Working Mama Spotlight on Tahwii Spicer

Where are you from: I was born in Indianapolis, IN, but grew up all over the country. 

Where do you live nowI returned to Indianapolis, IN in high school and have been her since.

Education: I attended I.U. and IUPUI to become a nurse and even briefly attend The Art Institute of Indianapolis for digital photography before deciding to forge my own path. So I'm a college drop-out and proud of it.

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Working Mama Spotlight on Meredith Howell

Where are you from: Battle Creek, Michigan

Where do you live now: Indianapolis, Indiana

Education: BA from Western Michigan University

Career: Assistant Director for Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS Indiana), VIPS is a nonprofit that provides early intervention to babies and toddlers with blindness/low vision throughout the state. I raise the money necessary to provide our specialized services at no cost to the families. I’m also the mom of a little girl who is legally blind and was served by the agency. It’s pretty rewarding to be able to give back to the agency that helped change the course of our lives.

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Working Mama Spotlight on Dr. Laura Juntgen

Where are you from: Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Where do you live now: Westfield

Education: I received my undergraduate degree from DePauw University (Go Tigers)! I completed my dental school training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Then I returned to Indiana to complete my pediatric residency at Indiana University / Riley Hospital for Children.

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Daring to Dream: Owning Your Own Business

My first attempt as an entrepreneur was a complete and utter failure.

I was young and stupid and bought a restaurant. My current role as a sales rep for a large global organization brings some peace with being a worker bee for a large organization.

But I still dream about one day being a successful entrepreneur. My favorite issue of Entrepreneur Magazine is the franchise issues. Who knew you had to have so much liquid cash to start a Great Clips???

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Working Mama Spotlight on Heather Frankford

Where are you from: Greenfield, Indiana

Where do you live now: Noblesville, Indiana

Career: I recently started my own company and blog, called Suburban Boy Mom. It is a Lifestyle blog primarily for women that includes recipes, DIY projects, women issues, motherhood and so much more. We are currently in phase 1, with lots of additional avenues of the company to come.

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Legally Momming: A Working Mom's Tribe

Nothing is more important than a mom’s tribe. You need people who understand your shared experiences. I have a great tribe of friends and family - both mom and not. Almost all are people I was friends with pre-kids or met in situations sans kids. As a working mom, especially, it feels hard to make new mom-friends when you only have so many mom hours available each week. I’ve chatted up other moms while sitting at soccer or the playground, but it feels so fleeting and transient. It’s hard to make plans to get together without sounding like a weirdo, and most of the time I’m trying to keep an eye on my darting pre-schooler, feed my hangry baby, or respond to a few emails.

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Working Mama Spotlight on Tonisha Jarrett

Where are you from:  I was born in Hawaii and moved to Indiana when I was five years old.  I have lived in Indiana since.

Where do you live now:  Center Grove

Education:  I completed my undergraduate degree at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  After taking a few years off, I began and graduated law school from Robert H. McKinney School of Law downtown Indianapolis.

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Working Mama Spotlight on Tara Strohl

Where are you from: I'm originally from southeastern Indiana, the tiny town of Guilford.
Where do you live now: Meridian-Kessler neighborhood of Indy
Education: BA in elementary education, minor in journalism from Butler University
Career: I've taught elementary school for fifteen years and run a photography business for five years. I currently teach three days a week and photograph families as often as my schedule allows.

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