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On Raising Kids in Broad Ripple

In recent years, I’ve often heard young couples who live in the Broad Ripple area make a similar statement: “We absolutely love living here, but once we have kids, we’re moving to Fishers/Carmel/Noblesville/Avon/Greenwood.” I can certainly understand how Broad Ripple acquired its less-than-family-friendly reputation, and a drive down Broad Ripple Avenue at 2 a.m. on […]

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5 Steps to Creating Your First Garden With Kids

Gardening with your child is a wonderful way to teach them about responsibility and healthy food choices, while fostering an appreciation of their natural environment. It may also help them avoid allergies, asthma, and autoimmune diseases. The National Wildlife Federation reports that, “When we let our kids play in dirt we’re not only allowing them […]

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Berry Picking Around Indy

Now that school’s out for summer, what are you and your kids going to do to fill the days? How about berry picking? It gets everyone outside, burns energy, and at the end you get a reward for your efforts. Few things are better than a delicious, juicy summer strawberry or just-picked, fresh blueberry. Aside […]

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The Music Playhouse Carmel – Why Your Kids Will Love It

*Disclosure: Indianapolis Moms Blog received a free service in exchange for this post. However, we would not promote or work with a business we did not believe to be reputable or relevant to our readers. From the moment my son was born, he loved music. The only way he would calm as a newborn was […]

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A Doula for After My Baby Is Born? Yes, Please.

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 home from the hospital. Your toddler, who has been with grandma for a […]

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A Visit to Fairyville

At Noblesville’s Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. 8th St, families can escape to a magical world of enchantment via Fairyville.  Contestants have created fairy homes using recycled materials, and the results are breathtaking.  Seeing the creations up close makes the hard work and attention to detail all the more evident.           […]

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