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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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A Love Letter To My Neighborhood

                                             Dear Irvington, It’s been 10 years now, and I grow to love you more each day. I was single when we first met. I bought a two bedroom bungalow on a sleepy little street on your northwest side. I loved your quaint historic architecture, your history and your winding, tree-lined streets. You felt like my […]

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5 Tips to Pay Off Debt Fast

For years, my husband and I spent money like nobody’s business. We swiped without considering consequences. Spent without calculating. Made choices and commitments without doing the math. When weekends rolled around, we treated ourselves and justified our actions with the rationale that we deserved it because we had worked hard all week. But then, Monday would […]

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8 Basic Tips for Moving and Selling Your Home

When it’s all said and done, my husband and I have packed up our belongings and moved a combined total of 28 times since we left home to attend college. Most of those times have been moving out of dorms/apartments for the summer and then moving back to college. However, since getting married in 2008, […]

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Mom-Life Crisis: Who Am I Without a Job?

Screw the ‘midlife’ crisis – I’m pretty damn sure that I entered the just-turned-30-who-even-am-I-anymore-crisis somewhere around the first of the year. Admittedly, I’ve suffered from some pretty severe anxiety and depression for a fair portion of my life, and I’ve definitely had a weird year – a new baby, a major medical issue, a big […]

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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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