Dear Thirtysomething Valentine, On this, our 17th Valentines Day, I still love you like I did then. I remember our first ever Valentine’s Day, head over heels in love. Just freshman in college wrapped up in each other. I planned the perfect dress, the perfect card, hair and makeup to absolute perfection. We wined and […]
Teens. Tough to crack. Tough to talk to, and they certainly aren’t wanting to spill their personal lives to parents, teachers, or mentors. If they are fortunate to have real, well-meaning, caring friends, they are luckier than most these days. Even then, they live in a harsh existence of social media fomo, one-upping, sexuality-exploration […]
This post is in part of a collaboration with State of Grace Boutique.
Recently I read an article on USAtoday.com written by Ryan Miller and contributed to by our own Dwight Adams of the Indy Star. The piece titled, Are you a Xennial? How to tell if you’re the microgeneration between Gen X and Millennial, looks at the contrast between generations and how to know where you fit. […]
I never thought that I would actually binge-watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. I was having one of those moments where I needed some mindless activity. When the television comes on in my house, my children’s eyes are glued to it so I decided to watch a show that they can enjoy and that I can ignore. […]
Foster Parenting Year 1: The Ridiculous and Brutal Truth Did you know more than half of foster parents quit in the first year? When you read everything we’ve been through below, you will know why. In the last year, our adorable foster kids have given us: 7 stomach bugs pink eye strep throat mono X2 […]
Before I had kids, I was always on the go. I was very much a busybody; I always had to be doing something, planning something, or waiting for the next event to happen. I didn’t have “free time” because whenever I did, I would fill it constantly. I didn’t know how to sit down and […]
Come with me on this. Grab a coffee and relax. Picture yourself at 15. You just created your finest game of MASH known to man. Will you end up with a Hanson brother or maybe Adam Levine? Here comes your fate, except for a brief second you can see your future- it’s right there – […]
Alright, so let’s start this off with a gentle reminder: It is ok to not be ok sometimes. Repeat that: It is ok if you’re admitting you’re not okay. You are human and entitled to have “those days” here and there, especially during the cold winter months. Now, they just can’t be every day, but […]
I have never been one to have boundaries. I was raised by a single mom and have only sisters, so there weren’t many clear boundaries when I was growing up. No topic was off the table, we were very open about everything, and I always (and still do) thought it was a very healthy way […]
Everyone is mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna as well as the seven other people that lost their lives last weekend. But, I’ve found parents of small children are having an especially hard time processing this loss. I’ve spent the better part of the last 24 hours in tears as I imagine […]
Don’t let the cold and snow keep you from experiencing the fun around Indy this month! Take a look at our list of February family events in Indianapolis and the surrounding cities. We are thrilled to bring this resource in collaboration with one of our favorite community partners, Renew Dental Arts. Meet Our Sponsor: Renew […]
Disclosure: This post is in part of a collaboration with Hancock Health.
It’s date night and you can’t make a decision, right? Been there, done that. Trust us. That’s why we are making it easy for you! We have pulled together a list of our favorite date night ideas in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. From casual dates to fancy nights out or even day dates in the […]