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Getting Past

Getting Past My “Tiara Syndrome”

As often as people confuse me for that “other” Kate, I do not fancy myself a princess. I wasn’t even a particularly girly girl, with no ballgowns for dress-up time or tons of Disney darlings scattered all over my room. I have been a working woman since I was about 17 years old, and yet […]

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Five Lessons to Get You Through Hard Times

Every January brings mixed emotions to my heart. Five years ago,  my dear husband became so ill he almost died. He had septic shock, a raging infection which caused all his body organs to fail. We found ourselves in an intensive care unit given no chance for his survival, all while our six-year-old, three-year-old, and […]

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The Letter I Write Every Day But Will Never Send

Dear darling toddler offspring, Good morning! I’d like for you to know that I have great plans for today. Tons of meal prep, productivity, and smiles! But then my alarm went off, and you’re already begging for breakfast and the episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in which Mickey saves Santa, which stopped airing December 26th. […]

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Pack Your Bags, Mom!

We all know that traveling with our children can be difficult. I consider myself a somewhat seasoned traveler with children, and the idea still can make me quake. There are many stages of travel, and they all have their own levels of hell. But my advice? Do it anyway!  The newborn stage requires you to pack […]

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Go Fly a Kite: Fest of Tails

Spring is here, and it’s time to get the kids out of the house to enjoy the milder weather before the summer heat blasts its way through. Like most of us, I’m always on the lookout for great community events (even better if they’re free), and the Fest of Tails is one of our yearly […]

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What’s wrong with being “that Pinterest mom”?

We’ve all heard of the Pinterest mom: The one who gets weirdly territorial about the cupcakes for the first-grade class party, who throws out words like “tablescape” and “dragée” while the rest of us just smile and nod and avoid eye contact. When I hear someone say “Pinterest mom” aloud there’s always that slightly dismissive […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Printables

 Today I am sharing a few St. Patrick’s Day printables that I am sure will put a smile on your little one’s face.      For this project you will need to print the bag topper. I would suggest printing it on card stock. This gives the topper a bit more weight and sturdiness. Cut […]

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Eight Types of Parents in Elementary School

My youngest daughter is more than halfway done with Kindergarten now (how did that happen?!), which means that I’ve been through my share of school events. Combine that with the fact that I was an elementary school teacher who came from a long line of elementary school teachers, and I consider myself an expert on […]

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