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Indy Bad Moms House Party

  Am I bad mom? Are we collectively bad moms? My kids eat Mac n Cheese, cheap hot dogs, and sugary cereal. They all had formula (the generic kind), and 2/3 were in child care at 8 weeks. The third came to work with me at 3 weeks because…well, it’s not really anyone else’s business, […]

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5 Times I Chose Myself Over You (A Motherhood List)

We’re often told that we have to give up so much when we become mothers. On one hand, I agree, on the other.. NOPE. All of the no’s that every existed in Notown. The truth is, I still have wants, needs, dreams and passions even though I’m a mom. Sometimes they just get pushed back […]

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Beauty + Grace: Local Luxury Clothing

As a mom, it can be hard to spend money on yourself: especially on clothing. Sometimes it’s just easier to grab a pair of leggings at Target and a t-shirt that may or may not fit on your way through the store. After having three kids, through struggling to lose the baby weight, I know […]

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Thoughtful Citizens Change the World

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead I am white. Upper middle class. Educated. A professional. All of these qualities afford me a certain, very often unspoken- but understood- privilege. I didn’t earn it, I didn’t ask for […]

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Instant Pot: Mother’s Little Kitchen Helper

You might have heard about this popular little kitchen “gadget”. It was the top selling product on Amazon’s Prime day this summer, there are more than 100 groups dedicated to it on Facebook, countless Pinterest boards dedicated to recipes and it’s the topic of many discussions in moms’ groups around the country.  Meet this popular […]

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The Power of Motherhood: We Will Rise Above Silence

Power. Either Spider-Man or Voltaire (casual 18th Century French philosopher reference) said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” (And, actually, it wasn’t Spider-Man, it was Uncle Ben).  Unfortunately, being powerful and popular can be two different things. The act of being powerful can be unsettling and scary: we’re just not used to it. As moms, […]

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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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“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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