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Pile of gift-wrapped Christmas presents

Our Gift-Giving Makeover

I love gifts. I love choosing, wrapping, and giving gifts. I also love receiving gifts. If you follow the book The Five Love Languages, you will understand that gift-giving is the primary way I express affection. So Christmas gift shopping and wrapping is a fun, if significant, task that I undertake each year. Our kids […]

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Mom life can often by a stressful one.

Sometimes Being a Mom is Hard

Sometimes being a mom is hard. I had one of those weeks this week.  We have all had one like this, and most of us have had a few. Work is stressful, my husband was out of town, kiddo got sick and I just felt like you couldn’t control a thing anymore. Doesn’t matter how […]

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The Size of my Child is Not Your Concern

I was at Kid City at the Greenwood Community Center the other day (side note: absolutely amazing, cheap place to take a kiddo!) and I overheard a conversation that was pretty familiar for me. To set the scene: Two little ones are playing in the same vicinity as (presumably) their parents look on: “She’s so […]

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Budgeting Like a Boss

I’m super proud of both myself and my husband for budgeting to buy a a new to us car–with cash. However, it took a lot of hard work, tears (mostly from me, and fine tuning our monthly finances in order to grow our savings. What is the one thing you and your partner argue about […]

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Mom Life: Shedding Weight and Gaining Confidence

My very first blog ever, about a year ago, was inspired by a comment about my body; I was told I didn’t look like I did CrossFit. GASP! Anybody who does CrossFit knows that the number one rule of CrossFit is to always talk about CrossFit, and Heaven forbid anybody tells you that you don’t […]

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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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PCOS Awareness: It Doesn’t Get to Win

 I remember hearing the words like it was yesterday. ” We believe the issues you are having are a result of PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome.” Poly-what? As I sat in my OBGYN’s office, I remember being frustrated, but relieved. We finally had an answer of what was going wrong. Years of painful cycles, ghost cycles, month […]

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Celebrating our (almost) new arrival

Who’s on First?

We recently shared the news with friends and family that we expecting a baby, expanding our family to five (six, if you count the dog). The addition of a biological baby to our family will make us a blended family, in the traditional sense of the phrase. Amidst the general uncertainty that comes with one’s […]

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Finding the Unexpected in Fort Wayne

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.Nearly 20 years ago, I moved to a small town in northeast Indiana to attend a small, Christian liberal arts school. I quickly learned my way around the city of Fort […]

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