Author: Tori Kincaid

Indianapolis Weekend Planner: May 5-7

We’re looking at a cold, wet beginning of May in Indy. Thankfully, there are many fun options to get out of the house in the Indianapolis-area this weekend! For a complete list of activities, don’t forget to check out our calendar. Friday, May 5 Don’t forget, kids eat free on Friday at these locations. Jump out some of that pent-up toddler energy at Sky Zone’s toddler jump hour at the Indy South and Plainfield locations. For $8, a toddler and parent can jump from 11 am-noon. Older kids want to play some basketball? Youths can attend open gym at Rhodius Park. This drop-in...

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Not Alone: Offering Support for Mothers Experiencing Postpartum Depression

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 According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of nine women experiences postpartum depression. Unlike the “baby blues,” which lasts only a few days or weeks, postpartum depression can last for several months or years after a mother gives birth. Postpartum depression is a mood disorder, and like other mood disorders, it can be characterized...

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Making a Good Impression: How Adults Can Prepare Youth for Employment

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 As kids grow into teens and young adults, parents and leaders may wonder what they can do to prepare their young loved ones for the responsibilities of adulthood. One of the most important life skills they can teach is the ability to find and keep a job. “Mayor Hogsett is interested in helping young people start...

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Be a Friend: Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families in Our Community

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 According to the Immigrant Welcome Center, Indianapolis is home to individuals who represent 120 nationalities! The diversity of our city’s makeup impacts our schools, population, and economy. It also creates opportunities to learn about and help immigrants and refugees in need. “Many times, refugees and immigrants blend in easily after resettling in America,” said Matt Calvert, grants...

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