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Going to GenCon with Kids? Tips to Make a Game Plan

Mid-August’s GenCon is the highlight of the summer for board-game-loving Indy parents like my husband and I. Whether your idea of go-to family fun is playing Catan, you’re raising a little RPGer, or you just enjoy dressing up in fun costumes, the largest gaming convention in North America happens in our backyard each summer and […]

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My First Ever Mommy Retreat

“How in the h*ll am I going to mother four children? ME!!” This was the question that gnawed at me while I was pregnant with my fourth child. I know myself and I would never be the one to say, “Yeah! give me four little people.” This job takes alllll of me. And to be […]

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Road Warrior Survival Tips

For my nonprofit job, I have the privilege of traveling to schools all over the state sharing with kids how they can be healthier and participate in a community service project.  I couldn’t imagine ever working in a cube or office again.  There is nothing like being able to roll down my windows, crank up […]

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I Wore Leggings as Pants and I Liked It.

  I couldn’t help but chuckle a little this week when the story came out that United Airlines forced two girls to change their clothes after they tried to board their flight wearing leggings.  SAY WHAT?  Yes, that is an actual news story.   As it turns out, the story was a complete PR nightmare […]

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Why I Don’t Want to Travel for Christmas…Preferably Ever

The holidays are a time to enjoy with family, show appreciation for those you love and maybe sip a holiday eggnog or seven and gift a toy or twelve. There is no holiday I enjoy more than Christmas. Call me a softy, but I have the warm and fuzzies all of December and truly, truly […]

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Gratitude: Thanks from a Grateful Mom

Gratitude isn’t always easy to come by. I try very hard to be a good mom, to be tough but fair, teach my children right from wrong. I sometimes feel like I have to handle everything the world throws at me completely by myself. But, I have been realizing, lately, how so many people have […]

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