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Good kids sometimes express their needs in bad ways. They hit, they scream, they bite, they tattle, they whine and they simply don't listen. It's not personal, it's developmental and it's their way of communicating that they have a...
Several years ago, my now five-year-old (she was two or three at the time) wandered into the bathroom as I was putting on make-up and my husband was getting out of the shower. Upon seeing my husband, she put...
When my husband and I decided to wait to find out the sex of our first child, one thing I was excited about was the challenge of creating a cute gender-neutral nursery. I envisioned a colorful, fun space that...
Last week, I was made aware of a new phenomenon known as the “Dad Bod.” If you haven’t heard of it (you definitely will), the “Dad Bod” is a specific physique that is a cross between a guy who...
Someone once said that forced kindness is a lethal destroyer of happiness. I love when my son is kind to me, to others, to himself. And I've watched the eyes roll and the feelings get hurt when he's resisted a...
Being the mother of a 13 year old is challenging and it often seems that I have forgotten what it's like to be a teenager. Middle school, for me, was by far the most difficult phase of my childhood. Everyone...
In honor of May being the official Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month, I am sharing my story of melanoma survival. My skin cancer story started in elementary school. Coming out of summer vacation, my under 10-year-old self was...
I was listening to the radio, probably around this time last year, and the show was doing a segment that was sort of a Dear Abby round-table. Someone would call in with a problem, and callers would respond with...
Recently I sent out a survey posing questions about your motherhood experience: what surprised you the most about becoming a mother, the best and worst part, hopes and fears. The response was fantastic and I loved reading your replies. What...
The jury is still out on that one, at least in my world. Sure, we have mammalian instincts to feed our children, protect them, and bathe them. In a truly primal world where there aren't awkward playground rules and debatable...
When I was pregnant, I received lots of well-meaning advice. "Go on dates now; babysitters are expensive." "Sleep while you can. You won't sleep through the night for the next year 18 years." "Enjoy every moment. It goes by so fast." "Take time...
You've probably heard of birth doulas, but did you know that there are doulas for after you have your baby too? They're called postpartum doulas, and they're kind of amazing. Let me paint two scenes for you. Scene 1. You just got...

Baby Fever Mind Games

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There are some women who, shortly after the birth of their child, they are ready to do it all again. I was not one of them. As much as I thought I understood what being a mom entailed, I...
Pregnancy loss is hard My ectopic pregnancy wasn't a planned pregnancy. But it was my first, and as afraid as I was of the complete lack of planning, I was pregnant. At the time, I was 32 years old...

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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