Author Archive | Nickie


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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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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Top 5 Things to Look for in a Babysitter {Sponsored by Sitting Made Simple}

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.We are transplants to Indianapolis: from Dayton, Ohio by way of Houston, Texas. Even though our families aren’t super far away, they’re definitely far away enough to make finding a last-minute […]

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Work Saved My Mental Health

“You’re a machine- everyone was like, ‘she just had a baby- why is she at work?!’ “ That was me. I went back to work two weeks after having my third baby. I know, I know. It was crazy. And “poor me”, right?! Like…who does that. Who goes back TWO WEEKS after having a baby?! […]

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The Spirits of Indy Past

My husband and I have decided we just can’t afford our house anymore. I don’t meant that to be like, “Poor us, we have no money,” but you need to know that because that’s how this journey starts. The journey that took us to just one of what are probably many haunted Indianapolis stories. While […]

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Motherhood Made Me Better At…

I think there’s this general perception that, like Pam said, “motherhood makes you so soft.” And in some ways it’s true. I’m not a big movie-cryer, but any commercial involving a baby? Tears. Pictures of refugee children feel like a sucker punch. Misogynistic memes make me irate, and even as a teacher, I noticed just […]

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Where Do We Go From Here? Teaching Our Kids About Hate, Race, and Their Futures

Alton Sterling has died. Alton Sterling was shot by a police man, while on the ground. Alton Sterling was Black. I am a multiracial mom raising three kids just outside of Indianapolis. I easily pass for white, or at least racially ambiguous, and have my whole life. My racial identity always straddles two worlds: caught […]

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Remember that one time we tried to have fun?

The 5 Hardest Parts of Having 3 Under 3

5. The loneliness. It’s hard to connect with other adults, even other moms.  It seems like everyone’s got their opinion, and no matter who you talk to, something about what you’ve done or are doing is wrong. So while one comment here and there might not seem like a big deal, comment-after-comment-after-suggestion-after-advice feels a little […]

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