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Super Baskets of Hope Provide Unique Opportunities

7,000 Children to receive free, unlimited subscriptions to Musical DNA®

I am looking forward to helping pack the Baskets of Hope with a bounty of Hoosier gifts on January 30. I am proud to be part of the team who has made possible the donation of 21,000 books featuring the amazing stories and accomplishments of the George Taliaferro, Billie Jean King and the late Arthur Ashe....more»

A Battle for the Heart

William's story

With a cough and some difficulty nursing, five-week-old William Garcia just seemed to have a minor cold. "When I took him to the doctor, I thought he had a cold or virus," his mother, Cindy, recalled....more»

Focusing on the Family in the NICU

St.Vincent Carmel's private NICU rooms

From the time a woman learns she is pregnant she dreams of those first moments in the hospital with her new baby, gazing at her infant child for hours on end....more»

Calling all Campers to Indy Parks!

Day camps that will rattle the boredom out of your summer

Adventure is the spice of life and Indy Parks has Day Camps that will rattle out the boredom of summer with challenges and memories to cherish forever....more»

Community Spotlight

Eat Healthy All Year round with Green B.E.A.N. Delivery Green B.E.A.N. Delivery is an online home delivery service that's making it easier than ever for Indianapolis parents to keep their families eating healthy—all year round....more»

Navigating the Education System

Considering alternative schooling for your child

If you haven't done it yet, now is the time to start thinking about where you want to send your child to school....more»

Luxuries for New Mothers

Spot on suggestions from those in the know

Moms get tons of attention when they're expecting, everything from baby showers resplendent with gifts and cake, to complete strangers touching their bellies in elevators or the grocery store....more»

The Ups and Downs of Motherhood

Three new moms share all

Overcoming Fears Hearing the news that she was pregnant again was wonderful for local Indianapolis photographer Sierra Hoffman....more»

Choosing a Pediatrician

Referrals are key in finding the perfect match

Referrals the Key in Finding the Perfect Pediatrician One of the most important decisions a parent makes is choosing a pediatrician....more»

Overcoming Children's Fear of the Dentist

Local pediatric dentists tell their tips and techniques

Dr. Carol McKown of Carmel Pediatric Dentistry loves being a pediatric dentist. "You have this new little person with no previous dental experience who you can mold into an excellent dental patient with only positive thoughts about dentistry," she said....more»

Developing Community-Based Skills in Kids with Autism

Local programs making a difference in the quality of life

Autism or no autism, as kids grow so do their needs. That's why many experts say once kids on the spectrum reach 10 and older they need to focus on skills and academics they will use in everyday life....more»

Preparing for a Child with Special Needs

Learning before birth

At her eight-week ultrasound Courtney Beyers' baby looked perfect. Twelve weeks later a routine ultrasound showed a very different picture....more»

Celebrate the Super Bowl All Around Indy

A look through of all the happenings

The Super Bowl Village will be a free attraction sitting alongside a three-block stretch of Georgia Street between Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the Indiana Convention Center....more»

Date Night on a Dime (or Two)

Cheap is chic this Valentine's Day

If your love is big but your wallet thin take heart in knowing that cheap is chic this February. Consider these Cupid-approved ideas for dates on a dime....more»

Exploring the Science of Flight

CSI: Flight Adventures at The Children's Museum

On Feb. 25, The Children's Museum is opening CSI: Flight Adventures, a new experience exploring the science of flight....more»

Dear Teacher

Your Child's Reading Level + Textbook Extras

Parents should send questions and comments to dearteacher@dearteacher.com or ask them on the columnists' Web site at www....more»

5 Things You Never Knew About Camp

Each year, millions of children, youth, and adults head to the time-honored tradition of camp. There is a lot more to the camp experience than just campfires and canoes....more»

Enjoy a Romantic Married Life

From the author of "Fight Less, Love More"

Where did the romance go? If you're like most couples, including my clients and myself, you get home from a planned date night feeling wonderfully upbeat....more»

Inspire Yourself this February

Ways to look for inspiration in your daily life

It is hard to feel inspired in February. The holidays are over, there is a lack of vitamin D from the sun shining and my car seems to be a slushy pit all the time....more»

Top 10 Therapies for Kids with Autism

There is no one medical path for kids diagnosed with autism. Discerning which treatment is best adds a great deal of stress to families trying to cope with the diagnosis....more»

Understanding Egg Allergies and Flu Vaccines

Taking the necessary precautions

It may be peak flu season, but it's not too late to have your child vaccinated, even if he or she has an intolerance or allergy to eggs....more»
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