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We’ve heard it a million times before: Moms are true superheroes. According to Luke Bryan, “all mamas ought to qualify for sainthood,” so it’s fairly common knowledge that moms make the world go ‘round. But as my kids continue...
Filipino American History Month is celebrated in October, and it honors the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the United States. In my family, my mom and dad immigrated to the United States in 1980 and 1986, respectively, to...
When I tell people I have a three-year-old, the question that people almost always ask is, "Just the one?" In one way or another, people want to know the answer to this question. What people want to know is...
There is a hole in my heart, deep within my soul, left behind with the passing of my fur baby. My husband (then, fiancé) and I got Roxie together when I was heading off to college. She was with...
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...
I walk past her bedroom, laundry basket in hand. Dozens, no, hundreds, of tiny items cascade across every square inch of the space. I sigh. We just cleaned this yesterday. How does this happen so quickly? I close the door, roll...
It’s near midnight on the eve of my 35th birthday. I’m watching the numbers change on the clock until I see midnight. I go back to the thought that has been consuming my brain all day, the “elephant in...
I’m not going to lie, l spent years unfairly judging mothers who filled their grocery carts with store-made cupcakes and cookies. What slackers! After all, I, the far superior mother, crafted my children’s homemade snacks into three-dimensional race cars...
Photo by Eveslage Photography The Indianapolis Moms team is full of local moms who are passionate about building community, breaking down barriers, busting stereotypes, and connecting to other parents online and off. Learn more about what it takes to be on...
Some of y’all aren’t self-reflecting. And it shows. Quick...list three ways you practice self-reflection. Can you list three ways you engage in this imperative act of self-love and personal growth? Do you have to think really hard about when or...
I've always been a tightly wound parent. With anxiety as my constant companion, it’s difficult to stop seeing past a single action and worrying about the long-term effects. One of the things I have the hardest time relaxing about...
Ahoy mateys! Looking for a way to make an ordinary Sunday special with your family? Well, you are in luck; Sunday, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! No matter what age your kids are, you can...

My Daughter’s Birthmark

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My daughter went to the doctor today. It was nothing serious, just a routine ENT follow-up. She was squeezing my hand and anxiously waiting for Dr. Gutt (or Dr. Goooooot as she calls him) to enter the exam room....
I’ve decided that making new friends as a parent at age 30 is a lot like dating. My husband and I were together before the dating apps were around, so I've never had to learn how to navigate. I...

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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