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Life Under the Big Top

An interview with the Lacey family

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, meet the one-and-only Lacey family of the Greatest Show on Earth, the Ringling Bros....more»

Q & A With Sarah Fisher

Wife, mother, and owner of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

Wife, mother, and racecar driver: three words you don't often see together. For local celebrity Sarah Fisher, however, these three words describe her perfectly. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Fisher first became involved in racing when she was just five years old. Since then, Fisher has competed in hundreds of races all over the United States. In 2008, Fisher started her own racing team, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, and became the first and only female team owner and youngest owner in the IZOD IndyCar Series. When she and her husband, Andy O'Gara, had their first child, Zoey, 1 year ago, Fisher took some time away from racing to embrace her newfound motherhood. Today, Fisher is back on track with her racing career and has been nominated as the 2012 Honoree for the March of Dimes Mom of the Year event....more»

The Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections

A real treasure for families in Central Indiana

Twenty years ago, miniature furniture and dollhouse enthusiasts Suzie Moffett, Suzanne Landshof and the late Nancy Lesh began to worry about the fate the smaller-than-life collectibles....more»

From Dark Days to Hope

Dr. David Schwartz donates time to save a spine, and a life.

Salma Suleiman walked on tiptoe—just one—to accommodate the 170-degree curve in her spine. Her right hip and right shoulder blade nearly met where the tips of the C-curve of her backbone ended....more»

Introducing Your Child to the Arts

Explore your child's creative side

This summer, 6-year-old Uma Manning and her brother, 10-year-old Jackson, took a week-long art camp at the Indianapolis Museum of Art....more»

Building Social Skills in Kids with Autism

Tips for parents

Social deficits are a defining characteristic of autism. Kids with the disorder are not able to read social cues....more»

Growing Their Nest

One couple's story of adoption

You know the story: A couple thinks they are done having children, then surprise! It's a boy. In the case of Karen and Donald Crane, make that three boys....more»

Trying (and Trying) Again

Dealing with Secondary Infertility

In February of 2011, I gave birth to my first baby, a beautiful boy named Julian. I instantly took to being a mom, and quickly forgot about a difficult pregnancy as I looked forward to growing my family....more»

Coping with Childhood Cancer

Facing the diagnosis

As parents, we'd do anything for our children. When our kids are experiencing something painful or traumatic, most parents would agree they'd gladly take on their child's pain....more»

Adventures in Grocery Shopping

True Confessions of Stay-at-Home Dad Pete Gilbert

It's time for my kids and I to make our weekly trip to the grocery store. I have my usual list. This week for added excitement my wife tacked on a few mystery ingredients too....more»

No Spectators

Being a participant in your own life

My church has been encouraging the congregation to become more involved and engaged within the community. Recently, the head pastor wore a t-shirt that read: "No Spectators....more»

Boarding Schools

Making an Informed Decision About Your Child's Education

As a parent, at some point you'll have to make a decision about the education of your child. You will have many options, including, but not limited to, public, private, Parochial, boarding, and home school....more»

Raising Politically-Savvy Kids

10 tips for parents

November is election month: the perfect time to teach children about political affairs and influence the next generation of voters....more»

Dear Teacher

Grades for effort, improving spelling, and trouble with phonics

Grades for Effort Do Matter Question: My son receives a grade for both achievement and effort in every one of his subjects....more»

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Engaging multiple generations in story sharing

The holidays are almost here which sometimes can add extra stress to our already busy lives. But let's remember that one of the most important parts about the holiday season is celebrating families and sharing experiences with them....more»

Children and CT Scans

What parents should know

Every year, more than 4 million children undergo computed tomography or CT scans. Recently, media headlines have highlighted a new study that reviewed the potential increased risk of cancer in children who have these tests....more»

Community Spotlight

The Hero Project Turning ordinary kids into super heroes Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St....more»

Circle of Lights Celebrates 50 Years

A family tradition in Central Indiana

On November 23, the evening after Thanksgiving, 100,000 Hoosiers will come together on Monument Circle to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Circle of Lights presented by the contractors of Quality Connection and electrical workers of IBEW 481....more»
Race for a Cure
Childrens museum
St. Francis