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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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How Consistency Can Help Your Child With An Emotional Disorder (and Also Save Your Sanity)

I won’t embarrass myself with pictures of my work desk, or all the cabinets I use when I clean (hide things), but you should know before reading this that I’m not a Type A person. In fact, I am beyond Type B – Type Z, probably. With that said, I’m going to dispense some advice […]

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On Spanking :: Why We’re Hands Off

Good kids sometimes express their needs in bad ways. They hit, they scream, they bite, they tattle, they whine and they simply don’t listen. It’s not personal, it’s developmental and it’s their way of communicating that they have a direct need – tattling (pay attention to me), hitting (I’m frustrated and I don’t know how […]

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She Said, “Vagina”! 7 Reasons You Should Call Your Kids’ Private Parts By Their Proper Names

Several years ago, my now five-year-old (she was two or three at the time) wandered into the bathroom as I was putting on make-up and my husband was getting out of the shower. Upon seeing my husband, she put her hand over mouth and started giggling. When we asked her what she was laughing at […]

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The Busy Mom’s Guide to Etiquette :: Judge Not Another’s Toddler Lest Ye Be Judged

I was listening to the radio, probably around this time last year, and the show was doing a segment that was sort of a Dear Abby round-table. Someone would call in with a problem, and callers would respond with solutions. One caller posed the question, “I love my friend, but I can’t stand it when […]

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A Plea for Boyhood and Rough Play

Boys will be boys. As simple as that might sound, it is utter truth. Boys and girls are not the same:  not physically, not psychologically, not even spiritually. The spirit of a little boy is a burning desire to touch, build, fix, destruct, fight, and love. My son is a co-sleeping snuggle bug that loves fiercely. […]

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The Lonely Side of Motherhood

Parenting can feel lonely. And it is almost amazing to me that a person can feel alone when they are actually surrounded by, at minimum, one extremely talkative toddler.  I took my four year old son to the gym the other day and was surrounded by at least 30 toddlers, but I felt desperate to connect. […]

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6 Tips for Styling Boys

As Easter approaches, I walk through the store and my eyes are instantly drawn to the beautiful, colorful section of adorable girls’ dresses. Then, if I blink, I miss the tiny section of boys’ clothes. The options for dress clothes are usually khaki pants, a few neutral dress shirts, a brown belt, and if you’re […]

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