Author Archive | Samantha

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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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The Beauty of Letting Myself Go

I’ve always been a bit ‘high-maintenance’, I suppose. I don’t like to admit it, but it’s the truth. I like clothes and fashion. And make-up and shoes. We didn’t grow up with a lot of money, but my mom did always make sure we had new clothes. And, despite my questionable fashion choices early on, […]

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Social Media and Births: Please Don’t Introduce Baby Before I Do

Every once in a while I hear about a post on Facebook where an over-eager friend or family member has made a birth announcement and/or shared photos of a new baby before the parents have. If you’ve shared an announcement with permission from the parents, fantastic! Consider yourself an extremely valued member of the new parents’ lives. […]

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