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Celebrating National Coffee Day :: Indianapolis Area Coffee Shop Round Up

Did you know September 29th is National Coffee Day? Oh, you know we did! Our writers here at Indianapolis Moms Blog have rounded up some of our favorite Indy coffee shops to help you caffeinate locally! Because if you’re a parent, chances are you could use a cup right about now. Indianapolis Henry’s Coffee Bistro […]

Guide to Local Photographers In and Around Indianapolis

Disclosure :: This guide was brought to you courtesy of our many sponsors! Thank you to those photographers that choose to participate in this guide.

Making a Summer That’s Fun, Predictable, and Budget-Friendly

Summer is upon us, and as a family of 4 building a new house, budget-friendly summer activities are a MUST. I am a mom of two energetic boys, who genuinely thrive off of routines and predictability. I am so blessed to get a few weeks of summer off to spend with my little guys, but […]

Summer Bucket List for Toddlers

There is a lot of fun (and meltdowns) to be had this summer in and around the Indy-area. However, finding something appropriate for your toddler who isn’t quite big enough to take on the fun alone, but who thinks they are, can be overwhelming. In a search for things to do with our 18-month-old, I’ve […]

Guide to Indianapolis Area Splash Pads and Water Fun

Summer has arrived here in Indianapolis! Grab the swimsuits and pack that pool bag because we have the perfect place for you to spend your day! Thanks to our sponsor Children's Dental Center, we have rounded up some of our favorite splash pads, pools and waterparks around the city to help plan tons of summer fun [...]

Pool Safety Tips From a Pool Owner

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than a refreshing dip in a pool. I went almost daily as a kid and as an adult, I’ve enjoyed many relaxing days. But when we bought our current home that included a pool, I was 7 months pregnant with our first child, and we knew that […]

Why I Started a Buy Nothing Group in My Community

Have you heard of “The Buy Nothing project”? It’s a hyper-local gift-giving community that focuses on generosity, gratitude, and community through local facebook groups. I was bummed to learn that there was not a group in my Zionsville neighborhood, as I loved my local Buy Nothing group in Los Angeles. So I recently went through […]

Cinco de Mayo—What It Is(And Isn’t) and Where to Celebrate!

You’ve probably been celebrating Cinco de Mayo for years. Be honest—everyone loves a good excuse to down a few margaritas and that creamy queso dip! But, are you doing it correctly? And, do you even know why you’re celebrating at all? (Hint: it isn’t Mexico’s Independence Day) So, what IS Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de […]

Best Indy Spots to Brunch with Babes

Everyone has a personal dream to dispel on one hobby or topic for a Ted Talk, outside of their professional career, that they are vehemently passionate about. For some, it’s sports, for others it’s DIY projects, and then there are those of us who would give anything to provide the world a daily rundown on […]

Indianapolis Winter Bucket List

Santa and his reindeer have flown away, Elf On The Shelf has gone back into hiding, and your home may be strewn with new toys and wrapping paper, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put a stop the fun and hibernate. Indianapolis is full of family-friendly opportunities to capture just a little more of […]

Guide to Indianapolis Area Independent Consultants 2018

Disclosure: This guide is sponsored by all of the hard working, wanting the best for their families, passionate about their products, Indianapolis mompreneurs featured here. We are thrilled to be able to support these local consultants in their efforts!  Arbonne{{ vc_btn: title=Kristen+Gilkison&style=custom&custom_background=%231e73be&custom_text=%23ffffff&shape=square&align=center&button_block=true&href=http%3A%2F%2F2fwww.teambeachbody.com%2F&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Fkristengilkison.arbonne.com%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7Crel%3Anofollow }}[email protected] Beachbody{{ vc_btn: title=Jordan+Kinsler&style=custom&custom_background=%231e73be&custom_text=%23ffffff&shape=square&align=center&button_block=true&href=http%3A%2F%2F2fwww.teambeachbody.com%2F&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.beachbodycoach.com%252Fjbkinsler%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7Crel%3Anofollow }}[email protected] {{ vc_btn: title=Stephanie+Ewing&style=custom&custom_background=%231e73be&custom_text=%23ffffff&shape=square&align=center&button_block=true&href=http%3A%2F%2F2fwww.teambeachbody.com%2F&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fmysite.coach.teambeachbody.com%253FcoachId%253D1693656%2526locale%253Den_US%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7Crel%3Anofollow }}[email protected] Beautycounter{{ vc_btn: title=Sally+Dunn&style=custom&custom_background=%231e73be&custom_text=%23ffffff&shape=square&align=center&button_block=true&href=http%3A%2F%2F2fwww.beautycounter.com%2F&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.beautycounter.com%252Fsallydunn%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7Crel%3Anofollow }}[email protected] [...]

Hiking With a Toddler Part 2: Hiking With Anxiety…and a Toddler

This is a little bit about hiking, but mostly about how hiking has unexpectedly become a tool to help me win against my anxiety. My 2018 New Years resolution is to hike once a month every month this year. When I shared this goal back in February, I mentioned that my 3.5 year old was […]

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