Author Archives: Kate Summers

We all deserve better beauty

Today marks 80 years (80 years!) since the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act was passed. It was 1938 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed this act – a mere 1.5 pages of laws that largely govern the personal care industry … 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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