On My Heart

Pro Tip on Feeding Babies

by katherine on August 11, 2016

I’ve been texting with some mom-friends this week about the challenges of breastfeeding and pumping and the guilt and resentment and “OH MY GOSH WHY AM I NOT MAKING MORE MILK I AM SO SICK OF THIS” of it all. After 3 kiddos, I’ve been there done that. Ironically enough, world breastfeeding week just wrapped […]

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Love is…

by katherine on November 13, 2013

I feel like everyone has that person they look up to in life…a mentor or role model, if you will. Whether it’s career related or personal life. Back in my late teens/early 20′s I had one of those people in my life. I looked up to her in every way. In her career. In her […]

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Smiles and sunsets

by katherine on November 12, 2013

My drive home from work takes me down quiet country roads with beautiful views. Often times I use my time between the office and picking up the girls as a time to catch up with my sisters or my girlfriend. Or rock out. Or sometimes just quiet time…To decompress after a busy day. Today was […]

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On the reality of parenting

by katherine on August 8, 2013

The other day, I read the article that’s sweeping social media called “The Day I stopped Saying ‘Hurry Up’“. To be honest, I found myself scrolling through the article, skipping large chunks thinking “Hurry Up and get to the point…” Look, I get it. I totally do. It’s meant to be a “stop and smell […]

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Hard Things

by katherine on April 16, 2013

I sit here with a full mind and a blank screen. So much I want to say, though no words will come out. The things I’ve had floating around in my head waiting to come out are still there, but pushed to the back because now they seem trivial. Why must bad things happen? How […]

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Unfinished Easter

by katherine on April 1, 2013

Growing up, every Easter was the same…there would be Easter decorations set out. Even an Easter tree made with blooming branches of the dogwood tree from our backyard. We dyed eggs a couple days before. My mom made us Easter dresses. My dad bought us all corsages to wear. Easter morning baskets were hid and […]

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Struggling.

by katherine on March 19, 2013

I’ve been struggling all day. On more than one occasion, I’ve said I have no words. I’m still not sure I do, but I can’t just sit here. I know there will always be things in life I won’t understand. But sometimes, that’s a hard pill to swallow. I know of a number of friends […]

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Lets talk about milk sharing

by katherine on March 12, 2013

Milk-sharing was something I never in a million years thought I would do. But here I am, with an abundant milk supply and an over-flowing freezer getting ready to donate my freezer stash of breast milk for the fourth time. Back before I made my first donation, I went back and forth on whether or […]

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I always thought there’d be three.

by katherine on February 25, 2013

It was something we talked about long before their was ever an engagement ring on my finger…Three kids. Now fast forward about ten years, a giant mortgage and two kids later…a lot has happened in the last ten years…especially the last 5. Three kids is no longer in the cards for us. For a variety […]

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All I can give her

by katherine on February 12, 2013

After spending over two hours at the doctor office today and finding out that Rylee has RSV and the beginning stages of pneumonia, I couldn’t help but think about my phone call with the triage nurse this morning. Borderline cynical, asking if I needed to even bother bringing her in or if they’d just send […]

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