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Dry January: A Recap

  For the first time since turning 21 (aside from pregnancy), I went 25 days without drinking alcohol. Does that sound shocking to you? Or, does it feel pretty normal? The CDC says that women should have no more than 1 drink per day and binge drinking is stated as 4 or more drinks in one […]

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National Family Literacy Month

Many moons ago, before I became the wiper of snotty noses and stinky butts, I was a wide-eyed college student majoring in English Literature. I truly believed that a liberal arts degree would make me a well-rounded and well-read individual that had employers beating down my door to hire. About that… What I was able […]

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Cinco de Mayo—What It Is(And Isn’t) and Where to Celebrate!

You’ve probably been celebrating Cinco de Mayo for years. Be honest—everyone loves a good excuse to down a few margaritas and that creamy queso dip! But, are you doing it correctly? And, do you even know why you’re celebrating at all? (Hint: it isn’t Mexico’s Independence Day) So, what IS Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de […]

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Can We Stop Scaring Pregnant Women Yet?

Sushi. Wine. Kitty Litter. Lunch meat. Runny eggs. Rare steak. Know this list? If you’ve been pregnant, you probably do. It’s just a few of the things pregnant women are advised against. While I’m not suggesting you ignore your doctor’s advice, I am curious as to why it seems medical advice is constantly trying to […]

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Indianapolis Winter Bucket List

Indianapolis Winter Bucket List

Santa and his reindeer have flown away, Elf On The Shelf has gone back into hiding, and your home may be strewn with new toys and wrapping paper, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put a stop the fun and hibernate. Indianapolis is full of family-friendly opportunities to capture just a little more of […]

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How a 30 Day Shopping Fast Led Me to My Real Passions

Capsule wardrobe. Minimalism. Curated home. These aren’t “new” concepts, but thanks to Instagram and fashion bloggers they are currently trending. After the birth of my son, I knew I needed to downsize my closet and my life. I had an outfit (and throw pillow) for every occasion, but with burp clothes, teething toys, tiny socks […]

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