Author Archives: Kate Summers

A Thanksgiving PSA

A little PSA as we approach Thanksgiving and all the holiday things. This morning I heard my first calorie shaming comment of the season – you know, the whole “REMEMBER! The average American eats X calories at Thanksgiving dinner. That … Continue reading

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All about those rays

For a star that’s six billion-year old, the sun can still be a source of major confusion. While we know some exposure is necessary and even healthy – think boosted mood and vitamin D, which we can all benefit from … Continue reading

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Sun care is self-care

I am a firm believer that taking action to educate and protect yourself is the most empowering form of self-care. And yes – that extends to skincare and sun safety. As we welcome summer, it’s also an awesome opportunity to … Continue reading

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Progress/Perfection

It’s one of those life lessons I’m constantly relearning, but never as much and in so many ways as in my first year (!) of motherhood. It applied to nursing (slow and steady progress), sleeping (even slower…and not so steady) … Continue reading

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Love and laundry

Before you become a parent you think you know things. Like, I knew there would be a lot of laundry. I thought I did a lot of laundry before, but I had no concept how much more laundry one tiny … Continue reading

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Nurturing instinct

Ah, maternal instinct. Another aspect of motherhood we often think we should have honed the moment our newborn is in our arms. Is there a new mom on the planet who feels fully confident in her ability to keep her … Continue reading

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Still life: Kitchen Sink

  This is my reality today, because life. Not long ago the sight of this would have sent me into an anxious spiral – I wouldn’t have even wanted my husband to see it, much less post it on social … Continue reading

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1 in 5

1 in 5 women will suffer from a maternal mental health disorder like postpartum depression. That is a lot of women struggling in silence. It’s Maternal Mental Health Week, and it’s so important they are heard. It’s important to realize, … Continue reading

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A series of small things

And it really is the small things. Earth Day is a call to action, but it’s what we do every day that makes the impact. Ditch the plastic (bags/bottles/excess packaging) for good. Turn off the water when you brush/suds/shave. Eat … Continue reading

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Fresh start

  Feeling especially grateful for a fresh start this morning (even if it does involve a fresh layer of April snow). Yesterday was one of my most challenging days yet as a parent. I know, I know – I’m not … Continue reading

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