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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.
setting boundaries

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...

What Truly Matters

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

Part 1: Finding a Name 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...

Make Some Memories

As a working mother, I typically feel like I am in a constant state of chaos. The hours that I have to devote to cleaning and organizing are few and far between. I have...

Lessons From Loss: Celebrating Dalton

From the time my mom was a little girl, she hoped to have a baby boy. With each pregnancy, she picked out boy names and thought about what life would be like with a...

My Resolution: Being More Present

“Mommy, please put your phone up.” I froze. I had heard that statement many times from my husband. My husband has absolutely no social media. My husband who did not have an email address until...

“That” Mom

If you are anything like me, there may be a stereotypical type of “mom” that you wish you were like. Maybe it’s a friend who seems to always have it together. Maybe it’s a...
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