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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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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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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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Next Generation Milestones

I remember so well all the big milestones my children hit when they were young – first words, first steps, crawling, rolling over, catching a ball, first lost tooth, the usual. But all my children will be teenagers or adults as of this year. My “baby” will likely be taller than me in a year […]

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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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