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An Apology from a Formerly Single Woman

Dear Women I Knew and Judged Before I Became Married with Children:   I am sorry. I judged you.    Now that I have traded my days of single womanhood for married with children and one on the way, I see things a little differently. And I owe the collective lot of you an apology–or […]

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Experiencing Loss in the Form of a Chemical Pregnancy

The term “chemical pregnancy” refers to a pregnancy loss that occurs so early that there is only the chemical reaction from the positive pregnancy test that indicates pregnancy occurred. It is essentially an early onset miscarriage. I had a chemical pregnancy in January 2015. My husband and I were trying to get pregnant and had […]

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What Representation in the Cosby Show Meant to Me (And Why My Children Will Know)

Let me precede this blog by saying this is not a blog paying homage to Bill Cosby. Straight up, there it is: there’s a difference between Bill and Cliff. But, that’s not what this blog is about. This blog is about representation, and the importance of what it means to see your own experience reflected […]

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A Birth Mother’s Perspective on the Beautiful-and Complex- Process of Adoption

In an effort to honor the complex and beautiful process of adoption, Indy Moms Blog has had the opportunity to work with On Your Feet Foundation to feature the stories of birth mothers and their experience of the adoption process. On Your Feet Foundation “honors and values the choice birth parents have made to place their […]

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May We Raise Children with a Fire for Justice, Peace, and Love

Years ago, when my husband and I were dating and in college, and through our early years of marriage, we read and were heavily influenced by the works of authors such as Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Kozol. Early on, he and I began intentionally designing our lifestyles to address injustice and live as peacemakers. We’d […]

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Mommy Mingling: The Challenge of Making New Friends

I recently posted a meme on the Indy Moms Blog Instagram page: “Anyone that says cliques end in high school have obviously never been through the ordeal of trying to make mom friends.” And it blew up with likes and comments. Completely BLEW up. “This is so, so true,” one mom posted; “#truth” surfaced as another […]

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Breastfeeding Tales from a Clueless Mom: Our Little “Boob Guy”

I remember early on when I was 3 months pregnant, then 6 months pregnant, then 7 months pregnant around my baby shower and finally 9 months pregnant, and the proverbial “ready to pop,” that people asked me a legitimate, yet scary question (scary to me, at least): “Are you going to breastfeed or bottle feed?” […]

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