Kathryn is a stay at home mom to her smart and spirited 5 year old daughter Kennedy, her new baby Croix, and three furry pets. After finishing grad school in NYC, Kathryn decided to embrace the cold and move to Madison. Despite plans to only live here for one year, she fell in love with her husband Joe and all the city has to offer. After a childhood of moving around internationally, she has enjoyed putting down roots in Madison but still loves to travel as much as possible. When not adventuring with her family, you can find Kathryn running around her neighborhood and local trails, writing with a strong cup of coffee, or making a mess baking in the kitchen with her kids.

Self Care and Self Quarantine: Taking Care of You During the Coronavirus

Wow. What a week it has been. The normalcy of last week feels like a lifetime ago and now most of us are hunkered down at home fulfilling our social responsibility of social distancing....

14 Activities for 14 days (or more!) of Social Distancing with Kids

Chances are the last few weeks of your life have been saturated by a steady stream of news surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a scary time with lots of unknowns. Schools are closing, people...

The Day I Accepted Help: Learning I Am Not A Burden

It was the morning of my child’s four-month doctors appointment. I found myself irritable and overwhelmed by the smallest things, a sure tell sign for me that my anxiety was high and ever increasing....

Husband, I Still See You

It’s been a tough day here at home, mimicking most days where I haven’t had a minute of alone time and have spent hours meeting the endless demands of a 4-year old while in...

It Won’t Always Be Like This (But It Is Still Hard)

It won’t always be like this. The days and nights become one long run on sentence, and you're not sure if you even fell asleep since the last time you were awake. The rest...

To My First Baby Before My Second Baby Arrives

Good Morning My Sweet Baby, Yesterday we had one of those big emotion days that all 4 ½ year olds have, those days where we have things to do and places to be, but it...

Holding On With a High Needs Baby

I had an unrealistic idea of motherhood before I had my sweet girl 3 years ago. I envisioned quiet nights rocking her to sleep gently and laying her down in her picture perfect Pottery...

The Search for the Mom Village, and Why I Need One

I was standing in my neighbors backyard the day before Easter, watching all the kids from the street run around finding Easter eggs that us moms had stuffed together a few nights before. The...

When Breastfeeding Just Doesn’t Work

During a recent dinner conversation, my family and I were talking about my best friends new baby. As my 4-year old daughter Kennedy popped the last bite of salmon into her mouth, she asked...

Traditions Old and New: Our Family Christmas Calendar

Oh the holidays, one of the most special times of the year. It is a time filled with traditions and moments to celebrate. It's a time to focus on love when the news is...

Goodbye Sweet Girl: Grieving My Pet in Parenthood

Early one Tuesday morning, not long ago, I stretched out my feet in search of the soft fur that was always close by to warm up my toes, finding nothing there but the ends...

Dear Daughter, I Will Believe You

Dear Daughter,  I need to write you to tell you that I am sorry for a lot of things. I know you’ve noticed that I’ve been distracted this week, that I’ve been checking my phone...