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Bloom: A Celebration of Motherhood

  We couldn’t be happier that Bloom, a celebration of all things motherhood is back at Indianapolis Moms Blog for the fourth year in a row! This popular event is a favorite for Indianapolis area mothers, women and parents. This event is to celebrate all mothers in every stage of motherhood. It is rare that [...]

Connecting With Your Child Through Playful Interactions – 5 Simple Ideas

With 2020 just beginning, I skipped the resolutions and instead am choosing to focus on my intention to connect on a deeper level with each of our kids every day. I’m a work-from-home mom with a schedule that varies each week, and while I’m home most of the day all week and I see my […]

I Don’t Want to be a “Working Mom” Anymore

I’ve been a working mom for over two years now. I knock out a 40-hour workweek, usually some side work hours as well, and call myself Mom 24/7. I’ve always prided myself on this. It’s been a part of who I am for the past two years. But I don’t want to be a “working […]

When Your Kid Doesn’t Make the Team: Lessons Learned About Rejection

This past year, our oldest son started middle school.  That meant more independence, harder classes, new friends, and puberty! OMG, puberty.  (Sidenote: where did my baby go?)  I remember being in 6th grade and how vital it was to me to “fit in.”  I would, of course, only wear Guess jeans and have the same […]

Hey Girl, Love Yourself

Valentine’s Day is over. Whether you’re extra and made homemade, gluten-free Valentine’s for your kids class or took the easy route and grabbed some from the dollar section at Target, you slayed. I’m sure you also did something wonderful for your husband too because as a mom and wife, this is what you do. But […]

My Pregnancy Announcement: Part II

When I found out I was pregnant, my Mom found out she had endometrial cancer. I was a first-time mom full of hope and surprise. I was also full of anxiety and fear of the unknown. I’m going to be a mom?!  My pregnancy announcement was surreal. My own mom’s diagnosis propelled the anxiety and […]

Smile! It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month!

My one-year-old son, Maxwell, carries his stuffed toy Elmo everywhere with him: in the car, in his high chair, and to bed. Elmo endures a lot, as Maxwell’s favorite toy. He is often thrown to the ground, dragged around the house and sat upon. Max’s sweetest moments with Elmo, though, are when he is taking […]

Tips for Surviving Winter if You’re New to the Midwest

Not long after moving to Michigan, when we were brand new to the Midwest, my husband and I showed up for a new church small group. When it came time for us to introduce ourselves, we fessed up: “We both have lived in Florida our entire lives. We don’t have any idea what we’re doing […]

We Love Greenwood: A Guide to Indianapolis Area Neighborhoods

Located in Johnson County, Greenwood is just 15 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis located between State Road 37 and and Interstate 65. Greenwood is one of Indiana's fastest growing cities that is known for its hospitality and sense of community. With a population just over 55,000, this city is perfect for families!  What makes Greenwood [...]

Make-A-Wish Journey: Waiting on Wish Granters

Would you consider being a Wish Granter? Meet Kayden. He is my son and a Make-A-Wish child for intractable epilepsy.  No, he is not dying. (Read more about our family’s story here.) Yes, I use to think that Make-A-Wish was for terminally ill cancer kids.  Make-A-Wish is actually for any child facing a life-threatening illness. […]

Calm Down, Valentine’s Day!

Let’s talk about Valentine’s Day. Has your child picked out his/her valentines to pass out to classmates? If not, you may want to do so; the Fourth of July decorations are probably on their way to store shelves! However, back to those valentines – I have a little grumble with how far they have come […]

Dry January: A Recap

  For the first time since turning 21 (aside from pregnancy), I went 25 days without drinking alcohol. Does that sound shocking to you? Or, does it feel pretty normal? The CDC says that women should have no more than 1 drink per day and binge drinking is stated as 4 or more drinks in one […]

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