Author Archive | Kate S


Motherly Advice

I recently rummaged through a plastic tub in my closet in which I keep mementos and things for my son. You know – hospital bracelet, the “coming home” outfit, his certificate for completing his first swim lessons… …and the advice cards. Oh, the advice cards. Cards my sweet shower attendees gave me with their best […]

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My New Year’s Goals

As the new year approaches, I find myself feeling that ingrained expectation to make resolutions and start to better myself.  There are the obvious ones: lose weight, start an exercise regimen, save “x” amount of dollars each month in a vacation fund, stop eating fast food…  When I inevitably fail to keep my resolutions, I end up feeling […]

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A Mother’s Embrace

Hug: noun, “an act of holding someone tightly in one’s arms, typically to express affection.” There are hugs we will never forget: the first cradle of our children, a sofa snuggle with a new love, the last embrace of a dying loved one, or the tight squeeze from a spouse after being apart for a […]

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Picture Me Here

I hate getting my picture taken. I never think I look cute enough or thin enough or put-together enough.  Even though I am a nostalgic person by nature, I tend to avoid the picture capturing lens.  Before I had my son, nearly every picture in my phone was of my cat.  No shame here.  Cat […]

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The Library

The Library: More than Just Books!

I’ve had a love affair with the library for as long as I can remember.  I’ve always been a bookworm, but I also love borrowing music and movies, learning something new, or just using the space as a quiet place to catch up on celebrity gossip magazines.  My friends, I want you to fall in love, […]

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share a love for reading with raise a reader program

Fostering a Love of Reading with “Raise a Reader”

We are so thankful for our sponsors at Jefferson County Public Library for providing this wonderful opportunity to experience their Raise a Reader program firsthand! I know I’m risking sounding like a broken record here, but I LOVE the library!  My son loves the library too.  Typically when I ask him if he wants to go to story time, he […]

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Sparking Joy: Tidying My Home

Those of you reading this who actually know me are probably laughing at me already, but hear me out! Marie Kondo’s books Spark Joy and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, aren’t really about cleaning – they’re about organizing and decluttering your life! I am not a neat freak.  Cleaning is something I do (poorly) […]

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A Letter to My One Year Old

A Letter to My One-year-old

  Dear One-year-old, This year has flown by, and I just want time to stop so I can cuddle what little bit of “baby” is left a little longer.  I am writing you this letter to tell you what I’ve learned and felt this last year, and what I hope for your future. I really struggled with my emotions […]

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