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Pinching Pennies

  When I was in college I was horrible with money. Like I had to donate plasma and live off green beans. My parents attempted to help me, but I was wasteful and stupid. Then I met my husband. We got married at 21 and moved 6 hours away from our families. He was in […]

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Practicing Self Care When You Don’t Have a Lot of Time or Money

When I first started reading about the importance of self care among mothers, I was thrilled. Women spending more time focusing on themselves and taking care of themselves? I’m all for it. But then I started reading some examples of how mothers were practicing self care and I became discouraged. Not because what was working […]

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Misconceptions About Stay at Home Moms You Haven’t Heard

When I first became a stay at home mom, I did a lot of reading about what the transition may be like. While reading, I discovered there were plenty of stay at home mom stereotypes that were easily and often debunked. For example, not all stay at home moms are trouncing around Target sipping Starbucks […]

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Our Gift-Giving Makeover

I love gifts. I love choosing, wrapping, and giving gifts. I also love receiving gifts. If you follow the book The Five Love Languages, you will understand that gift-giving is the primary way I express affection. So Christmas gift shopping and wrapping is a fun, if significant, task that I undertake each year. Our kids […]

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#GivingTuesday

November 28, 2017 In its sixth year, GivingTuesday will return on November 28, 2017, in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for non-profit organizations to simultaneously raise their community profile and annual contributions. Numerous organizations throughout the Indianapolis area utilize this fundraising tool. To find all participating organizations locally, nationally […]

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Just Between Friends of North Indy

Disclaimer: Indianapolis Moms Blog received product or payment in exchange for featuring this post. All opinions about the brand are our own.   The Just Between Friends of North Indy sale was everything you would want a consignment sale to be. As soon as I walked in, I was warmly greeted and given instructions and […]

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Confessions of a Recovering Target Addict

When I told my husband I was giving up Target for the month of January, I don’t think he believed me. I’m not sure I believed myself. But then I posted about my mission on Facebook, and 85 reactions and battle cries of support later (with only a few people calling me crazy), I’m committed […]

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