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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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...
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I Know It’s Getting Better, But I Still Wish Things Were Normal

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Things are SO much better than they were last year. We’re in school full-time. After school, activities have resumed. We can travel without testing and quarantining, and restrictions. We have a vaccine! But, let’s face...
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We’re Halfway There and I Think This Might Be the Sweet Spot

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My daughter turned nine last spring. NINE. I’m not even sure how that went so quickly. Almost a full decade passed in the blink of an eye. Then again, I can now say I...
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Creating Space in Your Day

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Did you do anything fun for yourself today? Do you make time every day to be alone so that you can do something only you enjoy? If you had asked me this question a few...
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Animal Adventure Day Trips around CT

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Do your kids love learning about animals? Are you looking for somewhere that they can meet wild animals, farm animals, or even prehistoric ones? Below is a list of some of our favorite places...
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Saying Yes to the Mess

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Having kids is messy. It starts with spit-up stains on your clothes and couch, evolves into toddler juice spills on your floors, then backpacks piled up in the hallway, mud tracked throughout the house,...
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Dear iPhone, I Need Some Space

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(sigh) The good old days…before the iPhone. Imagine there was a time when you weren’t constantly barraged by communication. Instead of texting or emailing, there was only snail mail and landlines. Imagine that If you were...
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We Didn’t Lose a Year

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“We didn’t lose a year. We just redirected it.” These words from my daughter's preschool director really resonated with me. I’ve been struggling this year to determine if I should send our daughter to kindergarten...
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5 Positive Changes for Our Family

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2020 was a year that changed everything. As we faced a world where almost nothing felt the same anymore, we reevaluated what was important and what worked best for our families. We moved to...
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Skiing With Kids: How To Have Fun With Your Family on the Slopes

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Warning: Skiing with kids is a lot of work. But I’m here to tell you that skiing with kids is also a great way to get outside and have fun when everyone has had...