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Our Cirque Indy Adventure :: A Moms Night Out

August 20th, 2017|0 Comments

We arrived to our instructor – studio owner Mary, who from this point forward will be known just as Flying Wallenda – literally dropping from the ceiling bound by only a silk rope. Wow.

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Hungry? The Qdoba 2/$22 deal was yummy. And cheap.

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

We were starving. The kids were going haywire. I was getting a smidge desperate. And then I remembered Qdoba's 2/$22 deal, so we turned the car around.

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How to reduce back to school anxiety :: 5 tips from Ask Amanda

August 11th, 2017|2 Comments

In this month's installment of Ask Amanda, resident counselor Amanda Campbell tackles how to reduce back to school anxiety for our kids. {Ok, and parents too}. Here are 5 tips.

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Where to volunteer as a family in Indianapolis

August 8th, 2017|4 Comments

It’s something we hear pop up often from our CityMoms: Where can our family volunteer together in the greater Indianapolis area? Here are some options.

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“Wee” love wee Wonders at the IMA :: CityMoms Report

August 7th, 2017|2 Comments

Why should wee Wonders at the Indianapolis Museum of Art be a put-this-on-your-list activity for local families with preschoolers? Wee can think of a few reasons...

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American Girl store opens at Fashion Mall

August 4th, 2017|1 Comment

Don't call it a comeback. They've been here for years. And the American Girl store at the Fashion Mall of Indianapolis is now ready for action.

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Baby, are you my last one?

August 1st, 2017|4 Comments

They say you know when your family is complete. What if you don't? What if you're not ready for your last baby? CityMom Courtney explores what that means.

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How to save money at the Indiana State Fair

July 27th, 2017|7 Comments

August. Back to school, the close of summer and one of the best treats of all: The arrival of the Indiana State Fair. Here's how to save money on your trip!

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Time to suit up: Swimsuits for the post-baby body

July 25th, 2017|2 Comments

There comes a time in every mom’s life where she has to wear a swimsuit post baby...and no matter who you are, your post baby body is different. Fresh Fettle styling takes us through some wonderful post-baby swimsuit options!

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My hardest goodbye: A story of miscarriage and heartbreak

July 24th, 2017|1 Comment

There is a country song I’ve heard on the radio from time to time that’s called ‘beer with Jesus.’ It’s a very heartwarming song and even a bit of a tear-jerker depending on your frame […]

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Mama’s {Group} Can You Save Me…

July 22nd, 2017|1 Comment

When I found out I was pregnant for the first time, I thought my life was over.  I was 24 – young, living far away from family in Florida, just beginning a career after a […]

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AquaTots is Coming to Indianapolis…

July 11th, 2017|1 Comment

AquaTots is Coming to Indianapolis…
And here’s why you’ll love them!

You know that feeling when you meet someone and just click? That’s how I felt walking into AquaTots – or rather the building that will soon […]

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The Note That Broke My Heart

July 1st, 2017|1 Comment

My dear sweet beautiful boy,

My amazing 7-year-old boy who has grown so tall and so mature in the past year that I find myself begging each day that passes to slow down,

My incredibly kind and patient […]

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The Ninjas Are In The Building (literally)

June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Are your kids obsessed with American Ninja Warrior? Do you find them taking precarious leaps off of your sofa, rearranging their bedroom furniture into an obstacle course, defying gravity on the monkey bars?
Mine, too.

And if […]

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The 20 Rules of Summer

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Splash parks are the new showers.
Everything can be cured by a little sunshine.
The grass IS greener outside. Go enjoy it.
An underdog on the swing = a guaranteed smile.
Swimsuits are perfectly acceptable everyday clothing.
Weekends were made […]

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Breastfeeding and Exercise: What You Need to Know

May 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Is it safe to exercise while breastfeeding? 

Because I have a three month old whom I’m currently breastfeeding and because I am an instructor for stroller fitness classes, I frequently get questions about the impact exercising […]

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It’s Okay To Put Away That One Piece, Moms.

May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Courtney – the voice behind the blog Life At Thirtysomething – is not only a regular contributor but also a CityMom. Go easy on her today because she’s not only putting some thoughts on the line, but […]

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One, two, tie your shoe…

April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

We’re at a point in my family’s growth where some of the bigger milestones have passed: Eat solids. Learn to walk. Be potty trained. Sleep through the night… well, my 7-year-old ALMOST has that one down. […]

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When Life Has Other Plans

April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

And then one day, you feel a little off, and you decide to pee on a stick in your work bathroom, because there is just no way... Sometimes, life has other plans.

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Let The (Bargain) Shopping Begin at Just Between Friends

April 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Remember before you had kids (difficult, I know) and you said silly things like “I will only dress my children in clothes from Gap Kids”, or when you had only one child and said “No […]

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How To Raise Kids Who Love to Read

April 1st, 2017|0 Comments

I get asked a lot how to get kids to read. Friends with kids, blog readers, students’ parents, random people on social media–everyone wants to know how to help their kids fall in love with […]

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The Midwest Outdoor Expo Is Now Open!

