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Talking About the Hard Stuff: Racism, Protests and Social Justice

Over the past few weeks, our country has been rocked by the news of George Floyd’s unnecessary death at the hands of the police....

11 Ways That Caregivers Can Prioritize Self-Care

This time of social distancing and isolation can bring on a wide range of emotions, including a heightened sense of anxiety and stress. This can be...

4 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth with Your Kids

Juneteenth is a celebration of the day in 1865 when word of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation — which had been signed...

WonderLab Hosting Weekly Virtual Science Programs for All Ages

During WonderLab’s temporary closure to the public your favorite hands-on science museum will be offering weekly recurring programs virtually via Zoom LIVE.  Join WonderLab for...

Recap: Camps, Childcare and COVID-19 Webinar

Webinar: Camps, Childcare and COVID-19 Thursday, June 11 at 5:30 pm Sponsor Early Learning Indiana Host Indy’s Child Magazine Moderator Jennifer Erbacher, Early Learning Indiana Panelists Mark Lantz, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Christine Garza,...

40 Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism

“It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people...

Quiz: Are You Ready for Your Next Home?

How do you know if you're ready for next home? Take our quiz by Sunday, June 14 to find out and be entered to win a Blocksy Kids Couch (value: $229) from Foamnasium!

5 Things You Can Do Now to Raise Antiracist Children

The recent protests around the country have brought to light the fact that racism is still very much a part of our society. All...

100 Things to Do Outside This Summer at Home

Congratulations! You've made it to the end of a strange and probably stressful school year! Now that summer's arrived, many of us are looking at...

Adulting 101: Teaching Your Teen to be Independent

Indianapolis mom Jessica Sandvold believes in teaching independence. She requires her 16-year-old daughter to make her own appointments for sports physicals. She taught her how to set up and...

Enter to Win a Tutoring Package from Huntington Learning Center

Enter by Friday, May 29 for the chance to win a tutoring package from Huntington Learning Center, including a free evaluation and 10 hours of tutoring.

Sheltering in Place with a Family of Six: One Mom’s Thoughts

It's a little after 8 a.m. and I'm sitting at the kitchen island with my Bible, to-do list, notebooks, computer and pen by my side....

What Some Families are Doing to Expand Their Quarantine Bubble

With “shelter-in-place” coming to an end in Indiana, the next question is: How do we safely begin to open up our quarantine bubble? There is...

Parenting During a Pandemic: Managing Big Changes and Anxiety

Oftentimes, we joke that we wish children came with manuals. But because there is no such thing, we rush to the next best option: one of the thousands of parenting...

8 Tips for Nudging Your Child Towards Tidiness

With all the extra time that we are spending at home right now, our living spaces are probably looking rather … lived in, to...

Tips on Getting Your Kids Comfortable with Face Masks

Face masks can be strange or a little scary for kids, especially if they need to wear the masks also. If your child is...

Making Play a Family Affair

Last year, the LEGO Foundation released its “Play Well Report,” a survey of over 12,000 adults and children exploring the link between happiness and time spent...

Nope, Coronavirus is NOT a Gift for Moms

On Mother’s Day this year, a close relative told me what a gift this quarantining time has been for mothers, what with all this...

Talking to Your Teen About Climate Change

When Indianapolis resident Marta Heimlich Carter’s daughter watched the documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” in her environmental sciences class, she was so outraged that she became...

Keep Your “Pregnancy Brain” Fit

Have you ever heard someone say they are suffering from “mommy brain” or “pregnancy brain”?  Although this isn’t an official diagnosis, the lack of sleep, stress, limited...

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