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Gifts from Santa: Can We Tone It Down A Bit?

With the holidays quickly approaching, my newsfeed has been riddled with article after article about why people are going to let go of the “big Christmas” guilt and give their kids everything they want this year. After reading six op-ed pieces about reclaiming present-filled holidays, I’m here to offer an alternative opinion. Gift giving is my […]

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Santa Stays: Why We’re Sticking With Santa Until Santa Doesn’t Stick

I’ve read at least three blogs today about telling kids the truth about Santa. Apparently one of the latest parenting trends is to boycott Santa and his elves in favor of a dose of truth, reality, and the hope of a deeper trust between parents and children. I have to say, I’m all for honesty, […]

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5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Family Thanksgiving

On the fourth Thursday of November, families all over the U.S. will celebrate Thanksgiving. This typically means a big meal featuring a large bird, several carb filled sides, and a sweet treat to top it all of. Thanksgiving in my eyes is the Super Bowl of food holidays. Family comes to visit, delicious eats are […]

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Ideas for Experience Gifts In Indianapolis

The gift giving season is upon us! The time for ridiculous amounts of wrapping paper, holiday cards, food, and of course gifts! Along with it comes the stress of figuring out what you want to give and what you hope to receive. Not to mention all of the time it’s going to take you to […]

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Indy Mom Strong :: Project Home Indy

This is the first in a series “Indy Mom Strong”, profiling mothers who have overcome obstacles and struggles in the midst of motherhood. Share your Strong Mom story with the hashtag #indymomstrong. A first time mom. A newborn baby. This tiny being for whom you are now responsible and there is no instruction manual. Do you […]

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Childhood Unsupervised: A Thing of The Past?

Motherhood used to involve currently-ludicrous concepts like letting your children play outside unsupervised or walk to school alone. This gave mom and kids a chance to live a few moments of life without each others consuming presence. Freedom allowed adults to have adult conversations (or a bit of alone time), children to have crucial unsupervised […]

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Stop Defending School Dress Codes.

Recently, a Kentucky teen was sent home for school for a dress code violation. The offense? Her collarbone was showing. Just yesterday, I came across another article about a principal in England sending girls home for wearing pants that were too tight. You know, because it’s distracting to male teachers. There is a distinct difference […]

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