Author: Kate Amos

Girls’ Nights Out, Indy Without Kids

It’s Spring Break in Indianapolis and whether you’re getting away or staying home, we all know that spring break with kids is a trip, not a vacation. So pick a day, grab some girlfriends, and get yourself away for a little mama-time, no kids allowed! Here are 4 ideas for fun outings with the girls! Take a Day-Trip to Edinburgh: Scratch that shopping itch and get some good deals at the Edinburgh Premium Outlets. With high-end shops like Coach and Michael Kors as well as all the kids staples including Janie and Jack and Gymboree you can even pass...

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National Geographic Extreme Weather IMAX 3D

The boys and I went to the Indiana State Museum to check out the latest IMAX documentary, National Geographic’s Extreme Weather 3D. While the mom in me loves these documentaries because they are only about an hour long, the teacher in me loves them because they are full of substance. Suitable for the entire family, National Geographic’s Extreme Weather showcases tornadoes, forest fires, and glacial thaw and touches on issues such as global warming. I was a bit worried that the kids would be scared (they are 3 and 4) but the movie is very gentle. While it does have...

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Baby Showers: The Top Ten (Unexpected) Shower Spots around Indy

Oh, Baby! You’re hosting a baby shower and the only thing you know for sure is it can’t be at your house. Fear not, we have a spot for you. No matter your budget, style, or side of town, check out this list of ten baby shower spots that you probably hadn’t thought of!   Indy Loop: Chef Joseph’s at the Connoisseur Room  Website 115 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis Prices start at just the cost of food and drinks. Chef Joseph’s has a classic feel and bottomless champagne cocktails. Need I say more? A private dining room and a lounge like area give you many options based on size and shower activities, and the menu is fully customizable. PunchBowl Social  Website 120 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis Prices vary based on space reserved. Not your average baby shower! Punch Bowl Social is perfect for the young at heart mom-to-be and her friends. Reserve a table for a meal and then play at available areas, or book a VIP bowling lane, a karaoke room or shuffle board table and play the day away. Bonus: You don’t even have to search for the punch recipe, they’ve got you covered! Easley Winery Website 205 North College Avenue, Indianapolis $5 per person for a tour and wine tasting. Please contact Easley in advance to make arrangements for groups larger than 8. If a casual...

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Five Kid-Places in Indianapolis to Date without Kids

You cart your kids here and there, to museums, parks, and everywhere in between. When it’s date night you probably tend to seek adults-only locations and activities. Every now and then, though, it can be a blast to let your inner kid have a chance to play too. Here are 5 places to be a kid without your kids. 1.Go Roller Skating I recently took my three year old to this 90s childhood throwback and WOW! What a blast! The music is upbeat and fun, and skating comes back almost like riding a bike. The crowd is fun and the...

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The Best Indy Area Movie Theaters for Families

Cinemark 8 1848 E Stop 13 Road, Indianapolis IN 46227 If you cringe at the thought of full-price tickets for the whole family this is the theater for you. With $2.50 movies daily ($4.50 3D, $1.75 discount day on Tuesday) you can hardly afford not to go! Movies at this south Indy theater are late-run, but still current enough that your kids’ will be able to discuss their favorite scene with friends at school.  Studio Movie Grill 3535 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis This dine-in theater is a great option for dinner and a movie all in one…no hangry kids and no candy...

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