Emily Roark

Emily Roark
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Emily is a stay-at-home/work-from-home mom living in the suburbs of Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and three young kids. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and over 10 years of writing and editing experience. Emily has been a part of the City Mom Collective community for three years and currently writes for Indianapolis Moms. When she’s not filling milk cups or sweeping up Cheerios off of the floor, she enjoys working out, baking and binge watching her favorite TV shows.

5 Creative Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, it seems like people fall into one of two camps: you make big resolutions, or you don't make any at all. When I was in my 20s,...

Collectively Curated: How To Celebrate Kwanzaa with Your Family

Kwanzaa, created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, is a celebration of family, community and culture. It was established as a means to help African Americans reconnect with their African roots and heritage. The...

5 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving time is here, and we know how it goes. The turkey is roasting, the adults are mingling, and while the kids are waiting for their food, they might complain that they're bored. Pull...

Family Friendly 4th of July Activities

To help celebrate Independence Day we have rounded up fun and activities, crafts and food to enjoy with the whole family! 4th of July crafts to keep little ones busy If you are looking for a...

National Safety Month: How to Keep Our Kids Safe All Year Long

When my oldest daughter was two, she wasn't walking up and down flights of stairs independently. Not because she couldn't, but because she didn't want to.  It was then that I was told by...

What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

I don't know about you, but the last three years of motherhood have flown by for me. Between having no real sense of time in the pandemic, reentering the world as we now know...

5 April Fools’ Prank Ideas for the Family

It's that time of year. The flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer, and just around the corner someone is yelling, "April Fools!" I'll admit, April Fools' Day is not my favorite holiday....

5 Outdoor Spring Activities for Toddlers to Tweens

Spring is in the air. The birds are chirping, spring break is on the horizon, and it is still light outside when my daughter and I walk outside after evening dance class. As a...

5 Ways to Survive Winter with Little Kids

I feel like I'm a better mom in the summertime. Sure, winter can be nice for a day or two -- around the holidays, after a snowstorm, or when it's a particularly cozy day...

Collectively Curated: Foster Care and Adoption

People become parents in many different ways, and for some this is through foster care and adoption. November is National Adoption month, and City Mom Collective is celebrating the parents creating safe homes for...