Katie B

Katie is stay at home mom to two rambunctious little ones, a four-year-old girl, and two-year-old boy. She is married to her college sweetheart, Andy. They share a love for traveling, binge watching Netflix with ice cream, and laughing together over latest thing one of their kids came up with. A former Registered Nurse, Katie hopes to one day return to the career she loves, but is thankful for the opportunity to spend extra time with her kids now. In the meantime, she enjoys watching her kids grow and learn, reading and writing, girl time with friends, date nights with her husband, and exploring Colorado with her family (usually with a toddler in her hiking backpack!) It is her hope through blogging to share her journey through motherhood, and all of its joys and imperfections, with openness and honesty.
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A Letter To My Stepparents

To my stepparents: Let’s start with thank you. Thank you for doing all of things you didn’t have to do. You didn’t have to come to my sporting events, or help me with school projects....

A Letter to Allergy Moms (from a non-allergy mom)

To Allergy Moms, I have no idea what it’s like to be in your shoes. I don’t get it. I want to understand, I’ve tried really hard to understand it, but I don’t… not completely....

Father’s Day Gift Ideas Using the Five Love Languages

This isn’t a post with a list of generic Father’s Day gifts, good for just any dad. Those lists are great if you need to find a quick, last minute gift, or you're looking...

The Magic of Reading: Why I started a book club for moms

Okay, I'll be honest. I didn't start a book club for moms. I started a book club for myself. I love to read. Whenever I finish a good book, the first thing I want...

How I’ve Learned to Deal with the Perfect Mom

The perfect mom. You know the one I mean. She carries in homemade treats to the bake sale as her perfectly blown out hair is caught by a breeze. Her body is perfectly toned,...

In Case of Emergency: What to Pack in Your Child’s Hospital Bag

A little over a year ago, I noticed my daughter was breathing a little heavier than usual during a bad cold.  I’m a nurse, so I pulled out my stethoscope and gave her lungs...

How Minimalism is Changing my Motherhood

About a year ago, a friend started telling me about minimalism. She'd found minimalism because she was "tired of all of the stuff, always picking up the stuff, and feeling overwhelmed... by the stuff.”...

Laundry: How I went from overflowing piles to an empty laundry basket

I stretched my fingers to the back of the drawer, searching for just one pair of clean underwear, just enough to make it through the day with a shred of dignity. Finding one corner empty,...