Author: Tori Kincaid

December Things to Do

December 1. Check out the holiday classic “A Christmas Story, The Musical” at the Murat Theater. December 2. Calling all kid scientists ages 6-12 to explore outer space science through books, experiments, games, and more at the Glendale Library. December 3.  Get a personalized visit with St. Nikolaus himself at Sankt Nikolaus Fest at The Athenaeum. December 4. Take a ride on a Holiday Train! December 5. Mail a letter to Santa. December 6. Ride the Polar Bear Express at the Indiana Transportation Museum December 7. Visit Santa and Jolly Days at the Children’s Museum for $5 Family Night December 8. Celebrate...

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Holiday Performances in Indianapolis

The holiday season is full of family traditions and one tradition everyone loves is catching a good holiday show. I love personally love The Nutcracker, but my boys prefer something a little more familiar and casual. So from holiday sing-a-longs to holiday plays, Indianapolis has something for your family to add to the holiday rotation! A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage Sunday, December 10 at 1 pm & 4 pm Clowes Memorial Hall The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. This...

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Building Confidence: Encouraging Youth to Value Leadership

This article is made possible by a partnership with the Marion County Commission on Youth. Indy with Kids is proud to support the work of MCCOY and help communicate information that is important for the youth of our community. Written by Jacie Farris Today’s youth live in a world that is chaotic and busy. How can they learn to take initiative, stand out and embrace leadership roles? Denise Delaney-Wrolen, director of American Legion Auxiliary Hoosier Girls State, suggests that, “as parents and teachers we can encourage [leadership] by giving our young men and women more responsibilities and opportunities to become...

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Indianapolis Area Halloween Costume Swaps

My mother always loved Halloween and thanks to her, I always had the best Halloween costumes. My favorite was the year she fashioned a white garbage bag and yellow legal paper and transformed me into a giant bag of popcorn—I think I even won a costume contest that year. I’m not sure how she did it. Seriously, how’d she do it? Because I can’t. No one wants to see my Pintrest Fail. So I’m left with buying a costume. But the cost is downright scary for an outfit worn once—or a few times if you hit up a few...

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Fair Society: Contemplating the Benefits of Paid Family Leave

This article is made possible by a partnership with the Marion County Commission on Youth. Indy with Kids is proud to support the work of MCCOY and help communicate information that is important for the youth of our community. Written by Jacie Farris Most parents can relate to the stress of tracking down a babysitter for an evening out. However, it seems that more and more parents are desperately struggling with the daily balance of work and childcare, especially after the birth or adoption of a new child. For many families, expanded paid family leave options could offer solutions...

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