Kate S.

Kate S.
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.
Children helping a mother clean up.

Small Habits That Can Make Our World Better

One of the many challenges of parenting is teaching our children how to help make the world a better place. The world and all the people in it need our care. Many problems feel...
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Moms Stop Apologizing for the Mess

Moms everywhere, please stop apologizing for the mess. Seriously. Stop yourself right now. First of all, we are on the same team here. I understand full well the uphill battle of trying to keep life...
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What It’s Really Like to Have Four Kids

Having a big family was something I knew I always wanted. My husband and I have been blessed with two girls and two boys. We even added in a dog for good luck. We...
A stay-at-home mom.

Kindergarten Empty Nest: “What are You Going to Do With All Your Free Time?”

When my youngest starts kindergarten this year, I’ll be home alone every day for the first time in over 11 years. After a pretty unstructured summer, with only a few camps scattered in, it...
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Moms Can Sign Up For Fun Activities Too!

For over ten years, I’ve been signing up my kids for fun activities. In the beginning, I was included. Mommy and Me Yoga? We’re in! Mommy and Me story time? Sign us up! Mommy...
Kids sitting on a couch on their cell phones.

Our Children Don’t Need Phones (Even If They Want Them)

Our children might want phones, but that doesn’t mean they need them. Next year, my oldest heads to middle school, and I’m bracing myself for the argument that everyone has a phone. Everyone but her,...
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Aging Gracefully: Can It Be Done?

I hit the 40-year mark this year, and while I'm not old, I'm certainly older. I might still feel 20 on the inside, but my body is starting to tell a different story. Sometimes I...
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Get Your Family Outside: The 1000 Hours Outside Movement

Being outside literally grounds me. The fresh air, the warm sun or brisk wind, and the trees in all seasons lift my mood instantly. I can only be inside for so long before I...
A happy family embracing.

Why I Stopped Focusing on Happiness and Learned to Be Content

How often have we, as mothers, said, “I just want my family to be happy.” “I don’t care if they are ; I just want my kids to be happy.” Or “As long as they are...
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Does It All Need to Get Done Today?

I can admit when I’ve hit the wall. Sometimes, I’ve taken on too many commitments. Other times, the daily workload has just gotten too heavy. I often try to do it all, but the...