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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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Top 5 Things to Look for in a Babysitter {Sponsored by Sitting Made Simple}

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.We are transplants to Indianapolis: from Dayton, Ohio by way of Houston, Texas. Even though our families aren’t super far away, they’re definitely far away enough to make finding a last-minute […]

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Today I don’t want to be Mom- From the Trenches of Motherhood

Today is hard. Nothing in-particular has gone drastically wrong; sometimes it’s just hard. My 3 1/2 year old is acting his age and throwing milestone-appropriate tantrums and fits. His demands are rapid-fire and they are many. He feels everything VERY deeply and wears his emotions on his sleeve. Like, for example…his favorite socks are in […]

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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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Giving Honor Where Honor is Due: Thank You, Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition

A few months ago I walked into Meijer with my youngest, MJ. She was comfortably nursing in my ring sling and I was focused on my shopping. As I walked toward the carts an older black woman stopped me and asked: “Do you think she should be eating all out like that?” She wasn’t disrespectful […]

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Instead of a Baby Book…

Just as many first time-moms, I received a baby book at one of my baby showers.  I had grand plans of tracking all of my son’s milestones in it like my mom did for me.  I absolutely love to look back on the baby book she meticulously kept for me, but when it comes to […]

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