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Loving A Significant Other With Depression

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Originally, I was going to give a few “how to’s” related to loving someone with mental illness, but today I realized that there is no certain path. My husband has battled depression since he was 14 years old and recently had to be hospitalized for suicidal ideation. I’d known for a […]

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2016 Indianapolis Summer Bucket List

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and the grass is green. Indianapolis has so many exciting things waiting to be discovered this time of year, and we can’t wait to get started on our summer bucket list! Fun for Littles Get some energy out and hop around at Sky Zone. Both the Fishers and […]

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Celebrating Heroic Moms This Mother’s Day, Part II {Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual}

When you talk to Amy Adams, you can’t help but smile. She has one of those contagiously energetic and upbeat personalities and I could sense her positive disposition immediately, even through the phone. You’d never guess upon talking to her that Amy’s 11-year-old son Parker battles childhood cancer. This Mother’s Day, our friends at Northwestern Mutual, […]

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Without my family, I would have been swallowed up by my PPD

My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

When I was pregnant last year, I showed several early warning signs that I would be an unlucky mother with postpartum depression and anxiety: terrible rages I couldn’t calm down from, days of crying over every single thing that went wrong, and a constant voice in my head, belittling me and telling me I was […]

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Celebrating Heroic Moms This Mother’s Day {Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual}

. Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the amazing women in our lives.  We know that motherhood is an incredible experience.  From the moment you lay eyes on your child, your heart swells with an indescribable amount of love.  And it continues to grow with each member that you bring into the family.  But […]

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Taking the “Ick” Out of Cloth Diapering with Sunflower Diaper Service

Before I even got pregnant, I knew I wanted to give cloth diapering a try. Not only is it economical and an environmentally-friendly choice, cloth diapers are adorable! My husband was game, and we started cloth diapering our daughter at around two months old. A little cloth diaper 101: This is NOT your grandmother’s diapering […]

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“Ask Before You Touch”: Raising Kids To Understand Consent

Recently I was reading an article a mom wrote about her family rules. Some of the rules were pretty standard: clean up after yourself, finish your homework before bed, etc. But there was one rule that set her family apart: “Ask before you touch.” I finished reading and sat there dumbfounded, as I had never really given this much […]

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