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On Raising Kids in Broad Ripple

In recent years, I’ve often heard young couples who live in the Broad Ripple area make a similar statement: “We absolutely love living here, but once we have kids, we’re moving to Fishers/Carmel/Noblesville/Avon/Greenwood.” I can certainly understand how Broad Ripple acquired its less-than-family-friendly reputation, and a drive down Broad Ripple Avenue at 2 a.m. on […]

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5 Steps to Creating Your First Garden With Kids

Gardening with your child is a wonderful way to teach them about responsibility and healthy food choices, while fostering an appreciation of their natural environment. It may also help them avoid allergies, asthma, and autoimmune diseases. The National Wildlife Federation reports that, “When we let our kids play in dirt we’re not only allowing them […]

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Berry Picking Around Indy

Now that school’s out for summer, what are you and your kids going to do to fill the days? How about berry picking? It gets everyone outside, burns energy, and at the end you get a reward for your efforts. Few things are better than a delicious, juicy summer strawberry or just-picked, fresh blueberry. Aside […]

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Let My Child Fail :: Why Natural Consequences Are Good for Kids

It amazes me how two kids from the same gene pool can be so completely different from one another in almost every way. For instance, my stepdaughter is organized, studious, inquisitive, and works well independently. My stepson is funny, polite, thoughtful, and likes being in front of a crowd. He does not, however, work well independently, […]

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