Kate is a born and bred Hoosier, who has planted roots on the Southside. She and her husband are the proud parents of two rambunctious little boys. They have the privilege of raising their toddlers out in the country, where she enjoys a bit of a slower pace of life. Kate graduated from IUPUC in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education and is a second grade teacher. When she isn't busy wrangling toddlers, she loves reading, writing, and working on her latest adventure: running. She strongly believes that no Mama should feel alone, and enjoys writing honestly about being a wife and a Mommy, and all the adventures it brings.

The Seven Year Itch

Seven years ago I was planning my wedding.  As a teacher I have the summers off and spent the summer before my fall wedding making sure every piece of our intimate ceremony was planned perfectly....

Saying Goodbye from Six Feet Apart

As a public school teacher, I had to close the door to my classroom two weeks ago. Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought that the year would end this way. The...

A Letter to My Single Mom

Dear Mom, Today I stood at my kitchen sink at watched the clock change. 4:00. 4:10. 4:15. I sighed and words of irritability ran through my head. I was impatiently waiting to see the back end...

Meet Our Indianapolis Moms: Kate Pierle

Hey Mamas! I'm Kate, a proud boymom, second-grade teacher, and totally trying to keep it all together. I am a Hoosier through and through and have always resided on the Southside of Indy. One time,...

The Heart of Our Officers

If you watched the news at any point on April 9, you were likely saddened to hear of an officer being fatally shot in the line of duty. For most of us, this news...

Making Peace with the Middle

I have always been one of those “can’t wait for the next thing” type of people. I couldn’t wait to graduate. I couldn’t wait to get married. Then…you guessed it. I couldn’t wait to...

A Beginner’s Experience with Setting Boundaries

  I have never been one to have boundaries. I was raised by a single mom and have only sisters, so there weren’t many clear boundaries when I was growing up. No topic was off...

Reading…I’ve Missed You.

There are few things I love more than picking up a new book. I have always been a “collector of books,” per se. I was the kid in school who would do my work as...

The Five: An Exercise in Gratitude

Last week my dear friend sent a message to a long-running group text reminding us that there were only 90 days left of the 2010s. It led to a discussion of goals, both personal...

The Weight We Carry

My morning had been horrendous. I had spent the majority of it fighting my toddlers to get ready. As we ran out the door I realized I had no lunch, the boys didn’t get...
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What Truly Matters: When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work Out

Breastfeeding is one of those terms that almost everyone (male or female) are familiar with. While everyone knows what the term means, not everyone feels the same about it. Some are devoutly pro-breastfeeding, a...

Obsess. Check. Repeat. My Life with OCD. Part 3.

I am now a married mom of two little boys. Jacob and I have built a life that I am incredibly proud of. The girl who was sure her world was crashing down now...

Obsess. Check. Repeat. My Life with OCD Part 2

Part 2: Moving forward I wish very much that once I recognized that my “issue” had a name, I sought help. However, at that time in my life, I not only did not have health...

Obsess. Check. Repeat. My Life with OCD

I am sure that there is a time when I didn’t have anxiety. I just don’t remember when that was. My name is Kate, and I am one of the millions of people in...
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