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February 01, 2015

The mystery of the frazzled parent…finally revealed!

True Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad

Why are parents so confused and disoriented looking all the time? Maybe it's because while parenting is based so much on repetition and routine, it is also constantly changing....more»
February 01, 2015

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

The case of the blue police car van

When my son first laid eyes on our new car, a crossover vehicle intended to accommodate our toddler and soon-to-arrive infant, he cried, "It's a blue police car van!" As the weeks went by, I adopted the new nickname myself....more»
February 01, 2015

Ask the Teacher

No BFF, second semester slump, indoor exercise options

My second grade daughter does not have a best friend at school. She seems to like school well enough, but she doesn't show particular interest in any one person or ask to have anyone over....more»
February 01, 2015

Baby Talk with Robert Mathis

Find out how this Colts player manages the home team

Indy's Child: You must have a busy household with four kids at home! How do you and Brandi manage it all – especially with having children of such varying ages? Robert Mathis: Brandi is the MVP of the household, she keeps it all together....more»
February 01, 2015

Five in February

Family-friendly events not to miss!

February is a great month to stay inside and visit some of downtown Indy's best attractions and venues. Here are our top five picks for family-friendly fun this February....more»
February 01, 2015

Express Yourself!

Find your personal style with a new experience at The Children's Museum

When I was in grade school, I was proud to wear extra-large Sponge Bob tees, which came all the way down to my knees along with and mismatched braids that I attempted to do myself....more»
February 01, 2015

Date Nights for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

Planning ahead leads to a successful experience for everyone

For many parents of children with special needs, planning a date night can be especially anxiety provoking, as preparing their children for this experience takes additional time and effort....more»
February 01, 2015

Camp – the Quintessential Childhood Experience

Childhood is a time of profound change and development. It is exciting and cause for trepidation at the same time....more»
February 01, 2015

Fitness and Pregnancy

Benefits, maintaining a routine and postpartum

Staying healthy during pregnancy is essential, but there's more to it than good nutrition. While some women may be wary about working out while pregnant, exercise is actually an important way to feel your best and help relieve some of the common side effects of pregnancy....more»
February 01, 2015

What is Marfan Syndrome?

Recognizing the signs of this often-missed disorder

Skinny, long limbs. Eyesight problems. Life-threatening heart issues. On the surface, it may seem unlikely these traits could be related, but the common thread is the body's connective tissue and a genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome....more»
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