Author Archive | Samantha

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8 Basic Tips for Moving and Selling Your Home

When it’s all said and done, my husband and I have packed up our belongings and moved a combined total of 28 times since we left home to attend college. Most of those times have been moving out of dorms/apartments for the summer and then moving back to college. However, since getting married in 2008, […]

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Mom-Life Crisis: Who Am I Without a Job?

Screw the ‘midlife’ crisis – I’m pretty damn sure that I entered the just-turned-30-who-even-am-I-anymore-crisis somewhere around the first of the year. Admittedly, I’ve suffered from some pretty severe anxiety and depression for a fair portion of my life, and I’ve definitely had a weird year – a new baby, a major medical issue, a big […]

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Easter Baskets: 13 Affordable, Non-Candy Treats

If anyone else’s family is like mine, the kids are going to get plenty of candy in their Easter baskets without me contributing to the sugar-rush. Now, don’t get me wrong — I’m definitely including a few sugary treats in the baskets this year (the rainbow Twizzlers were too cute to pass up!), but I wanted some […]

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The New Jazzercise: Not Your Mama’s Workout

(Disclosure: Indianapolis Moms Blog received product or payment in exchange for this review; however, all opinions shared are those of the contributor who wrote them.) I’ve been an avid equestrian for the majority of my life, and I assure anyone who asks that, yes, horseback riding is indeed a sport. That being said, I’ve typically […]

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Postpartum Bleeding: When To Call

We’re all given the discharge instructions from the hospital after we’ve had a baby regarding pain relief, prenatal vitamins, infant care, how to care for any incisions we’ve had, bleeding, breastfeeding, diet and nutrition, activity, emotional changes and the always important list of ‘When To Call Your Doctor’. When To Call Your Doctor. If you’re having […]

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Postpartum Baskets: Making New-Mom-Life Easier

While newly pregnant with our second daughter, I was gifted a large open-topped picnic basket in a beautiful teal paisley print. Besides our backyard summertime cookouts, my family and I aren’t in the habit of picnicking. I stuck the basket in my catch-all/craft room figuring I could definitely find a use for it later. Fast […]

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Winter in the Midwest: Staving Off The Stir-Crazy

Winter is arriving in Indiana, and my four-year-old daughter and I are already starting to feel a little stir-crazy at the thought of not spending our evenings and weekends outside. So stir-crazy, that she’s taken to asking for daily trips to our community pool (which is outdoors) and for a new pink tennis racquet to […]

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