Author: Crystal Paschal
Crystal Paschal grew up in Hendricks County, but now calls the north side of Indianapolis home. She is a wife, homeschooling mom, freelance writer, and author. Crystal writes about Indiana life and parenting on her blog, Mom For Less.

Where to Fish in Hendricks County

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:00 AM by Crystal Paschal

Last summer, we took our boys fishing for the first time. They seemed to be kind of bored with it...until my youngest reeled in a catfish. After that, (pardon the pun) they were hooked. Grabbing our poles and a bucket of worms and heading down to…

There are many things about summer in Indiana that I love, and high on that list is fresh produce. Indiana-grown fruits and vegetables are second to none, and our local farmers markets allow me to get them when they're in season and at their most…

The best indoor place to swim in Hendricks County, Indiana, Planfield Parks and Recreation's indoor section of Splash Island Family Waterpark, is open year round. And I can say with authority, it's an awesome place for families to enjoy. Located…

My kids will be on a break from school soon, and that means it will be my job to keep them occupied all day. Usually the first few days are fun and exciting, and then I start to hear: "Mom! I'm bored!" After that comes the fighting and arguing! It…

9 Homeschool Destinations in Hendricks County

Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:00 PM by Crystal Paschal

August in Indiana means back-to-school time. It's that time for my family, too, but as homeschoolers, we aren't returning to a building. Instead, we're getting our curriculum ready and planning our activities for the year. Most homeschoolers (my…

Summer is my favorite season for many reasons, but my absolute favorite thing to do during the summer is spend an evening at the county fair with my family. There's nothing quite like a fair, and the Hendricks County 4-H Fair always delivers. It's…

When summer comes, occupying my kids attention is always a challenge. Without the distraction of school, my kids get bored quickly, and they always want to know, "What are we going to do today?" If we don't find something fun to do, chaos ensues…

There aren't many things that I enjoy more than ice cream -- especially on a hot day. Luckily, there are lots of great local spots where I can get my fix. If you find yourself enjoying Hendricks County on a sweltering summer day, there are plenty of…

Does the combination of custom cars, live music, and sunny Indiana weather sound like a great day for you? Do you love checking out hot rods, low riders and motorcycles? Then Hendricks County has the perfect event for you coming up this weekend, June…

One of my favorite things to do is go to the movies. It's more than the movie itself; I love the entire experience. The popcorn, the previews and the shared experience of watching a movie in a theater full of people make seeing a film that much…