Posts tagged Indy
Working Mama Spotlight on Ashley Papke

Name: Ashley Papke

Where are you from: Born in Oklahoma and raised in Charleston, SC for 22 years

Where do you live now: Anderson, Indiana since May of 2018

Career: I've managed multiple businesses ranging from movie theaters, body piercing and tattoo shops, and restaurants to providing private care for mentally handicapped adults and children. I've found myself sticking with pizza over the last few years. Currently, I am a Multi-Unit Manager for Papa Murphy’s.

Family life: I've bee married to my husband, Allen, for ten years. We have three wild and beautiful girls: Riley, 6, Piper Ann, 5, and Lyla Emerson, 3. We also raise chickens, and have 2 cats.

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Here Comes Halloween

My absolute favorite holiday is Halloween. I can't get enough of the scary decor, movies, music and fun. It was also the day I found out I was pregnant with Baby #1 and was on my way to motherhood.

One of my favorite memories of my childhood in Indy was volunteering at the The Children’s Museum’s Haunted House. The theme was some kind of scary trip around the world and I got to be a werewolf who jumped out from behind the Union Jack while “Werewolves of London” was playing in the background. .

Here are some ideas that our family enjoys . . . cheers to a wonderfully scary Halloween to all the working mamas in Indy!

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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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