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The Truth Behind Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a behavior disorder found in children that affects the way they interact with parents, teachers, siblings, and peers. Beginning at home, children can become overwhelmed with emotions when they are told no. They combat being told no in various ways and lash out abruptly. They also can become violent towards authority […]

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Moms Are Crushing Calories at Title Boxing Club

(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.) As I walked in the door, I was immediately enveloped by the energy and enthusiasm of the people already engaging with their punching bags. The ages ranged from teenager to […]

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Gifts from Santa: Can We Tone It Down A Bit?

With the holidays quickly approaching, my newsfeed has been riddled with article after article about why people are going to let go of the “big Christmas” guilt and give their kids everything they want this year. After reading six op-ed pieces about reclaiming present-filled holidays, I’m here to offer an alternative opinion. Gift giving is my […]

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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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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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Holiday Food Traditions (Recipe: Butter Pecan Bread Pudding Minis)

I come from a fairly large family. With more cousins than I can count on my fingers and toes, family and connectivity is something that is near and dear to me. That said, I’m pressed about holiday traditions. SO pressed. From my mother’s famed greens, to my grandmother’s sweet potato pies (now made by my […]

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Indianapolis Winter Bucket List

Despite the fact that this fall has presented warmer temperatures than normal, winter is almost upon us here in Indianapolis, and Hoosier country is ready with some fun, family-friendly events and activities. So grab your coat, camera, and our 2015-2016 Indianapolis Winter Bucket List to help you navigate this busy holiday season. Bring it on […]

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shopINDY 2015 : An Indianapolis Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to #shopINDY2015! Indianapolis Moms Blog is passionate about connecting moms to each other and our community, and we are thrilled to be debuting our very first mom-approved Indianapolis Holiday Gift Guide. Let’s be honest: moms are usually the ones purchasing the holiday gifts for EVERYONE, and it’s not always an easy task. We often find ourselves […]

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Stand for Indianapolis Public Schools: Politics, Policy, and Our Kids

The Backstory. Indianapolis Public Schools–it’s no secret–has been the center of controversy for some time. Located in the state’s capital, it has been the focus of reform for at least the last several years, but as I understand it, even longer than that. Glenda Ritz is the current Superintendent of Public Education, but wasn’t “supposed […]

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Ideas for Experience Gifts In Indianapolis

The gift giving season is upon us! The time for ridiculous amounts of wrapping paper, holiday cards, food, and of course gifts! Along with it comes the stress of figuring out what you want to give and what you hope to receive. Not to mention all of the time it’s going to take you to […]

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Indy Mom Strong :: Project Home Indy

This is the first in a series “Indy Mom Strong”, profiling mothers who have overcome obstacles and struggles in the midst of motherhood. Share your Strong Mom story with the hashtag #indymomstrong. A first time mom. A newborn baby. This tiny being for whom you are now responsible and there is no instruction manual. Do you […]

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