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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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