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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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“Mom, What Are You Most Afraid Of?”

Whenever my children ask me, “Mom, what are you most afraid of?” I typically tell them falling. Ever since I fell out of a tree and spent my ninth birthday with casts on both of my arms, I start to have a panic attack in any circumstance that may lead to me or someone else […]

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Confessions of a Christmas Movie Addict

Everyone has their favorite Christmas movie, and I am no exception. Even though I could probably recite most of the film from memory, every year, with glee in my heart, I watch “A Christmas Story.” As much as I love this movie, however, it is not enough alone to get me through the Christmas season. […]

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This Season’s Guide to Personal Gifts

‘Tis the season to be giving! Make it personal this year. I have compiled a few tips below on how to customize your gifts for the people you love! 1. Listen and observe. People always drop hints about things they would enjoy. Gifting usually goes wrong because we aren’t paying attention. We often end up […]

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You don’t have to enjoy every moment—just the RIGHT ones.

I often describe parenting a spirited toddler as “eighty percent stress and twenty percent more joy, love, and happiness than I ever thought possible.” It’s overwhelming, trying to remain patient and calm amid constant breakdowns about broken graham crackers and undesirable shoes and guacamole that is really spicy and burns one’s tongue, but is also […]

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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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“Ask Before You Touch”: Raising Kids To Understand Consent

Recently I was reading an article a mom wrote about her family rules. Some of the rules were pretty standard: clean up after yourself, finish your homework before bed, etc. But there was one rule that set her family apart: “Ask before you touch.” I finished reading and sat there dumbfounded, as I had never really given this much […]

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