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Indiana Historical Society Offers Circus Day on March 28

Just as the weather is emerging from the gloom of winter, so is the fun-loving and adventurous side of us all....more»
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Ask the Teacher

Hiring tutors, unrecognized good behavior, test prep suggestions

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Making the Call

Is there a "right time" to give your child a cell phone?

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Books with Special Needs in Mind

Recommended reading that promotes understanding and acceptance

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Indiana Adventures

Fun-filled family getaways close to home

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Research to Real World

Creating a Healthy Media Diet for Young Children

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Autism and Music Therapy

Reaching children in profound and unexpected ways

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Women's Heart Disease

Symptoms are often silent - and different from men's

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Affordable Camp

How to send your kids to camp on any budget

Downtown Indy's Preschool-Friendly Picks for March

Take your toddlers and preschoolers downtown this month!

Aubots and Decepticons!

Celebrating 30 years at The Children's Museum

Bring on the Babies!

Baby bumps, baby advice, baby names – this month in Indy's Child it's all baby talk. If you're pregnant or a new parent, you probably can't get enough on the subject, and neither can we! On our cover this issue is baby Brielle – maybe you recognize her famous dad, Colts player Robert Mathis? Check out our interview on page 16 to see how Robert manages his crew of four kids (including 3 year old twins) and why he calls his wife Brandi the MVP of their household! Speaking of twins, what's more adorable than babies that arrive in bundles? Although it might be natural to think of multiples as a "package deal," our article "Twindividuals" talks about how to make sure your twins, triplets or quadruplets develop a unique identity all their own....more»

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

The answers to dental questions parents need to know!

I've heard that nursing (especially at night) is linked to cavities – is that true? The benefits of breastfeeding are far-reaching and well documented....more»

Secondary Infertility

Coping with unexpected pregnancy problems

"This was something my body was just supposed to know how to do," says Amy M., a mother of three who faced secondary infertility following a more typical first pregnancy....more»

Understanding the Montessori Method

The philosophy behind this child-centered approach to learning

Imagine a beautiful classroom filled with children who are fully absorbed in the activities that interest them most....more»

"Twindividuals"

Raising multiples to have their own identities

Parents with new babies are always sure to attract attention when they go out in public, and when that stroller holds two, three or four babies, that attention is… well, multiplied! "Are they twins?" "How do you find time for yourself when you have triplets?" "Your quads are adorable!" Friends and strangers alike usually can't help but refer to your babies as a package deal ("the twins" or "the triplets")....more»

There is no greater love than the love a mother has for her child

A note from Founding Publisher Barbara Wynne

This picture says it all. The four generation picture we all hope to have someday when mother, grandmother and great-grandmother share their joys of motherhood....more»

What to Do When Your Baby is in the NICU

Strategies for managing this difficult time

As a parent, bringing your newborn home from the hospital for the first time is one of life's great joys. But for some parents, this journey can take a little longer than expected....more»

Winter Indoor Fun for Children with Special Needs

Burn off some energy with these local activities!

Below-zero temperatures and piles of snow are enough to make anyone feel a bit claustrophobic this time of year....more»

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»

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»

Top Ten Baby Names

Here's the ten most popular names of 2014 according to Babycenter.com. Is your child's name on the list? Girls' names 1....more»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»
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