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

We came thru the South Entrance at Lucas Oil Stadium last night and… it was quiet. The lights were dimmed. Not the bustling activity we’re used to from weekends past during Colts games but vendors […]

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What I Wish I Knew About Making Mom Friends

March 11th, 2017|1 Comment

Female friendships are some of the hardest relationships I’ve ever had to endure in my life, but they’ve also ultimately been some of the best. It’s always been important to me to have a strong […]

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At Long Last: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Arrives in Theaters

March 11th, 2017|0 Comments

“Tale as old as time… true as it may be. Barely even friends, then somebody bends. Unnnnnnexpectedly.”

So, is the title track for Beauty and the Beast now in your head? GOOD. Because it’s been stuck […]

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Green BEAN Delivery…Delivers

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Where was all this passion coming from? The sheer level of enthusiasm and excitement and just love exuding from the end of the table at Green BEAN Delivery last month was contagious at best as […]

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Circus Starring YOU

February 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Circus Starring YOU…now open at The Children’s Museum!

It’s easy to forget how amazing our local Children’s Museum is. We take for granted the permanent exhibits, the new experiences, and the events they host.

But as someone […]

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15 Things Moms Know Are True

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

There are very few things you can rely on when raising kids. There are no rules, no advice articles or books that absolutely pertain to your child. But after nearly four years of extensive research […]

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My toddler dressed me. {An experiment in self control.}

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

A few weeks ago, our CityMoms were all abuzz about the article “I let my toddler dress me for a week – Here’s what happened”originally published by Babble. We applauded momma Summer for abandoning her worries […]

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Ask Amanda: How To Tell If Your Marriage Is On Track

February 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Some days I worry that my husband and I are headed for a divorce. We argue and disagree on a lot of stuff. I worry that we’re growing apart and that when the kids are […]

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9 Things I Want My Daughter to Know

January 11th, 2017|1 Comment

Image by Raw Sugar Photography
Dear sweet girl … the first time you were laid into my arms, my heart melted. It was right then and there I knew it was my job to protect you […]

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Be More. Have Less.

January 1st, 2017|0 Comments

On the eve of Christmas Eve, at a time when my home was full of people, food, and stuff-more stuff than the eye could see-my husband and I were enjoying a brief respite from the […]

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One Of Our Faves: Bongo Boy Kids Rhythm Class

January 1st, 2017|0 Comments

We’ve been keeping a little secret here at theCityMoms. See, it’s something we discovered last year and we’ve been selfish. We haven’t wanted to share. Because if we did, and others find out, this little […]

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RUN, don’t walk to The Urban Chalkboard

January 1st, 2017|0 Comments

It’s a buzz we’ve heard for weeks {scratch that, MONTHS} on our CityMoms message boards:
“WHEN IS THE URBAN CHALKBOARD OPENING?”

And if you’ve never heard of The Urban Chalkboard, missed the buzz yourself from your friends or completely […]

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Calling All Scientists

January 1st, 2017|0 Comments

As the owner of a ‘creative’ rather than ‘mathematical/logical’ brain, I was always quite overwhelmed by the information thrown at us during high school science classes. However, I doubt even my 14-year-old self would be […]

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A Letter To My Soon To Be Kindergartener

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

 

Dear Max:

This morning as I said good byes at your preschool, I got really choked up as I turned towards the door and looked back.  My heart lurched in my chest andI saw you graduating […]

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Press Release :: Indy Moms Group Means Business As They Launch Network For Biz Minded Women

September 10th, 2014|0 Comments

THECITYMOMS INTRODUCES THEMOMPRENEURS:  A NETWORK FOR MOMS WHO RUN OR OWN A BUISNESS IN THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA.
In continued support of the mothers in Indianapolis and local businesses, theCityMoms – the city’s largest moms organization – […]

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Press Release :: Keep Calm and Join theCityMoms

September 4th, 2014|0 Comments

THECITYMOMS AND INDY’S MOBILE FASHION BOUTIQUES COME TOGETHER TO INTRODUCE LOCAL MOMS TO A NOT SO AVERAGE MOMS GROUP.
Indianapolis, Indiana- September 4, 2014

Keep Calm and Join theCityMoms | Sip-Shop & Nosh

-Location: Bier Brewery & Taproom […]

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Press Release :: theCityMoms and Indy’s Child Magazine team together

August 12th, 2014|0 Comments

THECITYMOMS AND INDY’S CHILD MAGAZINE TEAM UP TOGETHER ON BEHALF OF INDIANAPOLIS AREA MOMS
Indianapolis, Indiana – August 2014

 

theCityMoms announces today a new partnership with Indy’s Child Magazine, Indiana’s #1 magazine for parents.

In this capacity, theCityMoms […]