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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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Furry Firstborns: When Dog Meets Baby

When my husband, Jeff, and I picked up our brand new Miniature Schnauzer puppy on a snowy day in 2006, we learned her breeders had given her a rather unique nickname. “Persnickety is an interesting little lady. You guys are in for a wild ride!” they proclaimed. “But she’s a sweet and loyal one, that’s for […]

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Childhood Unsupervised: A Thing of The Past?

Motherhood used to involve currently-ludicrous concepts like letting your children play outside unsupervised or walk to school alone. This gave mom and kids a chance to live a few moments of life without each others consuming presence. Freedom allowed adults to have adult conversations (or a bit of alone time), children to have crucial unsupervised […]

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Stop Defending School Dress Codes.

Recently, a Kentucky teen was sent home for school for a dress code violation. The offense? Her collarbone was showing. Just yesterday, I came across another article about a principal in England sending girls home for wearing pants that were too tight. You know, because it’s distracting to male teachers. There is a distinct difference […]

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These 9 Tips Could Save Your Child’s Life :: Car Seat Safety

I’m not an overprotective mom. I don’t freak out about my son, Cash, having too many sweets and I’m not strict about set bed times and countless other things you might think a first time mom would obsess over. I’m pretty laid back when it comes to most topics regarding kids and parenting, but the one thing that […]

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Sherish :: The Private Photo Sharing App That Every Parent Needs {GIVEAWAY}

(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.) Not long ago, I wrote about how my son’s photos were stolen from Instagram and used for baby roll play. I explained that up until that point, using social media […]

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Why E.D. Commercials Are A Hard Sell

Viagra. Cialis. Levitra. These are the top three selling medications in a seemingly endless list prescribed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. You know the commercials: attractive quadra and quinquagenarians getting seductively close to one another on a boat dock or a porch swing, riding along in classic cars with convertible tops and fresh paint […]

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Safety First :: Staying Sun Safe All Year

Early in May, I wrote about surviving melanoma and how it affected me. Well, one way in which it changed me probably goes without saying – I am now ‘THAT WOMAN’ with sunscreen always in her purse. ‘THAT MOM’ at the park/pool/etc. who is reapplying sunscreen to her sweaty, slippery toddler and has enough to […]

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