Category Archives: Kate ~ HerStory

The truth about parenting…what no one tells you.

There is no such thing as the terrible 2’s. There IS, however, a devil that comes out in children for the years that they are an odd # (1, 3, 5, etc.). Finn is starting his behavior for the odd … Continue reading

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A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don’t have a J.O.B.

I wrote this in June of 2011 as I was attempting to figure out if I still had value in this world, even if I wasn’t working.  I believe that was the lesson I needed to learn and it’s valid … Continue reading

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Protected: Finding the balance.

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I’m fairly certain my mother has lost her ever-loving mind.

Important background: Growing up I wanted every pet imaginable.  And I was able to talk my mom into allowing me to have them.  It never turned out so well for the pets as I have documented here.  Although I loved … Continue reading

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My life in 350 words.

Were you named after anyone? Katharine Hepburn. When was the last time you cried? Last night when I finished The Help. Do you like your handwriting? Rarely. What is your favorite lunch meat? Turkey.  That’s a silly question. Do you … Continue reading

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