Indypendence Day: July 4th Celebration in Indianapolis
July 4th Indy Style
Indianapolis is home to a warm and festive 4th of July celebration. A great treat for everyone is the spectacular fireworks display in Downtown Indianapolis which can be seen from all around the city. However, the celebrations ...
Posted by Paula Henry on June 25, 2015 in Indianapolis Things to Do
Aqua Awesome: A Guide to Indy's Best Public Pools
Cool down the summer heat with Indiana’s Best Public Pools
Summer is here and the heat is on, so what better way to spend a lazy summer day than to have your family cool off with a dip in the pool. Good thing there are many places to visit ...
Posted by Paula Henry on June 8, 2015 in Indianapolis Things to Do
Drive In Movie Theaters in Indianapolis
Drive-In Movie Theaters in Indianapolis
There used to be a time when the drive-in theatre represented the golden age of watching movies. Indianapolis used to be teeming with these great theaters with once being home to as many as 20. Sadly, the ...
Posted by Paula Henry on May 28, 2015 in Indianapolis Things to Do
The Process of Dealing With Aging Parents Estate
As I was researching resources for people dealing with their parents estate, I came across the unfortunately truncated title above. Look, I know that having parents in transition can be overwhelming, but honestly. It doesn’t have to come to ...
Posted by Paula Henry on March 26, 2015 in Home and Family
7 Ideas and Tools to Help You Create a Family Budget
The hardest part of creating a family budget is knowing where to start, and actually getting started. There are so many tools, methods, and advice for how to do this, that we decided to do a roundup of some of the best.
But first, why should you ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 12, 2015 in Home and Family
Valentine's Day for the Romantically-Challenged on a Budget
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. It may not be your favorite holiday if you're a bit romantically-challenged. It might be even more difficult if you're on a tight budget with the purchase of a recent home (or if you're saving up for a ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 29, 2015 in Home and Family
Craving Creativity? Fun Activities in Indianapolis to Spark Your Imagination
There's nothing worse than being bored or having writer's block. So if you're craving creativity or looking for some fun activities to spark your imagination, Indianapolis is a great place to be! You can feed your inner thespian at the IRT and ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 15, 2015 in Indianapolis Things to Do
Dive In! Indoor Waterparks You'll Want to Visit
It's the dead of winter here in Indiana, and if you have children they might be getting a little restless. Why not make plans for a family road trip to visit some indoor waterparks? Not only will the kids get some energy out, hopefully the parents ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 13, 2015 in Indianapolis Things to Do
A Guide to Childproofing Your Home
Ensuring Safety at Home: How to Child-proof Your House
The safest place for your child should be your home. However your home can pose a lot of threats to your littles, especially during their youngest years. Whether you’re new parents or just ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 6, 2015 in Home and Family
Making Music: Where Indy Kids Shine
As we all know, music is a great way to help children grow, develop, and express themselves in a creative way. Getting kids excited about music at an early age can really unlock their potential and help their creative side grow. Whether you come ...
Posted by Paula Henry on October 21, 2014 in Indianapolis Things to Do
On the Road Again: An Indiana Road Trip Guide
Everybody needs a breather now and then, but full blown vacations can be hard to come by. That doesn’t mean, you need to forego the relaxing qualities of getting away. Indianapolis just happens to be central to a huge number of fantastic ...
Posted by Paula Henry on October 14, 2014 in Indianapolis Things to Do
Best Locations to Take Photos in the Indianapolis Area
Indianapolis is a obviously a beautiful city, and it happens to be photogenic. So there are TONS of great places to take pictures here. Whether you are looking for a place to take the family to snap some shots yourselves - or you're wanting to work ...
Posted by Paula Henry on October 9, 2014 in Indy Photo Spot
Beyond Blue or Pink: Creative Nursery Paint Ideas from Pinterest
Oftentimes, families that we serve here at Home to Indy are looking to upsize their home because they're expanding their family, which means they're usually looking to add a few bedrooms. Even as we tour potential houses, couples will comment about ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 25, 2014 in Home and Family
How to Choose Children's Extracurricular Activities
We proudly serve a lot of families here at Home to Indy. Parents often ask us to recommend local extracurricular activities for their children. But with so many amazing options (from theater to sports to music), how is a parent to choose?
There are ...
Posted by Paula Henry on August 14, 2014 in Home and Family
What You Need to Know About the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center
The Indianapolis Zoo is one of the highlights of our fair city and one of the first attractions we recommend to families new to the area. The zoo has a convenient downtown location, beautiful grounds, tons of interesting animals, and a ...
Posted by Paula Henry on August 10, 2014 in Indianapolis Things to Do
Top Little League Programs in Indianapolis
It's summer time, which means that it's prime baseball season! Parents everywhere are spending hours at the ball fields cheering on their little ones' teams. What's not to love? Kids get to learn camraderie and sportsmanship while parents revel in ...
Posted by Paula Henry on July 13, 2014 in Home and Family
What You Need to Know About Symphony on the Prairie
Marsh's Symphony on the Prairie is one of our favorite perks of living in Indianapolis. Not only do you get to hear the sounds of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, you get to do so while enjoying the great outdoors at Conner Prairie in ...
Posted by Paula Henry on June 15, 2014 in Indianapolis Things to Do
Father's Day in Indianapolis - Treat Your Dad
Make Father’s Day Extra Special in Indianapolis
With Father’s Day fast approaching, I’m sure a lot of you are thinking about what to get dad this year. While it’s easy to get him another gift like a tie or a shirt, why not ...
Posted by Paula Henry on May 27, 2014 in Home and Family
Celebrating Mother's Day in Indianapolis
She is the most beautiful person in the world. The one who makes us feel most loved despite our faults and shortcomings. A woman who has the ability to touch our hearts like nobody else can. Who am I talking about? Mom, of course. Mother’s ...
Posted by Paula Henry on May 9, 2014 in Home and Family
How to Choose the Right Pediatrician for Your Children
If you've moved to a new city recently (or are planning to in the near future), then you've likely thought of all the new things you get to experience. Some - like new restaurants and zoos - are exciting! Others - like choosing new doctors - can be ...
Posted by Paula Henry on May 4, 2014 in Home and Family