

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Did you know October 1st is National Coffee Day? Oh, you know we did! Our writers here at Indianapolis Moms have rounded up some of our...
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