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Indy Moms Read : Our Favorite Books for Read Across America Day

March 2nd is national Read Across America Day. As a team, the IMB writers have compiled a list of our favorite children’s books to help celebrate the day. Anything Dr. Seuss — seriously, this day is made possible because of his birthday Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey  (Kait) The Day the Babies Crawled Away […]

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Family Gardening Made Easy

It’s that time of year when I’m tired of grey skies and I look forward to getting my hands dirty in the soil.  I come from a long line of farmers in southern Indiana and though I now live in the city, I still get the itch to plant and grow.  I have had a […]

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Confessions of a Recovering Target Addict

When I told my husband I was giving up Target for the month of January, I don’t think he believed me. I’m not sure I believed myself. But then I posted about my mission on Facebook, and 85 reactions and battle cries of support later (with only a few people calling me crazy), I’m committed […]

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Self-Deprivation is the Ultimate Gift This Holiday Season

Self-deprivation is the ultimate gift for moms (really anyone, but especially moms).  Deprivation? At the holidays?! Yes! But it’s probably not what you think.  I’m talking about sensory deprivation! Imagine 90 minutes of complete silence and complete darkness – NO INTERRUPTIONS! No one is touching, tugging or pulling at you, and you are in complete […]

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Why I Don’t Want to Travel for Christmas…Preferably Ever

The holidays are a time to enjoy with family, show appreciation for those you love and maybe sip a holiday eggnog or seven and gift a toy or twelve. There is no holiday I enjoy more than Christmas. Call me a softy, but I have the warm and fuzzies all of December and truly, truly […]

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There Will Never Be an Elf on Our Shelf

Christmas is my favorite holiday, hands down, no competition. I unabashedly start brainstorming wrapping paper color themes in October, and selecting the family Christmas card design takes time and careful thought. I’m trying to convince my husband that we need matching Christmas pajamas, which of course we do not because no one does. What I’m […]

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Don’t Miss the 12th Annual Tour de Carmel!

From training wheels to pedal clips, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation has a route for you at their Tour de Carmel event on September 17. This family-friendly bike ride offers 3 routes (20-miler, 10-miler and Kid 5K) to choose from. Entertainment, food, and celebration awaits! (Disclosure: Indianapolis Moms Blog received product or payment in exchange for this […]

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