This Month's Articles

When to Seek Counseling for Parents and Children

When things feel off with your family, you want to fix it, but for many people it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what...

Little Eagle Creek Valley Farm

On eight acres of beautiful Zionsville countryside, just north of Indianapolis, lives Angie Hopkins and her 40 Shetland sheep on Little Eagle Creek Valley...

Getting Started In Foster Care

The road to foster care might seem long and intimidating, but here’s a map to help navigate your way through. On any given day, 13,000...

Winners Refuel with Milk

“Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!” During the month of May, those familiar words bring race fans across the globe to the Indianapolis Motor...

Best Friends Forever Thanks to Camp

This article was adapted for length and content. The full article can be read at acacamps.org/resource-library/camping-magazine/best-friends-forever-thanks-camp  I met my best friend at summer camp, and...

Detecting Early Signs of Autism

Did you know that early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can show up in toddlers as young as 12 months old? With this...

Thriving Children and Families: Prevention and Purpose

April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and this year the theme is Thriving Children and Families: Prevention with Purpose.  How many of us have...

Hidden Gems: Indy Salt Cave

Halotherapy, or “salt therapy,” is when dry salt aerosol is inhaled. It is believed to “cleanse human airways, like a toothbrush cleanses teeth.”  Indy Salt...

INvestABLE Indiana: Giving Hoosiers with Disabilities the Ability to Save

Individuals with disabilities encounter barriers and challenges that many others don’t. As a result of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014,...

Travel Adventures for Outdoor Addicts

From zip-lining through the trees to uncovering caves, adventuring through parks to camping (or glamping!) with your family, these travel adventure ideas should be...

How to Explain Autism to Children

Big Bird was confused. The new, orange-haired girl playing on Sesame Street seemed like she didn’t want to talk to him or give him...

Local Spotlight: Mina Starsiak Hawk of Good Bones

Mina Starsiak Hawk’s new picture book celebrates non-traditional families, including her own.  Fans of the HGTV show, Good Bones, might recall Hawk and Karen E. Laine’s (Hawk’s...

Nutrition Hacks to Keep Your Family’s Immune System Thriving

These days, health is at the front of everyone’s minds, whether we’re donning masks or washing our hands for the hundredth time of the...

Important Life Skills Your Child Learns in Preschool

The day begins with a morning meeting. It’s 9 a.m., and there is a significant problem to be solved. A new toy has been...

Spring Break Fun at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Bucky the T.rex raised his short little arms to the sky and roared with delight when learning that SUE the T.rex would be visiting...

Hidden Gems: Penn & Beech Candle Company 

Penn & Beech Candle Company was maybe a hidden gem at one point. Now, you will need a reservation to get in. There are...

2021 Spring Consignment and Resale Guide 

Calling all budget-conscious caregivers: Spring consignment season is here! If you’re looking to snag some great deals on children’s clothing, toys and all-things kid...

Socially Distant Spring Break Ideas

Spring break’s here … and, we’re still battling a pandemic. But happily, spring is springing here in Indianapolis, and between outdoor parks and attractions,...

Local Spotlight: Flanner House

Flanner House, a nonprofit supporting residents on the Northwest side of Indianapolis, works to move families from instability to self-reliance.   But perhaps surprising for many,...

Tweens & Teens: Body Image Issues

In this world of social media, YouTube and streaming services, our tweens and teens are bombarded with images of what society values as beautiful....

The Art of Avoiding Power Struggles

“That’s mine!”  “Leave my stuff alone!”  “No!”  Does this sound familiar? If you are a parent, you probably have heard these words at some point. Power struggles...

Planning for Pregnancy

The decision to have a baby is exciting, whether you’ll be a first-time mom or are hoping to grow your family. As you’re trying...

Local Spotlight: Camptown

Since 1991, Camptown has helped more than 40,000 children spend time outdoors while teaching valuable skills — such as wilderness survival, environmental stewardship and...

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