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Trials of Parenting While Pregnant

I’m so, so thrilled to be expecting my second child, due in mid-June. So far, the biggest surprise of this pregnancy is how much more difficult it has been than my pregnancy with my son, now just over two-years-old. Now, please don’t get me wrong. I know some women have pregnancies filled with complications or […]

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Let’s Talk About Race

Trigger Warning: racism, maternal mortality Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Civil Rights hero. He is a modern-day legend, remembered for his messages of love, of working toward a peaceful revolution against injustice. Because there is a focus of remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. for his message of peace, the tensions that formed the message, [...]
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Puppy Love Protocol

Well, the inevitable finally happened. I’m not talking about her first crush or even her first boyfriend. (I think that happened in 2nd grade!) I’m talking about unrequited love here, folks. We’ve all been there at various points in our life and we know it’s painful and awkward no matter which side you are on. […]

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Not a New Me, But a New Perspective

I’ve Lost My Ability to Trust I realized today that I don’t have faith in the goodness of others. It’s not something I decided to just stop believing, or was even conscious of. Today, when my daughter’s toy disappeared at the museum, I automatically assumed someone had taken it. This seems like such a small happening, […]

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Ultimate Holiday Playlist

I’m back with another fun Spotify playlist for you!  (you may remember my killer workout playlist I posted about here: https://indianapolis.citymomsblog.com/health/killer-workout-playlist/) This time, I’ve created the Ultimate Holiday Playlist (everyone from Burl Ives, Bing Crosby, Mariah Carey, Pentatonix and of course the classic, “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” from NSYNC).   I love how music can […]

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The Gift of Time

Inspiration I’m sitting on the floor at 9pm on a Friday night cutting out a poncho pattern for my oldest daughter. At the same time, I’m asking myself why in the world I’m doing this. The answer is simple. I told her I would. When I agree to do something, I absolutely follow through, almost […]

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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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