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The Physicality of Motherhood | A Great Contradiction

My entire body hurts tonight. Aches deep down to the bones. I am tired. I am sore. Even my skin hurts. I have just reminded my five-year-old daughter again to please not jump on mommy. Please don’t climb on mommy. And it is in this plea that I am reminded that I was not prepared […]

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Finding the Magic in Math with Revolution Math

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.Fact #1:  Math was not my jam while in school.  I have never been able to successfully finagle the numbers and symbols and signs with ease like I could with my […]

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Girls of the World: Let There Be No Room for Doubt

I struck out on my own in terms of business earlier this year. I had always done some design work on the side, but relocating cities and leaving my out-of-home job to work from home while raising my girls was the perfect recipe for me to jump all in and make my dream a reality. […]

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Where Do We Go From Here? Teaching Our Kids About Hate, Race, and Their Futures

Alton Sterling has died. Alton Sterling was shot by a police man, while on the ground. Alton Sterling was Black. I am a multiracial mom raising three kids just outside of Indianapolis. I easily pass for white, or at least racially ambiguous, and have my whole life. My racial identity always straddles two worlds: caught […]

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The Voice of a Teacher Mom

I’m going to be honest–I never thought about this day coming.  Really, I didn’t.  I knew my son would eventually head off to Kindergarten but woah, that was fast.  And now I’m having to deal with all the emotions that go along with it.  I mean the Kindergarten informational meeting was enough for me to […]

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Raising an Introverted Child {in an Extroverted World}

Last summer, my sister-in-law graduated high school, and family and friends came from near and far to congratulate and celebrate with her. As the party’s festivities unfurled, my then 10-month-old, became more and more distraught. I spent the majority of the weekend playing one-on-one in a separate room with him. We visited with the masses, […]

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What Do I Tell My Daughters?

I have two daughters, age thirteen and seventeen. All of their school careers, they have been attending private schools that had strict uniform codes. Lately, my thirteen year old has been having some issues when they are allowed to have out of uniform days in the now warm weather. They are required to have shorts […]

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2016 Indianapolis Summer Bucket List

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and the grass is green. Indianapolis has so many exciting things waiting to be discovered this time of year, and we can’t wait to get started on our summer bucket list! Fun for Littles Get some energy out and hop around at Sky Zone. Both the Fishers and […]

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Celebrating Heroic Moms This Mother’s Day, Part II {Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual}

When you talk to Amy Adams, you can’t help but smile. She has one of those contagiously energetic and upbeat personalities and I could sense her positive disposition immediately, even through the phone. You’d never guess upon talking to her that Amy’s 11-year-old son Parker battles childhood cancer. This Mother’s Day, our friends at Northwestern Mutual, […]

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Super Summer Karate Sports Camp with Level 10 Martial Arts

(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.) Searching for a summer camp your kids will love? Super Summer Karate Sports Camp is different from your typical summer camp for several reasons, but what really sets them apart from […]

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Easter Baskets: 13 Affordable, Non-Candy Treats

If anyone else’s family is like mine, the kids are going to get plenty of candy in their Easter baskets without me contributing to the sugar-rush. Now, don’t get me wrong — I’m definitely including a few sugary treats in the baskets this year (the rainbow Twizzlers were too cute to pass up!), but I wanted some […]

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