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Indiana Newborn Screen and Sickle Cell Trait

It’s estimated that 1500 Hoosiers are currently living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), while even more carry the trait and could pass this life-threatening...

Five Brain-Boosting Benefits of Music Lessons

It’s been a long, draining school day. The boy in the waiting room clutches his trumpet case. His eyes are weary; sleep tugs at...

The Headless Horseman Rides Again!

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, this year’s annual Headless Horseman festival will be one for the history books. Safety, Our...

Indiana State Museum’s Camp in a Box

Families looking for a creative outlet for their children over fall break can find the answer in a box — the Indiana State Museum’s...

Asa Bales Park

My kids and I are starting to think of Westfield as a playground destination because there are just so many amazing playgrounds in this...

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Experience

Through January 3, families can explore a colorful land of make-believe at the Indiana State Museum’s newest exhibit, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit,”...

Local Spotlight: Community Alliance of the Far Eastside

Housing assistance. Help with utility bills. Access to day care and early childhood education. Leadership training for teens. These are just some of the...

Cheering is a Family Affair

One of Carissa Kahl’s earliest memories is watching her mom, Christy Beeler-Rose, cheer for the Indianapolis Colts. In 1997, when Carissa was just 4...

The Scoop on Private School

The 2020 pandemic has led to virtual learning at home for many children. Because of this, parents, more than ever before, have had a...

Growing Roots with STEM

People often ask me, “When did you know that you wanted to be a paleontologist?” My answer is that I have always wanted to...

Jumping into Fall at Indy Parks

With 212 parks, 11,254 acres, four dog parks and 135 miles of trails, there’s always something to discover in Indy Parks. As families ease...

Socially Distant Fall Fun Activities around Indianapolis

The leaves are changing, the air is cooling: It’s fall! Fall is a busy time of year in Indy, and it can be easy...

Make It, Take It Art Classes at Indianapolis Art Center

The Indianapolis Art Center offers hundreds of art classes every year and hosts many exhibitions in its six galleries. It sits on 9.5 acres...

Starting the Conversation: Anti-racism resources for teens

Discussions on racial inequities can be difficult. Many people struggle with these conversations, often having no idea where to start or what to say....

Building Budding Scientists

All children are natural scientists. They ask questions, experiment and design through the course of everyday explorations. The teachers and staff at IUPUI’s Center...

Playdates and the Pandemic

In many ways, life during quarantine was easier. We stayed home, businesses were closed and the guidelines were very clear cut. As Indiana has slowly...

Back-to-School Tips

Going back to school can be tough, even in ordinary circumstances — but this has not been another ordinary summer vacation. No one could...

Hidden Gems: Traders Point Creamery Tours

Before the quarantine, my three boys’ athletic lives had taken over ours. We would leave work, grab a quick meal and carpool the boys...

Summer Fun at Indy Parks

Summer has begun at Indy Parks, and our entire team is ready. From pools to spray grounds, summer concerts and movies to bike riding...

Coronavirus and College

Starting college is hard. And because we’re living during a pandemic, incoming college freshmen will enter college at a time of uncertainty. Although many...

Moving on Your Mind

Are you considering selling your home? If so, you may be wondering what to do in today’s market. These days, stressful decisions — like...

Helping Children Work Through Grief

Grief is a complicated mixture of emotions that comes in waves and can be challenging for people to recognize and deal with. This is true...

Pregnant During the Pandemic

Masks. Telehealth appointments. Cancelled birth classes. Forced isolation. For mothers preparing to give birth in the year 2020, things have looked a lot different...

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