Kate S.

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Kate S. is a mom at home in Fairfield with her 4 kids (2 girls and 2 boys) and one puppy. Kate's sister introduced her to Chris, whom she married in 2010. They welcomed their first daughter in 2012, a son in 2014, another daughter in 2016, another boy in 2018, and finally a puppy in 2021. Kate and Chris's parenting motto would probably be, "Just take them with you." As a family, they continue to enjoy activities like skiing, kayaking, and hiking by taking turns to teach the older kids or strapping babies into backpacks. Kate can be found out and about exploring with her kids, volunteering at their schools, or laughing with other moms at the beautiful chaos of life with children.
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Missing My Sidekicks

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Time marches on, and suddenly, there are no more babies in this house. For ten years, I consistently had a kid in diapers. I used to have to pack up before heading out -...
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What Can We Do About Bullying Online?

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As my oldest daughter inches ever closer to middle school, I worry about her growing up in this crazy world of ours. The thought that gives me the most pause is helping her navigate...
Two siblings fighting.

Sorry Kid, Life Isn’t Fair

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Overall, my kids are not big complainers. But if I had to choose one phrase complained out loud most in our house, it would be, “That’s not fair!” Well, kid, part of my job is...
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We’re Not Doing Summer Camp

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We’re not doing summer camp this year. Even though I never really did summer camp as a kid, I felt like my kids were missing out if I didn’t sign them up. So, last year...
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When Did We Become Our Parents’ Age?

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So here I am, facing 40 and approaching true middle age. I feel the pull of time and the disbelief that events in recent memory occurred 10, 15, even 20 years ago. It feels...
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I Could Have Said “No” Today

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I could have said “No” today. No, because we’re in a rush. No, because I don’t want there to be another mess. No, because I want to sit for a minute. No, because to be...
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My Baby’s Turning 10! Ten Lessons I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Mom

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As my oldest child turns ten. It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that I’ve been at this parenting game for a decade now. Cliche as it sounds, it feels like I...
A son sitting on his mother's lap and kissing her nose.

Keep Going, Mama

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If motherhood has taught me anything, it’s that being a mother is a test in endurance. Moms push through it all - exhaustion, overwhelm, frustration, disillusion, disappointment, and uncertainty - and we keep going. To...
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Toddlers are Tough…But They’re Right About a Few Things

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Terrible Twos. Threenagers. Toddlers have a pretty bad rap. And I get it! I’ve lived through three of them already, and my fourth child (who is three and a half right now) is giving me...
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Gratitude Challenge: Feeling Thankful For Things I Don’t Like

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There’s no doubt about the benefits of a grateful mindset. Setting our intention each day to focus on what we are grateful for, rather than what is missing or lacking, not only lifts our...