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Dear New Parents: Sometimes, It Gets Harder. (The Craziness of Parenting a Toddler.)

My daughter, Lyra, was an “easy” newborn. We got the hang of breastfeeding within a couple weeks; she gained weight well; and she started sleeping for six hour stretches by the time she was a month old. I felt extremely relieved and thankful, knowing that I don’t handle sleep deprivation very well and am more likely […]

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The Truth About My “Perfect” Marriage

My husband and I met in college and have been together for almost 12 years. We started dating in 2004 as irresponsible and immature college students, and in the last 12 years, we’ve somehow grown into two fully functioning adults with great jobs, a nice home, and a beautiful daughter. Our life is pretty wonderful, […]

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Taking the “Ick” Out of Cloth Diapering with Sunflower Diaper Service

Before I even got pregnant, I knew I wanted to give cloth diapering a try. Not only is it economical and an environmentally-friendly choice, cloth diapers are adorable! My husband was game, and we started cloth diapering our daughter at around two months old. A little cloth diaper 101: This is NOT your grandmother’s diapering […]

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My Phrase for 2016: “Make It Count”

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” —Annie Dillard The baby had gone down with relative ease; I’d just finished an episode of the deliciously entertaining first season of Unreal; and I was ready to collapse in bed with a book and a mug of tea. As I rose from […]

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Why Music is Essential to Your Child’s Learning and Development (About PROJECT Trio)

(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.) At first, my husband and I felt a little silly registering our three-month-old daughter, Lyra, for an early childhood music education class. What would she really pick up as an […]

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Your Guide to Surviving Family Drama This Holiday Season

We’re coming up on the holidays, and you know what that means! I’m not talking about packed malls, decadent food, and the sweet crooning of Bing Crosby. I’m talking about a holiday tradition older than any of those festivities: Family drama. In recent years I’ve realized that, despite what you might think, absolutely everyone has […]

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My Tried and True Parenting Motto

I’m a big fan of mottos and quotes. For example, my personal happiness motto comes from one of my favorite writers, Kelly Corrigan, who often talks about her three-part formula for happiness: “Make yourself useful doing something hard with good people.”  When I think back to my happiest memories–the moments when I felt most fulfilled […]

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