Trisha's Wishes

Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World

Making a trip to the Southern Indiana amusement park Holiday World has become a yearly tradition for my family. For the past few years,...

Million Dollar Quartet Lights the Stage on Fire

I am here to pose a challenge: If anybody goes to see Million Dollar Quartet at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, and ISN’T totally delighted,...

Annie at Beef & Boards

“The sun’ll come out tomorrow.” Could there be a more perfect start to a song? The sweet optimism of little orphan Annie (who has every...

Kids Get to Have a Ball at Beef & Boards’ Cinderella

Some Saturday mornings are for pajamas and pancakes. Others are for ball gowns and glass slippers. This weekend I brought my youngest theatre fan and two...

Christmas Traditions at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

I was bitten by the Christmas bug even earlier than usual this year. I started playing the holiday music radio channels right after Thanksgiving....

A Pirate’s Adventure at ZooBoo!

The annual “ZooBoo” is one of the most happening Halloween haunts in Indy, and we sent an incredible little boy to test out the...

An Epic Holiday World Halloween Achievement

  Her eyebrows wrinkled upward dramatically as she cracked a goofy, nervous smile. Seven-year-old Daisy was about to ride the smallest roller coaster at Holiday World:...

Hamilton Harvest Festival – Fall Fun for Families!

“Hey kids, want to go to a carnival?” The answer was quick and decisive. “Woo-HOO!!! YES!”   Our Friday night was an adventurous one. I loaded up the...

What you’re missing if you don’t visit French Lick Resort

So, you’re busy. Kids. Jobs. Housework. Responsibilities. A tight budget. I get it. And, that’s no excuse. Speaking friend to friend here, please do yourself a...

One Week Left to See “Ring of Fire” at Beef and Boards

My wish for today: that more people would get out and enjoy the INCREDIBLE talent Indy's music and theatre scene has to offer. I was...

Six Show-stopping Reasons to See “Shrek, the Musical”

At the end of an action-packed week, I discovered a surprise: what my theatre-loving daughters and I needed most was an evening full of fairy tale characters flying...

How to make a kid’s birthday party FUN for adults

Last night my house was full of happy, laughing kids and adults wearing fairy wings. Today, I have a pretty significant headache and some...

A Can’t-Miss Family Tradition: A Beef & Boards Christmas

There are certain charming Christmas traditions that my kids and I just couldn’t miss: Arguing over whose turn it is to put the star...

Action and passion-packed “The Three Musketeers” opens at IRT

The IRT {Indiana Repertory Theatre} knows how to put on exquisite productions brought to life by world-class actors - and Three Musketeers delivered.

Go visit, go zip line, go climb, Go Ape Indianapolis

IC Insider Trisha - mom of 3 and daredevil extraordinaire - took the leap and tried Go Ape Indianapolis at Eagle Creek Park all in the name of journalism.

A Broadcast/ Beatles/Baby/ Bride and (Perfect!) Ballgame Weekend

I am sipping coffee very slowly from my favorite Elvis mug on this quiet Saturday morning after sleeping as late as my brain would...

Why “Billy Elliot” is a theatre experience like none other

How does a working mom of three young kids – including a travel baseball player – find time to perform in a musical theatre...

Be their guest: Beauty and the Beast arrives at Beef and Boards

Lessons on beauty, kindness, humility and magic: Just 4 of the things you'll take home from Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

My Happy “Un-Mother’s Day”

Today’s wish: that I never lose the sense of humor that keeps days like last Sunday in perspective. On Monday morning, dozens of co-workers asked,...

Beauty and Tradition in “Fiddler on the Roof” at Civic Theatre

After a long, busy week, I was really looking forward to relaxing in my seat in the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre last night to...

Centerfield and Center Stage: Life on the Run

I’ve been pretty neglectful about blogging lately, but I haven’t fallen into a black hole. My life has just been consumed by baseball and theatre. Tonight's...

Newsies brings audience to its feet at Clowes Hall

As a musical theatre junkie, I’m embarrassed to admit that I somehow missed seeing the Disney movie musical, Newsies. My first glimpse at this show,...

About Last Night

This article appears in our March 2016 issue of Indy’s Child Parenting Magazine. Flip through it here or pick up a copy today at your local...

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