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November 01, 2014

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom's life

Blewetts run!

When I misplaced our soccer schedule the second week of the season, I called the facility where the games take place and was told the blue team would take the field at 10 am....more»
November 01, 2014

Politician in Training

True Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad

Daughter: "Sign this so I can be on my school's student council." Me: "Oh, ok. You don't have to have an election or anything, you're just on it?" Daughter: "There's an election, but I'm going to win!" Actually, everyone in the class was running for third grade student council (except for the five or six math club kids that couldn't run because it conflicted with their meetings)....more»
November 01, 2014

Fizzle! Bubble! Pop!

A new witch's brew? No, it's Chemistry Day at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, where families will be introduced to the world of chemistry....more»
November 01, 2014

Parent-teacher conferences, distracting students and computer spelling tests

Ask the Teacher

My daughter's school has decided that it will no longer offer designated days for parent-teacher conferences but instead, just have parents and teachers work out when to have a meeting....more»
November 01, 2014

November Happenings

Top family-friendly picks to try this month!

There is something remarkable about downtown in the fall. Whether it's warm or frigid, sunny or brisk, the city offers something for your family every weekend in November....more»
November 01, 2014

Research to Real World

Maximizing the Benefits of Reading Together

We have all heard by now that parent-child book reading starting in infancy has benefits for vocabulary development, early literacy and socio-emotional development....more»
November 01, 2014

No Bones About It

Lack of sun exposure, low vitamin D can weaken your bones

Just around the time we come into motherhood, we begin witnessing our mothers and grandmothers suffer broken wrists, hips and spines....more»
November 01, 2014

A Family Circus

The Friscos, their elephants and The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Most parents would agree there are times they feel like the ringleader of a circus – a wild, unruly circus. In fact, this comparison might not be fair – for the animals, that is....more»
November 01, 2014

Indiana Repertory Theatre

For the young – and the young at heart!

Indiana Repertory Theatre's launch of "Exploring Stages" seeks to embrace and build young audiences by bringing The Velveteen Rabbit to life....more»
November 01, 2014

Three Generations of Indy's Child

An interview with Barbara Wynne, Mary Wynne Cox and Wendy Cox

Thirty years ago, a busy mother of six felt overwhelmed – but impressed – by the sheer volume of interesting, engaging activities available to children in the Indianapolis area....more»
Elf the musical
Childrens museum
peewinkle's puppet studio